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Manager, Brand Finance--DanoneWave
Danone | Broomfield, Colorado
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USO - Danone Foods, Inc, a subsidiary of Danone, is looking for a Manager, Brand Finance--DanoneWave in the  United States (US) for their Broomfield, Colorado office location.

Danone is a global food company holding top positions in healthy food through its four businesses: Fresh Dairy Products, Early Life Nutrition, Waters, and Medical Nutrition. Its mission, bringing health through food to as many people as possible, embodies commitment to human progress and business success. It gives meaning to the work of our 100,000 Danoners worldwide on an everyday basis.


For passionate people looking for autonomy and exciting career opportunities, Danone truly has something special inside.



The Brand Finance Manager supports all aspects of management analysis, planning, forecasting, and reporting for the Brand. They will work with the cross functional brand team (marketing/sales/operations/accounting) to drive key decision-making through analysis in a variety of areas including innovation business viability, capital investments, pricing and merchandising to facilitate the delivery of the Brands strategic objectives. Additionally, the incumbent will partner with functional area experts to drive insightful and timely business performance reviews, including the company's plan versus actual results, forecast updates, regular communications to senior management, and KPI reporting. They will lead and contribute to many elements of the brand planning process, including: the annual planning process, S&OP, monthly and quarterly planning process, while being the key finance voice on brand charter process.



  • Support the company's annual budgeting and quarterly forecast process. Own the monthly analysis and insight on performance to plan and forecast, and the monthly rolling forecast process by leveraging internal relationships and analytic tools
  • Provide financial and strategic insights for new product innovations including pro-forma P&L statements, business case development, DCF modeling and capital request development
  • Effectively communicate monthly performance and key business drivers to Senior management
  • Lead cross function S&OP process for the brand driving key decisions and alignment for the brand forecast between sales/marketing/operations/finance
  • Integrate and augment market research insights on company share by subcategory and region
  • Lead analytics on the impact of changes in mix to the company's price realization and profitability
  • Lead analytics on the impact of changes in price to the company's volume, sales and profitability
  • Support and provide FP&A group with all financial information including communication of budget, forecast, month and quarter-end performance analysis etc.
  • Partner with Marketing team to manage monthly, quarterly and annual budget process
  • Track and determine financial impact of changes in commodity inputs
  • Assist in preparing materials for senior management; on monthly, quarterly and annual bases
  • Continuously work to streamline and automate processes
  • Provide financial analysis on an ad hoc basis



Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field is required. MBA preferred
  • 6-8 years of progressive financial analysis experience required
  • Experience in CPG setting strongly preferred
  • Previous experience in a managerial capacity preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • SAP and Hyperion knowledge preferred
  • Strong financial and general accounting knowledge required
  • Strong financial modeling skills required
  • Advanced MS Excel proficiency required
  • Strong MS PowerPoint skills required
  • Strong business analysis and problem-solving skills required
  • Self-starter with ability to meet deadlines and possesses strong project management skills required
  • Strong written, oral, and presentation communication skills required.
  • Ability to think independently and influence decision making process
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all departments, management levels within the company, and external stakeholders
  • Ability to successfully influence peers and senior leadership
  • Ability to recognize opportunities to simplify processes and create efficiencies


For more information about Danone, its people and its business, please visit danone.com. Join us and contribute to a healthier world!

93381.Experience: Experienced professionals  #LI-NORAM


Danone North America is comprised of several business units, including Dannon, Danone Canada, Danone Waters of America, Nutricia, Early Life Nutrition, Danone Foods, and Happy Family.  This role will be hired within the Cluster Business Services for Danone North America.  The Cluster Business Services is an internal team, providing centralized support services to the functions of Finance, Human Resources, General Secretary, and IS/IT within our North American companies.  


The Danone North American companies are all subsidiaries of Danone, a Fortune 500 company and one of the most successful health-focused food companies in the world, with leading positions in fresh dairy products, water, baby nutrition and medical nutrition.  Danone's core values foster individual professional growth and reward entrepreneurialism and innovation.  You can see it reflected in our people, products and culture.  We encourage you to apply and learn more!


Danone Foods is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other unlawful criterion.



About Danone

Since 1997, the Groupe DANONE has focused on three core activities : fresh dairy products, cookies and crackers, and beverages. Today the Group boasts a portfolio of top quality brands. Click to read about a topic. To learn more about the Group's three core activities worldwide, (financial results, market shares...), select an activity: - fresh dairy products - beverages - cereal biscuits & snacks To send us your remarks on a Groupe DANONE product, contact our consumer services division.

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