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Financial Analyst, Revenue Management

Company: Post Consumer Brands
Location: Lakeville
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

Business Unit Overview:

Headquartered in Lakeville, Minn., Post Consumer Brands, a business unit of Post Holdings Inc., is focused on providing delicious food choices for every taste and budget. As a company committed to high standards of quality and to our values, we are driven by one idea: To make lives better by making delicious food accessible for all.


The company's portfolio ranges from iconic brands such as Honey Bunches of Oats -, Grape-Nuts - and PEBBLES--- cereals, as well as Peter Pan - peanut butter to the top-selling Malt-O-Meal - brand of value ready-to-eat cereals and more. Our business is growing and that's where you come in. Our company is a hearty mix of ambitious people who want to make great things happen.

Location Description:

Post Consumer Brands corporate headquarters in Lakeville, Minn. is about 20 miles south of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Lakeville has all the benefits of smaller town living with access to everything a large metropolitan area has to offer. Join more than 400 team members collaborating on the two-building campus to help put breakfast on the tables of millions of consumers in North America.


It's an exciting time in pet food! Post Holdings, Inc. recently announced an agreement to buy several pet food brands from The J.M. Smucker Co. The transaction is anticipated to close early in the second calendar quarter of 2023. Upon closing of the acquisition, Post expects to create a new pet food platform within Post Consumer Brands. This role has been added to support the team and grow these iconic pet brands.

This position will serve as a finance partner to our internal brand marketing teams by providing impactful financial analysis and insights that maximize top and bottom-line business performance. This position will provide proactive decision support, and guidance to their brand partners that increases the overall financial acumen across the team. The ideal candidate must be a self-starter, be able to independently and effectively navigate and interact across multiple functions and thrive in a fast paced, changing environment.

Responsibilities Include:

Support Marketing by creating P&Ls for new products. This includes:

Gathering and validating cost inputs, including raw materials, labor and transportation.

Partnering with the Trade team to incorporate a trade rate assumption to capture price discounts, merchandising fees and slotting.

Analyzing competitive pricing and recommending a gross price structure that aligns to a price slope and is appropriate by channel.

Presenting alternative price/size/cost scenarios that would help achieve financial objectives.

Prepare and assess monthly financial results for your brand, providing implications of business trends and variances while highlighting opportunity areas.

Support the monthly forecasting process of your brand by validating volumes, trends and ensuring accuracy of inputs.

Actively participate in monthly business review meetings and the IBP process.

Work with team members to share insights and continuously improve processes, reporting and enhanced decision making.

Develop and maintain strong relationships at all levels of the organization in order to provide meaningful and timely insights and guidance.


Education: Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics preferred.


0-2 years of job experience in a role where analytical skills were applied.

Experience building and managing P&Ls in a previous role or in a college level Finance course desired.


Strong financial and analytical skills

Ability to think critically, draw conclusions from information and develop recommendations

Must be able to effectively interact, collaborate and communicate across multiple functions in the organization, cooperating and building consensus to drive results

Strong intellectual curiosity and affinity for numbers

Ability to work through ambiguity, take initiative, and navigate challenges and obstacles

Ability to influence business decisions with concrete financial support

Ability to plan, prioritize and manage workload in an environment of competing priorities

Must be organized, thorough and accurate

Computer skills: moderate to advanced use of Excel

Keywords: Post Consumer Brands, Lakeville , Financial Analyst, Revenue Management, Accounting, Auditing , Lakeville, Minnesota

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