Blue Buffalo Company
Wilton, CT, United States
GENERAL DESCRIPTION – PURPOSE OF ROLE:We are seeking a highly motivated Manager of Innovation and Renovation Finance to join one of the most exciting and fastest growing companies in the Pet Industry to Co-pilot and partner with our cross-functional teams throughout the organization. This role is critical to drive financial execution of innovation projects, post launch analytics, and most importantly demonstrate the ability to challenge and shape cross functional assumptions required to build project P&Ls and capital justifications. This position requires proven project management skills ranging from needs assessment through to the design, implementation, and execution of newly established business and financial processes. The role is ideal for an entrepreneurial-minded person who is comfortable rolling up their sleeves to influence how pertinent data is captured, presented, and modeled to drive strategic business decisions. Organizationally, this position supports the Director of Brand Finance. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Self-guided, proactive, project management focus on all financial aspects of innovation projects while partnering with marketing managers and cross functional teams to ensure that new product launches have a robust and attainable path to success by challenging assumptions, utilizing creative problem solving, and driving the team to meet deadlines.Lead the financial evaluation of all innovation and renovation projects, as well as portfolio pricing analysis and strategy for new products by brand and by customerLead post launch analysis working cross functionally to understand in market performance and measure vs. business case to prove if the product met the goals created by the team.Leverage vast experience in finance across core disciplines including Supply chain, sales, and marketing to maintain a strategic focus utilizing key trends in the market place to help deliver against short and long term business objectives. Drive results through insights gathered on the category, consumer, customer, and competition.Develop best in class financial reporting and variance analysis that articulates key drivers, identify areas of risk, and provide recommendations for risk mitigation and portfolio optimization.Prepare and coordinate the timely delivery of required financial information for Innovation gate meetings for executive team review and approval at gate milestones. OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES AS REQUESTED:Delivering against ad hoc requests and projects from a variety of cross-functional business partners, including senior leadership.Managing work load and deliverables against timelines and meeting expectations in a detail-oriented, performance driven business environment.Guide the Team through the budgeting and forecasting process of their Marketing related spends; providing ROI analytics for strategic investments. QUALIFICATIONS:Advanced Excel data modeling skills, PowerPoint, and Word.Broad knowledge of consumer products, product mix impacts, supply chain, logistics, and key retail sales metrics including velocity modeling and new product launch forecasting.Basic knowledge of Accounting and Volume, Rate, and Mix Analytics.Must be able to work in an environment with free-roaming companion pets.Pet parent preferred PREFERRED SKILLS, COMPETENCIES AND EXPERIENCE:10 years of Finance experience with emphasis in the Consumer Packaged Goods IndustryFinance Background with increasing levels of responsibility including but not limited to Innovation and Renovation, Brand, Supply Chain, and Sales Finance.Self-motivated with great communication and leadership skills with ability to influence peers and the C-SuiteExperience with SAP EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:Bachelor’s degree required, MBA Preferred.
Blue Buffalo Company
Website : http://www.bluebuff.com