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Associate Manager, Sales Finance & Planning - West/Central Division

  • Posted: 30 Jan 2024
  • Finance
  • WHITE PLAINS, Broomfield
  • United States CO
  • Hybrid

About the job

Sales Finance & Planning collaborates regularly with teams across the company (especially Sales, Demand Planning, Revenue Growth Management, Business Unit Finance, and Category Commercial) to ensure Danone achieves its growth and profitability goals. As a member of our team, you will play an active role in achieving our objectives by driving data into business intelligence, managing the financial execution of the business plan, and collaborating cross-functionally to achieve company strategy and the strategic priorities for the customers we support. This position may be based in White Plains, NY or Broomfield, CO. Despite its name, the West Division team works with a diverse array of customers across the entire U.S. including UNFI, AWG, HyVee, Schnucks, Raley’s, Stater Brothers and more. The Central Division supports H.E.B., Meijer, SpartanNash, and Texas Regionals. In this role, you may support both Divisions.


In this role, you will:
• Be a key contributor to financial planning decisions and processes for the West Division.
• Manage, refresh and publish key planning and financial status reports, including P&Ls, trade plans, event status reports, and others that track progress against enterprise KPIs. Use those reports to recommend adjustments and enable cross-functional partners to take appropriate actions when necessary.
• Be the primary conduit for aligning sales team volume forecasts with demand planning teams.
• Assist with the development of sales and promotion plans that support different retailer strategies, including “EDLP” & “High / Low.”
• Support the financial planning cycle, including monthly closes, annual planning, and early detection and quantification of risks and opportunities
• Support sales planning, including pre-auditing and approving events in Kantar XTEL, assisting with audits, and ensuring the accuracy of trade plans over time
• Influence and recommend changes to our ways of working to streamline information flow, efficiency of communication, and improve our “return on energy.”
• Ad-hoc customer analysis and projects across divisions as needed

About you

• You have a bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Finance, Accounting, or another related field.
• You have 2-4 years of experience in finance or sales planning in the CPG industry
• You have experience with forecasting and variance analysis
• You are adept at the Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel, as well as other data tools like Power BI, Power Query, and Pivot Tables.
• You have Experience with financial and sales planning tools like Tagetik & Kantar XTEl.
• You are a strong cross functional collaborator; you tailor data and messages to different kinds of audiences and know how to deliver information in a way that enables recipients to quickly understand key points
• You’re an effective interpersonal communicator


The base compensation range for this position is $75k-$113k commensurate with experience. Danone North America additionally offers a performance-based bonus and has a strong benefits package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug Coverage, 401k Plan, Wellness Program, Life Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Flexible Time Off, and Paid Parental Bonding Leave, among other benefit plan options. To give our employees flexibility, Danone is a hybrid work environment with opportunities to work both remotely and in office when desired.

About us

At Danone North America, you’ll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You’ll be part of one of the largest Certified B Corps™ in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.


Danone North America doesn’t just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect. http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf