Senior Financial Analyst - Marketing Finance

Location: Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 09-19-2017

 

Canada Bread Company, Limited is a leading producer and distributor of packaged fresh bread and bakery products with brands such as Dempster’s®, Villaggio®, POM®, Bon Matin®, Ben’s®, Healthy Way® and McGavins®. Dempster’s is the national brand leader and a market leader in the health and well-being segment of bread products in Canada. The growth strategy is to focus on market leadership in all commercial bread categories. The company operates 19 bakeries and employs approximately 4,550 associates across Canada.  It seeks to create value by leading innovation in products and service delivery in the bakery industry, enhancing distribution services and processes, and continuing to grow premium white and whole grain breads, tortillas, bagels, rye, buns, and rolls.

As an independent business unit of Grupo Bimbo, Canada Bread seeks to grow value-added bakery segments by focusing on health and well-being and penetrating new bakery segments and channels of distribution. The business will continue to grow market leadership and margins by investing in the premium whole grain product category, and by delivering continued product innovation in other bakery and snack categories.

MARKETS:
Canada Bread serves major grocery chains, retail outlets, and foodservice operations across Canada. The company distributes branded products in the discount, mainstream, and super-premium segments, and is the leading producer in most major bakery categories. It also produces private label products for grocery and foodservice outlet.

Position Summary:
 
Sr. Financial Analyst – Marketing is responsible for managing P&L accuracy and analysis for new innovation and new business opportunities and providing sound financial advice to business partners in Marketing and Sales.  To be successful this person will need to possess strong business acumen and desire to learn, as well as demonstrate outstanding communication skills.
 
 Key Responsibilities:
  • Understand the full P&L for each project (new innovation, new business)
  • Own P&L accuracy and analytics for each project, manage timelines to ensure inputs and analytical work are completed on time
  • Work closely with finance peers (costing, logistics, sales) for P&L inputs, challenge assumptions when appropriate.  Understand and communicate inherent risks.
  • Analyze and communicate financials to business partners and work with your manager and business partners to align on a recommendation going forward (ie. go, no go) for presentation to sr. management
  • Ensure costing for new products is recorded properly and timely in Oracle
  • Track and forecast innovation performance, analyze and work with Marketing as required
  • Work with finance peers to provide financial analysis and recommendations related to SKU rationalizations, and formulation changes
  • Corporate innovation reporting
  • Ad hoc analysis as required
Required Education & Experience: 
  • University degree in Business Administration or Commerce
  • 2-3 years finance experience in CPG or like industry
  • Actively pursuing or completed CPA or MBA
 Required Skills & Knowledge:
  • Candidate must be detail oriented and have strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of Oracle is considered a major asset
  • Ability to work with independently with  positive attitude and in a professional manner
  • Excellent organizational skills plus ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills to summarize key findings to non-financial associates
  • Advanced working knowledge of Excel is a must
Application Process:
 
If you are qualified and interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, please forward your cover letter and resume before Oct 2nd, 2017.
 
Canada Bread Company Limited offers a competitive compensation package including a comprehensive benefits program and development opportunities.
 
Please note all offers of employment at Canada Bread Company, Limited are conditional upon the successful completion of a pre-hire background check. This may include anything up to and including a criminal history check, reference checks and/or credit check.

Canada Bread Company, Limited is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all interested individuals; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.​
 
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