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Elmhurst, IL

Sr Finance Analyst - Operations

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.

The Opportunity:

The Sr. Finance Analyst - Operations, reporting to the Finance Manager, Operations, will play an important role in providing analytical, planning and reporting support to the GLF manufacturing network. In this role you’ll have the opportunity to work across multiple functional areas under the Operations umbrella and help drive financial decision making through consistent standardized reporting, forecasting and ad hoc financial analysis. For this role we’re looking for someone that thrives in a fast pace environment and is willing to bring their experience to help build out process improvements within the network.

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

  • Collaborate with plant and operations team to establish standard reporting and KPIs, such as plant reporting packages and weekly yield reports

  • Support plant and operations finance teams with budgeting, forecasting, PPV analysis, headcount reporting, and monthly and quarterly variance analyses

  • Challenge existing processes, systems, reports, data analysis and outputs to help implement needed changes to build a best-in-class performance environment

  • Partner with broader organization to drive standardization and continuous improvement

  • Implement and ensure compliance with internal finance and accounting policies and procedures; identify and correct for potential control risks in a timely manner

  • Responsible for month-end, quarter-end and year-end close for assigned areas

  • Review, challenge, and enhance processes and repeatable analyses in support of operational performance management and improvement

What we have to offer you:

  • Be part of a company with an inspiring and unique vision, with a deep commitment to sustainability and expanding its leadership in sustainable protein across North America

  • Professional and career development opportunities

  • Competitive Health and Welfare plans

  • Commitment to Learning – courses, resources and tools provided to all employees

What you will bring:

  • 3+ years of previous experience, prior manufacturing finance experience preferred

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, adapt within a fast-changing environment, and a willingness to lead ad hoc projects as necessary

  • General accounting knowledge, strong Microsoft Office capability, and prior experience with SAP

  • An intellectually curious and growth focused mindset

  • Strong analytical skills with the capability to dive into large, detailed data sets without getting overwhelmed

  • Minimal travel – up to 5%

  • Bachelor’s degree (required)


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