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Customer Finance Manager


Chicago, IL, US, 60654

Shift Type:  Accounting & Finance

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. With 13 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.



Job Title

  • Manager, Customer Finance – Food Service


  • Customer Finance


  • Remote, Chicago, IL


Job Description

  • Responsibility of Channel P&L (Including Customer level and Brand P&L)
    • Standard Gross Margin
    • Customer Level Promotional Programs
    • Pricing and Trade Spend
    • Revenue / Net Sales
    • Support all aspect of the Channel P&L: budgeting, forecasting,  and helping Customer Development to achieve corporate strategy and annual targets
    • Prepare Week/Month/Quarter/Year End Customer Finance Reports
    • Provide active leadership in financial processes, liaise with shared services and other departments to ensure process efficiencies, reporting accuracies and timely issue resolution
    • Perform price change impact analysis, including GM risk and profitability assessments
    • Analyse new contract requests for alignment with pricing strategies and account growth objectives.
    • Build strong relationships with the Sales and Marketing teams to drive the successful implementation of identified optimization opportunities.
    • Distressed Product Exposure Management – Accountable for managing exposure against forecast
    • Customer Business Reviews – Accountable for timely and accurate reviews
    • Provide ad-hoc reporting and analyses to drive business decisions

Required Skills

  • 5+ years of finance experience, preferably with a CPG company
  • 3+ years of pricing and trade management experience
  • strong understanding of product gross margin, food manufacturing and distribution costs
  • Strong business acumen
  • University degree in Finance, preferably with CPA designation
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work across multiple functions and levels
  • Must be able to work independently in a fast paced environment
  • Highly confident and disciplined
  • Creative in approach to problem solving
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite especially Excel






Aspire Bakeries is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.