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Senior Financial Analyst, Manufacturing

Company: Post Consumer Brands
Location: Lakeville
Posted on: May 27, 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.Brand: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.Responsibilities:Key member of Post Consumer Brand's manufacturing finance team and business partner for plant management teams. Responsible for the analysis, reporting and control of financial information for use as a business tool to measure performance, improve operating costs, analyze capital expenditures and contribute to achieving cost and return on investment goals.This position:Will recommend and implement necessary improvements to move Post Consumer Brands to best-in-class financial manufacturing practices,Will maintain a strong business partner relationship with the plant management team and will work with team members to develop and improve strategies and procedures,Is responsible for the integrity of the manufacturing financial results.This position reports to our Senior Finance Manager - Manufacturing with a dotted line reporting relationship to the Plant Managers.Major Job Activities/Duties:Strategic financial leadership in the development of manufacturing operations business plans, expense and capital spending budgets and attainment of those budgets.Plan and develop controls to forecast production performance related to expectations, including labor performance, ingredient usage and waste, and packaging material usage and waste.Develop control processes and procedures for JDE work order review and analysis. Work closely with Supply Chain to balance optimal inventory levels against operating costs and efficiencies.Provide leadership with recommendations and assists with implementing systems solutions to provide plant manufacturing management with information to improve operating results.Review manufacturing capital appropriation requests to determine whether Return on Investment and payback period meets/exceeds corporate guidelines. Perform post-project analysis to determine if project returns meet estimated objectives. Participate in all capital spending reviews for operations.Establish and maintain adequate internal controls to safeguard inventory and fixed assets.Provide advice and counsel on accounting matters to Plant Management including methods to address profit improvement, constraint related issues, and new business opportunities.Supervise fixed assets and plant inventory control for manufacturing locations.Review and advise on Plant incentive plans and measurements.Special projects as assigned.Qualifications:Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or Economics.3+ years of experience in a process manufacturing environment.Experience in manufacturing and cost accounting in a standard cost environment is preferred.Strong analytical skills and experience with Excel is required.Ability to effectively communicate, organize, and set priorities are critical to success.The candidate must be a self-starter, capable of operating at a high level of performance in an environment that is dynamic, constantly changing, and flexibly structured.

Keywords: Post Consumer Brands, Lakeville , Senior Financial Analyst, Manufacturing, Accounting, Auditing , Lakeville, Minnesota

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