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Senior Financial Analyst

Bloomington, Minnesota

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The position is responsible for leading the financial support for the commercialization activities for the Club and Channels business for the Consumer Brands Group. The incumbent will provide costing information to assist the channels team, trade and sales groups in achieving their profitability, timing and volume targets. This includes financial support on commercialization, new product introductions, on-going product portfolios analysis and margin enhancement and analysis. Provide actionable information to Marketing, Sales, Trade, GSC and PI&D. Review and determine methods to achieve higher visibility to sku level profitability, Cost of Goods Sold/Manufactured analysis and the management of fixed and variable overhead. Key member of the Channels team to assess impact of changes to our product portfolios and distribution. This position reports to the Financial Manager of Consumer Brands Finance, with an indirect reporting relationship to the VP of Finance.


Partners with various cross-functional departments within the plant and corporate office in strategic project management efforts to compute and assure costs and variances from labor, materials and direct and allocated overhead costs.

Analyzes cost records to ascertain distribution of costs for various divisions of management and production. Prepares reports and analysis on Cost and prepares reporting. Analyzes actual costs and COGM and prepares variance reporting. Aligns work methods, processes and work product with the GSC cost accounting and operations team.

Lead financial activities for the channels and Club portfolio including the coordination of planning, costing, forecasting, reporting, analysis, and financial goal setting with Channels and Club leader

Prepares estimates of new or proposed product costs by working directly with procurement, plant controllers and OBM’s to determine costs and develop pricing. Review for accuracy both the flattened and multilevel BOMs against visionary pricing and estimated costs.

Looks to understand cost drivers and prepares analysis to collaboratively address the cost drivers. Understands the drivers of revenue and gross margins, educates CB staff and decision-makers regarding financial results, and how the results are prepared.

Works closely with marketing and PI&D on new product costing and the collaborative effort to bring a new product to market, including product costing, timing, slotting, and allocated amounts.

Work collaboratively with all departments and other business units to achieve financial results via revenue growth and cost reductions.

Special Projects as assigned.


Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Years of Related Experience: 5+ years related experience


-Strong Accounting, Finance, and Information technology experience.

-Understanding of accounting principles, including current revenue recognition rules and cost accounting and the effect of leverage within fixed cost structures.

-Understanding of how to build a profit and loss statement.

-Project Management skills, influencing skills, problem-solving skills, advanced proficiency with numeric data analysis, and ability to manage competing priorities.

-Knowledge of cost accounting and the drivers of cost within a manufacturing and distribution environment.

-Advanced PC skills including the Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook.

Knowledge of pricing and trade programs in the CPG industry would be preferred

-Project Management skills, influencing skills, problem-solving skills, advanced proficiency with numeric data analysis, and ability to manage competing priorities.

-Advanced PC skills including the Microsoft Office Suite and Outlook.

Job Type: Exempt
Business Unit: Schwan's Consumer Brands, Inc.
Req #: 19002373
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