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Finance Manager

Austin, TX

Get ready to make a difference at Whole Foods Market ("WFM")! We're seeking a seasoned Finance professional to lead our Planning Consolidations team within Corporate Finance. As the Finance Manager, you'll be the mastermind behind crafting our financial plans for the short and long term, ensuring alignment among executives, and collaborating closely with Amazon finance on critical initiatives.

We're looking for someone with stellar communication skills who can seamlessly partner across departments to drive continuous improvement. If you're a problem-solving wizard with a knack for providing top-notch finance support to Senior Leadership, you're exactly who we need!

Join our team of experts who thrive in a fast-paced, ever-evolving environment. As a Whole Foods Finance Manager, you'll be a thought leader with a strong sense of ownership and unparalleled communication skills. Ready to take your finance career to the next level?

Additional Information:

This role will observe the 3-day hybrid office model and be based in Austin, TX.


  • Telling the Story: Communicate with WFM Executive leadership and Amazon peers to convey financial plans, present commentary on bridged items, and provide recommendations.
  • Financial Planning Execution: Drive the execution of annual planning, forecast guidance, and long-range planning modeling and deliverables to understand gaps, recommend solutions, and align WFM Executive Team and Amazon.
  • Process Improvement: Identification of business process improvements to support financial planning, including partnering with peer groups to develop, test and implement solutions, as well as drive year-over-year gains with a focus on long-term growth, scale, and simplification.
  • Ensure Accuracy and Integrity of Financial Plans: Dive deep to ensure modelling and load accuracy in coordinating forecast updates with internal and external business partners and challenge assumptions when necessary.
  • Consolidated P&L Management: Manages consolidation & input of topside and planning contingency initiatives.
  • Communication: Communicate financial analysis in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both verbally and in writing (written documents and/or PowerPoint) to executive leadership.
  • Drive Evolution: Lead and/or participate in cross functional projects as needed with a focus on process improvement and increased efficiency with the ability to document and transition final product.
  • Financial Analysis: Develop actionable, informed financial insights/models to assist executive decision-makers throughout the company (this includes sales, margins, income conversion, leverage, EBITDA, ROIC, etc.).
  • Share Subject Matter Expertise: Willingness and ability to train financial disciplines, specifically as they relate to financial reporting and analysis at WFM.
  • Drive Planning Processes: Strong organizational skills for managing forecast calendars including dates, deliverables, communication timelines for finance partners and senior leadership reviews.
  • Challenge the Status Quo: Build relationships with Senior Leadership where you can comfortably challenging assumptions and plans to drive dialogue and informed decision-making.
  • Ad-Hoc Support: Provide ad-hoc analysis and other duties as requested.
  • The above describes the general requirements for the position. It is not an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements as the business and needs evolve.


  • Bachelors degree, Finance or Accounting (MBA preferred).
  • Minimum of 7+ years of financial analysis experience.
  • 2+ years of leadership experience preferred.
  • Possess superb knowledge and understanding of financial systems, financial planning and analysis, and accounting principles.
  • Planning/Forecasting experience is a strong plus, preferably experience in a dynamic, scenario driven rolling forecast environment with a strong focus on accuracy.
  • Retail operations experience a plus
  • Presents problem analysis and recommended solutions in a creative and logical manner.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to present information in different forums and with all/multiple levels of leadership.
  • Positive attitude, ability to work well and fast under pressure, exceptional customer service attitude.
  • Ability to work independently and be self-directed, as well as be a team player.
  • Ability to thrive in an ever-changing environment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience in Enterprise Performance solutions –Workday Financials, Adaptive Insights, Power BI a plus.
  • Knowledge of Whole Foods Market principles and core values.

At Whole Foods Market, we provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all Team Members and candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, marital status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. Whole Foods Market hires and promotes individuals solely based on qualifications for the position to be filled and business needs.

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