Director, Finance - Kroger Team

  • Company: Coca-Cola
  • Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Posted: February 19, 2017
  • Reference ID: 39618
This is the senior finance position on the Kroger Team based in Cincinnati. The Director operates as mini-CFO and business partner to the functional organizations covering the Kroger business across the United Sates. Responsible for driving and delivering business and financial results (265 MM EQ cases and $1.4B Rev). Finance Director leads a team of (5 or 6) dedicated finance resources and is a member of the Kroger Cross-functional Leadership Team located in Cincinnati, OH. The business model includes all routes to market (DSD, Foodservice and Warehouse). The role interfaces and influences both the North American bottling partners and the customer. This role offers great exposure and challenge due to national scope across all system bottlers, complex customer pricing and settlement processes, and the magnitude of customer impact to the Coca-Cola North America system business results.

Accountabilities include:

• Execute strategic business plan and delivery of business and financial results.
• Complete understanding and financial leadership of plan delivery; all routes to market.
• Lead Volume forecast, analysis of business results and recommending forward actions to close gaps to plan or accelerate the business results. • Lead Financial Management with the Customer; which requires strong customer focus and influence (routine meetings, changing business processes).
• Lead and Implement financial reporting routines and metrics.
• Improve and sustain strong control environment through financial gap analysis; initiate action to remediate issues and reduce financial risk
• Develop strong partnership with PRGM and Sales.
• Steward company assets including capital expenditure analysis & RFAs.
• Ensure accuracy and integrity of financial metric delivery.
• Lead a local team: recruit, develop and sustain a diverse and high-performing team.

Primary Responsibilities:
Business Leadership
• Serve as a consultant and subject matter expert to the team on significant matters relating to financial policies, programs, profitability and P&L implications.
• Support broad cross-functional leadership team in financial analysis and financial strategy issues and business opportunities.
• Oversee P&L Management and accounting - including interface with Shared Services and Headquarters finance teams.
• Lead weekly forecast processes and routine for DSD bottling system forecasting.
• Oversee management of significant Trade Budget; comply with all governance requirements and provide stewardship to the North American bottling system.
• Collaborate with NRS Finance Leadership team on financial routines, policy setting and projects.
• Lead weekly forecast processes and routine for DSD bottling system forecasting.
• Finance/Controls Leadership: SME on implementation and monitoring of Bottler Governance model.
• Ensure the implementation and consistent execution of standard business policies and practices as they relate to Internal Controls.

People Leadership:
• Develop a diverse and high performing team.
• Coach, guide, and mentor finance team in managing & building their quantitative and analytical skills
• Establish key relationships that can be leveraged to strengthen team capabilities and to provide career advancement opportunities in the organization.

Position requirements:

Education Minimum Required : Bachelors' degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance, or Business

Experience Minimum Required :
• 12-15 years
• Strong understanding of various routes to market (DSD business executed though Franchise bottlers is the primary P&L driver); to include understanding of Volume, GP and RGM.
• Business Planning / Rolling Estimate Process. Knowledge of business planning and rolling estimate processes and procedures. This includes applying forecasting techniques and skills to develop and evaluate business goals and strategies, analyzing information to derive insights and implications to initiate planning and/or re-planning, and controlling actual results versus budget.
• Strong Influencing skills required to interface with Customer and Franchise Bottlers in resolving and leading change around financial policies and practices.
• Ability to navigate and manage through ambiguity and process change.

Financial Policies and Procedures:
• Knowledge of the Company's financial policies and procedures including Standard Practices and Procedures, Standard Accounting Codes, Reporting And Budgeting, Code of Business Conduct, as well as internal policies and procedures specific to area of responsibility.
• Financial Systems and Processes. Knowledge of Bottler systems preferred.
• Financial Reporting. Knowledge of Company's financial reporting processes and procedures.
• Forecasting. Knowledge of and ability to make projections into the future (volume, financial statements, economic data, consumer preference, headcount, etc.) and use these projections to help plan future operations.
• Financial Analysis. Ability to perform financial analyses to assist in exploring strategic options, developing creative solutions to complex business issues, and/or supporting decision-making. This includes the ability to perform unique analyses and analyses that require the application of single or multiple financial and non-financial concepts and tools (e.g., NPV, IRR, Discounted Cash Flow, statistical analyses, contribution, economic analyses, loss projection, exposure analysis, risk assessment).
• Financial Statement Analysis. The ability to conduct financial statement (e.g., income statement, balance sheet, and cash flow) analyses. This includes reviewing financial statement(s), identifying the issues, and/or making a decision or recommendation based on that review.
• Operations and Economics. Knowledge of business, organization, functions, operational and/or financial processes necessary to effectively perform internal Company analyses and/or transactions.

Specialized Technical Skills :
• Solid foundation and knowledge of all required GAAP, FASB and regulatory requirements.
• Business and Strategic Planning experience
• Annual Budgeting / Forecasting expertise
• Knowledge of various reporting systems - UFP, KAEP, CAS, UPVR, MNC
• Strong influencing skills in a Customer Selling environment

Honesty and integrity have always been cornerstone values of The Coca-Cola Company. Our passion for people of integrity mirrors our spirited drive for total quality in our brands. These and other elements allow the company to sustain strategic practices and drive business performance. The Personnel Integrity Assurance Program is another step toward making The Coca-Cola Company the premier workplace. This process includes a pre-employment background investigation that applies to all applicants employees and contractors of the company. The scope of this inquiry may cover such elements as education employment history a criminal history check reference checks and a pre-employment drug screen. Designated countries or sensitive positions within the company may have more stringent standards.

At The Coca-Cola Company you can cultivate your career in a challenging and dynamic environment. We are the largest manufacturer and distributor of nonalcoholic drinks in the world-selling more than 1 billion drinks a day. Unlock your full potential with a future-focused company that is known and respected throughout the world.

Full moving and relocation package.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
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