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Director, FP&A

Elmhurst, IL · Accounting/Finance

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.

Director, FP&A

Your Contribution
  • Effect business change through insightful analysis and financial thought-leadership.
  • Advise C-Suite and senior executive on business strategy using seasoned financial lens.
  • Prepare monthly reporting materials for our executive team as well as Board materials, presentations, and quarterly guidance.
  • Manage the monthly, quarterly, and annual Corporate FP&A processes, including management reporting, variance analysis, forecasting, and scenario planning.
  • Lead the annual budgeting process.
  • Lead the 5-year strategic planning process.
  • Develop dashboards to track key performance measurements and monitor business performance.
  • Continually optimize financial tools with view to efficiency and faster insights.
  • Partner with commercial teams to drive performance, develop strategies, set actionable targets, and review new business opportunities.
  • Work closely with the Finance Leadership Team to build the financial infrastructure to support the company’s current and future business requirements.
  • Drive process improvements across the organization.
  • Lead strategic projects and support senior leadership on ad hoc research and analysis.
Knowledge and Skills Required
  • BA/BS degree in finance, accounting, economics, or another related field. MBA and/or CPA is preferred.
  • 10+ years of applicable finance experience with majority of time spent in FP&A.
  • Experience in CPG strongly preferred.
  • Superb analytical/quantitative and communication skills and strong executive presence.
  • Proven ability to collaborate and build relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Skilled at influencing others.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, competing deadline driven environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment, self-motivation, and drive.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with proven ability to build successful relationships and partner at all levels.
  • Teamwork – Commitment to the successful achievement of team and organizational goals through a desire to participate with and help other members of the team.
  • Have a broad business view, high degree of curiosity and ability to view the business and solve problems with an executive mindset.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
Additional Knowledge and Skills Desired, but not Required
  • Comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Experience leading and developing an FP&A function.
  • Working knowledge of IFRS accounting principles.
  • Experience with ERP (preferable SAP) and corporate financial planning tools.
  • Comfortable making decisions.
  • Ability to creatively solve problems and drive solutions.
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 opportunity for yearly bonus

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