The FP&A Analyst will act as a conduit between Management, Finance, Sales and other functional departments within the business unit to provide value added financial and business consultation resources to support management and drive sales initiatives.
The successful candidate must possess strong business acumen and communication skills, exceptional analytical skills, JDE and Tableau experienced, Excel expert, build relationships, work independently, and a results-oriented attitude.
Support and Drive the Pricing Process:
Recommend and communicate pricing to ensure profitability is maximized
Perform margin analysis to evaluate pricing to drive top line growth, maximize profitability and ensure recommendations are aligned with customer strategies and corporate vision
Assist with RFP submissions by providing competitive pricing models and accurate cost models that reflect the real cost to the business and to ensure competitiveness
Maintain high degree of interaction with Sales VP, sales team and operations management to ensure pricing and cost alignment
Continue to develop pricing process and models to enhance efficiencies and simplify the end user experience
Analyze results through the development of scorecard metrics and other analysis tools
Develop and maintain sales performance and margin reports
Perform monthly gross margin review of key customers and product segments to identify successes that can be replicated and issues that need to be addressed
Develop pricing models that incorporate commodity costs, labor standards, fixed overhead and customer programs
Monitor pricing and margin variances on a daily basis, investigate discrepancies and provide analytical support to the VP Sales and Sales team, VP Finance and Finance team.
Liaise with the procurement team to closely monitor commodity cost fluctuations and the impact to gross margins
Perform cost variance analysis and liaise with operations to seek out efficiencies and provide analytical support
Support the Budgeting & Forecasting process:
Develop the Sales and Gross margin budget in conjunction with sales and department managers.
Ensure budgeting process and planning activities are aligned with corporate goals and vision
Maintaining budgeting model/templates for the business unit
Preparing timely and accurate reports and analyzes variances to budget
Makes recommendation to implement corrective actions to align actuals with budget
Develop monthly forecasts based on the maintenance of the sales pipeline and making adjustments for market risks and opportunities
Project Analytics & Support:
Develop business cases and analytics to determine viability of projects
Prepare scenario analysis to understand impact to manufacturing standards
Prepare GBF executive presentations/decks to present project details and recommendations
Bachelor Degree in Finance or Accounting with an understanding of financial and management accounting principles
Minimum of three years experience in a financial/pricing analyst or accounting role directly involved in pricing/costing
Experience in financial modelling with advanced to expert level MS Excel user (knowledge and experience with functions such as v-lookup, h-lookup, pivot tables, macros & VBA)
Internal Number: AT5135
About 8th Ave Food & Provisions
8th Avenue is a leading, private brand-centric, consumer products holding company, manufacturing and selling private brand food products primarily to retail, foodservice and ingredient customers. We are Customer Obsessed!
8th Avenue offers a wide variety of private label products such as: Attune, Dakota Growers & Golden Boy. We are a premier, private label partner in the food and ingredient industry.