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Senior Financial Analyst
Title:Senior Financial Analyst
Location:Kansas City, MO (RSC Corporate Headquarters)

Position Purpose

The Sales Finance Analyst will be a key partner to the Sales department to provide support for financial aspects of their business to ensure a high degree of financial oversight, cost optimization, planning and analysis. The candidate needs to have strong analytical skills, business acumen, and strong communication skills. This position will work within the finance department with a high level of exposure to Senior Management including the CFO, VP of Sales, Channel Directors, Key Account Managers.

Essential Job Functions/Key Accountabilities

  • Provides financial support to Sales departments.
  • Manage trade spending analysis and work with account managers and directors to eliminate waste and increase return on promotional investment.
  • Recommend actions to improve product mix, gross margin, as well as customer profitability.
  • Analyze monthly variances vs plan, communicate results to management team, and recommend interventions to ensure target delivery.
  • Support key finance / company-wide planning processes including:
    • Annual Budget and Estimates throughout the year
    • Monthly Rolling Net Sales Forecasts
    • Support of Marketing Plan Dialogue (MPD) & Sales Plan Dialogue (SPD)
  • Support the preparation of customer negotiations with financial analysis, including financial modelling for new products in the organization.
  • Creates ad hoc reports as needed by supported departments and Finance Senior Management.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 years Finance experience
  • Sales Finance and Trade finance experience
  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Strong knowledge of Databases and Business Intelligence Tools (SAP BI, Hyperion, Cognos preferred)
  • Willingness to drive and implement change

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of Finance experience
  • FMCG / CPG experience strongly preferred
  • SAP experience (S4 / Hana preferred)
  • Strong analytical skills and technical ability
  • Strong communication skills

Company Description
Russell Stover Chocolates is the nation’s leading manufacturer of boxed chocolates. The company’s three brands – Russell Stover, Whitman’s and Pangburn’s - account for more than 60 percent of all boxed chocolate sales in the United States through 20+ company-owned retail stores and 70,000 wholesale accounts. After nearly 100 years in operation the company manufactures approximately 100 million pounds of chocolate candies each year in its proud tradition of being “Made in America” and “Handcrafted in Small Batches”.

In September 2014, Russell Stover Chocolates was acquired by Lindt and Sprungli, the world leader in premium chocolates. This was the largest acquisition in the history of Lindt and Sprungli which has operations in over 40 countries across the globe. Russell Stover Chocolates joins sister companies Lindt USA and Ghirardelli to form a powerful confectionery triad in North America.

Employment by Russell Stover Chocolates is contingent upon I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification, passing the urinalysis drug screen, education verification, and satisfactory reference and background checks.

Russell Stover Chocolates is an EOE/MINORITY/FEMALE/VET/DISABLED employer.

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