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Sr. Finance Analyst

Elmhurst, IL

A High Growth, Entrepreneurial Plant-Based Protein Company

Are you looking for an opportunity to make an impact on a fast-growing food company? Join a high-performance team that is paving the way for a new generation of plant-based food.  Established in 2018, Greenleaf Foods is a leading consumer plant-based protein company committed to shaping the future of plant-based eating.

Greenleaf Foods is headquartered 20 miles outside of Chicago in Elmhurst, IL and is an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Maple Leaf Foods, Canada’s market leader in protein and first carbon neutral food company in the world. Our associates embrace a strong, values-based culture and take pride in doing what’s right for our consumers, customers and communities. Each Greenleaf team member has a voice and plays an active role in helping achieve our goals with passion and discipline. We thrive in an engaging, open and fast-paced environment.

Our portfolio of plant-based protein brands includes Lightlife Foods and Field Roast Grain Meat Co.  Lightlife products inspire clean, nourishing health with a simple ingredient deck and great taste the entire family will enjoy. Lightlife is proud to make the country’s #1 brand of tempeh and the #1 plant-based hot dog. Field Roast is known for bringing food enthusiasts together with globally inspired flavors, whole-food ingredients and innovative processes that make its plant-based meats and cheeses. Together, the brands feature more than 50 products and represent a leading market position in the plant-based protein category.

Sr. Finance Analyst

The Opportunity:

Greenleaf has an opening for an enthusiastic and motivated Senior Financial Analyst to join our growing FP&A team. We are seeking a proactive self-starter with strong analytical skills, forecast and budget modeling experience, a high level of technical proficiency and a curious mind to actively support the financial planning and analysis processes for a progressive, dynamic organization. This position will report to our Manager, FP&A.

A snapshot of some of the exciting things you will do:

  • Leading monthly commercial forecast and supporting budget planning processes

  • Providing in-depth analysis of weekly / monthly financial results and variance drivers through reporting schedules and narrative summaries

  • Partnering with sales directors and demand planners to inform forecasting process and to enable sales leaders to effectively manage their business

  • Supporting month-end / quarter-end activities through reporting and analysis

  • Ad hoc analysis, projects as required

What you will bring:

  • Bachelors degree in Finance or related field

  • 3+ years of advanced experience in financial planning and analysis, specifically in analyzing revenue drivers and forecasting future results

  • Progressively complex experience in financial analysis, financial reporting systems, P&L management and general accounting principles; SAP / related BI experience strongly preferred

  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment on projects and tasks with a track record for completing projects quickly, accurately, and with limited information

  • Professional and amicable written and verbal skills with the ability to effectively communicate financial concepts to non-finance business partners

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel and comfort working with large data sets; VBA, Power BI experience a plus

  • Preference for candidates with experience incorporating market data into their planning and analysis activities (Nielsen, IRI, SPINS, etc.)

  • Experience in food, other CPG companies or retail strongly preferred

What we have to offer you:

  • Career development opportunities

  • Health and Wellness benefits including Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, and Employee Assistance Program

  • 401K plan with company match

  • Competitive salary based on experience with potential for a yearly bonus incentive


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