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Finance Analyst Co-Pilot

Company: Nestle
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestle is the place for you. Nestle USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestle's presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.We're determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.NestleCoffee Partners is on a mission to transform how consumers experience coffee. With iconic brands like Starbucks, Nescafe, Seattle's Best Coffee, and Blue Bottle, our diverse and delicious product portfolio is brimming with rich and fulfilling opportunities. Our new office, located in the heart of Seattle, provides an inspiring and high-energy work environment that fuels our creative pioneering of the coffee market. Together, we can brew remarkable things for customers across the globeTheNestleCoffee Partners (NCP) Financial Analyst (FA) will support the broader brand finance team and partner with the Marketing and Sales organizations to proactively manage a critical part of our portfolio, leading financial analyses for new business activities, product innovation, marketing investments, and ad-hoc projects. The FA will provide reporting and P&L support while providing product portfolio management in a growing category.

Summary of Key Responsibilities:
Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conducts complex analyses to support critical business decisions. Leads financial analysis for determining net present value (NPV), return on investment (ROI), internal rate of return (IRR) and profit loss (P&L). Quantifies opportunities and risk and recommends alternatives. Provides strategic and tactical recommendations to management.
  • Supports select annual plan, strategic plan, and monthly/quarterly forecast processes and month-end reporting and commentary.
  • Communicates complex financial information and concepts to both financial and business leaders to support and influence decision making.
  • Supports the development of the annual operating budget and quarterly forecasts. Supports the development of strategic and operating plans. Establishes timelines and initiates reviews with managers to ensure plans are delivered on time and are consistent with overall company plans. Identifies and communicates plans' risks and opportunities. Conducts decision analyses as needed and communicates results.
  • Performs due diligence for new initiatives. Performs sensitivity and incremental cost/benefit decision analyses. Builds financial models and provides analytical support for business initiatives and contract negotiations. Identifies, analyzes, and communicates trends and issues affecting the business.
  • Provides direction to cross-functional team members in order to achieve business results.
  • Establishes and facilitates process development and builds and maintains financial models to support them.EXPERIENCE:
    • Bachelor degree required. Concentration in Finance, Accounting, or equivalent preferred.
    • 3+ years of financial analysis experience including budgeting, forecasting, planning, and financial reporting preferred.
    • Consumer goods company/industry desired, not required.
    • Advanced Excel, experience with OBIEE, Hyperion, or SAP (or other ERP System) preferred.
    • Experience demonstrating financial modeling skills (2+ years).
    • Experience presenting financial analysis and recommendations to a business unit leader (2+ years).Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
      • Strong communicator in both formal and informal settings
      • Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical problem-solving
      • Financial modeling skills
      • Business partnership and ability to communicate clearly to non-finance audiences
      • Superior execution and time management skills in a changing environment and ability to work in a fast-paced environment and quickly pull information
      • Curious self-starter, shows initiative, and quickly learns the specifics of the business
      • Understanding of P&L concepts and management accounting principles
      • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
      • Strong data management skills, Hyperion, OBIEE or comparable system experience
      • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
      • Strong attention to detail and accuracyThe approximate payrange for this position is $76,645 - $100,000.Please note that thepay rangeprovided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Final compensation may vary based on factors including but not limited to knowledge, skills and abilities as well as geographic location.Nestle offers performance-based incentives and acompetitive total rewards package, which includes a401k with company match, healthcare coverage and a broad range ofother benefits. Incentives and/or benefit packages may varydepending on the position. Learn more atJob ID:241569It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestle. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestle seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestle home.The Nestle Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

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