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Financial Analyst, Strategic Channels & Brand Innovation - Lakeville, MN

Job ID FINAN10064 Date posted 02/11/2020

Job Function

In this role, the Finance Analyst will serve as the Finance business partner for our strategic channels (Club, Dollar, and Drug) business team. Key areas of support include: pricing for current and prospective customers; trade analysis for current promotions and a future customer asks; ROI analysis for supporting investments; trade forecasting; participation in cost saving initiatives with the goal of increasing competitiveness or improving bottom line performance. Additionally, this position will provide ad hoc support to the Innovations team in new product development.

Major Job Activities


1.Provide financial and analytical support to the Strategic channels team. Key support areas would include pricing development, profitability assessments and trade analysis, and the completion of monthly trade projections.
2.Work closely with the cross function partners to support the organization’s understanding of Club, Dollar and Drug business impacts to our manufacturing asset platforms
3.Partner to create a business plan and go-to-market strategy for our alternative channels business (Club, Dollar, Drug) and influence team to maximize value
4.Analyze in-market performance and ROI for designated customers/events. Make recommendations to improve the financial performance of pricing and trade activity.
5.Participate in monthly spending and quarterly business reviews meetings for strategic channels
6.Complete additional projects for the Finance team as requested, especially in support of innovation.

Job Requirements

Education: 4-year college degree, preferably in financial management, accounting, economics, or business administration.

Experience: One to three years of job experience preferred. Experience in consumer packaged goods industry is a PLUS.

Skills: Strong quantitative analysis skills are required. Ability to effectively communicate, organize, and set priorities are critical to success. Strong Excel skills are an important requirement. The candidate must be a self-starter, capable of operating at a high level of performance in an environment that is dynamic, constantly changing, and flexibly structured.

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