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Chicago IL Full Time Posted: Wednesday, 15 January 2020
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A mutually rewarding experience.

Work. Realize your ambitions. And realize there's more to being in business than just making a profit. That's the Mars philosophy. And the opportunity we offer every one of our Associates. An opportunity to take what you do and make it mean more for you, for those around you and for the planet. What you get here is challenging, interesting work. You get the tools you need to do a great job and you get to have the best possible people on your side to help you do it. And at the same time as getting to find ways to do business better today than we did it yesterday and driving a great career, you also get to build a more enlightened business and drive sustainability.

Because it's never just about a single person, a single project or a single brand. It's about how you can grab everything that's within your reach here and use it to pursue mutual, long-term gain. It's about having ideas. And ideals. Being prepared to risk failure because the promise of success means we'll all be a little better off. It's that mix of integrity and ambition that makes Mars such a special place to work. And why working here is always about more than just a job.

About Mars, Incorporated

Mars is a family-owned business with more than a century of history making diverse products and offering services for people and the pets people love. With almost $35 billion in sales, the company is a global business that produces some of the world's best-loved brands: M&M's®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, MILKY WAY®, DOVE®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, WHISKAS®, EXTRA®, ORBIT®, 5, SKITTLES®, UNCLE BEN'S®, MARS DRINKS and COCOAVIA®. Mars also provides veterinary health services that include BANFIELD® Pet Hospitals, Blue Pearl®, VCA® and Pet Partners . Headquartered in McLean, VA, Mars operates in more than 80 countries. The Mars Five Principles - Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom - inspire its more than 100,000 Associates to create value for all its partners and deliver growth they are proud of every day.

Our Sales & SRM Senior Finance Analyst, working in collaboration with the US Sales Finance Manager, will provide financial support to our Sales organization. In this capacity the primary objectives will include:

  • Completion of Sales Financial close processes
  • Support of Trade and Sales budgeting processes (S&OP and Annual Planning)
  • Delivery of the implementation of a new Trade Management System

Ongoing support of our US SRM agenda

Sales Financial Close Processes:

  • Working with MGFS in the preparation of period end journals required to correctly recognize Trade investment expenditure for US Food market; together with Balance Sheet reconciliations for trade accounts
  • Partnership with MGFS and Sales Organization to ensure timely resolution/clearance of Trade Deductions
  • Preparation of period reporting on Trade expenditure and NSV growth for use by Sales Finance Manager, US Sales Directors and to the US and Global Food Management Team including reconciliation to Accounting (SAP) and Trade systems
  • Partnership with Financial Control and Sales Operations teams in the continuous monitoring and improvement of trade expenditure controls including responsibility for the completion of quarterly Trade Audits to ensure accurate and timely recognition of Trade Expenditure
  • Provision of support to the US Sales Finance Manager on adhoc basis to complete additional analysis and investigation with regards to Trade Expenditure and Sales Performance

Trade & Sales Budgeting Process:

  • Prepare and review consolidated Trade and NSV forecasts - leveraging standardized ways of working enabled through implementation of new Trade Management Tools
  • Work in collaboration with FP&A team to ensure timely submission of S&OP forecast
  • Provide support to Sales Finance Manager in the preparation of an Annual Plan
  • SRM Agenda:

  • Support Sales team in the realisation of Trade Promotional Excellence in collaboration with the Sales Finance Manager and Trade Optimization Manager
  • Responsibility for hands on support in the implementation of new TPE Platform (Visual Fabriq) including the implementation of trade controls and forecasting/reporting capabilities
  • Provide ongoing support to the continuous improvement of SRM tools (ie Visual Fabriq and Customer Profitability Models) used by the US Food business
  • Provide adhoc analytical support to the Sales team in connection with customer negotiations

Job Specifications/Requirements:

Required Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration.

Strong preference for having completed an MBA, CPA, CMA or equivalent years of experience in finance/business related areas.

Demonstrated financial accounting skills and planning experience as well as proven cross-functional experience

Required: High level of proficiency in SAP and Excel; Preferred: Proficiency in using Power BI

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Chicago IL, United States of America
1/15/2020 12:19:39 AM

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