Finance Manager – Financial Operations

Job Number: 12289
Location(s): Mississauga, ON

Overview & Responsibilities

The Finance Manager – Financial Operations position at General Mills Canada Corporation is accountable for the financial management and oversight of a financial operations brand, sales, trade marketing or business portfolio. This role proactively partners across the business unit to provide holistic financial expertise and influence business strategies to deliver on short term, and long terms goals. The right candidate will build an in-depth understanding of performance drivers and play an active role in monitoring execution of plans and addressing deviations from expected results. Additional responsibilities include leading and enhancing financial analysis, decision support capabilities and talent development. The role is also accountable for championing controls and ensuring integrity within core processes. The role manages direct reports and reports to a Finance Director.

Key Accountabilities:

• Responsible for developing the Long Range Plan and Annual Plans in partnership with cross functional business leaders to achieve business targets
• Finance lead for the monthly performance management cycle (S&OP/PEAK) to identify risks and opportunities to achieving plan targets; leverage insight to develop solutions to overcome profit gaps
• Partners with the Business Unit Director and team to identify opportunities to increase profitability, including the development of effective pricing strategies and driving profitable volume mix
• Oversees the development of Trade & Revenue Management strategies for the BU; leads the analysis to ensure investment is prioritized against the highest ROI initiatives
• Champion solid controls across the BU team
• Accountable for Total Consumer spend reporting and tracking
• Lead, participate and support projects within Finance, as well as key BU initiatives; identify opportunities to streamline processes and work to increase effectiveness
• Manage and coach direct reports

Qualifications

Professional Requirements and Experience:

• A university degree in Finance or Business Administration
• 7+ years CPG experience in Finance
• The ability to develop and apply strategic business solutions to problems
• Demonstrated leadership skills with proven expertise supervising management and professional level staff
• Well organized and able to manage and prioritize changing workload
• Proven ability to build trusting relationships at all levels and across all functions; ability to effectively communicate and influence across the organization
• Creative, flexible and strategic change focused
• Strategic, innovative leadership – able to leverage ideas from key stakeholders to create and implement winning solutions

 

Leadership Competencies:

  • Leads Innovation: Communicates vision, develops winning strategies, connects to the outside world, encourages innovation, creates breakthrough strategies
  • Delivers Outstanding Results: sets aggressive goals and priorities, delivers on short and long-term commitments, makes timely high quality decisions, adds superior expertise
  • Energizes and Develops People: Inspires and motivates, collaborates across boundaries, develops people, leverages teamwork and diversity.
  • Integrity: Engenders trust and credibility at all levels, demonstrates unquestionable integrity, and communicates openly and directly.
  • Technical/Financial Acumen: Demonstrates technical/financial knowledge in a value-added way; understands, practices and propagates proper accounting, policy compliance and reporting
  • Business Process and Analytics: Develops value-added insights, processes, reporting and analysis that drive business results; proficient in General Mills systems
  • Business Partnership: Leads the business team in identifying and pursuing opportunities that maximize shareholder value; influences across boundaries to develop and execute long term strategies; drives sound/financial business decisions

General Mills is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates with disabilities taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

Overview & Responsibilities

The Finance Manager – Financial Operations position at General Mills Canada Corporation is accountable for the financial management and oversight of a financial operations brand, sales, trade marketing or business portfolio. This role proactively partners across the business unit to provide holistic financial expertise and influence business strategies to deliver on short term, and long terms goals. The right candidate will build an in-depth understanding of performance drivers and play an active role in monitoring execution of plans and addressing deviations from expected results. Additional responsibilities include leading and enhancing financial analysis, decision support capabilities and talent development. The role is also accountable for championing controls and ensuring integrity within core processes. The role manages direct reports and reports to a Finance Director.

Key Accountabilities:

• Responsible for developing the Long Range Plan and Annual Plans in partnership with cross functional business leaders to achieve business targets
• Finance lead for the monthly performance management cycle (S&OP/PEAK) to identify risks and opportunities to achieving plan targets; leverage insight to develop solutions to overcome profit gaps
• Partners with the Business Unit Director and team to identify opportunities to increase profitability, including the development of effective pricing strategies and driving profitable volume mix
• Oversees the development of Trade & Revenue Management strategies for the BU; leads the analysis to ensure investment is prioritized against the highest ROI initiatives
• Champion solid controls across the BU team
• Accountable for Total Consumer spend reporting and tracking
• Lead, participate and support projects within Finance, as well as key BU initiatives; identify opportunities to streamline processes and work to increase effectiveness
• Manage and coach direct reports

Qualifications

Professional Requirements and Experience:

• A university degree in Finance or Business Administration
• 7+ years CPG experience in Finance
• The ability to develop and apply strategic business solutions to problems
• Demonstrated leadership skills with proven expertise supervising management and professional level staff
• Well organized and able to manage and prioritize changing workload
• Proven ability to build trusting relationships at all levels and across all functions; ability to effectively communicate and influence across the organization
• Creative, flexible and strategic change focused
• Strategic, innovative leadership – able to leverage ideas from key stakeholders to create and implement winning solutions

 

Leadership Competencies:

  • Leads Innovation: Communicates vision, develops winning strategies, connects to the outside world, encourages innovation, creates breakthrough strategies
  • Delivers Outstanding Results: sets aggressive goals and priorities, delivers on short and long-term commitments, makes timely high quality decisions, adds superior expertise
  • Energizes and Develops People: Inspires and motivates, collaborates across boundaries, develops people, leverages teamwork and diversity.
  • Integrity: Engenders trust and credibility at all levels, demonstrates unquestionable integrity, and communicates openly and directly.
  • Technical/Financial Acumen: Demonstrates technical/financial knowledge in a value-added way; understands, practices and propagates proper accounting, policy compliance and reporting
  • Business Process and Analytics: Develops value-added insights, processes, reporting and analysis that drive business results; proficient in General Mills systems
  • Business Partnership: Leads the business team in identifying and pursuing opportunities that maximize shareholder value; influences across boundaries to develop and execute long term strategies; drives sound/financial business decisions

General Mills is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates with disabilities taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.

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