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Sr Finance Manager, Baby Foods
Nestle Arlington, VA

Sr Finance Manager, Baby Foods

Arlington, VA
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As the world leader in nutrition, health and wellness for children from birth to preschool, Gerber Products Company is committed to creating a strong future. We joined the Nestle Nutrition family in 2007, and have been a partner in parenthood ever since. Our Anything for Baby team works closely with experts to create products that enrich and establish healthy habits for children, and are good for the planet as well. A career at Gerber provides meaningful opportunities to develop professionally, and nurture generations to come. Now is the time to define your future, and ours too.


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This high visibility, individual contributor role will support the Baby Food business and its innovation projects. The Baby Food Sr. Finance Manager will support day-to-day financial management activities as well as provide financial guidance for new product opportunities, and cost savings initiatives. The Sr. Manager will report to the Director of Baby Food Finance and work regularly with the Head of Baby Food. The role requires regular work with cross-functional business partners in Marketing, Demand Planning, and Sales to develop and meet business objectives. The role also includes recurring reporting, forecasting, and analysis in support of Total Nutrition.




  • Actively participate in Monthly Business Planning process to develop financial forecasts, identify business risks/opportunities, and to provide an accurate, timely business outlook.
  • Lead the processes for month end and roll-up of the forecast for the business. Responsibilities include calendar/planning of recurring activities, consolidation of the segments, reconciliations, review of Total Baby Food performance, and regular work with financial systems.
  • Participate as the finance lead on a variety of innovation projects across the Baby Food portfolio and prepare business cases for these projects.
  • Participate in the annual Integrated Commercial Planning (budgeting) process to create business targets and plans to achieve such targets.
  • Support the development of Market Business Strategies (long term strategic plans), including analysis and financial roll-ups of these strategies.
  • Create time-sensitive, customized ad hoc analysis in support of Total Nutrition needs
  • Provide daily finance support for the Head of Baby Food Finance and Director of Finance, Baby Food.  Support Senior Finance Managers during times of work surge.


  • Support Business Innovation and Renovation pipeline including development of Manufacturing and Sales & Distribution structure modeling and follow-up; compilation of financial data for new product development activities.
  • Conduct ad-hoc analytics (pricing, channel profitability, competitive benchmarking, consumption vs. shipment analytics, etc.).
  • Lead the development, management and communication of financial initiatives as needed.


  • Ensure fiduciary responsibilities are upheld across all business decisions.
  • Ensure a deep understanding of the value creation framework among the non-finance experts.
  • Proactively identify process improvement and opportunities for standardization  



  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent required in Accounting or Finance
  • 7 plus years of experience required within Finance in a Consumer Package Good company (or similar) with 3 plus years of Business or Commercial Co-Pilot experience (P&L modeling background)
  • Budgeting/forecasting and reporting experience required; familiarity with financial systems (SAP, FIT, etc..) and tools (Excel)
  • Business Co-Pilot experience (P&L modeling background) preferred


  • Business Co-Pilot experience (P&L modeling background) preferred
  • Scenario planning/analytical skills for base & product development preferred
  • Experience within a matrix organization preferred
  • The successful individual will be a team player, self-starter with superior interpersonal skills, the ability to learn quickly, and have a high level of agility to deliver high performance across projects and responsibilities.

Job ID: 287439 

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Nestle job posting for a Sr Finance Manager, Baby Foods in Arlington, VA with a salary of $124,600 to $169,700 Yearly with a map of Arlington location.