Nestle Waters North America Financial Analyst in Houston, Texas
As the nation s leading bottled water company, Nestl Waters North America is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we re also committed to developing our people enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed.
Nestl Waters consists of five business units: Corporate, Commercial, Supply Chain, Technical & Production and ReadyRefresh by Nestl . Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you ll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that s challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You ll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It s a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.
Choose a career in Technical & Production and you ll be part of our logistics backbone and a crucial element of our success. Our factories are where our products start their journey to the customer. This area of Nestl Waters offers you the chance to experience collaboration in its purest form as you work alongside a diverse range of highly motivated and passionate people in our factories spread across the nation. What you do will be fulfilling, impactful and meaningful not least is you ll be helping to deliver healthy hydration to millions of thirsty customers. We ll make sure you have the strong leadership and clear direction you need to feel motivated and passionate about accomplishing great things. While you take a pride in delivering an excellent performance, you ll see your contributions are recognized and rewarded with an outstanding level of support, training and benefits everything you need to grow and thrive in your career.
We are currently seeking a Financial Analyst in our South Houston, TX factory. The successful candidate in this role will be motivated by taking on special financial analysis projects, by using statistical tools to identify opportunities for cost reduction for raw materials, water usage, supplies, will be compliance process focused, and eager to manage some administrative responsibilities to support the Factory, such as the Kronos timecard system.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Lead the monthly month-end process for the factory; understand & reduce key variances
Assist in annual planning and forecasting of labor, maintenance, capital projects and other expenses
Develop and maintain proper tools to facilitate the planning process
Provide any necessary financial and business analysis to factory leadership
Work closely with the Regional Controller to ensure factory compliance standards are met and/or exceeded
Review all T&E and purchasing card expenses
Prepare standardized and ad hoc financial performance reports supporting the analysis of financial results
Lead monthly factory P&L Reviews and maintain appropriate expense tracking tools
Make recommendations to improve financial performance
Ensure complete understanding of P&L (plan, forecast, actual results)
Lead and execute factory projects to ensure continuous improvement
Become an active member of Nestle Continuous Excellence through in depth involvement and management of the key performance indicators for both the financial and operational aspects of the factory s continuous improvement program
Execute other administrative tasks (time card reconciliation, purchase orders, goods receipts, vendor interaction, accounts payable, anniversary/birthday tracking, etc.)
Acting as first point of contact for visitors and vendors
To provide administrative support for the leadership team as needed: assist the staff and the HR Manager on EAF and miscellaneous filing requests, coordinate NCE administration projects, assist in event scheduling tasks, assist in coordinating factory celebrations, meeting coordination and event preparation tasks.
Bachelor degree in accounting, finance or other relevant business field (required)
A minimum of 2 to 5 years of prior work experience in a similar Financial Analyst capacity
Prior experience in the consumer product goods industry desired, food or beverage company experience preferred
Advanced computer skills with proficiencies in Word & PowerPoint and experienced analysis capabilities utilizing Excel (Adv. Excel desired vlookup, pivot tables, etc.)
Experience with ERP systems (SAP required) (Essbase preferred) (Globe/BW preferred) for developing purchase orders and financial reporting
Effective written and verbal communication skills with a strong ability to build relationships
Ability to interpret/use data effectively to generate improvement actions
Demonstrated success in problem solving, forecasting, and planning
Possesses excellent follow-up skills, detail orientation, sense of urgency, and strong work ethic
Demonstrate the ability to effectively collaborate in a team environment and as an individual contributor
Nestl Waters North America is the nation s leading bottled water company. Our brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, Nestl Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, Perrier, and Acqua Panna. We re passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America. As a valuable part of our team, you ll receive a competitive total rewards package something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It s not just the work that you ll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you ll receive exactly the kind of benefits you d expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at Nestl Waters?
The Nestl Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.
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