Dean Foods

Finance Manager, Supply Chain

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# of Openings
Bachelor's Degree
Relocation Assistance

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We are seeking a Finance Manager to join our Supply Chain team.  He/she will be a key leader of a small, highly visible team which develops and implements strategies to meet our supply chain productivity plan.  This role will provide analytical support to one of our Operations Vice Presidents, and serve as part of their regional leadership team.  In addition, they should expect to interact with various senior executives within the company.  Together with the rest of the team, the Finance Manager will play a key role in:  identifying and analyzing profit improvement opportunities, assist in critical change initiatives, develop models that analyze various supply chain initiatives, lead/execute the annual operating plan process around conversion costs for their given region, and participate in broader teams that support our long term supply chain strategy.  The strategy will focus on improving the balance sheet, making educated decisions on CapEx deployment, and supporting/leading initiatives around working capital. 


Job Description & Requirements

Job Description: 

The Financial Planning and Analysis Manager is responsible for analyzing key elements of the business unit P&L. He/she will support the P&L planning process, the P&L forecasting process and specifically focus on the most important elements of the business unit P&L; most frequently volume, net price, and customer margins.

  • Participates in the forecasting process for the business, including identifying and analyzing volume and income trends.
  • Coordinates the production of Monthly Business Reviews for Executive Team.
  • Collaborates with key functional leaders and Field Finance organization to develop and coordinate the Annual Operating Plan.
  • Analyzes key business performance metrics (revenue, net price, margins) and identifies performance improvement opportunities.
  • Collaborates with key partners to improve business results where opportunities have been identified, including cross-functional teams and ad-hoc projects.
  • Participates in developing an operating budget or forecast of a division.
  • Engages in the typical responsibilities of a manager requiring planning, evaluating, organizing, integrating, and controlling.
  • May have supervisory responsibility involving staffing, conducting performance appraisals, training and developing subordinates, promotions, salary increases, terminations, disciplinary actions, etc.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related discipline. An advanced degree in business is desired.
  • Minimum of 7 years’ experience in a financially-related role such as audit, accounting, or planning. 
  • Ability to utilize financial modeling, critical reasoning, and process analysis.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, and a high-level of proficiency with Microsoft Access and Excel.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all departments, management levels within the company, and external stakeholders.
  • Skill in organization, prioritization, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to select, guide, develop, and retain a team of employees.
  • Ability to travel and work for extended periods of time to meet deadlines for special projects.   
  • Must be able to pass all pre-employment screens (including drug, background and criminal checks).

EEO Statement

Dean Foods considers marijuana (including medical marijuana) to be an illegal drug. Dean Foods will rescind offers of employment to applicants who test positive for marijuana (unless restricted from doing so by state or local law). Dean Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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