Director of Finance, DFA Farm Services in Kansas City KS

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Dairy Farmers of America
Director of Finance, DFA Farm Services
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Kansas City KS
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Director/VP Accounting, Financial Management
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Function in a key leadership role on the management team with a specific focus on the Farm Services business unit. Partner with cross-functional teams, providing management and metrics reporting and planning and analysis functions. Function as the finance partner for General Managers within the BU, working to facilitate and achieve accurate and timely financial forecasts, analysis, and management reporting. Incorporate a strong business partner role in terms of strategy, policy, controls, and risk management.

  • The key responsibility of this role is to partner with the senior management team to grow the overall business profitability by providing management with financial information that helps drive results and achievement of financial goals
  • As a senior member of the Farm Services Leadership team:
    • Act as a role model for teamwork and leadership within the finance function for Farm Services
    • &##39;Raise the Bar&##39; in terms of overall expectations and standards of financial performance
    • Ensure talent management and succession-planning strategy is executed for the finance function within Farm Services
    • Drive a continuous improvement mind-set across all finance processes to ensure optimization of unnecessary inefficiencies
    • Ensure robust financial controls are deployed consistently across the business and financial risks are appropriately managed and mitigated
  • Business Planning & Analysis
    • Provide clear and insightful financial performance measurement and drive performance management across all aspects of the business in partnership with the General Managers within Farm Services
    • Ensure financial forecasting (revenue, margin, profit) is accurate and reviewed to reflect changing market dynamics. This will incorporate sales, raw material, and cost forecasting, where appropriate, and span across all locations
    • Provide leadership and collaborate with executive management on finance strategy. Set pricing target margins and margin progression, where appropriate, by segment, profit improvement programs, price increase, risk management and mitigation strategies
    • Coordinate preparation of various reports (monthly, yearly and strategic) for the business, to include but not limited to:
      • ­Reporting of business wins/losses to understand changing industry dynamics
      • Reporting and challenging the customer and prospect pipeline to ensure alignment with business strategy
      • Development of Business Intelligence reporting in the area of customers, competitors, and suppliers
    • Collaborate to optimize margins through:
      • ­Working with functions such as Procurement and Supply Chain to ensure we secure and retain raw material cost and process improvement benefits
      • Regularly collaborating with each business unit to ensure we are optimizing our margins
    • As an active business partner to each BU within Farm Services, collaborate and work with leaders in all areas of customer growth and margin management
      • Setting target margins by product group/customer classification
      • Review and collaborate on optimizing margins and provide commercial insights
      • Integral part of Key Account teams working on customer insights and strategies
    • Participate in strategic investment decisions (M&A, Cap Ex, Joint Venture, etc.)
    • Work cross functionally on various initiatives such as business terms, customer segmentation, and SKU rationalization to ensure that unnecessary complexity is removed

The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required.

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