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Finance Manager - Target, Value & HB Channels

Business and Financial Operations



Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Background & Purpose of the Job

Target, Value & Health/Beauty Channels make up about 25% of our sales. This role is an essential Finance Business Partner to the Customer Development community. The right person plays a key role in delivering sustainable business growth. As a Finance Manager you will partner with the business to ensure the CD team meets its financial goals; actively lead efforts to find opportunities and implement solutions to improve the overall performance of the business.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

The Customer Development Finance Manager – Target, Value & HB Channels will demonstrate exceptional leadership, an innate problem-solver, with the ability to support the business in developing and executing on effective business strategies, including the planning, and budgeting process. Effectively use financial information to provide the business with better insight into business performance and trajectory and opportunities for growth; drives optimization of P&L performance and manage to financial metrics. Leads improvements in delivering business predictability through a robust forecasting and review framework. Plays an active role in driving for change and continuous improvement in the business and within finance; identify areas that require improvement. Collaborate effectively with other functional finance leaders to ensure that financial processes are running effectively.

  • Partner with CD Account teams to manage performance. Support initiatives to close gaps.

  • Help develop customer investment plans

  • Communicate and manage Targets within the Sector and different Business Units

  • Leads Customer P&L analytics and drive TTS Saving agenda.

  • Analyze and present results on a monthly basis to Business partners

  • Ensure right level of investment behind customers & categories

  • Help to resolve key issues around audit claims and aged deductions

  • Assists CD Finance – Operations team controlling processes like over/ under spend trade reviews, planning process, etc..

  • Contribute to our culture of being collaborative, respectful, transparent, ethical and efficient.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field; MBA or CPA strongly preferred

  • 5+ years of business partnering experience with clearfocused and sound financial assessment and guidance (strategic insights, risks, and opportunities)

  • An enterprising and inquisitive nature that can find solutions to complex problems

  • Experience in creating and implementing operational improvement solutions

  • Possesses excellent verbal and written communication skills to clearly communicate results and implications of analysis

  • Strong Business Partnering. Ability to influence across all levels. Strong Team Player, ability to handle and work under pressure and to tight deadlines, strong bias for action, ability to work with remote reams

  • Enjoys working in a collaborative team environment

For office-based, Research & Development, and remote positions, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to be eligible for employment. Religious and/or medical accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


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