Zone Business Manager

3 days left

Los Angeles, CA, United States
Apr 13, 2017
Apr 30, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

As the nation's leading bottled water company, Nestlé Waters North America is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we're also committed to developing our people - enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed.

Nestlé Waters consists of four business units: Corporate, Retail, Supply Chain
and ReadyRefresh by Nestlé. Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you'll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that's challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You'll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It's a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions - all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.


ReadyRefresh by Nestlé
is one of the most visible parts of the Nestlé Waters business, delivering healthy hydration to customers where they need it most. It's another example of how we are committed to helping people maintain a healthy lifestyle. You've no doubt seen our trucks on the road, on their way to bring our water and tea products to thirsty consumers. Our drivers and unit leaders are the backbone of the ReadyRefresh team. By joining this fast-growing area of our organization you'll have the opportunity to share in our mission with a real sense of ownership and the freedom to succeed in your role. It's a chance to apply your skills and experience to work that's as challenging as it is rewarding. Whether collaborating as team to deliver superior customer service or making a lasting impact with your individual accomplishments, you'll be an essential and valuable element of our success. We'll make sure you receive the support, benefits and development you need to build the perfect career.

The ZBM serves on the Zone Leadership team and provides the finance and business acumen necessary to achieve P&L objectives including top-line revenue growth, cost controls/performance metrics, and ultimately operating margin for the zone. The ZBM also plays a significant role in evaluating revenue & cost decisions, providing detailed analysis and forecast modeling and ensuring the broad understanding of the financial targets and achievement across the zone. The ZBM provides direction, education, and systems support and evaluation skills to ensure policy and business practice compliance. While not responsible for direct business activity, the ZBM is responsible for providing in-depth analysis and decision support/leadership for all Zone actions. Possessing a strong service orientation, strategic business focus and excellent attention to detail, the ZBM will continuously evaluate monthly revenue & cost performance towards improving business results vs. objective. This position will also be responsible for the direct leadership and development of branch administrators and ensuring process compliance across the zone.


Financial Stewardship and Guidance:

Communicate business results to all levels of the organization via proactive presentations, interactions and modeling/coaching efforts with team members.

Lead effectively across functions to create a thorough understanding of business results and finance metrics, proactively identify opportunities, and encourage passion for improvement and goal attainment across the organization.

Serve as a senior leader in the zone to influence business outcomes & decisions, while providing key business advisory to the Zone Manager on finance decisions and risk analysis

Provide both broad business input & impact across the business (i.e., revenue growth, customer retention) while ensuring focus on exceptional cost control processes

Financial Process Oversight:

Strong fiduciary responsibility to ensure that financial statements materially comply with GAAP standards and accurately reflect the zone's business performance

Ensure effective control of company assets including cash processing and deposits; finished goods inventory results and controls; fleet asset costs and parts inventory; real estate costs, lease arrangements and performance; all IT equipment and controls; payroll processing.

Ownership of developing and completing the annual financial plan for the zone

Lead owner of accurate forecasting processes and ownership of monthly P&L review process

Leadership and Development:

Active support and peer leadership as a member of the Division and National finance teams

Primary owner of Branch Administrator coaching and development plans & annual reviews

Active support of ongoing succession process across the zone [Organization & Talent Review]

Lead and influence continuous excellence culture utilizing improvement methodologies, concepts, and tools (i.e. Nestle Continuous Excellence, TPM, Lean/Six Sigma).

Successful Candidates Will Possess:

5-10 years business experience in a finance-specific role, with emphasis on planning/decision support across a full P L (revenues and expenses). Experience in consumer packaged goods preferred.

BA degree required, MBA preferred in Financial Discipline

3-5 years of experience in leading people

Continuous improvement experience preferred

Nestlé Waters North America is the nation's leading bottled water company. Our water brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, Nestlé Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, Perrier and Acqua Panna. Our tea brands are Nestea, Tradewinds and Sweet Leaf. We're passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship - most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America. As a valuable part of our team, you'll receive a competitive total rewards package - something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It's not just the work that you'll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you'll receive exactly the kind of benefits you'd expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at Nestlé Waters?

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