Cargill FP&A Lead in Wichita, Kansas
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.
Cargill Protein is a leader in beef, turkey, egg, pork and chicken products for the retail, foodservice and food manufacturing sectors. Based in Wichita, Kansas, Cargill Protein employs nearly 28,000 people and operates approximately 40 production facilities in the U.S. and Canada, including primary processing plants, cooked meats facilities, hatcheries, feed mills, feed yards, distribution centers and an innovation center. Additionally, Cargill Protein works with joint venture partner Teys Bros. to produce and market Australian beef. Leveraging its expertise in operations excellence, supply chain management, consumer insights, risk management and innovation, Cargill Protein is focused on delighting its customers and helping them succeed. It is committed to profitably grow its protein business through acquisitions, organic growth of its existing portfolio and partnerships.
Cargill Protein brands include Sterling Silver Premium Beef, Honeysuckle White and Shady Brook Farms turkey products, Castlewood Reserve and Charter Reserve deli meats and cheeses, RUMBA, Angus Pride, Blackwell Angus, Excel, Ranchers Registry and TNT Burgers. The group has sales offices throughout North America and in key international locations. Its products are sold in many nations around the world, in addition to North American markets. Cargill Protein is a leader in food safety, animal well being, sustainability, workplace safety and giving back to communities where it has a presence.
The job of the Protein Ingredients FP&A Lead will include activities that are value creation focused and forward looking such as providing the insight necessary to create and drive value for the protein ingredient channel. It includes analyzing data to provide insight into evaluating acquisition targets, products and customers. Additionally, this role will focus on top line growth, cost of goods sold efficiencies and shifting from commodity to value added products to align with the NA protein strategy. This role will work with the Accounting & Finance team to produce accurate and timely financial and management reports for the channel, this position provides analysis and insight on the direction the business should go. The position is expected to proactively challenge the status quo. The FP&A is not responsible for data collection processes, producing budgets, reports or forecasts. This is where an effective relationship with the Accounting and Finance teams is necessary. This role will work with the Protein Ingredients President as well as commercial and supply chain. This role will represent the Financial topics to the Channel President, and participate on appropriate business leadership teams. This position will be partnering with the protein ingredients commercial leaders to shape and drive the execution of segment and customer strategies as NA protein embarks upon our new Strategy to earn $500 million in AOE by 2020.
This critical role will be the finance interface to the channel. Building strong relationships within the function and channel will be critical for value creation opportunities. This position will relate to others with candor, openness, and transparency; Building trust across multiple stakeholder groups.
60% Financial Planning & Analysis
Identifies new metrics (i.e. KPIs) to drive performance relative to channel strategic priorities. Enhance scenario planning analysis for strategic planning activities of the foodservice channel.
Identify and drive value within Protein Ingredients business (stretch targets). Measured by profit improvement (wider margins), lower cost and driving performance. Focus management on most critical risks and opportunities.
Drive Cost to Serve analysis and sales effectiveness measurements to optimize performance
Ensure that customer pricing recommendations align with value based pricing model on a continuous basis always looking for opportunities to margin up.
Thoroughly understands how to win in our protein ingredients markets and actions necessary to achieve.
Demonstrates an application of broad/diverse commercial knowledge with understanding of how all areas come together and operate as a business.
Supports the enterprise/business with new business activities and issues resolution, including MADJV, business transactions, tax and customs issues, monitoring the performance of the new acquired business etc. and liaising with legal and other cross-functional departments as necessary.
Understands, translates, and provides insight into business performance compared to competitor & industry trends. Ability to connect the dots.
Partner closely with the other functions and business managers to ensure strategies are accomplished.
Provides financial and change leadership by actively participating in high level protein ingredients business strategy planning. Provides necessary support to accomplish plans/strategy.
Participate in protein ingredients customer solution teams with focus on offering financial solutions to protein ingredients customers.
Deliver clear presentations including defending positions on controversial topics, adapt style to continuously seek ‘win/win’ solutions.
40% Business Partnership and Leveraging of Resources
Advises and provides financial leadership to the business channel.
Acts as a leadership team member of the appropriate Channel and Business Leadership teams.
Provide broad knowledge of and connect with right relationships with COE partners for areas such as Tax, Treasury, Risk Management, Controls, etc as needed.
Partners closely with COE and the cross-business/functional senior managers to play an active role in enhancing connectivity and communication.
Able to drive the behavior, results or agenda needed for the Protein Ingredient channel. Has a point of view and communicates it effectively thus influencing colleagues by supporting them, challenging them, providing unique perspective and delivering value.
Partner closely and leverage the Accounting and Finance teams for key information points including historical reporting and data collection. May include activities related to cost accounting, margin reporting, analysis of data and management reports, activity based costing or cost allocation to products and customers, management reports generation, etc.
Lead Group processes, participate in M&A , etc as requested by the Group FP&A Lead
This position is posted internally as well as externally
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or other business-related degree
7-10 years relevant experience in Finance or related fields
Demonstrated ability to develop long term strategic plans
Ability to integrate and interpret disparate sources of data using broad range of analytical data tools. Incorporates use of statistical methodology and predictive modeling techniques. Design, develop and implement value-added business analytics.
Demonstrate strong commercial acumen. Able to understand the business (products/services, customers, processes) and their key drivers of success (how they make money, what the business costs are).
Demonstrates high degree of curiosity. Invest time and energy into learning. Seeks different points of view and perspectives (internal and external).
Develops a strategic perspective by creating effective business plans
Relates to others with candor, openness, and transparency
Builds trust across multiple stakeholder groups
Experience and success in motivating teams for high performance
Demonstrated ability to influence at all levels of the organization
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Strong problem solving and analytical skills
Ability to partner and engage with centers of expertise (like Tax, CFR, Audit, Controls, HR, IT)
Demonstrated flexibility and ability to deal with ambiguity
Strong leadership, team building, and interpersonal skills
Proven track record of talent development
Ability to travel internationally.
Consumer packaged goods business experience
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.
Primary Location US-KS-Wichita
Job Type Standard
Shift Day Job
Req ID: WIC04151