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Newell Brands Senior Financial Analyst - Commercial Finance in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title : Senior Commercial Finance Analyst

Reports To : Director, Commercial Finance

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Job Summary:

The Senior Commercial Finance Analyst will support Walmart/WM.com, Costco, Other Club, and Value/Dollar Markets.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Sales Team tocreate, own and manage planning, reporting, and forecasting across allcustomers

  • Operate as an integral member ofthe Commercial organization involved in Day-to-Day Impactful BusinessDecisions and Processes

  • Lead the financial forecastingand evaluation of sales initiatives including customer proposals, termsnegotiations, events and post event evaluations

  • Effectively makes decisions onmore complex issues, considering relevant costs, benefits and risks.

  • Use accounting principles andknowledge of internal controls to provide objective, timely, and accuratefinancial information

  • Work with Sales leadership toestablish promotional spend strategy and develop customer and program levelspending details to support the initiation of that strategy

  • Analyze monthly promotionalspend actuals by product line to assure Sales Finance forecast is alignedwith plan, as well as ensure forecasting reflects changes to phasing

  • Work collaboratively with the demandplanning team to ensure APO projection align with Sale LE/Forecast

  • Providecoaching to sales team to enhance their financial skill sets to ensure bothfunctions are working efficiently and collaboratively

  • Participate actively in monthlyconsensus meeting on items such as volume, trade, and advertising andpromotional spending.

  • Perform varied ad hoc analyseson the business across stated strategic priorities and metrics versus ourPlan Assumptions

  • Assist on Customer specificproduct development (GKM express) as needed

  • Ad hoc analytics as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate Degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics

  • Minimum 4-6 years of experience in finance/accounting

  • Experience in a Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) environment preferred

  • Previous Commercial/Sales finance experience preferred

  • Exhibits strong personalaccountability & attention to detail

  • Comfortable working with andanalyzing large amounts of data

  • Articulates views in a clear andconcise manner.

  • Ability toconnect the bigger picture to day to day operations of the organization

  • Ability to learn new financialinformation systems and data and to work between various IT systemsefficiently and accurately

  • Advanced computer skills inMicrosoft Office including Excel and PowerPoint programs

  • Significant experience with SAP preferred

Newell Brands (NASDAQ: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Marmot, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal OpportunityEmployers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.

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