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Finance Manager, Trade Strategy

Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Neenah, WI 54956
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Finance Manager, Trade Strategy

Job Description

In this fast paced, highly interactive role you will contribute to the achievement of Kimberly-Clark North America (KCNA) net sales, profit and share objectives by providing the Customer Development Finance (CDF), Customer Development (CD), and KCNA Finance teams with timely financial analysis and information to facilitate sound business decisions. The Trade Strategy Finance Manager role provides you with the opportunity to influence trade strategy across all KCNA customer accounts, enhance essential control and compliance procedures, and support important prioritization effort across critical P&L elements such as trade, SG&A, and marketing. This role specifically provides planning and analytical support at the national level and has excellent exposure opportunities with senior Business Unit (BU) and CD leaders.

Incumbent reports directly to the Finance Director, Customer Development. The incumbent serves as a key financial advisor for all KCNA brands and customer accounts as it relates to Trade Promotion, Management Reporting, Control and Compliance. Key customers include:

Customer Development Finance Team Members
Customer Development Leadership Team Members

Key Customer Contacts: Sales Planning, Sales Strategy Teams, Knoxville Finance, Controllers Office

The incumbent provides financial support for the National Trade Promotion forecasting, reporting and analysis. They also will have an active role in ad hoc projects involving national analysis and support. A principal activity of this position is to ensure that trade management process and associated control and compliance procedures are effectively meeting business needs while maintaining adequate controls as prescribed by policy. This role is also expected to perform thorough analysis to help identify opportunities to drive strategic opportunities across the North American retail landscape.

Provide analysis of sales and trade promotion across multiple dimensions, including customers, brands, spend types, etc.

Manage and coordinate the CD trade promotion forecasting process, including collaborating with the Field Finance Managers, Field Finance Team Leaders, and Sales Strategy Finance Managers to identify issues or opportunities, assess alternative courses of action, and ultimately identify and recommend the appropriate solution.

Provide sound recommendations that will improve the efficiency, accuracy, and effectiveness of the planning process.

Serve as the primary contact for questions related to trade promotion analyses, actual expenses and forecasts.

Serve as the Finance Center-of-Excellence for trade promotion systems, processes, and accounting, including training to the Field Finance Managers. Provide input and insights on how to leverage various planning systems across the customer development organization.

Ensure application of efficient and effective financial and operating controls within the Corporation. Promote sound internal control programs and support the Corporation's requirement for strong central financial control by reporting, to the Finance Director, Customer Development, whenever Corporate Financial Policies or instructions are not being followed or appear inappropriate, inadequate or out-of-date.

Conduct analyses as directed by the Finance Director, Customer Development and be an active participant on task forces for trade promotion management, capability improvements, benchmarking, etc. as assigned.

BS Finance Related Field, MBA Preferred

5+ years proven and progressive experience in corporate finance or trade/customer management
A proven track record of high performance
The incumbent must have a high degree of financial competence.

Knowledge of financial and business implications of general business practices is essential.
Previous P&L responsibility and financial planning and analysis preferred.
Knowledge of Promax, Analytx, P3, and other Customer Development tools is preferred.

Strong business judgment, problem-solving and analytical skills.
Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
Exceptional ability to influence without authority.
Passion to be an integral partner to the business.

Role and environment requires a person that will be an active member of the CD team.

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

This position may require a post-offer/pre-hire Physical Abilities Test (PAT) to confirm that individuals are able to perform the essential functions of the job.

K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based. In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization. However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship.

This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.

Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

This role is available for local candidates already authorized to work in the roles country only. K-C will not provide relocation support for this role outside of country, this role is available for in-country relocation only.

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Posted: 2020-01-08 Expires: 2020-02-06
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