Director- Financial Planning & Analysis

Vital Farms

Vital Farms

Accounting & Finance
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Finding the right place to grow your career isn’t (over) easy, so we’re here to help by sharing a few reasons why the grass is greener at Vital Farms. We think you’ll appreciate our focus on Conscious Capitalism, which drives business decisions that benefit all our stakeholders (leading to even better business results). You might be drawn to our innovative approach and refusal to settle for the “way things have always been done.” Or you could find it exciting to grow your skills while working for an industry-leading brand. Whether you’re into our values, our brand, or our egg-cellent puns, we hope you’ll join our Crew and help us change the world 108 square feet at a time!

Reporting to the VP of Financial Planning & Analysis, the Director - Financial Planning & Analysis will play a critical role in driving financial performance, strategic planning, budgeting, and forecasting. This position requires a strong analytical mindset, exceptional leadership abilities, and a deep understanding of financial principles and corporate finance.

What You'll Do:

  • Budgeting and Forecasting:
    • Lead the development and execution of the company's financial planning process, ensuring alignment with overall business objectives.
    • Oversee the annual budgeting process, working closely with department heads and FP&A peers to develop accurate and realistic budgets.
    • Develop robust forecasting models and methodologies to predict financial outcomes and evaluate the impact of various scenarios on the business.
    • Monitor and analyze budget variances, identifying trends and recommending corrective actions to achieve financial targets.
    • Integrate budgeting and forecasting with our monthly IBP process to provide a united front during Monthly Business Reviews.
  • Financial Analysis and Reporting:
    • Conduct comprehensive financial analysis, including profitability analysis, cost analysis, and financial performance metrics.
    • Improve our ability to “look around corners” and anticipate problem before they become problems.
    • Prepare and present financial reports and presentations to senior management and key stakeholders.
    • Develop and implement standardized financial reporting processes to ensure accurate and timely reporting of financial result
  • Business Partnering:
    • Serve as a trusted advisor to senior leadership, providing financial insights, guidance, and recommendations to support decision-making.
    • Partner with the business to define, own, and drive relevant and timely KPI reporting
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including Sales, Operations, and Marketing, to drive alignment and achieve financial objectives.
    • Provide financial support for strategic initiatives, new product development, and potential acquisitions or partnerships.
  • Team Leadership:
    • Build and lead a high-performing FP&A team, fostering a culture of collaboration, excellence, and continuous improvement.
    • Provide guidance, coaching, and mentorship to team members, promoting their professional growth and development.
    • Improve processes and use of systems to automate work.
    • Set clear performance expectations, conduct performance evaluations, and provide constructive feedback to ensure the team's success.

What You Bring to the Table:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or a related field. Master's degree, CPA, or MBA preferred.
  • Proven experience (8+ years) in financial planning and analysis, preferably in a leadership role.
  • Strong financial modeling and analytical skills, with the ability to interpret complex financial data and translate it into actionable insights.
  • Solid understanding of corporate finance principles, financial statements, and accounting principles.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to effectively convey complex financial concepts to non-financial stakeholders.
  • Advanced proficiency in financial software and tools, such as ERP systems, budgeting and forecasting software, and data visualization tools.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills, with a track record of building and developing high-performing teams.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities, with a focus on driving business performance and growth.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, organization, and ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • You’re no hero – You know the power of teamwork and celebrate the work of others before your own.
  • You give a sh*t – You believe in acting like an owner and making Vital Farms a place to be proud of.
  • You raise the standards – You know growth can be hard, but you strive to improve yourself and others each day.
  • You can walk in someone else’s boots – You seek to understand other’s viewpoints and think that you get to better answers by sitting on the same side of the table.
  • You don’t walk on eggshells – You’re not afraid to leave the bullsh*t behind and have honest conversations.

What We Bring to the Table:

  • Be part of a movement to bring ethically produced food to the table
  • Work in a Mission-focused environment alongside passionate colleagues
  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Companywide bonus program
  • Generous retirement contributions
  • Free eggs and butter, along with friends and family discounts
  • Fun team SWAG
  • Learning and Development team dedicated to your growth

Who We Are:

Vital Farms, a Certified B Corporation, offers a range of ethically produced foods nationwide. Started on a single farm in Austin, Texas, in 2007, Vital Farms became a national consumer brand that works with over 300 family farms and is the leading U.S. brand of pasture-raised eggs by retail dollar sales. Vital Farms’ products, including shell eggs, butter, hard-boiled eggs, and liquid whole eggs, are sold in over 24,000 stores nationwide. Vital Farms’ ethics are exemplified by its focus on the humane treatment of farm animals and sustainable farming practices. In addition, as a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation, Vital Farms prioritizes the long-term benefits of each of its stakeholders, including farmers and suppliers, customers and consumers, communities and the environment, crew members, and stockholders. In short, we exist to improve the lives of people, animals, and our planet through food.

Next Steps:
Shortly after you complete your application, you'll receive a follow-up email elaborating on any potential next steps in our process. If you don't immediately receive said follow-up email, we would highly encourage you to check your spam filter!
In order to fulfill Vital Farms mission to “bring ethically produced food to the table,” we seek to build teams that leverage diverse perspectives to create a welcoming and innovative environment that is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunities.
To that end, we make employment decisions based on qualifications, merit, and business need. Vital Farms does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other status protected by law.
Notification to Agencies:
**Vital Farms is not accepting unsolicited third-party recruitment agencies in the hiring process for this role. If you are a potential candidate interested in a role with Vital Farms, please submit an application directly. If you have any questions about the application process or the role itself, please reach out to a member of our Talent Acquisition team at .