ARYZTA, LLC Career Opportunities
Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
Supporting business unit management with P&L reporting, forecasting and analysis.
Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
Strong proficiency with SAP or similar large ERP systems.
Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
Working in a stand alone divisional financial management role providing key financial metrics to help better manage a business unit.
Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
Leading monthly and quarterly business unit financial review meetings.
Divisional Vice President Finance
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High-Impact, High-Visibility Role Managing P&L, Controls & More for Successful Business Unit

Great Opportunity to Spotlight Your Talent and Build the Foundation for a Progressive, Long-Term Career with ARYZTA.

If you're an experienced DVP or Senior Director with the runway to step up and continue to advance your career, the role of Divisional Vice President Finance is your opportunity to take ownership of a unique, multifaceted position and make your mark on a top business unit -- Consumer Foods. Working out of our pristine Los Angeles office (we're located in Howard Hughes building), where the majority of our North American Senior Leadership Team is seated, you will make your mark on divisional operations as you influence decision making, refine and implement processes, and drive strategy via P&L analysis, financial reporting, forecasting, budget oversight, spend control and more. Quick question for you - click here If you enjoy a challenge and have the skill and vision to optimally develop and grow a newer position, then step up to your next role in our growing company, consider joining our ARYZTA. Consider the advantages. As a member of the ARYZTA Finance Team, you will: Relocation assistance is available to an outstanding candidate. 

ARYZTA is a global baking company with a focus on the customer and unparalleled capabilities. These capabilities -- along with our passion for good food -- have allowed us to grow into one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Operating on five continents, ARYZTA has 57 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens worldwide, and a growing workforce of almost 20,000 employees.  In North America, we have 29 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers' expectations.

Video: Hear how ARYZTA, with SuccessFactors solutions including Employee Central, was able to build a foundation for consistent global workflow and processes which helped them integrate their acquisitions quickly and easily.

The Requirements

The ideal candidate for this role is an experienced financial professional whose goal is to build a long-range career with ARYZTA. S/he will leave a strong fingerprint on the DVP role over the next few years, but ultimately see it as a stepping stone role and strong learning platform for growing with the company. Though we're far outside the risk of a start-up, we take a start-up approach to meeting our responsibilities and developing our bench strength. No one is siloed at ARYZTA.

To be a strong fit for the Divisional Vice President Finance opportunity, you will have:
  • 10+ years of relevant finance experience
  • A bachelor's degree required; master's degree preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of P&L and other financial statements; reporting
  • Strong computer skills including deep knowledge and experience with SAP or other large ERP (a deep understanding of data structure); Microsoft Office applications, particularly advanced Excel skills  Quick question for you - click here
  • Ability to travel up to 25% (typically 3-5 days per month), primarily to San Leandro and Chicago. Initial travel will be higher as you are training and building relationships throughout the company
Preferred but not required:
  • A master's degree; relevant certifications
  • CPG / Food company experience 
  • Relevant experience with perishable products and/or within manufacturing environments a plus
  • Pricing and trade management experience is a plus
In addition, success will require the following core competencies and characteristics:
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; the ability to succinctly present complex information to varying levels of leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly understand complex business issues and develop and communicate sound analyses with moderate direction
  • A strong team orientation; the ability to work well across organizations and with multi-functional teams
  • Self-starter / self-motivated; the drive to take ownership of your learning and responsibilities 
  • Quick and thorough learner

The Role

Role Overview
Reporting directly to the SVP, Finance, you will take ownership of a unique, divisional controller position for the Consumer Food Business Unit (one of five). The division currently has a $1.2 billion top line, driven by a sales force selling through the retail channel.

You will act as a business partner to the SVP, Finance and work to protect the business unit by providing key insights to the building blocks that will sustain the division and help it grow. Your primary accountabilities will fall into two key areas with both strategic and tactical responsibilities. You will:
  • Support the SVP, Finance in reporting, forecasting and analyzing the Consumer Foods Business Unit P&L
  • Work extensively on month and year end close, budget, internal audit, balance sheet, cash generation, capital expenditure and overall spend control, and major issue identification and resolution
Structure
The Americas Structure includes five operating Business Units: Brazil, Canada, Brand, ARYZTA US Baking Solutions and ARYZTA US Consumer Foods, which are serviced by five Americas Central Support Functions covering areas such as Food Safety & Quality Assurance, Environmental Health & Safety, Sustainability, HR, Legal, IT, Finance Shared Services, Procurement, Category Management, and Commercialization.

