Financial Analyst

Cleveland, OH, United States
Apr 07, 2017
Apr 26, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Foods people love. The life beyond what you imagined. And the city that rocks.

When you partner Nestlé USA and Northeast Ohio, the result is a rich experience that offers you a fulfilling personal and professional life.

Did you know that the Cleveland metropolitan area is consistently ranked as one of the most affordable and livable regions in the US?  From its diverse communities to its endless arts, entertainment and sports experiences, Cleveland continues to rock.

 At our Nestlé USA Cleveland campus, located in the Solon suburb of Cleveland, you will discover the ways that Nestlé USA values and supports our employees and community.  Offering you a strong culture with competitive benefits, you will have limitless opportunities to learn, and advance your career.  Giving back continues to be a part of the Nestlé tradition.  As the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company, our focus is not only about nourishing our customers, it's about enriching you


Provides financial oversight on all trade spending activities and profitability for one sales team or multiple division projects within Nestle Professional USA.  Supports the sales leader by leveraging trade with generating demand activities to improve OG, RIG, MC/OP1.  They will make recommendations to the Sales Controller for large-scale profit enhancement and process improvements.  However, the Trade Analyst will work independently using critical decision-making in most day-to-day interactions to drive executional performance and functional alignment to the business objectives and goals.



Business Management:

-          Administer and manage the effectiveness of all Division/Program trade spending and profitability.

-          Coordinate with respective commercial team members (sales, marketing) on analysis of business trends, division/broker market spending and profitability.

-          Prepare & Assess the profitability of all division new opportunities

-          Reconcile budgeted spending levels and profit targets with projections and actual payments.

-          Facilitate Ad-hoc analysis for improved financial performance.



Functional Responsibilities:

-          Coordinate all customer and product hierarchies (Trans Indirects & Plan Shells)

-          Manage trade structure within all systems (Promo Express, ISW, SAP Pricing, Samples & Deductions, new tools as needed).

-          Manage broker administration compliance with Nestle Trade Policy and Procedures.

-          Manage the relationships and perform as the liaison between Broker Admins and Accounts Payable Coordinators and Accounts Payable Analysts.

-          Review, format, distribute and automate trade reports (from all trade systems) as scheduled or needed.



Other duties as selected by supervisor.















































4 year college degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or Economics preferred

or equivalent work experience


Knowledge of the FoodService Industry (Broker/Distributor/Buying Group)

Proven track record with process and/or financial improvement

Multi-departmental interface

Intermediate level of financial reporting and comprehension to interpret results and driving factors


Technical skills (Advanced Microsoft Excel and Beginner Microsoft Access)

Moderate Degree of business and financial acumen

Possesses the ability to apply insight, has a strong service orientation, and uses proactive cooperation and has the ability thrive in a results focused atmosphere

Ability to influence decisions and drive decision-making in alignment with objectives through financial analysis

Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization