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Finance Director

Company: Keurig Dr Pepper
Location: Walnut Creek
Posted on: January 8, 2022

Job Description:

At Keurig Dr Pepper, the safety and well-being of our people is our top priority. This extends to our candidates, as well. While we are pausing in-person, onsite interviews at this time, we are continuing recruitment efforts in many of our departments. Please continue to apply online to our available positions and if selected to move forward in the process, we will communicate next steps for a virtual-based screen or interview. Job Overview

This position is responsible for providing strategic and financial leadership for $330M revenue Direct Store Delivery (DSD) business in the East-Central region supporting the Regional Vice President, Director of Operations and their cross function leadership teams. This position manages all aspects of finance and compliance supporting commercial and operational business partners with executing strategic goals and financial plan. The successful candidate will bring a deep combination of analytical ability and critical thought in a number of financial areas, driving business objectives and maintaining a thorough and rigorous system of analysis throughout. Position Responsibilities: -

  • Provide strategic financial leadership support the DSD Regional Vice President and leadership cross functionally over Sales, Revenue Growth Management, Marketing and Operations.
  • Develop and report on quality metrics and analytics to influence effective decision making and achieving business top-line and Operating Income growth plan. This includes but not limited to strategic pricing, D&A, retail execution, new business development opportunities, M&A activities and operational cost productivity and expense management, right-sizing service levels, etc.
  • Present and/or participate on DSD Business Reviews meetings, Trade Board Review meetings, National and Regional Account Business Reviews and other special project steering committees to ensure financial plan and strategic goals are being achieved.
  • Develop and establish a High Performance team and culture in a fast moving environment to execute strategic goals and execute effective and quality decision making.
  • Responsible for building the Annual Operating Plan to achieve company strategic and financial goals inclusive of Business Cost Management (BCM) process to build the plan and targeting value capture opportunities to reduce cost in DSD and free up cash flow to reinvest into the company.
  • Responsible managing weekly/monthly forecast activities and financial modeling.
  • Lead, participate and support KDP Transformation Projects in Finance, DSD and other functional areas.
  • Lead, participate and/or support Six Sigma Lean activities and events within DSD. Foster employee-led Lean events and support Lean Daily Management in all aspect of operations.
  • Continuously improve metric and reporting to foster the development of Lean Daily Management principles and practices within our distribution centers, and visual management with management and our BU leadership. Ensure all metric and reporting is value added and links back to achieving our Goal Deployment objectives and financial plan. Rationalize metrics that are not used or add value.
  • Responsible for Region level General Ledger month-end close, financial reporting, balance sheet account reconciliations and working with Corporate Controllers, Supply Chain Finance, Tax, A/R, A/P Payroll, Risk and other departments with all aspects region accounting/financial requirements for the region and ensuring the P/L is fairly stated.
  • Responsible for managing Regional Finance Team and with all aspects of financial reporting and analysis including preparation of P/L and cause of change, business review presentations, financial metric and KPI reporting, sales analysis, volume rate & mix analysis, ad-hoc financial modeling (i.e. BU/Region profitability growth, cost-to-serve, network optimization, dynamic routing, real estate), labor analysis, etc.
  • Routinely meet and visit operations to better understand voice of customer and conduct process observations (i.e. as part of a Lean Kaizen/CAP event, Compliance Review, market tour, etc.) to continuously improve financial support to your commercial and operational customers, achieve strategic and financial goals and find opportunities to eliminate waste.
  • Oversight and responsibility for distribution center and operations to ensure compliance/adherence to internal controls for the BU & Regions. Have routine meetings with Distribution Center Management to discuss Operational Compliance findings and remediation. Also, work with Corporate Audit on engagements and develop necessary corrective action plans to close out risk based audit findings.
  • Provide technical and analytical guidance in identifying and solving problems with the functional areas of the department and region.
  • Manage financial process for key strategic capital intensive projects
  • Build financial modeling and economic analysis, capital tracking and analysis, and contract support for terms and conditions
  • Provide insights for improvement opportunities and synergies
  • Perform other job related duties as requested by management
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's principles, policies and applicable laws.
    Requirements

    Education/Experience:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field is required
    • 10-12+ years of related experience with 5+ of those in a supervisory role.
    • Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry experience strongly preferred Technical Skills:
      • Experience with Planning Analytics / TM1 strongly preferred
      • Ability to build detailed financial models in Excel
      • Experience with SAP preferred Required Competencies and aptitudes:
        • Excellent Leadership Skills including drive, decision making, self-direction, influence, presentation and verbal/written communications
        • Strong analytical skills and the ability to propose positive business solutions to problems.
        • Strong influencing and problem solving skills
        • Strong attention to detail
        • High intellectual curiosity and strategic mindset
        • Ability to handle confidential financial information appropriately
        • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
        • Ability to work under pressure and adhere to deadlines.
        • Forward-thinking in implementing tools and techniques to improve analytics, driving better business decisions
        • Good organizational skills and able to handle a high work volume.
        • Self-motivated positive team player
        • Ability to travel occasionally - up to 40%
        • Ability to work flexible hours as needed
        • Ability to collaborate and work in a matrixed team environments
        • Ability to follow Keurig Dr Pepper policies and procedures as well as our operating principles
        • Models the Keurig Dr Pepper values
          Company Overview

          Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America with dual headquarters in Burlington, MA and Plano, TX, with annual revenue in excess of $11 billion. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. The Company maintains an unrivaled distribution system that enables its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands to be available nearly everywhere people shop and consume beverages. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages that meet virtually any consumer need, KDP key brands include Keurig -, Dr Pepper -, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters -, Canada Dry -, Snapple -, Bai -, Mott's - and The Original Donut Shop -. The Company employs more than 25,000 employees and operates more than 120 offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers across North America. Benefits built for you: -Our people are the heart of our business, which is why we offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled. Keurig Dr Pepper ("KDP") has been notified of fraudulent employment offers being made, via email and otherwise, to prospective candidates. These fraudulent offers instruct prospective candidates to provide detailed personal information, and/or to pay application and processing fees. When you apply for a position at Keurig Dr Pepper ("KDP"), we use the personal data you provide for the purpose of assessing your application, considering you for future positions and carrying out human resources functions in accordance with applicable law. KDP will share the personal data you supply during the application process with internal human resources professionals as well as professionals in our business functions who are participating in the application and interview process. The personal data that may be collected, shared, and/or processed for this purpose includes your name, title, company name, email address, telephone number, postal address, language, resume, cover letter, age, education, professional history and contact details, and any other information you provide. It is in KDP's legitimate business interests to be able to review the qualifications of prospective employees and perform human resources functions with regard to our employees. For further details see KDP's Job Applicant Privacy Notice here . By clicking, "Apply" you agree to this statement. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other protected by law. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled. Interested candidates are required to apply to a specific requisition on Keurig Dr Pepper's Career site in order to be considered for employment. Keurig Dr Pepper is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an email to KDPjobs@keurig.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information

Keywords: Keurig Dr Pepper, Walnut Creek , Finance Director, Accounting, Auditing , Walnut Creek, California

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