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Director of Finance - Plant

Company: Chobani
Location: Twin Falls
Posted on: March 9, 2023

Job Description:

SummaryThe Twin Falls Finance Director will interact with Operations and Manufacturing leadership at the site. The plant is undergoing a transformation in terms of culture and performance. This role will be a critical leadership role for the plant in terms of driving the transformation agenda. This role will be tasked with supporting and guiding the financial analysis and reporting for the site. The site is maturing quickly and is adding financial and economic discipline that has not existed previously. The individual in this role will need to draw on education and experience to anticipate what operational leaders "need-to-know"; bringing them insights, including options for change and value creation levers. This role will be critical in coaching and mentoring the operations teams at site in terms of linking operational decision to the cost of goods sold at the plant and how the decision made impact plant results.The individual will provide Twin Falls site leadership with reliable analysis and insight to be used in strategic planning and goal setting for Chobani's Supply Chain leadership. This role is in charge of all business forecasting, preparing accurate monthly financial reports, assist in the preparation of presentations that provide thoughtful analysis, identify action items, and effectively frame decisions. The right individual will provide both strategic and daily counsel to the SVP of Operations. A strong candidate combines a strong analytical mindset with technical ability, familiarity with month-end close processes, ability to synthesize information both down to the plant floor as well as up to executive level and possess excellent people skills. This role ensures high level, cross functional communication with emphasis on financial performance, trend analysis and delivery of productivity initiatives will ensuring the plant follows all appropriate controls as well as GAAP principles.As a FP&A expert, this role will report to the VP of Supply Chain Finance while maintaining a strong dotted line to the SVP of Operations - Twin Falls. You will provide leadership and direction to the site Finance team. The role has 3 direct reports.Responsibilities

  • Provide FP&A support to the accounting teams related to budgeting, productivity, demand planning, reporting, and metrics in a timely manner
  • Partner with Supply Chain team to deliver upon site transformation plan
  • Provide coaching, mentoring and education to the operations teams relating to linking plant operating metrics to plant financial metrics
  • Support the Supply Chain Finance and Accounting team with month and quarter end close processes
  • Identify and proactively surface business challenges and opportunities; propose and create solutions
  • Actively manage manufacturing conversion cost to provide guidance and identify levels to leadership for how to control and influence expenses
  • Dive deeply into financial data and become a subject matter expert to provide additional insights
  • Work to transform and build the site Finance team, including challenging legacy practices, updating policies, and building a forward-looking finance function
  • Create presentations that provide insightful analysis, identify required action items, and effectively frame decisions to be made
  • Identify and research variances to forecast, budget, and prior-year expenses, proactively identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Partner directly with the Supply Chain finance team to collaborate on metrics, goals, and business reviews
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with business partners and cross-functional teams at all levels of the organization
  • Collaborate with leadership to better understand and identify goals and financial targets to drive the overall business objectives
  • Responsible for the accuracy of the standard costs starting with the bill of materials and item costs, labor routings, labor rates, as well as overhead assignments.
  • Reports variances to set standards in a manner that supervisors and managers can understand and takes corrective action. Accountable for the performance of the plant, explaining all production variances on a weekly / monthly basis as well as participating in the proactive measures to reduce variances from standard cost.
  • Analyzes and models changes in product design, raw materials, overhead, manufacturing methods, etc., for effects on production costs.
  • Reviews control procedures over accounting and financial activities. Provides guidance to ensure that internal accounting controls are in place to protect company assets. Ensures an adequate system of internal control is maintained, and that general ledger accounts are correctly stated, maintains SOX complianceRequirements
    • 7+ years of a broad financial experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably publicly traded CPG manufacturing company
    • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or Business required/ MBA preferred.
    • General knowledge of accounting/financial/operational principles
    • Standard Costing experience
    • SAP experience strongly preferred
    • Experience developing financial reports and KPI metrics
    • Demonstrated financial analysis and modeling skills
    • Ability to provide thought leadership to shape future decisions
    • Ability to draw various data from multiple sources and synthesize data into actionable decisions
    • Interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interact with various management levels as well as the ability to work in cross functional teams
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to a changing, fast-paced environment
    • Strong Excel, Word, and PowerPoint skills
    • Superior attention to detail and ability to successfully manage multiple competing priorities while maintaining a view of the big picture
    • Demonstrated ability to influence others through effective verbal and written communication
    • Demonstrated ability to drive projects across an organizationAbout UsChobani is a food maker with a mission of making high-quality and nutritious food accessible to more people, while elevating our communities and making the world a healthier place. In short: making good food for all. In support of this mission, we are a values-driven, people-first, food-and-wellness-focused company, and have been since Hamdi Ulukaya, an immigrant to the U.S., founded the company in 2005. We produce , , , and . Chobani yogurt is America's No.1 yogurt brand, and it's made with only natural ingredients without artificial preservatives.Chobani uses food as a force for good in the world - putting humanity first in everything we do. Our philanthropic efforts prioritize giving back to our communities and beyond: working to eradicate child hunger, supporting immigrants, refugees and underrepresented people, honoring veterans, and protecting the planet. We manufacture our products in New York, Idaho, and Australia. Chobani products are available throughout North America and distributed in Australia and other select markets. For more information, please visit and follow us on , , and .Chobani is an equal opportunity employer. Chobani will not discriminate against any applicant for employment on any basis including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, military and/or veteran status, marital status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws.Compensation Range:$120,000.00-$180,000.00, plus bonus.

Keywords: Chobani, Twin Falls , Director of Finance - Plant, Professions , Twin Falls, Idaho

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