Nestle Waters North America National Finance Manager in Stamford, Connecticut

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 water and tea products to thirsty consumers. Our drivers and unit leaders 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 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.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Support MBS/GBS (Market and Global Business Strategy) for Total P&L:

  • Support strategic analysis and financial modeling including macro analytics and competitive benchmarking

  • Drive calendar deliverables as interface to BP&A, including R&O submission

Support Annual Plan/Budget and Dynamic Forecast process for Total P&L:

  • Support financial modeling and lead consolidation of all processes

  • Drive calendar deliverables as interface to BP&A, including R&Os

Develop and support key analytics and monthly reporting for EVP and Division CFO

Provide key business insights to the ReadyRefresh NMT on financial decisions and risk analysis

Lead planning, analysis, forecasting and reporting for structural costs including, but not limited to: MOGE, FDE, Headcount and National Cost Centers

Interface to BP&A for all national reporting/planning/forecasting processes, including R&Os

Lead and execute select annual processes (ie-exempt employee bonus achievement, merit increases)

Provide financial support for ReadyRefresh Strategic Initiatives

Lead M&A process and financial modeling for customer list acquisitions or divestitures; perform cash flow valuations and lead approval process

Support Core Financial Processes including Total P&L Management, MGR, DF, OPL and MBS

Support Zero Based Budgeting (ZBB) reporting, analytics and performance metrics

Support NCE for ReadyRefresh Finance including Operational Master Plan (OMP) evolution and execution of Operational Reviews, Problem Solving and Standard Routines

Ensure that all financial processes comply with Nestle Accounting Standards and Compliance guidelines

Support Internal and Nestle Audit processes as required, including Internal Control Self-Assessment process

Support ReadyRefresh Balance Sheet Review, Analytics and Reconciliation

  • Support annual SKU Rationalization process for ReadyRefresh

Qualifications Key qualifications include:

Minimum of 10 years of experience in finance-specific roles required

Minimum 7 years of experience in a Direct to Consumer or Consumer Packaged Goods Company required

Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Finance or Accounting required

Strategic thought leadership a big-picture view while executing functional requirements

Mergers and Acquisition valuation experience required

Strong focus in process management, experience in process improvement projects preferred

Keen ability to concisely ascertain sometimes ambiguous objectives, conduct meaningful analysis, and transform such analysis into practical and easy-to-understand, executive-level narratives

Strong understanding of forecasting and planning in a consumer and customer-oriented environment

Personal and professional accountability standards that align with NWNA Aspirations & Beliefs

High level of proficiency in Excel, Essbase, Powerpoint required proficiency in SAP preferred

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, capable of multi-tasking and comfortable under pressure

Outstanding organizational and follow up skills

We offer competitive pay based on education, experience, and other qualifications. We offer comprehensive benefits including medical, prescription, dental, vision, flex, life, disability, EAP, 401(k) with match, profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and more.

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