Nestle Waters North America Zone Business Manager in Jersey City, New Jersey

As the nation s leading bottled water company, Nestl Waters North America is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we re also committed to developing our people enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed.

Nestl Waters consists of four business units: Corporate, Retail, Supply Chain and ReadyRefresh by Nestl . Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you ll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that s challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You ll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It s a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.

ReadyRefresh by Nestl is one of the most visible parts of the Nestl Waters business, delivering healthy hydration to customers where they need it most. It s another example of how we are committed to helping people maintain a healthy lifestyle. You ve no doubt seen our trucks on the road, on their way to bring our still and sparkling water products to thirsty consumers. Our ZBMs are the backbone of the ReadyRefresh team. By joining this fast-growing area of our organization you ll have the opportunity to share in our mission with a real sense of ownership and the freedom to succeed in your role. It s a chance to apply your skills and experience to work that s as challenging as it is rewarding. Whether collaborating as a team to deliver superior customer service or making a lasting impact with your individual accomplishments, you ll be an essential and valuable element of our success. We ll make sure you receive the support, benefits and development you need to build the perfect career.

The Zone Business Manager serves on the Zone Leadership team and provides the finance and business acumen necessary to achieve P&L objectives for the Customer Operations organization including labor and cost controls/performance metrics, and ultimately operating margin for the zone. The ZBM leads evaluating cost decisions, providing detailed analysis and forecast modeling and ensuring the broad understanding of the financial targets and achievement across the zone. The ZBM provides direction, education, systems support and evaluation skills to ensure policy and business practice compliance. As the financial copilot for the zone, the ZBM is responsible for providing in-depth analysis and decision support/leadership for all Zone actions. Possessing a strong service orientation, strategic business focus and excellent attention to detail, the ZBM will evaluate monthly labor & cost performance towards improving business results vs. objective. This position will also be responsible for the direct leadership and development of branch administrators and ensuring process compliance across the zone.

Responsibilities/Duties :

Financial Stewardship and Guidance:

Communicate business results to all levels of the organization via proactive presentations, interactions and modeling/coaching efforts with team members

Lead effectively across functions to create a thorough understanding of business results and finance metrics, proactively identify opportunities, and encourage passion for improvement and goal attainment across the organization

Serve as a senior leader in the zone to influence business outcomes & decisions, while providing key business advisory to the Zone Manager on finance decisions and risk analysis

Ensuring focus on exceptional cost control processes

Financial Process Oversight:

Strong fiduciary responsibility to ensure that financial statements comply with GAAP standards and accurately reflect the zone s business performance

Ensure effective control of company assets including cash processing and deposits; finished goods inventory results and controls; fleet asset costs and parts inventory; real estate costs, lease arrangements and performance; all IT equipment and controls; payroll processing.

Ownership of developing and completing the annual financial plan for the zone

Lead owner of accurate forecasting processes and ownership of monthly P&L review process

Leadership and Development:

Active support and peer leadership as a member of the Field and National finance teams

Primary owner of Branch Administrator coaching and development plans & annual reviews

Active support of ongoing succession process across the zone [Organization & Talent Review]

Lead and influence continuous excellence culture utilizing improvement methodologies, concepts, and tools (i.e. Nestle Continuous Excellence, TPM, Lean/Six Sigma).



Successful Candidates Will Possess:

Minimum 10 years business experience in a finance-specific role, with emphasis on planning/decision support across a full P+L (revenues and expenses).

Experience in consumer packaged goods preferred.

BA degree in Finance or Accounting required, MBA preferred

3-5 years of experience in leading people

Continuous improvement experience preferred

Excellent communication skills are essential, particularly in regard to presenting the results of analyses to management

Good knowledge of SAP, Essbase and Microsoft office tools

Nestl Waters North America is the nation s leading bottled water company. Our water brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, Nestl Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, Perrier and Acqua Panna. We re passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America. As a valuable part of our team, you ll receive a competitive total rewards package something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It s not just the work that you ll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you ll receive exactly the kind of benefits you d expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at Nestl Waters?

The Nestl Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

Category: Finance, Nestle Waters, Management