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FP&A Manager

Elmhurst, IL

A High Growth, Entrepreneurial Plant Based Protein Company
Established in 2018, Greenleaf Foods is a leading consumer plant-based protein company committed to shaping the future of plant-based eating.

Our job is to make great food
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 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.

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 leading protein company. Our 400+ 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. We support one another to grow professionally and to take on challenging experiences in the spirit of continuous improvement.

Position Description
The Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Manager will have an influential voice of as the business grows. This individual will establish strong working relationships with key stakeholders across the organization to execute on various planning cycles (Budget/Quarterly Forecasts/5-year plan). The FP&A Manager will lead the pricing process for new business opportunities

Core Responsibilities include:
  • Assists with delivering impactful and quality analysis of financial results, identifying trends, and variance drivers
  • Deliver accurate and timely monthly/quarterly business reporting packages and dashboards, interpret financial information, and communicate to the leadership team
  • Manage projects related to budgeting, forecasting, pricing, and other strategic initiatives
  • Be actively involved in the design and implementation of process improvements
  • Oversee the pricing process for new business opportunities
  • Partner with cross-functional teams, including Sales, Marketing, and Supply Chain to execute key strategic initiatives
  • Support the development of the annual financial budget and the 5-year strategic plan
  • Prepare Executive team and Board of Director meeting materials
  • Support the preparation of external reporting materials
  • Ad hoc analysis as required

Financial Competencies

  • Strategic Decision Making – Uses authority and influence appropriately to drive strategic decision making.
  • Continuous Improvement – Ensures the required infrastructure is in place to improve quality, efficiency, and effectiveness.
  • Insight Generation – Brings perspective and insight to the data to better inform decision making. Skilled at making association between operational, tactical, and strategic issues.
  • Business Embedded – Works closely with the business in meeting its performance objectives.
  • Change Management – A change leader that role models change agility. Finds practical and timely solutions to manage delivery of Finance programs and initiatives.

  • Undergraduate degree in Finance or Accounting
  • CPG and/or manufacturing industry experience desired
  • +7 years of experience demonstrating increasing scope and responsibility

Skills / Knowledge
  • Strong communication skills, and ability to convey complex concepts in a clear and structured manner
  • Ability to partner with leaders from different functions across the organization
  • Ability to lead, manage and motivate others. Seen as a leader in the wider finance organization
  • Experience within the Forecasting and Budgeting processes
  • Sound judgment and problem analysis skills
  • Confidence & experience in building financial models and business cases
  • Excellent ability to build rapport and develop collaborative working relationships
  • Advanced level in the use of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Self-motivated with high bias for action and accountability
  • Proficient in creating and maintaining highly complex Excel financial models


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