We are hiring a Director of Finance. In this role, you will lead the Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) function for Land O’Lakes $12 billion Supply Chain spanning sourcing and risk management, manufacturing, and logistics. This platform includes a company-wide portfolio across the Dairy Foods, Feed, and WinField United business units comprised of 80+ manufacturing facilities, 100+ leased and company-owned warehousing locations and distribution centers, and $10+ billion in raw material, ingredient and packaging spend.
The key purpose of this role is to partner with the SVP and Chief Supply Chain Leader and supporting leadership team, as well as cross-functional finance partners in the business units, to provide insights on the financial performance of the platform, effectively manage cost reduction programs, and to provide a financial perspective supporting the rationale of investment decisions. The position leads a finance team of 5 direct reports and over 40 indirect professionals both at headquarters and in field sites to ensures financial planning (short-term and long-term), forecasting, and performance analysis is provided proactively to the Supply Chain leadership and business unit teams.
Your primary responsibilities include:
Lead an efficient and effective planning and forecasting process for Supply Chain operations. Engage business partners to ensure planning assumptions are supported and deliverables are completed on time.
Deliver value-added analysis and provide meaningful financial and operational reporting that leads to superior business decisions.
Mentor staff and provide development opportunities to enhance capabilities and allow team members to accomplish goals and objectives.
Prepare monthly reporting packages that includes financial performance summaries, operational insights into key business trends, actual versus budget variances, and insightful executive-level explanations of differences.
Provide financial modeling, analysis and valuation support for acquisitions, network optimization and operational investment decisions, long-term contracts and other ad-hoc financial projects.
Assist in preparing analysis, commentary, and presentation material for the monthly and quarterly financial review meetings.
Actively own key finance and business processes. Provide a high level of thought process to drive improvement; recommend areas for improvement and lead projects to enhance the reporting and analytical infrastructure.
Maintain strong relationships with the Corporate finance team and ensure quality deliverables and proper information flow.
Ensure financial controls and policies are enforced across the portfolio.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related field. MBA desired.
Minimum of 10+ years broad-based business experience, with prior experience in a similar role partnering with executive leadership.
Demonstrated experience effectively managing and leading large teams – both in headquarters and field sites.
Advanced knowledge of planning tools to include Power BI (or other BI reporting tool), Excel, Hyperion Essbase.
Exposure to hedging and commodity markets helpful
Competencies and other skills:
Strong strategic thinker with experience developing and analyzing comprehensive strategic business plans.
Effective at building relationships and engaging resources toward achievement of objectives; ability to create commitment and cohesiveness within teams; strong ability to influence others and outcomes.
Superior communication skills with the ability to develop and deliver effective presentations to senior leaders and manage communication and expectations in matrixed operating environments
Ability to work effectively and to foster open dialogue across functions and teams
Exceptional data analysis skills at a detailed level to provide insights, feedback, and perspective on operational and financial performance.
Analytical orientation with ability to create and interpret financial and market analysis.
Innate curiosity and desire to develop understanding of industries, business, and markets.
Sense of urgency and flexibility to meet tight deadlines to deliver results.
Demonstrated track record of managing multiple projects and priorities within a large scale, rapid and process driven environment.
Land O'Lakes, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) M/F/Vets/Disabled. The company maintains a drug-free workforce, including pre- and post-employment substance abuse testing pursuant to a Drug and Alcohol Policy.
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About Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Land O'Lakes, Inc., one of America's premier agribusiness and food companies, is a member-owned cooperative with industry-leading operations that span the spectrum from agricultural production to consumer foods. With 2020 annual sales of $14 billion, Land O'Lakes is one of the nation's largest cooperatives, ranking 232 on the Fortune 500. Building on a legacy of more than 99 years of operation, Land O'Lakes today operates some of the most respected brands and businesses in agriculture and food production including Land O’Lakes Dairy Foods, Purina Animal Nutrition, WinField United and Truterra, LLC. The company does business in all 50 states and more than 60 countries. Land O'Lakes, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Arden Hills, Minn.