Senior Financial Analyst, Commercial Finance

Vital Farms

Vital Farms

IT, Accounting & Finance
Remote
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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!

Your Role:

Reporting to the Manager, Commercial Finance, the Senior Financial Analyst, Commercial Finance will be responsible for analyzing and presenting financial data primarily related to our sales and marketing functions. This person should feel confident working in a fast-paced environment while identifying areas for continuous improvement and implementing strategies to optimize financial performance. The role requires a strong understanding of finance principles, retail operations, and trade performance, along with the ambition to collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive results.

What You’ll Do:

  • Support monthly & quarterly close reporting and forecasting on all commercial P&L line items, including marketing, trade, slotting, coupons, and retailer deductions. Present insightful analyses to explain trends and forecast variances.
  • Continuously evaluate and streamline financial processes and reports. Identify areas for automation, standardization, and efficiency gains to enhance overall financial performance for all stakeholders. Develop and implement internal sales reporting and related KPIs by leveraging data visualization (PowerBI).
  • Act as a business partner and main point of contact for Marketing and Sales SG&A spend, including review of results, trends, and forecasting while providing insights and recommendations. Active thought partner on marketing budgeting and forecasting.
  • Support the development of the company’s annual operation plan (AOP) by organizing planned spend and providing budget recommendations. Continually monitor performance compared to AOP budget and take action with cross functional teams on any gaps.
  • Support commercialization and innovation projects by owning related financial analysis and SKU forecasting. Assist with SKU and retailer profitability.

What You Bring to the Table:

  • Bachelor’s in accounting, finance, business administration, or relevant field
  • 3-5+ years of finance experience, preferably within the CPG industry with a minimum of 1-2 years in Commercial, Brand or Sales finance
  • Knowledge of trade, pricing principals, and SKU commercialization processes
  • MS Office skills with Advanced Excel skills; experience in Power BI or similar data visualization platform is preferred
  • Proficiency in financial analysis tools and software; experience with Netsuite, Anaplan, or Microsoft D365 is a plus
  • Strong understanding of financial principles, budgeting, forecasting, and financial modeling.
  • Excellent analytical skills with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the desire to present and collaborate cross-functionally to influence decision-making.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to travel 15-25% travel for company and team meetings, offsites, onboarding trips and other business needs
  • You are flexible, adaptable, and bring an appropriate sense of urgency to your work.
  • 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:

  • A fast-paced, energetic, remote environment with passionate people who are leading a movement to bring ethically produced food to the table.
  • Competitive pay and benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, and Paid Parental Leave, just to name a few).
  • Generous retirement contributions: 401(k) + 3% Contribution from Day 1.
  • Free eggs and butter, along with friends and family discounts.
  • Fun team SWAG that will make you the talk of the town.

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 race, color, religion, gender and gender identity, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, citizenship status, military or veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable 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 careers@vitalfarms.com .