MUST BE IN COMMUTABLE DISTANCE OF AN OFFICE LOCATION IN EDINA, MN. NO RELOCATION ASSISTANCE IS OFFERED FOR THIS POSITION.
Healthy Fruit Division:
SunOpta's Healthy Fruit platform manufactures individually quick frozen ("IQF") fruit products for retail (e.g., whole frozen strawberries, blueberries, mango, pineapple, fruit blends etc.), IQF and bulk frozen fruit products for foodservice (e.g., purées, fruit cups and smoothie mixes), and custom fruit preparations for industrial use (e.g., yoghurt or ice cream applications). We believe we are the leading North American provider of private label non-GMO and organic IQF fruit.
Healthy Fruit operates six strategically located manufacturing facilities in the United States and Mexico and it generates annual revenue of approx. $300 million.
The VP of Finance for the Healthy Fruit provides critical leadership for the business both internally and externally. This role is responsible for all aspects of finance for the Healthy Fruit platform, including financial planning and analysis (i.e. budgeting and forecasting), financial close and reporting, business decision support (i.e. customer bids and pricing, capital investments, etc.), performance monitoring, and other important business specific matters such as transfer pricing.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Key First 90 Day Focus Areas
The VP Finance for Healthy Fruit is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Healthy Fruit platform. This person will directly oversee all finance functions and personnel that support the Healthy Fruit platform including, but not limited to, individuals located at our corporate offices in Edina, MN and Placentia, CA, and throughout of 6 manufacturing facilities in the United States and Mexico. This person will carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employee; addressing complaints and resolving problems, etc.
The successful candidate must possess public company (or equivalent) experience with a successful track record for leading finance & accounting organizations and has exposure to the manufacturing and/or processing sector. In addition to combining business, commercial acumen and finance, the ideal candidate will be analytical and thorough - delving into details of the business, ensuring that financial insights are not only shared but leveraged with their business counterparts. A demonstrable ability and capacity for leading change will be critical as will the sophistication to build strong and meaningful professional relationships with the organization's executives.
Bachelor or Master's degree in Finance and/or Accounting. CPA designation is preferred.
10+ years of progressive accounting and finance experience with a minimum of 5 years in a senior management role or equivalent. Manufacturing environment (standard costing) experience required. Consumer products (CPG) and processing experience preferred.
Knowledge and Skills:
US and International Travel. Travel destinations include but are not limited to Guadalajara (MX), multiple facilities in California, Edwardsville (KS), Minneapolis (MN), and Toronto (CA).
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
Majority of work is performed in an office environment.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice
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