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Manager, Development Finance

at Newell Rubbermaid, inc.

Posted: 2/24/2019
Job Reference #: 1805155

Job Description

Job Title:         Manager, Development Finance
Location:        Chicago, IL
Reports To:    Director, Commercial Finance                   

The Manager, Development Finance will support Target, Costco, Home Center, Grocery & Grey Markets.   

  • Support the Sales Team to create, own and manage planning, reporting, and forecasting across all customers
  • Operate as an integral member of the Commercial organization involved in Day-to-Day Impactful Business Decisions and Processes
  • Lead the financial forecasting and evaluation of sales initiatives including customer proposals, terms negotiations, events and post event evaluations
  • Effectively makes decisions on more complex issues, considering relevant costs, benefits and risks.
  • Use accounting principles and knowledge of internal controls to provide objective, timely, and accurate financial information
  • Work with Sales leadership to establish promotional spend strategy and develop customer and program level spending details to support the initiation of that strategy
  • Analyze monthly promotional spend actuals by product line to assure Sales Finance forecast is aligned with plan, as well as ensure forecasting reflects changes to phasing
  • Work collaboratively with the demand planning team to ensure APO projection align with Sale LE/Forecast
  • Develop and prepare monthly sales related KPIs and reports to support business wide performance reviews
  • Perform varied ad hoc analyses on the business across stated strategic priorities and metrics versus our Plan Assumptions
  • Assist on Customer specific product development (GKM express) as needed
  • Manage E/O and quarterly hot buy programs with Sales Planning
  • Manage & develop one direct report
  • Ad hoc analytics as needed


  • Undergraduate Degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics
  • Minimum 7-9 years of experience in finance/accounting
  • Experience in a Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) environment preferred
  • Exhibits strong personal accountability & attention to detail
  • Comfortable working with and analyzing large amounts of data
  • Articulates views in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to connect the bigger picture to day to day operations of the organization
  • Ability to learn new financial information systems and data and to work between various IT systems efficiently and accurately
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office including Excel and PowerPoint programs
  • Significant experience with SAP preferred

Newell Brands (NYSE: 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, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington 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 Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.