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Director, Operations Finance

Company: Russell Stover Chocolates
Location: Kansas City
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

At Russell Stover, not only do we love chocolate, but we love our jobs! Every day we go to work exhibiting our values of excellence, innovation, entrepreneurship, responsibility, and collaboration. Working at Russell Stover you'll be part of the leading manufacturer of boxed, seasonal, and sugar free chocolates. For over 100 years, Russell Stover Chocolates, Whitman's, and Pangburn's have been crafted with the finest ingredients to bring happiness to generations. Today, we produce over 55 million pounds of chocolate annually, and our legacy brands can be found in 13 company-owned stores and over 9,000 wholesale accounts. Join our team and let's continue making chocolate lovers happy! -A day in the life---As the Director of Operations Finance, you will be the strategic partner and lead the finance teams for the plants and operations teams; providing support and guidance for all financial aspects of their business units to ensure a high degree of financial oversight, cost optimization, planning and analysis. You will be externally focused and enable the operational teams to deliver efficiencies and cost management. You must have strong analytical skills, business acumen, and strong communication skills. In this position, you will work within the finance department and report to the CFO with a high level of exposure to Senior Management including the VP of Operations and Plant Managers.What you will be doing--- Direct and manage the manufacturing and distribution annual budgets including long term strategic planning support. Direct and manage the month-end accounting activities process for manufacturing and distribution, including manufacturing variances, earnings and spend analysis against forecast, budget, and prior year. Analyze monthly variances vs plan, communicate results to management team, and recommend interventions to ensure target delivery. Partner with planning and operations to manage and achieve defined inventory metrics and targets. Present analytical information and company action plans to all levels of the organization. Development and implementation of process improvements in the areas cost accounting and inventory control. Creates ad hoc reports as needed by supported departments and Finance Senior Management. Leading and developing a team of operations accountants and analysts.Do you have what it takes? - (Basic Qualifications)
Bachelor's degree Manufacturing Finance is required for consideration 7+ years Finance Management experience 3+ years experience managing multiple teams FMCG / CPG experience Strong operational finance experience Proficiency in Excel Strong understanding of Databases and Business Intelligence Tools (SAP BI, Hyperion, Cognos preferred) Willingness to drive and implement change Team player who leads by example -Do you stand above the rest? (Preferred Qualifications) Master's Degree 10+ years of Finance Management experience 5+ years of experience leading or managing teamsAt Russell Stover Chocolates, we don't just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community. Russell Stover Chocolates is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, military service, veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. Employment by Russell Stover Chocolates is contingent upon I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification, and satisfactory reference and background checks.Make Happy. Work Happy. -

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