Manager, Market Unit Finance

  • Company: Coca-Cola
  • Posted: February 08, 2017
  • Reference ID: 00064213
Job ID: 00064213


• Key advisor to the senior leadership of the SoCal Market Unit, providing thought leadership and strategic thinking, influencing and driving change, and leading and developing a large supporting organization supporting Net Revenue of $1B and Volume of 93MM cases
• Primary finance liaison between the Market Unit Sales Operations, Distribution Center (DC) management and the Region Finance Team. 
• Consultant to market unit cross functional business partners in the development and input of business strategies that drive topline growth and control of $278MM annual operating expenses. 
• Provides financial leadership, insights and analytical support to distribution center and market unit management teams
• Supports market unit regarding financial forecasting, OPEX planning, and results analysis 
• Monitor, communicates and supports adherence to internal controls and consistent execution of standard business processes within the Market Unit including 11 Distribution Centers 
• Champion process improvement initiatives at the distribution center and Market Unit levels. 
Business Partner (65%)
• Collaborate with Market Unit Leadership Team and functional leadership to develop annual Market Unit business plan. Develop detailed cost center operating expense budgets. Analyze and communicate risks/opportunities inherent the annual business plan and work to solve gaps. Educate key stakeholders on plan assumptions and accountabilities 
• Interpret and summarize key business indicators to provide market unit sales and supply chain management analysis and insights that facilitate timely and impactful decisions 
• Review and analyze MU financial statements for material variances. Assess the root causes and discuss corrective actions with MU and OU HQ leadership 
• Identifies risk and opportunities in volume forecast and collaborates with region sales team on gap solving. Steward OCM monitoring/tracking to provide detailed analysis and insights on risk/opportunities in operating expenses 
• Responsible for the implementation and consistent execution of standard business practices and policies throughout the market unit 
• Monitor the internal control environment through direct management of DC Business Managers 
• Drive continued focus on internal control environment through active coaching/management 
• Support the Incentives COE in the execution of non-AIP incentives 
• Support and lead development of streamlined processes in delivering OU/MU initiatives 
• Perform periodic/quarterly trade and facility visits to assist in the assessment of opportunities for improvements in execution

Building Capabilities (35%)
• Collaborate with Product Supply and Region Sales organizations to drive process improvement and ensure adherence to internal controls

Requires 25 – 40% travel


• BA/BS in Accounting or Finance or the equivalent combination of education and experience

• Five to ten years of related business experience 
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint). 

• Soft drink industry or consumer packaged goods experience 
• Proven people leadership skills 
• 3+ years of experience in business planning and analysis, along with P&L management 
• Experience in preparing financial information for use by non-financial managers

• Understanding of GAAP, legal requirements, and company policies and procedures. 
• Demonstrated understanding of SAP 
• Specific understanding of Excel data analysis and pivot tables 
• Understanding of technology software impacting day to day business operations as well as information systems.

Coca-Cola Refreshments is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does 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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