Senior Finance Manager, Sales & Brand FP&A- Retail

  • Impossible Foods
  • Redwood City, CA
  • Sep 15, 2020

Job Description

Impossible Foods is addressing the most catastrophic threats facing humanity: climate change and biodiversity collapse. A global transition to a plant-based food system will turn back the clock on atmospheric CO2 levels, restore natural ecosystems and reverse meltdown in wildlife biomass.
The easiest -- if not only -- way to make our civilization sustainable is to eliminate livestock, the most dangerous technology on Earth. But humans won’t give up meat. So we need to make meat better -- more delicious and more nutritious, without animals as the underlying production technology. That means that making meat sustainably is the most important and urgent problem for the global scientific community.
Impossible Foods' mission is to completely replace the use of animals as a food-production technology by offering consumers everything they currently value about animal products -- and making products that are vastly superior to their animal analogues.
To do this, we are taking a revolutionary scientific and market-based approach. We are inventing efficient, sustainable ways to transform ingredients from plants into meat, fish and dairy foods that deliver all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental or public health impact.
Our world-class R&D team has been building the know-how and technology platform to produce meat, fish and dairy foods from plants. Impossible Foods is experiencing rapid growth and is resolutely committed to leading all aspects of the plant-based food revolution—from discovery to commercial production. The only thing that will separate Impossible Foods from success and failure is our ability to recruit more world-class experts.
Want to join? Check out the job opening and requirements below:
We are currently seeking a Senior Finance Manager to oversee Sales and Brand/Marketing FP&A for our Retail business. This person will report to the Director, Sales & Brand/Marketing FP&A and be a strategic business partner to the Retail Sales and Marketing teams in order to drive growth, profitability, and key decision-making in the channel. The role requires a leader who can manage projects autonomously in a high-growth, quickly-scaling environment while providing the necessary financial diligence and analysis that will assist management in making critical business decisions.

You Will:

  • Be key finance partner to Retail leadership in the development of volume and revenue forecasts, sales quotas, opex budget management, metric-driven headcount planning, marketing ROI analysis, and annual planning for the Retail channel
  • Develop and track business cases for new channel launches and initiatives: DTC, Ecommerce, retail partnerships, etc.; provide financial guidance and analysis during launches
  • Support the launch of new products by assisting with price/elasticity analysis, system set up, and management of price lists
  • Advise and guide the sales team in the analysis, measurement, and tracking of trade performance and the development of trade promotions strategies
  • Prepare and report volume-rate-mix analysis and customer P&Ls to leadership in order to drive profitable growth with different retailers
  • Analyze marketing results to quantify the impact of spend against key strategies and metrics to inform future investment allocation decisions
  • Drive headcount planning for the Retail channel using productivity modeling and scaling factors
  • Work closely with teams to manage opex budgets, track project spend, and drive diligence and efficiency in spending; prepare and review monthly actual vs. budget reports with teams
  • Assist Accounting team with month-end close including checking accruals, analyzing trends and drivers, providing reporting, and explaining actual vs. forecast variances
  • Provide data-driven financial analysis and recommendations around key investments and large contracts
  • Improve upon financial models and processes for automation and accuracy
  • Work closely with Accounting, Supply Chain, Legal, other Finance teams, and Product to develop and support strong financial management of the Retail P&L

You Have:

  • 8+ years of previous FP&A experience
  • 2+ years of FP&A experience in consumer goods, consumer electronics, food, or retail
  • A strategic mindset; ability to develop frameworks and solutions to high-level questions and concepts with limited supervision
  • Highly motivated self-starter with an exceptionally high quality bar; are intellectually curious and naturally preemptive and proactive
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking, and project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to partner cross-functionally through strong relationship building and influencing, with all levels of management
  • Ability to navigate and thrive in a rigorous, highly collaborative environment where priorities can change quickly; a demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Willingness and flexibility to vary hours and efforts according to deadlines
  • Advanced Excel skills with experience building and managing complex financial models 
  • B.A. degree in quantitative field such as finance, economics, statistics, or related field
Impossible Foods Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to  race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

Organization Type



Food & Agriculture

Climate Solutions

Plant-rich Diet

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