Sr. Director, DSD Finance in Northlake, IL at Keurig Dr Pepper

Date Posted: 12/6/2019

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Job Description



This position is responsible for providing strategic and financial leadership for $1.9B revenue Direct Store Delivery (DSD) business in the North US region supporting two Business Unit General Managers and their cross function leadership teams.   This position manages four direct reports and an extended organization of approx. 30 with overall responsibilities of all aspects of finance, accounting and compliance supporting commercial and operational business partners with executing strategic goals and financial plan.

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Provide strategic financial leadership support the DSD Business Unit General Managers and leadership cross functionally over Sales, Revenue Growth Management, Local Marketing and Operations.
  • Develop and report on quality metrics and analytics to influence effective decision making and achieving business top-line and Operating Income growth plan. This includes but not limited to strategic pricing, D&A, retail execution, new business development opportunities, M&A activities and operational cost productivity and expense management, right-sizing service levels, etc.  
  • Present and/or participate on DSD Business Reviews meetings, Trade Board Review meetings, National and Regional Account Business Reviews and other special project steering committees to ensure financial plan and strategic goals are being achieved.
  • Develop and establish a High Performance team and culture in a fast moving environment to execute strategic goals and execute effective and quality decision making.
  • Responsible building the Annual Operating Plan to achieve company strategic and financial goals inclusive of Business Cost Management (BCM) process to build the plan and targeting value capture opportunities to reduce cost in DSD and free up cash flow to reinvest into the company.
  • Responsible managing a FP&A team with all aspects of weekly/monthly forecast activities and financial modeling.
  • Lead, participate and support KDP Transformation Projects in Finance, DSD and other functional areas.
  • Lead, participate and/or support Six Sigma Lean activities and events within DSD. Foster employee-led Lean events and support Lean Daily Management in all aspect of operations.
  • Continuously improve metric and reporting to foster the development of Lean Daily Management principles and practices within our distribution centers, and visual management with management and our BU leadership. Ensure all metric and reporting is value added and links back to achieving our Goal Deployment objectives and financial plan.  Rationalize metrics that are not used or add value.
  • Responsible for Business Unit and Region level General Ledger month-end close, financial reporting, balance sheet account reconciliations and working with Corporate Controllers, Supply Chain Finance, Tax, A/R, A/P Payroll, Risk and other departments with all aspects region accounting/financial requirements for the region and ensuring the P/L is fairly stated.
  • Responsible for managing Regional Finance Directors and their respective teams with all aspects of financial reporting and analysis including preparation of P/L and cause of change, business review presentations, financial metric and KPI reporting, sales analysis, volume rate & mix analysis, ad-hoc financial modeling (i.e. BU/Region profitability growth, cost-to-serve, network optimization, dynamic routing, real estate), labor analysis, etc.
  • Routinely meet and visit operations to better understand voice of customer and conduct process observations (i.e. as part of a Lean Kaizen/CAP event, Compliance Review, market tour, etc.) to continuously improve financial support to your commercial and operational customers, achieve strategic and financial goals and find opportunities to eliminate waste.
  • Oversight and responsibility for distribution center and operations to ensure compliance/adherence to internal controls for the BU & Regions. Have routine meetings with Distribution Center Management to discuss Operational Compliance findings and remediation.   Also, work with Corporate Audit on engagements and develop necessary corrective action plans to close out risk based audit findings.  
  • Provide technical and analytical guidance in identifying and solving problems with the functional areas of the department and region.



Requirements

Pre-requisites:

  • Excellent Leadership Skills required including drive, decision making, self-direction, influence, presentation and verbal/written communications
  • BBA/BS Degree in Accounting or Finance required.
  • Minimum of 12 - 15 years related finance or accounting experience. Management experience over General Accounting and/or Financial Forecasting, Planning & Analysis functions required.
  • Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry experience highly desired and a plus.
  • CPA and/or MBA a plus
  • Strong analytical and technical skills – must be able to model business requirements and prepare 'what-if' analyses. Good understanding of business process and analysis tools. 
  • Highly proficient in Excel and other MS office applications; proficiency in SAP, TM1, Salient, BW, BPC and/or HFM is a plus.
  • Willing to travel up to 50%.



Company Overview & EEO Statement

Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) is a leading coffee and beverage company in North America with dual headquarters in Burlington, MA and Plano, TX, with annual revenue in excess of $11 billion. KDP holds leadership positions in soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, water, juice and juice drinks and mixers, and markets the #1 single serve coffee brewing system in the U.S. The Company maintains an unrivaled distribution system that enables its portfolio of more than 125 owned, licensed and partner brands to be available nearly everywhere people shop and consume beverages. With a wide range of hot and cold beverages that meet virtually any consumer need, KDP key brands include Keurig®, Dr Pepper®, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters®, Canada Dry®, Snapple®, Bai®, Mott’s® and The Original Donut Shop®. The Company employs more than 25,000 employees and operates more than 120 offices, manufacturing plants, warehouses and distribution centers across North America.

Benefits built for you: Our people are the heart of our business, which is why we offer robust benefits to support your health and wellness as well as your personal and financial well-being. We also provide employee programs designed to enhance your professional growth and development while ensuring you feel valued, inspired and appreciated at work.

Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and affirmatively seeks diversity in its workforce. Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. recruits qualified applicants and advances in employment its employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, ethnic or national origin, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Candidates must be able to pass a background check and drug test, as applicable for the role.