Role Details
This is a unique role. On one hand, it's a controller position, but without AP/AR or payroll oversight, and on the other, it's similar to a corporate controller, but with an interesting twist because of the shared services element. It is a project driven, independent contributor role that is ultimately responsible for keeping the business safe by managing the P&L for the business unit, ensuring controls are in place and managing monthly processing. It is an active hands-on role involved at a high level, not with the day-to-day transactions. Each bakery has their own controller and your efforts in looking for trends, reviewing data, forecasting, etc. will determine how each bakery can be more successful. Quick question for you - click here

As Divisional Vice President Finance, your specific tasks will include:
  • Guiding financial decisions by monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures
  • Ensuring adherence to ARYZTA Group Finance Policies and Procedures
  • Managing internal audits including scoping, disclosures, closing meeting and finalizing agreed reports and closing open points
  • Tracking capital expenditures and performance
  • Leading monthly and quarterly business unit financial review meetings  Quick question for you - click here
  • Monitoring and controlling business unit spend by reporting and working with business unit leaders
  • Facilitating budget preparation by developing and adhering to timelines and collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data
  • Ensuring internal control compliance
  • Managing business unit month end close process, including approval of journal entries and period end sign off
  • Facilitating review and analysis on variances to budget, prior year and forecast
  • Reviewing period end balance sheets for unusual variances from prior periods and prior year
  • Ensuring business unit meets Working Capital and Cash Flow targets
  • Preparing and presenting weekly and monthly P&L summary
  • Reviewing monthly cost center reports
Note: This description is intended to provide you a general overview of the position and is not a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities.

More Good Reasons

The Best-of-Both-Worlds
You will enjoy a strong foundation and history of success built over generations by 10 legacy companies, alongside the entrepreneurial energy and fresh insights of ARYZTA, who has been managing those brands for just 5 years. We take a startup approach to our work.

Visibility
In Los Angeles, we have approximately 75 people, including the majority of our executive leadership. In addition to the SVP, Finance, you will work with the Division President, Regional COO and leadership for the Americas. You will also enjoy exposure across our other divisions.

Stretch & Work to the Top of Your Finance Skill-Set
This role offers the opportunity to stretch and grow your skills. You are bound to add new skills and enhance your experience in multiple areas. And, you'll enjoy working in a very strong finance organization. In fact, a number of our successful leaders, including the Division President, came up through Finance.

Flexibility
This is LA, so people like to beat the traffic. We’re typically well-staffed and busy by 6 a.m. and see people heading home in the afternoon. You will enjoy some flexibility in your schedule, though you should expect hours to ebb and flow depending on the time of month and projects underway. We tend to take a proactive do-what-it-takes approach to our work.

Environment
While we’re “button-down” in our professionalism – ours is an environment where we schedule time on calendars rather than have impromptu meetings, for example – our environment is business casual with casual Friday. We also have a strong commitment to community service, and you will have the opportunity to give back should you choose.

Compensation & Benefits
In addition to competitive compensation and a bonus opportunity, you will enjoy a strong benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and other insurances, a 401(k) plan with immediately vested company match, paid time off, parental leave, a tuition reimbursement program and more.

Pictured: A few of our fine brands.

Keys to Success

Those who are successful at ARYZTA see ways to add value. We look for process improvers who understand the big picture and sharpen their insights through the details. 

In addition, to be an outstanding DVP, you will be:
  • Self-motivated. You will take control of your learning, especially if you have no background in CPG or food industries, and start making an impact early on
  • A strong communicator. You will be assertive and succinctly make your points while also having respect for the role and audience
  • Achieve objectives. You will take ownership of your projects, delivering quality work on time.
  • Independent. You will see what needs to be done and do it rather than waiting for extensive guidance.
  • A team player. You will build relationships, earn credibility and a reputation for reliability; work without pretense or ego – every level gets in the weeds
  • Disciplined and process oriented

About ARYZTA

ARYZTA is a global baking company with a Passion for Good Food. We provide our retail and foodservice customers with a portfolio of bakery solutions so they can deliver memorable, delicious food to consumers. With operations in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, ARYZTA has become a global leader in the baked goods industry and one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Our leading bakery brands in North America include La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. We have 58 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens around the globe, with 26 of those in North America, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. The Americas team champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration. ARYZTA Americas operates one of the largest specialty bakery businesses servicing all major customers in the retail, foodservice, QSR and convenience store channels.

