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Finance Director, Strategic Projects in Ronkonkoma, NY at The Nature's Bounty Co.

Date Posted: 4/5/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 10 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    4/5/2019

Job Description

Since time began, the earth’s been a generous contributor to people’s well-being. We haven’t been around quite that long, but The Nature’s Bounty Co. has been enriching lives of consumers around the world for more than 70 years. And before we even got started, the world was developing our motivation: Nature’s bountiful effects on people’s health.

Through our years, we’ve been a leader in health and wellness with our innovative products and solutions. We put science and the highest quality standards at the heart of our business—that’s why The Nature’s Bounty Co. brands are some of the most trusted in the world. We’re a leading global manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of vitamins, nutritional supplements, sports & active nutrition, and ethical beauty products.

We’re also a great place to work, with excellent benefits, competitive compensation and a progressive, healthy company culture. If you’ve ever spent your workdays watching the clock, you know how important a positive work environment is for a person’s well-being. The Nature’s Bounty Co. is committed to supporting wellness in all its forms. And when it comes to wellness, nature is a pretty good place to start.

The Finance Director, Strategic Projects, will focus on productivity capabilities to support efficiency efforts for the company. This is a key role responsible for leading, facilitating and/or supporting key re-engineering and transformation opportunities to improve processes and efficiency, customer experience and/or control environment across the business. This role will report into the Chief Financial Officer.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Scoping, directing & managing a portfolio of efficiency and process improvement/re-engineering projects within, or across, the Businesses
  • Achieving measurable and sustainable operational efficiency results, and consequently, tangible financial benefits
  • Develops and executes influencing strategies to build & increase buy-in and Business Leadership support
  • Collaborates and interfaces with business partners and leaders across the business and functions
  • Translate complex messages into impactful and actionable communication
  • Creates and delivers impactful executive level presentations
  • Translating complex business problems into actionable initiatives
  • Supports prioritization
  • Supports & implements a standard efficiency methodology, approach, policies, objectives and plans
  • Works in partnership with executives and cross-functional teams to solidify our corporate strategy and priorities: aligning with market, customer needs, technology innovation, as well as internal opportunities to optimize operations
  • Supports and validates the strategic vision, core offerings and looks to the current operating model to identify opportunities to improve how services are delivered to customers and optimize value
  • Identifies opportunities to improve operations, as part of corporate strategy
  • Analyze data related to workflow, processes, and reporting to evaluate the efficiency of current-state business processes
  • Support the implementation of process improvement including design and deployment
  • Design and assist team members in creation of process metrics reports that will be sent to leadership teams for clear visibility into reporting
  • Develop a strong understanding of business processes and the ability to recommend process changes, procedure redesign, etc., as needed to support the business
  • Common objectives for process redesign across the business will be to maintain high quality, customer-focused service delivery, to ensure the business remains compliant with regulations, and to preserve transaction accuracy and efficiency
  • Collaborating cross-functionally with colleagues and functional departments to achieve common objectives
  • Lead and coordinate quality, efficiency projects and activities to ensure continuous best practices, and quality improvement
  • Analyze existing workflows and perform best practice benchmark gap analysis
  • Develop processes and procedures to effectively meet or exceed customer expectations
  • Develop/update process documentation, work instructions and other tools to support execution
  • Create workflow templates to streamline processes and increase efficiency
  • Provide recommendations to departments, work with respective teams on adoption and train teams as appropriate
  • Partner with Legal and Compliance to ensure compliance
  • Collaborate cross functionally on full life cycle process evaluation and improvements.
  • Conduct ongoing research and benchmark against industry best practices
  • Organize cross functional groups across departments to work collaboratively toward the effective and efficient pursuit of predetermined goals
  • Prioritize projects to ensure timely completion of deliverables and milestones
  • Perform analytics to determine level of impact and use outcomes to prioritize projects

  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA strongly preferred
  • 10+ years of re-engineering, efficiency and process improvement experience while working for a Consulting Firm and/or business transformation/strategic role within a CPG company 
  • Experience within the CPG industry is required
  • Demonstrated ability to lead process analysis and redesign efforts and leading others in process analysis and redesign initiatives
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Ability to build relationships, influence and collaborate at all levels
  • Strong business acumen, with the ability to build a compelling business case for change and sustainable results delivery
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as lead people/teams in a complex, matrixed environment
  • Strong project management skills; prioritize and manage multiple projects, both large and small, with competing due dates and present status to management; create detailed project plans and high level milestones across cross functional teams to ensure projects are on track
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to translate data into measurable action and present projects to management for evaluation and prioritization
  • Ability to present complex processes in easy to understand terms to various cross functional stakeholders to receive approval and prioritization
  • Considerable skills in process improvement, business transformation, customer service, communication, leadership, problem solving and team building
  • Proven experience in delivering operational business results
  • Must be detail oriented and highly organized
  • Excellent collaboration, teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint required
  • Knowledge of MS Project and/or other project management tools a plus
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to create presentations
  • Ability to create process flow diagrams in Visio or other software applications
  • Effective time management and organizational skills

Additional information

The Nature's Bounty Co. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

The Nature's Bounty Co. offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health and dental plans, voluntary short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, generous associate discounts and more! 

