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Financial Analyst (Operations Finance)

Job ID 17000412 Date posted 02/02/2017

Foods people love. The life beyond what you imagined. And the city that rocks.

When you partner Nestlé USA and Northeast Ohio, the result is a rich experience that offers you a fulfilling personal and professional life.

Did you know that the Cleveland metropolitan area is consistently ranked as one of the most affordable and livable regions in the US?  From its diverse communities to its endless arts, entertainment and sports experiences, Cleveland continues to rock.

At our Nestlé USA Cleveland campus, located in the Solon suburb of Cleveland, you will discover the ways that Nestlé USA values and supports our employees and community.  Offering you a strong culture with competitive benefits, you will have limitless opportunities to learn, and advance your career.  Giving back continues to be a part of the Nestlé tradition.  As the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company, our focus is not only about nourishing our customers, it’s about enriching you.

This position gathers and interprets financial information effectively and forms data into meaningful and concise analyses while considering a broad range of interdependent issues. Identifies areas for change and makes recommendations while managing multiple demands and competing priorities.

At this level, the analyst continues to develop their financial and technical skills, and interacts with cross-functional teams throughout the organization. The analyst exercises good judgment, stays focused on results, and ensures the integrity of financial reporting in a fast-paced dynamic environment.

Position is responsible for the creation of reports and analysis of cost of goods manufactured while providing insights and understanding of the impact on Cost of Goods Sold. This position will require supporting assigned Division(s) and or SBU’s while performing functional tasks across multiple Divisions and/or SBUs. This role will need to be able to communicate with multiple customers including Factory Finance, Divisional & Brand Co-Pilots & Ops Controllers.

• Support the creation of Factory Operational Budgets and Dynamic Forecasts. Coordinate analysis and presentation of results to management in a consistent format across all factories.
o Includes providing Top Line Play Book Assumptions
o Support the creation of Revised Operating Plans
o Provide insight into the establishment of Plant Cost Savings Targets
o Support the updates to Forecasts (Risks & Opportunities) providing insights for operational cost variances and purchase price variances
• Execute the PEC process and provide critical decision support insightful reports to meet customer key requirements
o Prepare various plant operational financial performance reports supporting the analysis of factory financial performance
o Track and analyze actual cost savings performance on a monthly basis
o Review the reconciliation of Plant Variances to the Dynamic Forecast considering the contribution of Cost Savings Projects, identifying cost aggravations and one time savings
o Create baseline COGS analysis at the SKU, Pack and Brand level for assigned Division
• Baseline analysis will include Volume/Rate/Mix variance calculations
• Impact of COGS variances on SKU/Pack/Brand costs
• Provide insights / explanations to ad hoc questions
• Provide visibility of Product Related Other (PRO) Budget/DF vs Actuals to Ops Controller and Division. Requires interaction/relationship with Technical Application Group (TAG) & factories
• Provide support for sound financial justification for capital investments at the project or plant level when requested. Requires interaction/relationship with corporate engineering, corporate finance and factories.


• BA/BS with major or minor in Accounting or Finance, or BA/BS degree with coursework up to and including intermediate accounting
• Must be willing to travel 5%
• Minimum of 18 months experience in Accounting/Finance

• CPA, CMA/CFM preferred
• Food industry experience preferred
• Willingness to relocate for career advancement
• Familiarity with Operations Research tools and processes
• Experience with Database Management Systems
• Strong working knowledge of Excel, SQL, Essbase, MS Access
• Working knowledge of core SAP Modules (including table layouts) i.e. Materials Management, Sales & Distribution




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The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran


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