Finance Manager, Customer Development

Neenah, Wisconsin

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

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Job Info

You're not the person who will settle for just any role. Neither are we. Because we're out to create Better Care for a Better World, and that takes a certain kind of person and teams who care about making a difference. Here, you'll bring your professional expertise, talent, and drive to building and managing our portfolio of iconic, ground-breaking brands. In this role, you'll help us deliver better care for billions of people around the world. It starts with YOU.

In this fast paced, highly interactive role, you will contribute to the achievement of net sales, profit and share objectives by partnering with our Customer Development team in the development and execution of effective and efficient customer business plans while providing the team with timely financial analysis and insights to facilitate sound business decisions. The Finance Manager - Customer Development role provides you an opportunity to influence price and promotional activities with customers, in essence, acting as CFO to the Customer Development team.

In this role, you will:

  • Provide the Customer Development team with financial advice and counsel on all pertinent business matters by supplying ongoing, timely, and meaningful financial analysis, both routine and as needed, of business results, trade promotion, and other expenses. Information provided should include both the impact to KC and to the Customer.
  • Provide external information to the Customer where required in support of joint annual planning, budgeting and event analysis. The level of support is dictated by the specific need of the customer.
  • Coordinate the Integrated Customer Business Plan process to ensure timelines are met and plans are delivered. Be the central point of contact for the forecasting of Volume, Sales and Trade Promotion for long range planning. Identify opportunities for process improvement.
  • Track and evaluate Team performance results versus budget and forecasts and provide status updates to the Director of Sales, including analysis of change and recommendations for plan adjustments needed to deliver team objectives. Identify growth opportunities arising from areas such as product profit mix, promotion efficiencies, and trade return on investment.
  • Assist the Customer Business Partners in developing and implementing cost effective promotion plans. Perform post promotion event analyses as necessary to ensure event efficiencies match expectations and recommend changes to future events where appropriate.
  • Provide management oversight to Trade Spending including making recommendations for the allocation of Trade funds and communicating funding requirements to the Headquarter teams.
  • Penetrate the Customer organization to develop a strong relationship between KC and the Customer.
  • Ensure application of efficient and effective financial and operating controls. Promote sound internal control programs and support the Corporation's requirement for strong central financial control by reporting to the Associate Director, Finance - Customer Development whenever Corporate Financial Policies or instructions are not being followed or appear inappropriate, inadequate or out-of-date.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to quality performance through personal example by adopting a customer-based approach to business support.
  • Communicate fully with superiors, subordinates, and others who have need to know. Be informative without being obtrusive or vexatious. Communicate in a way that is timely, yet prompt; complete, yet concise; and clear, yet responsive.

The successful candidate will join the Customer Development team and report to the Associate Director of Digital and Grocery/Broker Accounts.

About Us

At Kimberly-Clark, you'll be part of the best teams committed to driving innovation and growth. We're founded on 150 years of market leadership, and we're always looking for new and better ways to perform-so what can you do with that? There's no time like the present to make an impact at Kimberly-Clark. It's all here for you at Kimberly-Clark.

Led by Purpose. Driven by You.

About You

You're driven to perform at the highest level possible, and you appreciate a performance culture fueled by authentic caring. You want to be part of a company actively dedicated to sustainability, inclusion, wellbeing, and career development.

To succeed in this role, you will need the following qualifications:

  • BS degree in Finance or related field
  • 5+ years of proven and progressive experience in finance.
  • High degree of financial competence. Knowledge of the financial and business implications of general business practices is essential.
  • Strong business judgment, problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Exceptional ability to influence without authority.
  • Demonstration of team leadership skills (formal or informal).
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
  • Previous P&L responsibility and Consumer Business experience along with a thorough understanding of forecasting techniques is preferred.

Total Benefits

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Hybrid Work Arrangements: You're looking to make a difference. When and where it works best for you. And at Kimberly Clark, we're constantly exploring new ideas on how, when, and where we can best achieve results. When you join our team, you'll experience Flex That Works, flexible work (hybrid) arrangements that empower you to have purposeful time in the office and partner with your leader to make flexibility work for both you and the business.

For Kimberly-Clark to grow and prosper, we must be an inclusive organization that applies the diverse experiences and passions of its team members to brands that make life better for people all around the world. We actively seek to build a workforce that reflects the experiences of our consumers. When you bring your original thinking to Kimberly-Clark, you fuel the continued success of our enterprise. We are a committed equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional information about the compensation and benefits for this role are available upon request. You may contact 866-444-4516 for assistance. You must include the six digit Job # with your request.

The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

K-C will support in-country relocation for the chosen candidate for the role, benefits provided will be per the terms of K-C's applicable mobility policies. The benefits/policy provided will decided in K-C's sole discretion.


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