Corporate/ Director, Finance - Operations
Job Opportunity at Shearer's Foods

Posted on Jul 2

Location: Massillon, OH
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4134885

The Director of Finance – Operations will be a key leader of the Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis (“FP&A”) team, reporting to the CFO.  This individual will lead the FP&A – Operations team and work cross functionally to directly support the Operations Leadership Team across Shearer’s eleven manufacturing facilities and multiple warehouse locations.  In this role, the Director of Finance – Operations will partner with Operations Leadership Team to develop and implement business strategies, processes and tools to continue to drive Shearer’s to the position as the “Go-To Manufacturer” of great snack foods.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrate and role model the Company’s core values of Teamwork, Respect and Giving Back
  • Lead and develop a team of approximately 10 professionals at varying levels of experience. The team is currently organized into two sub-teams – Cookies and Crackers and Salty Snacks, each led by an existing Manager
  • Define, monitor and evolve the team structure, roles and responsibilities to advance the team’s development, capabilities, career advancement and service level to the business
  • Develop deep collaborative relationships with the Operations Leadership Team to support effective and efficient cross-functional work, information flow and problem solving
  • Partner directly with the Operations Leadership Team to:
    • Define and establish the operational strategies, processes and tools to manage and monitor the performance of the eleven plant and multiple warehouse network
    • Oversee development of the monthly Operations Productivity forecast vs Budget and prior year
    • Support the operational base and productivity portions of the Annual Budget process
    • Provide direction and recommendations to improve the Company’s standard cost methods / practices including BOMs, applied labor and OH
  • Manage prioritization of projects and team workload to best serve the needs of the team and the business
  • Oversee the process to prepare timely and accurate weekly and monthly Plant Scorecards, reporting individual and consolidated plant performance across our set of metrics.  Continue to evolve reporting set to meet the changing needs of the business and management team
  • Oversee processes to provide financial support to our internal Continuous Improvement (“CI”) teams and external consultants to help drive CI programs and initiatives
  • Oversee process to define and deliver ad hoc analysis, standard reports, and recommendations to Senior Leadership Team and Operations Leadership Team.
  • Pro-actively drive strategy and Finance discussions for process, organization and system improvements
  • Identify and evaluate risks and opportunities for the business


 Leadership Characteristics:

  • Effective leadership and team building capabilities both within the Finance team and cross-functionally across the organization
  • Commitment and passion for people and career development for team members
  • Proven ability to build effective working relationships and build trust to drive a positive culture across the organization and at all levels of associates
  • Strong organization skills to manage and drive a broad set of short-term and long-term priorities
  • Highly developed business communication skills and ability to explain and lead team problem solving for complex challenges
  • Skilled problem solver with ability to look at business situations with a productive balance of strategic and tactical thinking and drive towards effective and practical solutions
  • Commitment to continued individual career and skill development



  • 12+ years of experience in Operations Finance / cost accounting role(s)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business. Graduate degree in business or finance, CPA/CMA are pluses
  • Experience leading and managing a team of Finance professionals
  • Deep understanding of fundamental manufacturing processes, requirements, reporting, metrics, etc.
  • Experience leading financial reporting, financial analysis, and budgeting processes
  • Advanced Excel capabilities and proficiency in MS Word and PowerPoint
  • Limited travel required
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