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Director, Finance - WoodStock Farms

Company: United Natural Foods, Inc.
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Director, Finance - WoodStock Farms - Remote Partner across the Strategic business unit (SBU) with Sales and Operations to develop long-term strategies, make informed business decisions, and drive financial performance. Lead FP&A for the business unit and collaborate with Corporate, manage various aspects of business operations. Manage a team of six professionals and report to SVP Finance and SBU President. Job Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Leadership and Management: responsible for team of 6 professionals who operate across many different aspects of finance and business operations.
  • -Focus on organization design, talent management, career development, team planning and execution, and building a winning and rewarding team culture -
  • Business Unit Collaboration: team up with fellow business unit leaders, managers, and supervisors throughout the organization on commercial and operational control/improvement initiatives and projects
  • Face with Corporate Executives: represent the business unit in monthly/quarterly/annual meetings with various executives to include CEO, CFO, and President covering presentations, performance, and Q&A
  • Leadership Partnering: work with President and SBU Leadership Team to develop long-term strategies
  • Strategic Planning: own the SBU strategic plan development and framework in working with other leaders on initiatives across the 6 overarching strategic pillars of leadership, delivering anchor wins, product innovation, connected customer relationships, UNFI optimization, and operational excellence
  • Execution: support and facilitate strategy execution, status review meetings, and performance tracking
  • Financial Planning & Reporting: utilize planning and reporting system UFIN for budgeting, forecasting, and reporting of actual results. Partner with Financial Systems Team to ensure proper set-up and system use -
  • Corporate Deliverables: liaise with Corporate FP&A on the budget/forecast calendar, analysis/template requirements, evolving corporate initiatives and improvements, and monthly corporate deliverables -
  • Executive Presentation: prepare business unit presentations for meetings with corporate senior leadership, covering strategy, business performance, internal and external insights, commentary, and financial guidance
  • Sales Planning & Analysis: develop budgets, forecasts, and analysis by customer/brand to include price (inflation/deflation), volume, new business, business at risk, margin gain/loss, and allowances
  • Sales Margin: develop budgets, forecasts, and analysis by customer to include customer mix, customer rate, customer product mix, future commodity cost change impact, and pricing pressures/negotiations -
  • Business Decision Support: support VP Sales, Sales Team, and Director of Procurement on various business issues to include RFPs/bids, customer negotiations, contracts, commodity analysis, and aging inventory
  • Operations Planning & Analysis: develop budgets and analysis for production units, production throughput, and production labor, and production absorption rates
  • Performance Management Framework: implement and track analysis/KPIs around production shorts, production throughput, warehouse throughput, OT levels, transportation expenses, rework, and production planning efficiency
  • Business Decision Support: support VP Operations, Director of Quality Assurance, and Manager of Warehouse & Transportation on various business issues to include expense control, capital projects, operational efficiency initiatives, and manufacturing capacity analysis
  • Pricing Reviews: partner with Procurement, Sales, and IT to project future costs for 250 commodity items and future sales margins for 1,000 finished good items, and to effectively negotiate price changes with customers to mitigate financial risks, optimize revenue, and drive profitability rates
  • Sales Quotes: generate new business sales quotes by building the cost basis for each item, both bulk and manufactured items, by assessing recipes, commodities, packaging, artwork costs, scrap, direct labor costs, overhead costs, and transportation costs
  • Product Costing: assign direct labor cost rates and overhead cost rates for each manufactured item by allocating manufacturing costs to all manufactured items using activity-based-costing approach and working with operations to create customer/brand models that account for specific film set-ups and allergen cleanings
  • Demand Planning: analyze and input future 12-month forecast for each saleable item (approximate 1,000) into the Macola ERP system by using Forecast Pro software trend and seasonal analysis
  • Capital Projects Administration: coordinate capex forms and documents and process for approval, create purchase requisitions in Oracle, and receive vendor invoices in working with Oracle AP Team
  • Inventory Risk Solutions: lead the inventory analysis/reporting and risk solutions by partnering across the business unit to devise and execute solutions to consume or sell inventory at risk
  • ERP System Operational Support: review and train users on business processes in Macola ERP, guide and assist as needed with system transactions, and help investigate and correct transaction errors
