Função: Finanças e Contabilidade

Tipo de Emprego: Tempo Integral

Localização: California - El Segundo

País: USA

Job: Manager – Brand Finance

Department: Finance


Job Summary:

The responsibilities of manager positions are to participate and direct the financial planning and analysis processes of the assigned areas of the Brand/Division/Operations. Main responsibilities include cost management and process efficiencies for cost of goods, new product launches, as well as Displays/PPKs, Banded Value Packs and Permanent Merchandising. Main business partners will include US Marketing and Sales teams.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Prepare, direct, identify risks and opportunities, and make recommendations for area(s) of responsibility including the plan, budget, trends and actuals for the assigned department(s)

• Partner with and provide financial expertise to operating departments

• Manage cost control and participate in budget meetings with departmental managers

• Provide assistance to senior management of department on projects, particularly cost efficiencies savings projects, and presentations as necessary

• Establish stronger controls on processes with Marketing, Sales and Supply Chain teams for Displays/PPKs, Banded Value Packs and Permanent Merchandising

• Partner with International Finance & Marketing teams to bridge processes on new product launches and evaluate financial impact to the US P&L. Includes cost management of product catalog decisions and the Add/Delete process

• Particular focus on Product Margin with cost management of existing and new product launch COGS, Royalties, E&O and Cost of Sales Variances 


Required Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

• Articulates basic understanding of accounting principles, including relationship between balance sheet, P&L and cash flow

• Optimizes systems and creatively obtains necessary data outside of standard reporting

• Participates in cross-functional teams to drive improvements

• Understands basic financial analysis concepts and terms, P&L management, and capital planning

• Understands different components of Cost of Sales and uses concepts in the appropriate business context

• Explains the product margin in an accurate manner

• Identifies & collects the inputs needed to prepare the different types of budgets / forecasts (e.g. sales and Demand Planning forecasts, launches, customer dynamics, Marketing Plans, FX, capital initiatives, etc.)

• Develops detailed bottom-up budgets and documents assumptions for subject line items

• Proactive Business Partner- Basic: Seeks to understand company products, customers, market place, business drivers and overall strategy


Education and Experience:

·        5+ years of experience in Finance

·        Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting or equivalent experience required

·        MBA/CPA a plus

·        Strong computer skills required (Excel a must)

·        SAP or TM1/Cognos a plus

·        Must possess strong analytical and problem solving skills; business acumen; leadership skills; oral and written communication skills; and excellent interpersonal skills

·        Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment

·        Consumer products background preferred



We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and take pride in a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.