High-Impact, High-Visibility Role Managing P&L, Controls & More for Successful Business Unit

Great Opportunity to Spotlight Your Talent and Build the Foundation for a Progressive, Long-Term Career with ARYZTA.

If you're an experienced DVP or Senior Director with the runway to step up and continue to advance your career, the role of Divisional Vice President Finance is your opportunity to take ownership of a unique, multifaceted position and make your mark on a top business unit -- Consumer Foods. Working out of our pristine Los Angeles office (we're located in Howard Hughes building), where the majority of our North American Senior Leadership Team is seated, you will make your mark on divisional operations as you influence decision making, refine and implement processes, and drive strategy via P&L analysis, financial reporting, forecasting, budget oversight, spend control and more. Quick question for you - click here If you enjoy a challenge and have the skill and vision to optimally develop and grow a newer position, then step up to your next role in our growing company, consider joining our ARYZTA. Consider the advantages. As a member of the ARYZTA Finance Team, you will: Relocation assistance is available to an outstanding candidate. 

ARYZTA is a global baking company with a focus on the customer and unparalleled capabilities. These capabilities -- along with our passion for good food -- have allowed us to grow into one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Operating on five continents, ARYZTA has 57 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens worldwide, and a growing workforce of almost 20,000 employees.  In North America, we have 29 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers' expectations.

Video: Hear how ARYZTA, with SuccessFactors solutions including Employee Central, was able to build a foundation for consistent global workflow and processes which helped them integrate their acquisitions quickly and easily.

The Requirements

The ideal candidate for this role is an experienced financial professional whose goal is to build a long-range career with ARYZTA. S/he will leave a strong fingerprint on the DVP role over the next few years, but ultimately see it as a stepping stone role and strong learning platform for growing with the company. Though we're far outside the risk of a start-up, we take a start-up approach to meeting our responsibilities and developing our bench strength. No one is siloed at ARYZTA.

To be a strong fit for the Divisional Vice President Finance opportunity, you will have:
  • 10+ years of relevant finance experience
  • A bachelor's degree required; master's degree preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of P&L and other financial statements; reporting
  • Strong computer skills including deep knowledge and experience with SAP or other large ERP (a deep understanding of data structure); Microsoft Office applications, particularly advanced Excel skills  Quick question for you - click here
  • Ability to travel up to 25% (typically 3-5 days per month), primarily to San Leandro and Chicago. Initial travel will be higher as you are training and building relationships throughout the company
Preferred but not required:
  • A master's degree; relevant certifications
  • CPG / Food company experience 
  • Relevant experience with perishable products and/or within manufacturing environments a plus
  • Pricing and trade management experience is a plus
In addition, success will require the following core competencies and characteristics:
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; the ability to succinctly present complex information to varying levels of leadership
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly understand complex business issues and develop and communicate sound analyses with moderate direction
  • A strong team orientation; the ability to work well across organizations and with multi-functional teams
  • Self-starter / self-motivated; the drive to take ownership of your learning and responsibilities 
  • Quick and thorough learner

The Role

Role Overview
Reporting directly to the SVP, Finance, you will take ownership of a unique, divisional controller position for the Consumer Food Business Unit (one of five). The division currently has a $1.2 billion top line, driven by a sales force selling through the retail channel.

You will act as a business partner to the SVP, Finance and work to protect the business unit by providing key insights to the building blocks that will sustain the division and help it grow. Your primary accountabilities will fall into two key areas with both strategic and tactical responsibilities. You will:
  • Support the SVP, Finance in reporting, forecasting and analyzing the Consumer Foods Business Unit P&L
  • Work extensively on month and year end close, budget, internal audit, balance sheet, cash generation, capital expenditure and overall spend control, and major issue identification and resolution
Structure
The Americas Structure includes five operating Business Units: Brazil, Canada, Brand, ARYZTA US Baking Solutions and ARYZTA US Consumer Foods, which are serviced by five Americas Central Support Functions covering areas such as Food Safety & Quality Assurance, Environmental Health & Safety, Sustainability, HR, Legal, IT, Finance Shared Services, Procurement, Category Management, and Commercialization.