  • Master Data Set-Up: set up new items in the Macola ERP to include bill-of-materials (BOM/recipes), pallet configuration codes (GTIN), material requirements planning (MRP) parameters to include safety stock, order minimum, order multiples, and vendor lead-times. Enter item pricing by customer-item in Macola ERP system
  • Master Data Maintenance: maintain master data in the ERP and MRP systems in working with Sales, Purchasing, Production, Warehouse, Customer Service, and Quality Assurance. Following initial set-up, data is changed for various reasons to include price changes, recipe changes, discontinued items, and changes in MRP parameters
  • Physical Cycle Counting: manage Inventory Control Supervisor who performs cycle counting
  • System Transactions: review and process discrepancies resulting from cycle counting and system errors
  • Issue Resolution: investigate various issues to include customer disputes, quality issues, warehouse bin locations, and scrap factors
  • Train Operations Staff: train warehouse and production personnel on WMS scanners -
  • Month-end Close: partner with corporate accounting and provide certain journal entries, accruals, reserves, account reviews to ensure a proper and timely period close -
  • Shared Services Collaboration: partner with GL Accounting, AP, AR, Cash Application, Fixed Assets, and Oracle Purchasing to ensure proper accounting, accountability, and operational excellence
  • Reports Daily/Weekly/Monthly: produce reports to include sales & sales margin (a.k.a. book & ship), short ship, corporate fill rate, manufacturing absorption, executive dashboard, top customers, top vendors, aging inventory, demand planning scorecard, manufacturing units produced, and open customer orders scorecard, manufacturing units produced, and open customer orders - Job Requirements:
    • BS degree in Finance, Accounting, or equivalent.
    • MBA, and/or CPA preferred.
    • 10-15+ years of progressive Finance-related experience
    • Wholesale distribution or retail experience preferred.
    • Public accounting experience preferred.
    • Wholesale or retail industry knowledge is preferred.
    • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to partner with a multitude of key stakeholders across all functions of the business.
    • Clear and effective communicator with an ability to simplify messaging of complex transactions and topics.
    • Ability to multi-task and balance a fast-paced, evolving business that is change-oriented and focused on growth initiatives.
    • Purpose-driven leader focused on efficient processes and execution to drive sustainable productivity and value to the broader organization.
    • Dynamic leader who invests in the development and mentorship of staff to enhance the collective talent of the organization.
    • Ability to lead through a complex and challenging technology transformation to improve scale and efficiencies across the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UNFI is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment for all. - M/F/Veteran/Disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor. #LI-REMOTE Additional Information
      • Schedule: Full-time Compensation
        • Pay Range: $131,400 - 253,600 Annually ($63.17 - 121.92 Hourly)
        • Other Compensation: Bonus Eligible Compensation: UNFI anticipates paying the above-referenced pay rate (or within the above-referenced pay range) for this position. Actual Pay, where applicable, will depend on a number of factors, including, but not limited to, education, experience, training, and any requirements under applicable collective bargaining agreements. UNFI is committed to transparency in pay in compliance with applicable state and local laws. For Washington positions (or positions that may be performed remotely from Washington), click Click HERE -for Washington-specific paid time off details. Candidates hired into this position will also be eligible to participate in the following benefits programs: Paid Time Off; Sick Time; paid holidays and parental leave; 401K Program; medical, dental, vision, life, and accidental death/dismemberment insurance; short-term and long-term disability insurance program, Flexible Spending Account and/or Health Savings Account, subject to meeting the eligibility requirements and the terms and conditions of these programs, and subject to any requirements under applicable collective bargaining agreements. Sales Positions Only: For sales positions that are commission-based, the above range is an estimate of total potential commission-based compensation during an associate's first year, but UNFI offers an introductory period minimum of $1,000 per week. After the introductory period, as a 100% commission-based role, there is no set salary. UNFI's commission plans are uncapped and average earnings vary depending on territory and sales achieved, among other factors. UNFI's compensation, benefits, and paid time off policies are subject to change in the Company's sole discretion, consistent with applicable law. This job posting should not be construed as an offer of employment with certain terms, nor should it be construed as a guaranteed minimum. My ProfileCreate and manage profiles for future opportunities. United States of America, Rhode Island, Providence United States of America, Minnesota, Eden Prairie

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