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Manager - Commercial Finance - 18 Month Contract

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About the Opportunity

  • Lead the decision making on customer asks and program changes
    • Work with the sales team to access retailer asks
    • Evaluate short-term/long-term implications
    • Provide suitable alternatives and recommendations
  • Initiative improvements to customer and brand profitability
    • Optimize pricing and promotions
    • Apply insights across customer base
    • Categories to improve ROI’s
  • Support innovation
    • Apply knowledge of the category to assess viability of innovations
    • Challenge P&L assumptions
    • Provide recommendations to improve success of launches
  • Manage the sales forecast and budget process
    • Work with sales operations and demand planners to gather relevant information for forecasting and budgeting
    • Reconcile and identify monthly and quarterly variances to expectations
    • Develop a plan to close any gaps
  • Trade promotion management
    • Manage the company’s trade promotion strategy, planning, reporting and execution of programs with retailers to increase the ROI
    • Manage the control environment around promotional requisitions, approvals and payments
  • Assist in special project assignments, collaborate in cross-functional teams and provide ad-hoc analysis when required

About You

  • Business related University Degree (MBA) or Professional Accounting Designation (CMA or CA)
  • Experience (+7 yrs) plus a minimum of 3 years in a related role (CPG, Retail and Trade Spend)
  • Proven ability to lead and a strong team player in a fast paced, cross functional environment
  • Strong knowledge of the Canadian retail (Food, Drug and Mass) as it relates to trade incentives
  • Exceptional analytical skills with the ability to dig into detail without losing sight of the big picture
  • Strong business acumen combined with strong finance experience to drive growth across both the top and bottom line
  • A track record of pro-actively identifying improved efficiency and cost savings through financial analysis and foresight
  • An ability to drive stronger financial acumen through a cross functional team
  • Excellent time management skills; ability to multitask, prioritize and manage multiple deadlines
  • Exceptional skills in Excel and other Microsoft Office applications, as well as experience with trade promotion optimization and management software

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How to Apply

Click the “Apply Now” button and follow the instructions to submit your resume. Please note that we only accept documents in MS Word or Rich Text formats. When referencing this job, quote #24640.

You must currently reside within the Greater Toronto Area and be permitted to work in Canada to be considered for this opportunity. A recruiter will be in touch with you if your profile meets our client’s requirements for this role.

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