General Mills

  • Associate Finance Manager-Brands Finance

    Job Locations Canada-ON-Mississauga
    Requisition ID
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    The Associate Finance Manager position at General Mills Canada Corporation is accountable for the financial management and oversight of a financial operations brand, sales, trade marketing or business portfolio.  This role partners heavily with cross functional leaders to develop business strategies to achieve both near and long term goals.  The role includes leading financial analysis, sharing insights and providing recommendations on portfolio strategies.  The role is also accountable for championing controls and ensuring integrity within core processes.  This role reports to a Finance Director and may manage direct reports.


    Key Accountabilities


    • Responsible for developing the Long Range Plan and Annual Plans in partnership with cross functional business leaders to achieve business targets
    • Lead the monthly volume & profit forecasting across the Division to identify risks and opportunities to achieving plan targets; leverage insight to develop actionable solutions to overcome profit gaps.
    • Oversee the financial analysis on all new products to determine business model, market viability and sustainability.
    • Partner with the Business or Sales team in identifying productivity opportunities to increase profitability, including the development of effective pricing strategies and driving profitable volume mix.
    • Oversee the deployment of Marketing or Trade spending; lead the analysis to ensure dollars are allotted to the highest ROI initiatives; identify productivity initiatives to reduce the amount of dollars spent on non-working marketing.
    • Champion solid controls across Marketing or Sales teams
    • Lead, participate and support projects within Finance, as well as cross-functional initiatives; identify opportunities to streamline processes to increase Finance effectiveness.
    • May manage and coach direct reports.


    Professional Requirements and Experience


    • A university degree in Finance or Business Administration with a good academic record
    • 4-5 years CPG experience in Finance; experience with direct reports

    • The ability to develop and apply strategic business solutions to problems
    • Demonstrated leadership skills with proven expertise supervising management and professional level staff
    • Well organized and able to manage and prioritize changing workload
    • Proven ability to build trusting relationships at all levels and across all functions; ability to effectively communicate and influence across the organization
    • Creative, flexible and strategic change focused
    • Strategic, innovative leadership – able to leverage ideas from key stakeholders to create and implement winning solutions


    Leadership Competencies

    • Leads Innovation:  Communicates vision, develops winning strategies, connects to the outside world, encourages innovation, creates breakthrough strategies
      Delivers Outstanding Results:  sets aggressive goals and priorities, delivers on short and long-term commitments, makes timely high quality decisions, adds superior expertise
      Energizes and Develops People:  Inspires and motivates, collaborates across boundaries, develops people, leverages teamwork and diversity.
    • Integrity:  Engenders trust and credibility at all levels, demonstrates unquestionable integrity, and communicates openly and directly.
    • Technical/Financial Acumen: Demonstrates technical/financial knowledge in a value-added way; understands, practices and propagates proper accounting, policy compliance and reporting
    • Business Process and Analytics:  Develops value-added insights, processes, reporting and analysis that drive business results; proficient in General Mills systems
    • Business Partnership: Leads the Business or Sales team in identifying and pursuing opportunities that maximize shareholder value; influences across boundaries to develop and execute long term strategies; drives sound/financial business decisions

    General Mills is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Accommodations are available upon request for candidates with disabilities taking part in all aspects of the recruitment and selection process.


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