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Operations Finance Manager

Solon, OH +1

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.


If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.


We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.


This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.


The individual should have high self-awareness and be prepared to act in a leadership role to drive improvement throughout Operations and Technical & Production Finance through Nestle USA’s ways of winning: Agility, Speed, Collaboration, and Courage.

The individual will work on projects to help drive simplification and standardization of processes and development of reporting tools, along with on other ad hoc projects across the Manufacturing Finance organization as identified. Key areas of responsibility include financial planning and analysis, decision support to improve overall business performance, coordination of monthly financial close, performance management reporting and special projects. 


Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Financial Analysis & Decision Support:
  • Drive transparency and communication of risks and opportunities to key partners.
  • Collaborate with T&P finance across categories for the communication (identification of new practices, revision of current practices, understanding), implementation of Finance & Control Best Practices.
  • Provide timely and relevant analysis to customers from T&P to enable decision making and business planning.
  • Collaborate to understand key variance drivers and communicate supporting narrative; provide decision support to finance team and senior management.
  • Ad hoc projects related to standardization of reporting, improving internal controls, or increasing efficiencies. 

Requirements and Minimum Education Level:

  • BA/BS with major in Accounting or Finance, or BA/BS degree with coursework up to and including intermediate accounting
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in Accounting/Finance 

Preferred Qualifications and Skills:

  • Food industry experience
  • Hands-on knowledge of US Generally Accepted Accounting Standards (US GAAP) or International Accounting Standards (IAS) assumptions, principles and constraints (i.e. economic equity, going concern, monetary unit, periodic reporting, historical cost, revenue recognition matching, full disclosure, cost-benefit relationship, materiality, and conservatism)
  • Proven ability to design financial & non-financial measurements and key performance indicators to drive improved business performance
  • Decision support skills 
  • Knowledge of budget preparation and forecasting for cost centers / balance sheet accounts
  • Ability to understand and communicate the drivers of product profit & loss 
  • Complex financial modeling skills 
  • Knowledge of the principles of cost accounting and activity-based costing
  • Ideal candidate will be mobile for a Factory Controller role in the US
  • Previous experience in manufacturing finance is a plus
  • Computer skills: MS Windows including intermediate Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; basic Access, and experience using SAP

Proven Ability To:

  • Effectively manage competing priorities by choosing those deliverables that will have the highest impact on the performance results
  • Manage/prioritize time, information, and resources effectively in order to meet deadlines and respond to requests on a timely basis; multi-task
  • Network across functional and divisional silos
  • Build, focus and motivate effective teams
  • Influence business decisions with concrete financial support
  • Resolve conflicts / discrepancies positively and professionally
  • Work independently in solving business issues and taking initiative
  • Partner with the customer / other functional teams to drive business results and meet deliverables
  • Recommend possible strategic courses of action to capitalize on business opportunities
  • Identify risks and opportunities
  • Communicate effectively and professionally in written and verbal form, including presentation skills


It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.


To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. 

In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.


The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law.

Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at [email protected] or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467


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