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Safeway, Inc.

Portland, OR

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905 Albertsons LLC







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POSITION PURPOSE: The Distribution Center Controller position directs and supervises accounting, reporting, inventory control activities, projections, payroll, capital expenditures and office services for the Distribution Center. Also responsible to ensure the operation is consistent with corporate policies, sound accounting procedures, and compliant with Sox requirements. It will be a leadership position within the DC management group and provide analytical insights, drive value, and be a strategic advisor to the senior DC leadership. The position reports to the DC General Manager and with a strong dotted-line reporting relationship with the Director of Supply Chain Finance that supports the Regional Vice President of Distribution. The Controller will supervise 17 professional and clerical support staff including 2 managers. In some cases a Controller may also oversee finance and accounting staff for additional DC’s (i.e. smaller satellite DC’s in close proximity). KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:• Interprets and analyzes financial reports and prepare recommendations concerning operation results to General Manager and Director and Senior Director, Supply Chain Finance.• Coordinates all budgeting and forecasting activities for the distribution center(s). • Establishes, publishes, and maintains accounting policies to affect adequate accounting controls • Oversees safeguarding and optimizing Company assets, including inventory control and capital investment. • Provides special analyses and studies for Distribution Center projects including all major outside wholesalers. • Oversees the maintenance of all Distribution Center financial records and publication of related financial statements. • Ensures the accurate and timely preparation of financial records in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting principles. • Interfaces with the corporate and retail accounting departments to coordinate the accounting and reporting activities of the Distribution Center with all other company accounting and reporting activities. • Maintains good working relationships with both retail and distribution management and provides information, analysis, and assistance as required. • Acts as a liaison between Distribution and Systems Support / IT on all data processing and management functions related to the Distribution Center. • Stays abreast of industry developments and company operations particularly in the distribution area, to assist in increasing revenues, reducing costs or otherwise improving the net profit results for the company. • Maintains formal and informal channels of upward communications; encourages the expression of new ideas, suggestions, and complaints; reviews them for appropriateness and further action. • Supervises the activities of the Distribution Center finance/accounting department, including personnel actions regarding hiring, development, terminations, layoffs, promotion and salary increases. Reviews and evaluates work of subordinates and prepares performance reports. • Maintains functional authority over finance/accounting staff at distribution operating units. • Maintains training and development programs to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of accounting/finance staff.KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE: Education Level: • 4-year college degree in Finance or Accounting required, MBA and/or CPA preferred.Experience Level: • Minimum 7-years’ experience in accounting, planning, reporting and analysis experience with a Fortune 500 Company• At least 3-years’ experience in a manager or supervisory role.• Major consumer products or distribution industry experience preferredSkills and Experiences: • Ability to think strategically and identify/execute appropriate action plans.• Strong technical accounting knowledge. • Strong analytical and investigative research skills.• Strong understanding of inventory system and how it relates to financial reports.• Strong supervisory skills and ability to work with and though others to achieve desired results.• Excellent project management and resource prioritization skills. Ability to develop realistic timelines and deliver results.• Strong analytical skills to develop business proposals, including NPV and IRR analysis and experience in new business development, productivity analysis• Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, Access PowerPoint, and Essbase. • High degree of initiative and results orientation.• Must excel in a fast-paced, high volume production operation with tight deadlines and high customer service expectations. • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to manage multiple priorities• Good interpersonal. Skills and desire to be a team playerTRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: Less than 10% travel.PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT: • Work typically performed in a temperature-controlled environment. • Uses calculators, keyboards, telephone and other office equipment in the course of a normal workday. Disclaimer:The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and skills required of personnel so classified. In order to facilitate the selection of the most qualified candidates for open positions in the new company, information regarding the candidate’s work performance and conduct will be shared with the hiring manager. This is a common practice for internal postings or interviews. If you post or are interviewed for roles in the new company you understand that your work performance and conduct may be shared with the hiring manager, even if that hiring manager is a Safeway employee. If you have any objection to your information being shared, please contact your Human Resources Representative.

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In 1915, M.B. Skaggs, an ambitious young man in the small Idaho town of American Falls, purchased a tiny grocery store from his father. M.B.'s business strategy, to give his customers value and to expand by keeping a narrow profit margin, proved spectacularly successful. By 1926 he was opening 428 Skaggs stores in 10 states. M.B. almost doubled the size of his business that year when he merged his company with 322 Safeway (formerly Selig) stores and incorporated as Safeway, Inc. Two years later M.B. listed Safeway on the New York Stock Exchange. M.B. did not let the difficulties of the Great Depression dilute his pioneering focus on value for customers. In the 1930s Safeway introduced produce pricing by the pound, adding “sell by” dates on perishables to assure freshness, nutritional labeling, even some of the first parking lots.

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