Finance Manager - Sales Strategy

Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

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.

This position serves as the Chief Financial Manager to the Vice President Business Unit Sales, focused on driving sales, operating profit and share growth across all retailer customer for assigned Business Unit. This position supports customer development organizational goals through the development and execution of effective and efficient business plans, detailed financial analysis involving trade investments and gap closing opportunities, and robust control and compliance discipline.

In this role, you will:

  • Financial and strategic advisor to the VP BU Sales and BU Sales Team - Provide financial advice and counsel on all pertinent business matters by proactively supplying ongoing, timely, and meaningful financial analysis, including but not limited to business results, trade investment choices, and gap management programs.
  • Deliver value to the organization with expert financial analysis, business consulting services and management of highly effective business planning and internal control processes.
  • Foster a highly productive energetic environment in which smart risk taking and bias towards action is encouraged and rewarded.
  • Provide management oversight and control to ensure trade spending guidelines are met and that trade investment is efficient and effective.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to delivering breakthrough value by proactively presenting ideas to generate incremental and profitable sales.
  • Drive action and inspire change across functions through strong collaboration and communication, particularly with Brand Finance, BU Sales Analysts, Revenue Management and Customer Finance.
  • Ensure application of efficient and effective financial and operating controls within the Corporation.
  • Promote sound internal control programs and support the Corporation's requirement for strong central financial control by reporting, to the Director of Finance - Customer Development, whenever Corporate Financial Policies or instructions are not being followed or appear inappropriate, inadequate or out-of-date.

The successful candidate will join the Customer Development team and report to the Director of Finance, Customer Development.

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 Finance or related field
  • 5+ years proven and progressive experience in corporate finance and / or business analysis
  • Previous P&L responsibility and Consumer Business experience along with a thorough understanding of forecasting techniques is required
  • Strong knowledge of sales fundamentals and the purpose of trade investments
  • Strong business judgment, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Strategic thinker who is willing to operate outside their comfort zone and has the courage to challenge the status quo
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills to drive change cross-functionally
  • Exceptional ability to influence without authority
  • Passion to be an integral partner to the business. Role and environment requires a person that will be an active member of the leadership team

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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