Director of Sales Finance


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Job Description: 

Wonderful Citrus is America’s largest integrated grower, shipper and packer of fresh citrus, including clementine/mandarin, navel and Valencia oranges; lemons; limes; grapefruits; and other citrus varieties. Wonderful Citrus owns, cultivates and harvests more than 58,000 acres of fresh citrus and ships around the world each year to ensure a year-round supply. Our citrus can be found in all channels of distribution, with our consumer brands most visible in the produce department of grocery stores across America under the flagship consumer brands of Wonderful Halos mandarins and Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red grapefruit.

Wonderful Citrus is part of The Wonderful Company, a successful, fast-growing privately held $4 billion company with 8,500 employees worldwide.

We have an immediate opening for a Director of Sales Finance to join our Finance/Accounting team in Delano, CA.
 
The Director, Sales Finance has the responsibility to provide all aspects of finance support for the Wonderful Citrus sales organization including demand planning, forecasting, financial reporting, budgeting, and business decision support. This position partners with and reports to the Senior Vice President, Sales.

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Create financial tools, reporting mechanisms, business modeling and demand planning processes that will effectively scale with the company's growth
  • Track and manage trade spend, brokerage and sales fees, and provide monthly SG&A reporting
  • Accountable for sku-level financials and product-level profitability
  • Lead preparation of the annual sales budget and provide regular budget reports to leadership
  • Provide business decision support through timely financial and sales data analysis (financial, claims, customer reviews, product, profitability, new sku set-up, etc.) and recommend changes to leadership and appropriate stakeholders to achieve strategic goals
  • Identify areas of risk, through discussion and financial and sales data, and communicate those to stakeholders and leadership
  • Identify, implement and track key KPIs and continuously perform industry benchmarking
  • Produce executive level reporting utilizing operating performance measures and metrics to analyze business performance
  • Ensure all reporting is timely, relevant and accurate, implement quality control procedures, and continuously look to improve business processes related to sales finance
  • Travel up to 10%
Requirements: 
Here's what you'll bring to the table:
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or related major, MBA preferred
  • 10 years of progressive experience in forecasting and planning, business analytics, data modeling or decision support. 5 years in a manager/director role with experience in a sales finance role is preferred
  • Experience in food production (citrus, produce, fresh, perishable) highly preferred
  • Exceptional financial, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience managing people, leading by influence and creating a collaborative environment to deliver results by establishing high standards of excellence with a personal drive to accomplish goals
  • Expertise working closely with executive leadership in a multi-dimensional organization and influencing corporate dynamics. Excellent analytical, financial modeling (Excel) skills -- demonstrate critical thinking, ability to analyze raw data, draw conclusions, and develop actionable recommendations
  • Logical and data-minded in decision-making while knowing when to hold strong boundaries and when to be flexible. Possess a high-level of intellectual curiosity and exceptionally strong problem-solving skills
  • Must be innovative, a self-starter, and a proven performer with a history of delivering results
  • Strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively in a matrix organization. Able to deliver results under tight deadlines and at times with minimum direct supervision
  • Advanced software skills including Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and ERP systems. . Oracle Fusion, Oracle Hyperion expertise preferred
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, growing, entrepreneurial environment
Here's what we'll bring to the table:
  • Wonderful Giving - a one-of-kind program that donates company money to charities close to our employees' hearts
  • Employee college tuition reimbursement
  • Employee referral program* - $1,500 per exempt referral; $500 per non-exempt referral. *Taxes applicable
  • Full benefits package - Medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan, company matching and annual catch-up, Employee Assistance Program, company-paid life insurance (spouse and dependents to age 26), life insurance, AD&D insurance, flexible spending accounts (FSAs)


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Our company is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state or federal law.

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