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Manager Costing and Operations - 12-15 Month Contract (Closed)

Job Highlights

About the Opportunity

  • Responsible for analyzing current cost structures and creating standard costs for wine, packaging components and finished goods for our internal planning and reporting systems
  • Responsible for financial analysis and forecasting of cost of goods sold, including detailed review of manufacturing costs, distribution costs, product write offs and indirect spend
  • Manage the preparation of financial analysis and commentary on actual versus standard cost variances
  • Responsible for accuracy of the Company's Master data systems
  • Prepare financial budgets and most recent forecasts (MRF), working with departmental managers and directors, reviewing and projecting the following specific areas; standard costs, standard cost variances, distribution and warehousing expenses and write offs and indirect spend
  • Work with Manager, Financial Analysis and Planning to forecast product costs
  • Plan and forecast variances between management reporting and external reporting costing methodologies, internally known as Direct Product Cost Variance (DPC)
  • Provide financial analysis and recommendations operational efficiencies, production waste and cost savings tracking
  • Responsible for accurately accruing for bulk wine adjustments
  • Provide insights to business on changes in cost product standards annually through budgeting process
  • Work with operations by providing commentary and analysis of operational results
  • Provide financial analysis and recommendations for improved inventory management, increased throughout and new product evaluation
  • Develop processes and procedures to ensure all suppliers and customers are authorized by the business before transactions are processed
  • Ensure data quality, compliance and consistency of master data across the Company's business systems
  • Conduct period reviews of data and inactivate old data records
  • Supervise the Master Data Team, ensuring tasks are prioritized and processes are followed
  • Serve as a Business process support for the Product Development Manager, to ensure new products are setup in a timely manner that support successful launch and managed through the entire product life cycle
  • Develop and maintain standard product costs and related business costing systems
  • Cross-training with Manager, Financial Analysis and Planning and coaching other analyst and accounting roles
  • Special projects as assigned

About You

  • Strong understanding of standard costing within an agriculture business
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to recognize key drivers and risk factors in the financial plans and projections
  • Ability to analyze large volume of data and provide valuable insight and commentary
  • Ability to demonstrate discipline and maturity to interact at different levels of organization maintaining confidentiality at all times
  • Ability to meet timelines on critical analysis and reporting
  • Consistent demonstration of personal leadership skills including; having a passion for customers, being agile and open to new ideas, acting decisively and collaboratively, constantly learning, being competitive, work together as a team, challenging the status quo, doing the right thing
  • Consistent demonstration of people leadership skills including; coaching people beyond what they believe possible, holding yourself and others accountable, demanding and sharing and recognizing success, generating optimism through a customer focused vision, building the best team, making the tough calls, treating people with dignity and respect and communicating effectively
  • Understanding of provincial pricing regulations and winemaking practices
  • CGA or CMA designation
  • University degree with a focus in business
  • General knowledge of manufacturing processes, sales and marketing

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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 #26009.

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.