Please contact Human Resources at 631-244-2120 if you should need a reasonable accommodation to submit your information for our online job postings.

Job Requirements

The Finance Director, Strategic Projects, will focus on productivity capabilities to support efficiency efforts for the company. This is a key role responsible for leading, facilitating and/or supporting key re-engineering and transformation opportunities to improve processes and efficiency, customer experience and/or control environment across the business. This role will report into the Chief Financial Officer.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Scoping, directing & managing a portfolio of efficiency and process improvement/re-engineering projects within, or across, the Businesses
  • Achieving measurable and sustainable operational efficiency results, and consequently, tangible financial benefits
  • Develops and executes influencing strategies to build & increase buy-in and Business Leadership support
  • Collaborates and interfaces with business partners and leaders across the business and functions
  • Translate complex messages into impactful and actionable communication
  • Creates and delivers impactful executive level presentations
  • Translating complex business problems into actionable initiatives
  • Supports prioritization
  • Supports & implements a standard efficiency methodology, approach, policies, objectives and plans
  • Works in partnership with executives and cross-functional teams to solidify our corporate strategy and priorities: aligning with market, customer needs, technology innovation, as well as internal opportunities to optimize operations
  • Supports and validates the strategic vision, core offerings and looks to the current operating model to identify opportunities to improve how services are delivered to customers and optimize value
  • Identifies opportunities to improve operations, as part of corporate strategy
  • Analyze data related to workflow, processes, and reporting to evaluate the efficiency of current-state business processes
  • Support the implementation of process improvement including design and deployment
  • Design and assist team members in creation of process metrics reports that will be sent to leadership teams for clear visibility into reporting
  • Develop a strong understanding of business processes and the ability to recommend process changes, procedure redesign, etc., as needed to support the business
  • Common objectives for process redesign across the business will be to maintain high quality, customer-focused service delivery, to ensure the business remains compliant with regulations, and to preserve transaction accuracy and efficiency
  • Collaborating cross-functionally with colleagues and functional departments to achieve common objectives
  • Lead and coordinate quality, efficiency projects and activities to ensure continuous best practices, and quality improvement
  • Analyze existing workflows and perform best practice benchmark gap analysis
  • Develop processes and procedures to effectively meet or exceed customer expectations
  • Develop/update process documentation, work instructions and other tools to support execution
  • Create workflow templates to streamline processes and increase efficiency
  • Provide recommendations to departments, work with respective teams on adoption and train teams as appropriate
  • Partner with Legal and Compliance to ensure compliance
  • Collaborate cross functionally on full life cycle process evaluation and improvements.
  • Conduct ongoing research and benchmark against industry best practices
  • Organize cross functional groups across departments to work collaboratively toward the effective and efficient pursuit of predetermined goals
  • Prioritize projects to ensure timely completion of deliverables and milestones
  • Perform analytics to determine level of impact and use outcomes to prioritize projects

  • Bachelor’s degree required; MBA strongly preferred
  • 10+ years of re-engineering, efficiency and process improvement experience while working for a Consulting Firm and/or business transformation/strategic role within a CPG company 
  • Experience within the CPG industry is required
  • Demonstrated ability to lead process analysis and redesign efforts and leading others in process analysis and redesign initiatives
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Ability to build relationships, influence and collaborate at all levels
  • Strong business acumen, with the ability to build a compelling business case for change and sustainable results delivery
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as lead people/teams in a complex, matrixed environment
  • Strong project management skills; prioritize and manage multiple projects, both large and small, with competing due dates and present status to management; create detailed project plans and high level milestones across cross functional teams to ensure projects are on track
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to translate data into measurable action and present projects to management for evaluation and prioritization
  • Ability to present complex processes in easy to understand terms to various cross functional stakeholders to receive approval and prioritization
  • Considerable skills in process improvement, business transformation, customer service, communication, leadership, problem solving and team building
  • Proven experience in delivering operational business results
  • Must be detail oriented and highly organized
  • Excellent collaboration, teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint required
  • Knowledge of MS Project and/or other project management tools a plus
  • Strong presentation skills and ability to create presentations
  • Ability to create process flow diagrams in Visio or other software applications
  • Effective time management and organizational skills

Additional information

The Nature's Bounty Co. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. 

The Nature's Bounty Co. offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, which includes health and dental plans, voluntary short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, generous associate discounts and more! 

Please contact Human Resources at 631-244-2120 if you should need a reasonable accommodation to submit your information for our online job postings.