Vertical Careers, Inc.

Sr.|Manager, FP&A growing privately held Consumer Products Manufacturer/Distributor

Vertical Careers, Inc. - Dallas, TX


*NEW EXCITING ROLE due to GROWTH!!! Title flexible depending on experience. **RELOCATION OFFERED!**

Our client is a CPG Manufacturer/Distributor Headquartered in Los Angeles; however, they are expanding to a 2nd location in Dallas, Texas where this position will be based. Currently remote or in LA till Office is complete. They are currently looking for a passionate, solutions driven FP&A Manager/Senior Manager to join their Finance team.The FP&A Manager will be responsible to providing financial analytics, recommendations, and leadership support to the Marketing & Sales’ organization. In addition, the role is responsible for budgeting and forecasting as well as decision support of the broader organization as necessary. This role reports to the Director, FP&A.

  • Providing Sales with financial expertise and recommendations that enable effective decision-making within the business.
  • Evaluate marketing, sales/trade spend opportunities via ROI analysis, conducting variance analysis of budget and/or rolling forecast compared against actual performance; using analytics and financial modeling to advise/recommend management on decisions such as how to improve performance, minimize risk or capture new trade/sales opportunities.
  • Must be comfortable performing complex analyses and able to articulate the results/findings in terms understandable to the clients.

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage Sales & Marketing Budgeting, Financial Forecasting, and Operating Plan(s) processes
  • Represent the Sales function in the review and assessment of monthly/quarterly and annual results, preparation of volume and trade forecasts and the build of Sales Bottom up Plans
  • Own the financial analysis in support of Marketing, Trade Spend initiatives, customer P/L, and cost to serve.
  • Train and educate Sales & Marketing teammates and potential subordinates
  • Shape pricing development and strategy with insightful market analytics, mix/portfolio analyses, and ownership of the pricing model
  • Support Innovation initiatives with analytical recommendations, modeling, and post launch metrics to deliver appropriate price points and profitability considerations from concept testing through development and commercialization
  • Work with Business Intelligence to co-create and prepare ad-hoc business performance and dashboard reporting
  • Increase productivity by developing automated applications, eliminating duplication, and coordinating information requirements
  • Apply advanced modeling tools, metrics, and planning techniques to drive multi-departmental process improvements through best practices

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business related field; MBA and/or CPA preferred
  • 3+ or more years’ experience as Manager Financial Planning and Analysis [FP&A] preferably supporting Sales & Marketing
  • CPG, food & beverage, manufacturing and/or wholesale/distribution industry experience strongly preferred
  • Ideally public/private mix but open to straight Public Accounting from Regional to Big 4 CPA firms with above industry experience
  • Experience with analyzing & developing financial business models, analysis of financial reports & [KPI] metrics and preparation of thorough reports used for senior management
  • Experience with syndicated data, financial modeling and analysis
  • Cost and manufacturing experience desired and comfortable with the manufacturing environment.
  • System experience with Trade and Financial Planning Systems, Microsoft Dynamics or other large ERP platform reporting systems are a plus
  • Experience with Systems implementations, immigrations, upgrades and /or optimization a plus
  • Exceptional Communication and Leadership skills to help build a FP&A team, elevate, coach, mentor and delegate
  • Advanced user of Excel: pivot table, vlookup, macros and VBA a plus

Posted On: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Compensation: up to $160K + Bonus

Position Contact
Eva Chiu
Managing Partner| Executive Search
(626) 608-5228,

Eva Chiu has 20 years of specialized staffing and recruitment expertise. Eva is known for her energy, enthusiasm and passion for connecting the right people with the right opportunities whereby helping you "Step Up in the World!" Her dedication to providing the highest quality service to both clients and candidates is one of her strongest attributes. Prior to Vertical Careers, Eva spent nearly 10 years with one of the nation’s largest specialized staffing firms first, as an account manager, and then as an executive recruiter specializing in accounting and finance professionals, achieving numerous accolades, including:

  • Superstars 2003, 2004 (Account Manager)
  • Superstars 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009 & 2010 (Executive Recruiter)
  • Rookie of the Year 2005 (Executive Recruiter)
  • Southern California Executive Recruiter of The Year 2006
  • Platinum Club 2006, 2008 & 2010 (Top 5%)
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