Director Financial Reporting & Performance Management

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Address: USA-IL-Chicago-300 South Riverside Plaza
Store Code: Finance (27065)
What's Our Dish
Announced in May 2018, Peapod Digital Labs (PDL) is an Ahold Delhaize USA company that powers the eCommerce and digital strategies for the Great Local Brands of Ahold Delhaize USA. Accelerating growth in digital and personalization capabilities, PDL is an innovation lab focused on meeting the changing needs of customers, regardless of when, where, and how consumers choose to shop.
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This position is responsible for leading all financial planning & reporting activities for PDL (>$3B net sales). Designing and executing the financial planning cycle (ensuring that the company's strategies and operational objectives are appropriately reflected in both Long-Range Plans, Annual Budget, Forecasts, and Latest Estimates). Responsible for timely analysis and reporting of period and quarterly results, with reporting both internal (to EB) and to Group (ExCo, BPP, Investor Relations). Leading a team of three managers/analysts. Position is responsible for aggregating IT and other admin department financial information, data gathering for establishing and maintaining capital and operating budgets for both IT and other admin departments and providing the PDL Senior Management with information intended to aid decision making. This position is viewed as a trusted source of information within PDL and the PDL organization at large, providing in-depth analysis and impacts of potential and realized financial decisions related to IT and other Admin annual operating and routine capital spend. Is responsible for the monthly consolidation of capital and expense target to actuals and forecasts specifically within the IT Project Portfolio and other Admin departments.
Recipe for Success - What's "in store" for the role

  • Develop and execute the company's planning and reporting process, including LRP, annual budget, in-year forecast and latest estimates, and period/quarter business reporting.
  • Work with PDL Finance Lead and PDL President to ensure appropriate financial targets are set (LRP/Budget) for all aspects of PDL - coordinating with the Finance organizations in each of the Brands, reflecting and driving the company's ambition in terms of sales growth, profitability, and cost efficiency.
  • Work with Finance and Strategy teams across the Brands to ensure LRP and Budget appropriately reflect the company's eCommerce strategies and ambitions.
  • Serve as a key financial partner in the Performance Management drumbeat within PDL and AD USA. Provide a clear understanding of results, with key drivers of performance, and actionable insights.
  • Drive an efficient and meaningful Forecast and Latest Estimate (rolling forecast) process, that highlights key risks and opportunities, and drives potential mitigating or leaning-in actions.
  • Drive strong partnerships across the Finance organization (Brands and RBS) that help gain a deep understanding of results and trends.
  • Lead a team of 3 Finance Managers/Analysts and drive accountability and development.
  • Drive process improvements and efficiencies. Balance short term daily deliverables with long term goals.
  • Support Budget, Forecast, Projection, and LE processes.
  • Prepare submission templates, work with Finance team across PDL to ensure timely submission of deliverables.
  • Partner with IT Leaders and other admin departments to develop IT Portfolio budget and other department budgets and forecast that aligns with PDL priorities and provide the financial analysis to support decision making.


The Essentials In Your Cart - The required ingredients

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 9+ years experience, preferably in finance, accounting or a related field


Extra Spices - What you should bring to the table

  • Track capital spend throughout the FY to ensure requests mirror approved budget spend and escalate where deviation exists.
  • Support monthly and Ad Hoc reporting needs.
  • Support monthly close process activities.
  • Produce monthly project variance reports and other reporting needs to PDL IT and other Admin Department Leadership and project owners.
  • Develop standardized templates to ensure an efficient reporting process (tables, waterfall graphs, trend lines, etc.).


Join Us at Our Table
Peapod Digital Labs is a forward-thinking company with a strong legacy of innovation. We recognize who powers our progress - our people! Our vision is to become an organization where humanity is universally embraced; Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging are infused in our business; and our PDL employees are representative of the world and the communities that we serve.
We believe in total wellness, which encompasses a balance of physical, financial, and emotional wellness. No matter where you are on your personal wellness journey, PDL provides access to a variety of tools and resources to support total wellness. This includes medical, dental, and vision benefits, health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) with a strong company match, paid parental leave, adoption assistance, tuition reimbursement, generous and flexible paid time off and holiday policy, and an array of voluntary benefits including critical care, pet insurance, and additional life coverage.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to sex, race, color, ancestry, national origin, citizenship status, religion, age, marital status (including civil unions), military service, veteran status, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, legally recognized disability, domestic violence victim status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Job Requisition: 284813_external_USA-IL-Chicago_1242023

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Location

Right next to Union Station, we are easy to get to and surrounded by food in Downtown and the West Loop.

What are Peapod Digital Labs Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

Building a cutting edge eCommmerce center of excellence means our teams need to focus on their work challenges, not whether their benefits are activated. With a one-stop shop for online benefit management, competitive bonus potential, and a flexible, brand new office, our employees are able to focus on making the customer experience amazing.

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