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Business (Finance) Analyst - Strategic Product Growth & Innovation (Remote - Aurora, CO)

Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition, LLC

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$40.87-52.88 /h
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Golden, CO
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Job Description

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Job Overview:

Wilbur-Ellis is one of the largest family-owned companies in the world. Since our beginning, almost a century ago, Wilbur-Ellis has prided itself on looking forward. This relentless vision helped us grow into a portfolio of three businesses focused on providing the essentials for the world to thrive. It’s this tradition of always staying ahead that will carry us into the future. Join us and Work Where EveryONE Matters! 

For a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products and services. Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment. Come grow with us! 

General Purpose and Scope of Position:

The Business (Finance) Analyst - Strategic Product Growth & Innovation is responsible for supporting teams vital to the company’s growth and sustaining profitable sectors of the business. With regards to the Strategic Product Growth portion, this role will be the primary financial support for the Branded Technologies, Seed, and Manufacturing groups, including monthly and ad hoc sales and margin reporting, detailed financial analysis, and budgeting. And the Innovation portion supports recently acquired/developed businesses and when necessary participates in merger and acquisition analysis and fosters the potential growth within the diverse business portfolio.

Key Skills and Abilities Include:

  • Strong analytical skills, problem-solving, and the ability to handle multiple responsibilities effectively
  • Ability to build and foster strong relationships across a diverse team with varying interests, perspectives, and directives
  • Ability to take broad and sometimes complex issues, simplify findings and effectively communicate to audiences with limited financial/accounting experience
  • Highly motivated, organized, detail-oriented, and a team player
  • Exceptional MS Excel skills required
  • Experience with Planful, MicroStrategy, other database tools, SQL, or some programming is a plus

Key Personal Attributes Include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, or Economics
  • 3-5 years of accounting and/or business analytics experience, MBA a plus
  • Experience in the agriculture industry would be helpful
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:

  • Responsibility to conduct business in accordance with Company policy and code of ethics
  • Provide financial and analytical support to the Functional Support Team, specifically to Branded Technology Leadership & the BT Territory Managers Team, Manufacturing plant managers, Seed Group Leaders, and other key parties to provide financial context to support and drive business decisions, including: 
    • Annual budgeting process coordination & review
    • Financial Forecasts
    • Operations modeling and analysis
    • Capital request preparation assistance & evaluation/review 
    • Review and analyze Location, Territory, and Geography financial trends and performance 
    • Working capital and discount analysis 
    • Manufacturing & service cost analysis and recommendations 
  • Understand and identify key accounting and financial reporting issues, ability to communicate effectively on these issues, and evaluate areas for process improvement 
  • Be a financial liaison between Finance Team (including Regional Business Analysts, Accounting & IT/reporting software experts) and the groups supported pertaining to Sales/Operations 
  • Work cross-functionally with Division Support Groups (Finance, Human Resources, Credit, Procurement, and Regulatory) to improve processes, provide and analyze information, make recommendations, and coordinate implementation across the entire company if needed 
  • Develop and perform financial analysis of proposed acquisition candidates

    Compensation and Benefits:

    • Competitive salary $85,000-$110,000 (to be determined based on experience and other factors)
    • Benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401k, Employee Assistance Program, vacation, sick time, life insurance, + more); pension plan, 401k match up to 3%
    • Drug-Free Workplace

     

    If you are currently a Wilbur-Ellis employee, please notify your Manager prior to applying for this position. Thank you!

     

    COMPANY CULTURE

    Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer

    Wilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed, specialty chemicals, and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.

    Wilbur-Ellis is for and about people

    Wilbur-Ellis has enjoyed 100 years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and a dedication to quality work, our customers, and each other.

    Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry’s best workforce

    Wilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits, and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.

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