Director Finance Process Transformation Job at Ventura Foods LLC – 3.3 in Brea, CA

Location: Brea HQ

Exemption: Exempt

Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that can be found at national and regional restaurants, hospitals and universities, movie theatres and major retailers in the U.S. and in more than 60 countries. At 15 manufacturing sites across North America, Ventura Foods creates dressings and sauces, mayonnaises, margarines, and oils that help our customers create great-tasting flavors with high-quality ingredients. Those same high-quality ingredients go into our own set of branded products, such as: Marie’s® dressings, LouAna® oils, Dean’s® dips and Gold n’ Soft® spreads. Our company is headquartered in Brea, California with operations across the U.S, Canada, Mexico, the Philippines and Singapore. Regardless of your role, function or location, at Ventura Foods, you’ll be part of a supportive team dedicated to helping our customers delight their customers.

Position Summary:
The Director, Finance Process Transformation partners with Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to implement structure and process changes to optimize the Finance organization. The role is responsible for managing and maintaining oversight of significant Finance standardization and centralization projects, as well as system implementations, involving Accounts Payable, Payroll and other Business Service functions. The role requires a strong track record of successful project delivery and strong executive presence in order to serve as a trusted advisor and partner to senior Finance and other functional business leaders.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage and project lead overall Finance Transformation project, partnering with CFO

Create and execute detailed project plan, identifying and coordinating needed resources

Manage day-to-day operational aspects of project and scope

Manage risks, issues and change resolution process, working with other leaders to take address as necessary

Effectively apply VF methodology and high project standards

Provide regular updates on all projects within Transformation program with ELT, SLT, Finance leaders and other business partners

Lead and Optimize Process Ideation and Improvement

Lead process design workshops and cross-functional working groups to improve business processes by studying current practices and proposing modifications, with focus on standardization

Develop end-to-end perspective with a focus on improved performance, operational excellence, and increased customer satisfaction.

Lead Third Party Vendor Identification and Management

Work with Finance and IT business partners to identify and rationalize needed technology and potential vendors

Lead RFP process as needed

Manage third-party vendor relationships as needed

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree (B.A) from a four year college or university in Finance, Accounting or a related field; or equivalent combination of experience and education.

Seven (7)+ years of experience in a job related finance role.

A proven track record of working with cross functional teams to implementing financial systems, successfully managing complex centralization projects and driving process improvement initiatives is required.

Prior experience with manufacturing financial system (SAP, JDE, etc.) and accounting software (Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll).

Knowledge and Skills:
Strong analytical and problem solving skills

Self- directed and highly motivated

Ability to communicate effectively

Strong change management skills

Ability to mentor, coach and effectively transfer experience to others

Ability to juggle multiple goals and deadlines in a fast pace environment

Executive Presence

Developed negotiation and conflict management skills

Consistent flexibility, resilience and resourcefulness

Expert ability to impact and influence project outcomes

Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

About the Company

Company: Ventura Foods LLC – 3.3

Company Location:  Brea, CA

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About Ventura Foods LLC - 3.3