Role Details
This is a unique role. On one hand, it's a controller position, but without AP/AR or payroll oversight, and on the other, it's similar to a corporate controller, but with an interesting twist because of the shared services element. It is a project driven, independent contributor role that is ultimately responsible for keeping the business safe by managing the P&L for the business unit, ensuring controls are in place and managing monthly processing. It is an active hands-on role involved at a high level, not with the day-to-day transactions. Each bakery has their own controller and your efforts in looking for trends, reviewing data, forecasting, etc. will determine how each bakery can be more successful. Quick question for you - click here

As Divisional Vice President Finance, your specific tasks will include:
  • Guiding financial decisions by monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures
  • Ensuring adherence to ARYZTA Group Finance Policies and Procedures
  • Managing internal audits including scoping, disclosures, closing meeting and finalizing agreed reports and closing open points
  • Tracking capital expenditures and performance
  • Leading monthly and quarterly business unit financial review meetings  Quick question for you - click here
  • Monitoring and controlling business unit spend by reporting and working with business unit leaders
  • Facilitating budget preparation by developing and adhering to timelines and collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data
  • Ensuring internal control compliance
  • Managing business unit month end close process, including approval of journal entries and period end sign off
  • Facilitating review and analysis on variances to budget, prior year and forecast
  • Reviewing period end balance sheets for unusual variances from prior periods and prior year
  • Ensuring business unit meets Working Capital and Cash Flow targets
  • Preparing and presenting weekly and monthly P&L summary
  • Reviewing monthly cost center reports
Note: This description is intended to provide you a general overview of the position and is not a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities.

More Good Reasons

The Best-of-Both-Worlds
You will enjoy a strong foundation and history of success built over generations by 10 legacy companies, alongside the entrepreneurial energy and fresh insights of ARYZTA, who has been managing those brands for just 5 years. We take a startup approach to our work.

Visibility
In Los Angeles, we have approximately 75 people, including the majority of our executive leadership. In addition to the SVP, Finance, you will work with the Division President, Regional COO and leadership for the Americas. You will also enjoy exposure across our other divisions.

Stretch & Work to the Top of Your Finance Skill-Set
This role offers the opportunity to stretch and grow your skills. You are bound to add new skills and enhance your experience in multiple areas. And, you'll enjoy working in a very strong finance organization. In fact, a number of our successful leaders, including the Division President, came up through Finance.

Flexibility
This is LA, so people like to beat the traffic. We’re typically well-staffed and busy by 6 a.m. and see people heading home in the afternoon. You will enjoy some flexibility in your schedule, though you should expect hours to ebb and flow depending on the time of month and projects underway. We tend to take a proactive do-what-it-takes approach to our work.

Environment
While we’re “button-down” in our professionalism – ours is an environment where we schedule time on calendars rather than have impromptu meetings, for example – our environment is business casual with casual Friday. We also have a strong commitment to community service, and you will have the opportunity to give back should you choose.

Compensation & Benefits
In addition to competitive compensation and a bonus opportunity, you will enjoy a strong benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and other insurances, a 401(k) plan with immediately vested company match, paid time off, parental leave, a tuition reimbursement program and more.

Pictured: A few of our fine brands.

Keys to Success

Those who are successful at ARYZTA see ways to add value. We look for process improvers who understand the big picture and sharpen their insights through the details. 

In addition, to be an outstanding DVP, you will be:
  • Self-motivated. You will take control of your learning, especially if you have no background in CPG or food industries, and start making an impact early on
  • A strong communicator. You will be assertive and succinctly make your points while also having respect for the role and audience
  • Achieve objectives. You will take ownership of your projects, delivering quality work on time.
  • Independent. You will see what needs to be done and do it rather than waiting for extensive guidance.
  • A team player. You will build relationships, earn credibility and a reputation for reliability; work without pretense or ego – every level gets in the weeds
  • Disciplined and process oriented

About ARYZTA

ARYZTA is a global baking company with a Passion for Good Food. We provide our retail and foodservice customers with a portfolio of bakery solutions so they can deliver memorable, delicious food to consumers. With operations in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, ARYZTA has become a global leader in the baked goods industry and one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Our leading bakery brands in North America include La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. We have 58 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens around the globe, with 26 of those in North America, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. The Americas team champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration. ARYZTA Americas operates one of the largest specialty bakery businesses servicing all major customers in the retail, foodservice, QSR and convenience store channels.
ARYZTA, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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