• Financial Analyst

    Job Locations US-WI-Beloit
    Requisition ID
    2018-14197
    Division
    Kerry
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Recruiter
    AD1
    Posting Type
    LI
    Posting Type
    CB
  • Company Overview

    Want a job you can feel good about? Leading to better encompasses everything we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building sustainable solutions for consumers or building benefits and opportunities for employees, the main thread of the Kerry fabric is #LeadingToBetter. With focus on a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

     

    Leading to better.

    Through sensory science and technology, Kerry develops and manufactures food and beverage solutions for popular brands throughout the world. In fact, you've most likely experienced Kerry in the food or beverages you've consumed in the past few days!

     

    Leading to better, together. 

    Together, we shape how the world views food and beverage.  Leading to better, together means we do this in a culture that nurtures agility, speed, quality and safety and we do this through:

    • Celebrating curiosity that leads to action
    • Empowering our people
    • Promoting diverse thinking
    • Investing in innovation
    • Acting on sustainability
    • Embracing our differences

    Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

    Description and Responsibilities

    We are looking for a self-motivated, energetic team player as Financial Analyst for our Foodservice Brands portfolio. This is an excellent opportunity for a finance or business professional looking to develop broader business experience and leadership skills for career progression. The work environment is fast-paced, challenging and results-driven.

     

    This position is located at the North American Headquarters in Southern WI. The successful candidate will have excellent communication, analytical and problem-solving skills, enjoy challenging face-to-face meetings with the ability to build trust, confidence and relationships.

     

    Sales, Pricing, and Margin Management

    • Understand market trends, dynamics, price/volume trends and outlooks in order to recommend actions that lead to profitable growth
    • Support sales/marketing with analysis aimed at customer retention, pricing, business at risk, new business and business lost impacts
    • Assess key commodity markets risk and the impact on pricing and inventory management 
    • Determine, validate and communicate quotes, credits and pricing to business teams
    • Manage new business pipeline reporting and assess impact of new opportunities on the business portfolio
    • Evaluate customer incentive plans (rebates and trade promotions) both in advance of offering and subsequent to the implementation
    • On-going margin analysis, root cause categorization, opportunity identification and implementation of corrective actions to optimize margin and mitigate risk
    • Seeks opportunities to fully optimize cost and demonstrates an understanding of all cost drivers and their impact
    • Support customer-centric approach to sales process 

     

     

     

    Business Support

     

    • Analyze performance across a number of KPI’s to understand potential growth areas and areas of the business where problems/issues exist
    • Key resource to business unit in execution of business strategies including marketing, selling, and profitability improvement
    • Support executive and leadership meeting agendas including presentation material, analyses and support
    • Collaborate with key stakeholders to establish KPI targets and to provide variance analysis
    • Gain in depth knowledge and understanding of product portfolio and various customer applications 

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent in accounting/finance/business or related area
    • 2 or more years of professional experience, either in a commercial finance or operational finance
    • Strong interpersonal skills with the proven ability to build and maintain relationships and communicate professionally to all levels of an organization
    • Excellent time management and organizational skills
    • Ability to work as part of a team environment
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) (MS Project desirable)
    • Proficiency working with ERP systems (SAP a plus), business intelligence systems, CRM systems and Pricing systems

     

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