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Cavendish Farms is currently seeking an individual for the position of

 
Director, Commercial Finance
 

To be based at 100 Midland Drive, Dieppe, NB.

 
 

Cavendish Farms is a leading producer of frozen food products for retail and foodservice markets throughout Canada, the United States and around the world.  We have two state-of-the-art potato processing plants in PEI, one in Lethbridge, AB and another in Jamestown, ND. Headquartered in Dieppe, NB, the company also operates an appetizer plant in Wheatley, ON and has sales office locations in Toronto, Montreal and Boston.

 

Cavendish Farms is currently seeking a Director of Commercial Finance to grow top-line revenue and gross margin dollars by working closely with the Sales team in developing and implementing the company pricing and trade investment strategy.  This includes the ongoing development, implementation, and reporting of pricing and program spending, and modelling pricing actions and strategies.  As a key member of the Finance team, the Director of Commercial Finance will also have responsibility to provide analytics and recommendations on bids, and profitability enhancement initiatives.

 
 

Successful Candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • Education Required:
    • Post-secondary education in Business
    • Accounting Designation
  • Years of Experience Required:
    • 10+ years of relevant work experience required
    • Previous manufacturing experience is considered an asset
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Excellent leadership capabilities
  • Ability to manage multiple critical tasks at once
  • Self-starter with a strong work ethic; respect for commitments
  • Results driven, strategic, and analytical thinker
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office
 
Key responsibilities:
  • Provide leadership to the Trade Spending and Pricing teams
  • Working with the Sales team, develop trade investment and pricing strategies to ensure they are integrated and effective in driving sales growth and profitability
  • Provide analysis and recommendations on pricing actions and strategy to improve the business
  • Review, approve, and provide insight on all pricing deals, targets, price lists, and pricing models
  • Responsible for reviewing, approving, and assisting in preparing company gross margin forecast and budget
  • Ensure trade investment process controls are in place and trade investment accruals are accurate
  • Champion process management within the Pricing and Trade teams while working closely with other departments and teams to meet customer expectations
  • Oversee internal reviews of trade investment projections and total commercial spending to identify risks, gaps and opportunities
  • Work with sales and other resources to provide market intelligence and risk analysis (gain/loss in potential business, impact on marketing shares)
 
 

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:

 

Please apply online by November 18th, 2019. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

 

We appreciate your interest in our company!  The initial review of applications will begin on the deadline date for applying.  Applications received after the deadline may not be considered. 

 
 

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