Finance and Business Improvement Manager - Supply Chain in Portland OR

Tillamook Creamery
Finance and Business Improvement Manager - Supply Chain
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Portland OR
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Continuous Improvement Manager, Financial Management

Finance and Business Improvement Manager – Supply Chain

Come join the Tillamook Team where our philosophy is “Dairy Done Right.” As an independent farmer-owned cooperative, we have been guided by good, honest values since 1909. We believe in putting quality over profit, natural over artificial, and that hard work can never be outsmarted. We’re taking a stand for real food, because everyone deserves better.

We invite members of all diverse communities to join our workforce. At Tillamook, we believe that inclusion and diversity are central to our cultural strategy. In order to achieve our growth ambition and compete and win in the marketplace, we believe we make better decisions and build stronger teams when we invite and rely on diverse perspectives, thoughts, backgrounds and cultures into our work and to fuel our innovation and growth. To us this means creating a climate of inclusion where all employees feel valued and a sense of belonging. We believe this will make us a better consumer brand and employer.

About you:

What does real food mean to you? Is your favorite dish a cheesy casserole? Perhaps a decadent and indulgent ice cream? Either way, your identification with food is important to us. People who fit well here at Tillamook have a commitment to quality in everything they do. Our team members understand our vision, contribute to our mission, thrive on innovative thinking, hard work and good, honest values.

About us:

Our team members understand our vision, contribute to our mission, thrive on innovative thinking, hard work and good, honest values. We live by these shared values: We are Good Stewards, We believe in Uncompromising Quality, We work as One Team, We Play to Win, and We Genuinely Care for each other.

What you will do:

The Finance and Business Improvement Manager – Supply Chain, is responsible for providing insights and analysis on the economic impact of initiatives that are critical to our Supply Chain. This role will lead and champion the supply chain team in developing and maintaining many aspects of financial planning to ensure clear financial visibility of our supply chain business operations and trends and will drive the business to achieve and improve our financial goals. Provide guidance and support to manage and monitor the budget and will provide financial analysis, and modeling. This role will also work closely with department leaders and cross-functional teams to support projects and decision making processes. In addition, this role will be responsible for identifying opportunities within the business that will deliver both cost savings and operational efficiencies by working closely with the VP of Supply Chain, EVP, Operations and on occasion other functional leaders. A strong candidate will have a demonstrated track record of being a self-starter who is comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Here’s a day in the life:

  • Provide strategic analysis to identify key drivers of financial trends within the supply chain
  • Lead and improve monthly and quarterly reporting with the ability to identity KPI&##39;s and explain variances within results
  • Lead the development of the annual operating plan and quarterly forecasting process, including the oversight of the development of standard costs across our plants
  • Partner cross functionally within the finance function to:
    1. Proactively identify business drivers with the commercial finance team across all sales channels
    2. Ensure full analysis is performed on potential innovation projects, capital investments, or new/modified customer requests
    3. Partner with commercial finance, demand planning, and supply planning to lead an effective S&OP process
    4. Partner with FP&A for transparent reporting and timely analysis for executive review and Board presentations
  • Develop deep collaborative relationships with the Supply Chain Leadership Team to support effective and efficient cross-functional work, information flow and problem solving, including:
    1. Define and establish the operational strategies, processes and tools to manage and monitor the performance of Supply Chain end to end
    2. Oversee development of the monthly SC Productivity forecast vs budget and prior year
    3. Support the operational base and productivity portions of the annual operating plan
    4. Provide direction and recommendations to improve the Company&##39;s standard cost methods / practices including BOMs, applied labor and OH
  • Oversight of cost accounting, PPV, financial impact of co-manufacturing variances, etc.
  • Review existing processes for improvement and efficiencies
  • Oversee process to define and deliver ad hoc analysis, standard reports, and recommendations to VP of SC and EVP Operations
  • Identify opportunities to automate historically manual processes and reporting
  • Partnerships, Profits, Plans and Process:
    1. Interact with Supply Chain and Finance management, as well as leaders throughout Tillamook to ensure financial goals and strategies are achieved, by monitoring and reporting on key financial and non-financial performance indicators specific to Supply Chain, Volume, Product Costs, and Cost Savings. We are looking for you to deliver and integrate plans for executional excellence as well as develop complex financial analysis insights and solutions.
  • Report Building:
    1. Design and create forward looking reporting to help management with better decision making. Think outside the box to provide data in ways that management had not thought of before.
  • Complex Analysis and Scenario Modeling:
    1. Firm focus on performing complex financial analyses as well as generating models to support decision making within Supply Chain Finance. You will use these insights to make to create adhoc models to make recommendations to Management. We are looking for someone who has a passion for analytics!
  • Ensure full analysis is performed on potential innovation projects, capital investments, or new/modified customer requests
  • Communication and Change Management Responsibilities
  • Partner with Stewardship to help strategize our long-term efforts

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • BS in Finance -Supply Chain
  • 10+ years’ experience in Supply Chain Processes and Systems
  • Innovative, strategic and logical thinker with strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Highly motivated & self-directed
  • Ability to interface professionally with all levels & functions of the organization
  • Exceptional attention to detail, highly organized, effective facilitator and communicator
  • Ability to multi-task & prioritize items to meet project deadlines
  • Ability train and lead various company supply chain resources in meeting project support deadlines
  • Strong understanding of Vendor Managed Inventory Systems & Processes
  • Previous strong experience managing testing for large system implementations with interfaces and managing the upstream and downstream
  • Experience of operating and leading in a Lean Manufacturing environment
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills with proficiency in MS Visio, MS Excel
  • Ability to travel when needed
  • Valid Oregon driver’s license with satisfactory driving record

Industry leading benefit and reward programs:

We offer outstanding benefits to our employees. For more information, please visit the careers page:

We are committed to creating a diverse culture and inclusive conditions where all employees are heard, valued and feel a sense of belonging. We rely on different perspectives, thoughts, backgrounds and cultures to inform our work, to help us be better as a brand and as an employer and to fuel our success. We are seeking talent from a wide range of diversity, perspectives and backgrounds to join our exceptional organization and help us build our future.

Tillamook County Creamery Association (TCCA) is a Drug-Free Workplace. EEO/AA

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