Finance Data Analytics Manager in Smithfield VA

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Finance Data Analytics Manager
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Smithfield VA
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Financial Analyst, Financial Management
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Smithfield Foods is a $15 billion global food company and the world's largest pork processor and hog producer. In the United States, the company is also the leader in numerous packaged meats categories. Popular brands include Smithfield®, Eckrich®, Nathan’s Famous®, Farmland®, Armour®, Farmer John®, Kretschmar®, John Morrell®, Cook’s®, Gwaltney®, Carando®, Margherita®, Curly’s®, Healthy Ones®, Morliny®, Krakus®, and Berlinki®. Smithfield Foods is committed to providing good food in a responsible way and maintains robust animal care, community involvement, employee safety, environmental and food safety and quality programs. For more information, visit, and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

As a Manager in the Finance Data Analytics department at Smithfield Foods you will be responsible for maintaining, improving, and building new reporting capabilities for the business. You will provide support for a business tower by streamlining reporting and building new capabilities. You will develop a deep understanding of operational processes and needs, then use technology to deliver impactful reporting solutions. You will work with teams in various functional areas of the business and will implement process improvements to streamline the efficiency and accuracy of the reporting process. You will be responsible to deliver daily/weekly/monthly reports accurately and on time. You will also be involved in Ad-hoc analysis of large datasets to quickly provide insight into the business.

  • Conduct meetings with leadership to standardize and improve reporting capabilities.
  • Lead team of analysts to deliver results.
  • Oversee the delivery of reports Daily/Weekly/Monthly accurately and on time.
  • Build Reports and Dashboards in Microsoft Power BI, Analysis for Office, Bex, and other reporting tools.
  • Build automated Processes using scripting tools.
  • Hold training sessions on how to use the various tools and reports created by the department.
  • Generate load files for various systems, maintaining system accuracy.
  • Communicate effectively with report stake holders to ensure strong understanding of the methodology behind all calculations.
  • Perform ad hoc analysis using data from various systems and explain results of analysis to all levels of management.
  • Create SOPs and documentation for processes.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. May perform other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university and 5+ years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience, required.
  • Minimum of 2+ years’ experience in a position of leadership to include team development and management, required.
  • Experience in a manufacturing and/or logistics business environment, required.
  • Proficient with Power BI, Power Pivot, SAP, SAP Analysis for Office, BPC, Bex Query Designer.
  • Proficient in Data analysis in Python using Pandas/Numpy/Jupyter Notebooks or equivalent technologies.
  • Proficient in analyzing data within relational database systems such as MS Access, MS SQL Server, and MySQL.
  • Strong understanding of Profit & Loss statements.
  • Ability to quickly learn new technology and business logic.
  • Superior analytical and problem-solving skills with superb attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, rapidly changing and ambiguous environment.
  • Understanding of Windows environment command line tools, .BAT files, and Task Scheduler.
  • Experience with HTML/CSS/Javascript and a back-end technology like python-flask.
  • Strong leadership and management skills, including driving operational excellence, and striving for continuous improvement.
  • Ability to provide clear direction to employees.
  • Ability to translate business requirements into an action plan to deliver reporting solutions.
  • Has the creativity to go beyond current tools to investigate and deliver best solution to the problem.
  • Has a passion for working with data and finding solutions to problems using technology.
  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.

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