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USD - Dannon, a subsidiary of Danone, is looking for a Financial Analyst--Dannon in the United States (US) for their West Jordan, UT, Utah manufacturing facility. 

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.


Position Summary:

The plant Finance Analyst is part of the manufacturing plant finance team, reporting directly to the Plant Controller, with ad hoc assignments from the plant leadership team.  You will assist with preparation, processing, and quality of Month End Closing, including SAP transactions, close analysis, and corporate file updates.   In conjunction with the Finance Team, you will coordinate annual plant budgets and forecast preparation covering file preparation, team meetings, historical cost analysis and future cost trends.  Additionally you will participate in supervision of data quality and publish key performance weekly and monthly reports, and supervise Goods & Services activity for plant purchases, including purchase order creation, processing, and closing within SAP, covering Plant Services and Spare Parts


Additional duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Assist Spare Parts Manager with accounting controls for Spare Parts
  • Assist with preparation of cream sale data, including invoicing, customer settlement, and verifying inventory changes
  • Work cross-functionally with the Continuous Improvement team and Operations leadership to understand and improve loss results; providing quality in reporting and analysis of trends
  • Identify areas of cost savings and influence key leaders in implementing savings
  • Assist Controller in monitoring internal controls covering inventory, misc. cash, and fixed asset management and recommend course corrections where needed
  • Other roles as required to ensure successful actions to accomplish team targets
  • Assist in preparation of monthly variance reports on Plant cost trends to identify linear, mix, rate and other factors within Labor, Utilities, Plant Services, Other Cost, and Depreciation
  • Seek opportunities to improve Plant accounting capability and processes


The ideal candidate will have/be: 

  • Completion of Bachelor degree in Accounting, Business Management, or Finance or related field.  (Required). 
  • 2 years post-college experience in Manufacturing-based financial analysis (preferred)
  • Experience in Dairy and/or Food manufacturing environment a plus
  • SAP (FI, CO, MM modules) proficiency
  • Strong Excel skills (report formatting with automation/macros, data mining, functions)
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal support skills (Data driven and team engager)
  • Learning agility / comfortable in a fast-paced and highly flexible environment
  • Strong organizer who can handle constant interruption while keeping eyes on target
  • Ability to quickly summarize data and capture quickly changing assumptions
  • Skill set in understanding Union Labor constraints, Impact of scheduling on Cost a plus
  • Self-motivation and desire to progress to higher, more demanding roles within Finance


For more information about Danone, its people and its business, please visit danone.com. We have something special inside, do you?
93518.Experience: Experienced professionals  #LI-NORAM

The Dannon Company is a US-subsidiary 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 mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible.

Our core values foster individual professional growth. We reward entrepreneurialism and innovation. There truly is something very special inside our company. You can see it reflected in our people, our products and our culture. If you like what you have learned, we encourage you to apply and learn more.

Dannon 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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