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Strategic Planning Director

Company: Wise Snacks
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Wise Foods, Inc. is looking for a Strategic Planning Director (SPD). The SPM acts as a strategic partner to the senior executive leadership team, and the overall management of our privately held consumer products company. The SPD reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and will have primary day-to-day responsibility for strategic planning activities of the company. This will include direct responsibility and oversight of preparation of financial planning, strategic planning, forecasting, and analysis and reporting, to provide sales, marketing and operations with the financial tools and analysis they need to ensure growth and profitability. Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Provides leadership in the development for the continuous evaluation of short and long-term strategic financial objectives.
  • Ensure credibility of Finance group by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial trends and forecasts.
  • Strategic Planning process coordination and consolidation among the Business Units
  • Drives the annual budgeting process including workforce planning as well as ongoing financial statement, cash, and capital requirements forecasts
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with senior executives so as to identify their needs and seek full range of business solutions.
  • Participates in pivotal decisions as they relate to strategic initiative and operational models, providing executive management with advice on the financial implications of business activities.
  • Manage processes for financial forecasting, monthly and annual budgets and consolidation and reporting to the Company
  • Prepare and present monthly financial budgeting reports including monthly profit and loss by division, forecast vs. budget by division and weekly, monthly measures of success.
  • Support M&A activities, acquisition integration and change management, evaluating business opportunities, conducting due diligence, and providing post integration support.
  • Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance by increasing revenue and reducing costs.
  • Consolidation of Key Business Indicators across functions and geographies and Coordination of Management Routines
  • Development and Management of high-impact projects
  • Consolidate information to keep update of the Business Profitability Model
  • Act as a link between the AC Corporate Team and the Business Units, ensuring the best use of resources and success in corporate reporting, projects and key initiatives
  • Act as a link between Vendors or External Consultants, ensuring the fulfillment of project objectives
  • Consolidate monthly information of Business results and tracking of goals (Monthly Operating Meeting) Skills & Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Project Management or Business related degree is preferred
    • Experience working in consumer products, food and beverage industry
    • 5 or more years of experience as a Business Analyst
    • Must have experience with process mapping/process re-engineering
    • Experience in business process documentation and reengineering
    • Expert level of Visio and Microsoft Office Suite of products
    • Proven business partner to the sales, marketing and manufacturing organizations
    • Detail oriented with the drive to follow through on critical and time sensitive tasks
    • High energy level; ability to thrive in a changing, demanding and growth oriented environment
    • Prior ERP experience, JD Edwards a plus
    • Strategic thinker - a sharp, rigorous thinker who can operate successfully among very bright, demanding, creative, and charismatic people
    • Creative Problem Solver. The ability to quickly grasp the business and economic issues of the situation and develop the best solution; find creative ways to solve complex issues among demanding parities and achieve "win-win" resolutions
    • Previous experience of working on multiple process mapping and business transformation projects
    • Team Oriented. A collaborative individual who is motivated by working effectively with others and forging consensus. Someone described as "good with people"
    • Leader. Someone who can persuade people to their way of thinking; has self-confidence and perseverance and can earn the confidence of others
    • Strong Presentation Skills. An outstanding communicator, both in writing and verbally. Someone who can deliver concise, incisive, logically written documents and who also has the presence to deliver recommendations effectively to a demanding audience
    • Willing to travel 50% of the time(USA, Mexico, South America)
    • Bilingual English/Spanish a plus Our company offers a competitive package including vacation, paid holidays, 401(k), health, dental and vision insurance and voluntary STD, LTD, and life insurance benefits. About Wise: Wise Foods Inc. is a leading producer of salty snacks with a long heritage. Founded in 1921, Wise is a brand of tradition and authenticity that consumers have come to know and trust over the last 90 years. Since our inception, our iconic brand has symbolized great tasting snacks for many generations of consumers including potato chips; cheese flavored baked and fried corn snacks, tortilla chips, pretzels, popcorn, corn chips, onion rings and other assorted snacks. We market our products under some of the most recognizable brand names in the salty snack industry, including Wise, Cheez Doodles, New York Deli and Bravos. We also produce private label products for a number of retailers. Products are distributed using a direct-store-door ("DSD") delivery and merchandising system and sold in major grocery retailers, neighborhood markets and urban bodegas, as well as established retailers in the mass, convenience store, drug, food service and club channels. Wise Foods is fully owned by Arca Continental, the second largest Coca-Cola bottler in Latin America and one of the largest in the world. We invite you to explore growing your career with Wise! Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit resumes/CVs through this website or directly to managers. Wise does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes, and will not pay fees to any third party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Wise. Apply Now with our quick 3 minute Application! * Fields Are Required What is your full name? First Name How can we contact you? Email Phone Number Number Type What is your preferred method of communication?

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