Advantage Sales & Marketing LLC dba Advantage Solutions

  • VP Finance and Operations

    Job Locations US-AR-Rogers
    Primary Posting Location : City
    Rogers
    Primary Posting Location : State/Province
    AR
    Primary Posting Location : Country
    US
    Requisition ID
    2018-193885
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Category
    Professional: (IT, Finance, Legal, HR, Talent Acquisition, Administrative, Customer Service)
  • Summary

    Vice President Finance and Operations

     

    At our Company, we grow People, Brands, and Businesses! We are seeking a dynamic Vice President (VP) of Finance and Operations who will be responsible for overseeing the P&L and managing the business operations and shared services function globally within the organization.  Leads a team who manages Insights, IT and Finance Directors, Team Leads and staff.

     

    Take this opportunity to join North America’s leading business solutions provider and build your career working with amazing people in a growing industry! Apply today!

     

    What we offer:

    • Full-Time Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
    • 401(k) with company match
    • Training and Career Development
    • Generous Paid Time-Off 

    Responsibilities:

    • Own relationship and work process integration with execution partners as well as the quality and efficiency of execution.
    • Develop financial operating reports, such as annual plans, quarterly forecasts, periodic reviews, and updates.
    • Prepare financial reports and analysis for the Board of Directors, providing effective access to information for appropriate staff and business partners and taking the lead in financial best practices. 
    • Planning the information technology future for the organization, as well as the implementation and maintenance of current systems.
    • Manage complex company programs encompassing event program creation and implementation, tracking, timeline development and management, budget management, pre- and post-promotional analysis, and reporting.
    • Oversee project master plan and detail delivery schedules.

    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Finance and Operations or equivalent job-related experience is required; MBA Degree or equivalent experience preferred
    • 8+ years of experience in Finance and Operations in a leadership capacity.  Retail experience preferred
    • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
    • Skill in supervising to include delegating responsibility, training and evaluating the performance
    • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices, procedures and standards policy and procedure development techniques
    • Knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to federal and state tax code

    Responsibilities

    The Company is one of North America’s leading sales and marketing agencies specializing in outsourced sales, merchandising, category management and marketing services to manufacturers, suppliers and producers of food products and consumer packaged goods. The Company services a variety of trade channels including grocery, mass merchandise, specialty, convenience, drug, dollar, club, hardware, consumer electronics and home centers. We bridge the gap between manufacturers and retailers, providing consumers access to the best products available in the marketplace today.

     

    Position Summary

     

    The VP Finance and Operations is responsible for overseeing the P&L and managing the business operations and shared services function globally within the organization.  Leads a team who manages Insights, IT and Finance Directors, Team Leads and staff.               

     

    Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

    • Own relationship and work process integration with execution partners as well as quality and efficiency of execution.
    • Develop financial operating reports, such as annual plans, quarterly forecasts, periodic reviews and updates.  Gather business performance data, analyze and compare it to previous periods and develop recommendations for improvement in revenue growth or resource allocation.
    • Prepare financial reports and analysis for the Board of Directors, providing effective access to information for appropriate staff and business partners and taking the lead in financial best practices. 
    • Planning the information technology future for the organization, as well as the implementation and maintenance of current systems. Ensure maximum uptime and stability in the company’s computer systems and networks.
    • Manage complex company programs encompassing event program creation and implementation, tracking, timeline development and management, budget management, pre and post-promotional analysis, and reporting.
    • Oversee project master plan and detail delivery schedules.
    • Provide market intelligence and input into Shopper Events vision and strategy.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

     

    Direct Reports

    Hires, retains, trains, coaches, guides, directs, and develops direct reports using company-wide processes, tools and resources

     

    Indirect Reports

    May delegate work of others and provide guidance, direction and mentoring to indirect reports

     

    Travel and/or Driving Requirements

    • Travel and Driving are essential duties and function of this job 
    • Travel up to 10%

     

    Minimum Qualifications

     

    Education Level: (Required)    Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

                                       

                             (Preferred)   MBA Degree or equivalent experience                         

     

    Field of Study/Area of Experience:  Finance and Operations

     

    8+ years of experience in Finance and Operations in a leadership capacity.  Retail experience preferred.

     

    Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

    • Excellent written communication and verbal communication skills
    • Strong prioritization skills
    • Skill in supervising to include delegating responsibility, training and evaluating performance
    • Conflict management skills
    • Decision making skills
    • Analytical and research Skills
    • Team building Skills
    • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting practices, procedures and standards policy and procedure development techniques
    • Knowledge of laws and regulations applicable to federal and state tax code
    • Ability to understand and follow specific instructions and procedures
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment
    • Ability to make oral presentations
    • Ability to gather data, to compile information, and prepare reports
    • Ability to ensure a high level of service and quality is maintained
    • Ability to direct, lead, coach, and develop people
    • Ability to work effectively with management
    • Ability to visualize and plan objectives and goals strategically
    • Ability to research and analyze data effectively         
    • Demonstrated ability to provide cross-functional leadership
    • Ability to develop strategic plans to grow the business
    • Well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle a fast-paced work environment
    • Track record of building and maintaining customer/client relationships
    • Flexible and adaptable, able to change and alter according to changes in projects or business environment
    • Ability to work independently and prioritize duties with minimal supervision, in order to meet deadlines
    • Ability to complete multiple duties with accuracy shifting from one to another with frequent interruptions and competing deadline
    • Strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, and web-browsers
    • Knowledge of computerized information systems used in financial and/or accounting applications

    Environmental & Physical Requirements

     

    Office / Sedentary Requirements

    Incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of the job.  Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Typically requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time (66%+ each day), ability to hear the telephone, ability to enter data on a computer and may also require the ability to lift up to 10 pounds.

     

    Additional Information Regarding The Company Job Duties and Job Descriptions

     

    Job duties include additional responsibilities as assigned by one’s supervisor or other manager related to the position/department. This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. The Company reserves the right at any time with or without notice to alter or change job responsibilities, reassign or transfer job position or assign additional job responsibilities, subject to applicable law.  The Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable a qualified applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

    Important Information

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of associates so classified.

                                        

    The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment practices without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, physical or mental disability, or any other category protected by law. As part of this commitment, the Company shall provide reasonable accommodations of known disabilities to enable an applicant or employee to apply for employment, perform the essential functions of the job, or enjoy the benefits and privileges of employment as required by the law.

     

    The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring (Ban the Box) Ordinance.  All of our positions require the satisfactory completion of a background check. Please be aware that acknowledging or having criminal convictions does not constitute an automatic bar to employment.  Factors including, but not limited to age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.

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