Finance Manager, Operations - FIJI Water

  • Paso Robles, CA 93446, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

FIJI® Water, natural artesian water bottled at the source in Viti Levu (Fiji islands), is the No. 1 premium imported bottled water in the United States. Known for its iconic square bottle, soft mouthfeel and unique mineral profile, FIJI Water is the water of choice among discerning consumers and top chefs. Widely available at fine restaurants and hotels, all major retail channels and through a convenient home/business delivery service, FIJI Water has expanded globally to more than 90 countries. To discover Earth's Finest Water®, please visit www.fijiwater.com, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Instagram or Twitter.

The Wonderful Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Job Description

It's more than just water. FIJI Water is known for its iconic square bottle and unique mineral profile. Since 1996, FIJI Water has embodied what it means to be Earth's Finest Water® and is sold in more than 90 countries. FIJI Water is committed to doing business responsibly and seeking opportunities to make a difference. This means investing in sustainability, the environment, and local communities to enable positive change.

FIJI Water is currently seeking an Operations Finance Manager to forecast and analyze financial results, monitor variances, identify trends and efficiency of process, and recommend and present actions to all levels of management. As an integral part of the FIJI Water Finance Team, a qualified candidate must have experience with cost accounting and financial reporting and be a strong team player working in collaboration with international teams. This role requires initiative, drive and curiosity of the business -- a business that is more than just water. Since 1996, FIJI Water has been committed to doing business responsibly and seeking opportunities to make a difference.

The Operations Finance Manager supervises one direct report and works very closely with a team of four in Fiji. The role is based in Los Angeles, CA.

A Day In The Life at FIJI Water:

  • Lead development and execution of annual budgets and quarterly forecasts, focusing on underlying business drivers, key financial and operating metrics, and sensitivity analyses
  • Responsible for monthly financial reports, quarterly forecasts, and annual budgets​ in partnership with Corporate FP&A
  • Partner with plant finance and operations teams to develop and maintain budget/standard costs, cost estimate revisions, and actuals for end-to-end supply chain including:
    • Procurement of raw materials
    • Commodities
    • Production overhead
    • Logistics
  • Manage timelines and coordinate communication of key financial data points to enable functions to deliver complete and thorough business plans on time
  • Lead direct report on analyst responsibilities, including preparation of monthly close and journal entries, monthly department-level financials with variance explanations, department-level forecasting and budgeting, and assessment of key business metrics
  • Collaborate with Operations team to monitor budget adherence and ensure good financial decision-making
  • Own maintenance of internal transfer prices
  • Lead development of pro-forma financials for prospective new products
  • Take large quantities of financial data and analytic results and condense them into a coherent story with clear, easy-to-understand conclusions and implications
  • Utilize Oracle to develop value-added reporting tools
  • Understand financial operations of the business and educate others inside and outside the Finance team about the financial performance of their respective area
  • Focus on key performance indicators and/or ongoing process improvement opportunities
  • Partner with Accounting on annual audit
  • Work closely with the Operations team to understand past, current and future trends of material pricing, production cost and logistics expenses
  • Stay connected with current corporate and operations initiatives
  • Regularly review business processes and procedures and recommend changes to improve their efficiency and/or effectiveness as needed
  • Plan, review and analyze all capital spending projects & adherence to budget
  • Lead, mentor and development of direct report and collaborate closely with finance team in Fiji

Qualifications

Your Contribution to FIJI Water:

  • Extensive experience in leading CPG or retail enterprise FP&A and financial reporting
  • Development and management of the financial reporting for operations, cost of goods, and capital projects
  • Strong understanding of GAAP standards and procedures required
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills required; knowledge of VBA is a plus
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Statistics or a related field; MBA and/or CPA is preferred
  • Strong and meticulous analytical and strategic thinking skills
  • Collaborative team player, strong relationship-building, and active partnership with cross-functional teams and flexibility in managing across time zones
  • Hands-on / Roll up your sleeves approach, working with the team to produce high quality work products within strict timelines and changing priorities
  • Curious and wants to understand the "why", use knowledge to streamline
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently; high sense of urgency and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to interact, communicate effectively and present information regularly with department leadership and senior executives, and must be able to do so in a confident and professional manner
  • COVID vaccination will be required for this position unless candidate has a legally valid exemption

Additional Information

Wonderful's Dedication to You:

  • Competitive benefits package including Medical (including 24/7 online access to a physician), Vision, Dental and 401k with match eligibility
  • Opportunities for development and internal mobility
  • Manager and leadership training, biweekly L&OD webinars, and eLearning offerings
  • Companywide problem solving and continuous improvement training
  • Wonderful Giving (wonderfulgiving.com) - allowing you to donate company money to a cause of your choice
  • Company focus on wellness and health including virtual yoga and mindful meditation classes

Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Wonderful Company is a privately held $5 billion company dedicated to harvesting health around the world through its iconic consumer brands. The company’s 10,000 employees worldwide are committed to bringing consumers everywhere the freshest, most wholesome pistachios, citrus and pomegranates; bottling the finest water and wines; and creating colorful bouquets that are sure to touch the heart. This commitment is reflected in the company’s market share: Wonderful Pistachios® is America’s No. 1 tree nut and America’s fastest-growing snack; Wonderful® Halos® is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America; POM Wonderful® is the No. 1 100% pomegranate brand in America; FIJI® Water is America’s No. 1 premium imported bottled water brand; JUSTIN® Wine has the No. 1 Cabernet Sauvignon in California; and Teleflora® is the world’s leading floral delivery service.

The Wonderful Company’s connection to consumers has health at its heart and giving back at its core. The company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $1 billion invested in environmental sustainability; $65 million in charitable giving, education initiatives, and innovative health and wellness programs each year; and $143 million toward the construction of two charter school campuses in California’s Central Valley.

To learn more about The Wonderful Company, its products and its core values, visit www.wonderful.com, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. To view the current Corporate Social Responsibility report, visit www.wonderful.com/csr.

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