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As the world leader in nutrition, health, and wellness for children from birth to toddler, Gerber Products Company is committed to creating a strong future. We joined the Nestlé Nutrition family in 2007 and have been a partner in parenthood ever since. Our Anything for Baby team works closely with experts to create products that enrich and establish healthy habits for children and are good for the planet as well. A career at Gerber provides meaningful opportunities to develop professionally, and nurture generations to come. Now is the time to define your future, and ours too.

The Sr. Analyst, Finance Co-Pilot role is responsible for proactively delivering relevant, actionable analyses and recommendations to internal customers.  This role must influence business partners to drive decisions that will improve performance and help the business meet or exceed its objectives. The role also provides insight and strongly supports a fact-based decision-making process based on current business environment and specialist financial knowledge, and by challenging new strategies and new projects, as well as the status quo. The Sr. Analyst, Finance Co-Pilot must effectively collaborate and communicate across all functions throughout the organization to promote alignment and drive results that improve business profitability.


Reporting & Analytics

  • Provides accurate and timely financial information and analyses, making and/or implementing sound recommendations to grow business profitability and optimize the brand’s existing portfolio.  
  • Uses knowledge and understanding of sales and costs to provide analytics to support business decision making.  
  • Provides insight to key changes and drivers of sales and costs and the effects on the business to identify risks and opportunities for the business
  • Provides decision support to marketing personnel and senior management.  Supports business with accurate financial analysis of new product proposals.  
  • Closely works with marketing personnel to develop, track, and evaluate effectiveness of trade and promotional programs
  • Participates in month end financial close including reporting and ledger adjustments.  Prepares variance analysis to budget and forecasts and reviews actual performance with cross-functional teams

Strategic Evaluations:

  • Operates as a key lead resource, supporting the Finance Manager in streamlining processes and implementing best practices across the businesses.  Key areas include new product/product renovation feasibility, business optimization, commercial investment ROI analyses, and ongoing business reviews

Business Planning: 

  • Prepares annual budget and quarterly forecasts.  Evaluates and analyzes budget data to ensure well-supported plans
  • Supports the Monthly Business Planning process and works closely with cross functional business partners to understand key inputs for Operating Forecast, risks, and opportunities to forecast, and makes recommendations to improve forecast accuracy.
  • Participates in annual volume build/brand planning as well as 3-year Market Business Strategy, providing financial insights and ensuring plans are both ambitious and executable


  • (BA/BS) Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Math (or other related major). or equivalent experience and minimum 3 years of related work experience
  • Preferred: CPA, CMA, CFM, CCE, MBA 
  • Good working knowledge of local accounting standards (GAAP)
  • Good knowledge of the business environment/competition/capacity to benchmark
  • Good working knowledge of product portfolio and brand profitability
  • Good knowledge of operational costing
  • Proven knowledge of financial concepts including cost accounting, activity-based costing, cash flow, NPV, IRR, ROI, etc.
  • Working knowledge P&L and Balance Sheet Structure
  • Working knowledge of ACNielsen reporting metrics, including ACV and velocity
  • Solid working knowledge of operational cost generation and structure

Working Experience:

  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in Accounting, Finance, or business analysis
  • Experience contributing or leading projects across functions/discipline
  • Experience in a sales, distribution or supply chain organization preferred
  • Experience developing interactive and complex Excel models for reporting
  • Experience presenting to broad audiences at varied levels within the organization
  • Experience synthesizing complex information into actionable insights and recommendations


The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.


Job ID: 287440 

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Sr Financial Analyst Co-Pilot
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