Strategic Finance Manager

| Chicago
Home Chef is building new ways to provide meal solutions that meet a wide variety of customer needs, and shipping locations both online and in store.  Our team is a unique mix of creators, chefs, entrepreneurs, and trailblazers and we’re growing quickly. Our customer-first mentality, combined with a zest for supporting our peers, helped us bring home Built in Chicago’s Startup of the Year Moxie award in 2017. If you’re ready to be part of the action, we’re ready to connect with you. There are no limits to where we can go together.
The Strategic Finance Manager will support the fast paced growth of Home Chef’s strategic initiatives through detailed financial analysis, planning and reporting. This role will work closely with business leaders throughout the organization to provide visibility and clear insights into an increasingly complex business model.

Detailed Responsibilities:

  • Develop the annual company budget, long-term strategic plan and monthly forecasts.
  • Own and improve the consolidated financial model used throughout the planning process.
  • Develop processes to enhance Home Chef’s ability to manage an increasingly complex business model.
  • Work with cross-functional leadership to deeply understand key drivers of all lines of business to provide insight into future trajectory and identify opportunities for both growth and savings.
  • Develop recommendations based financial analyses of strategic questions. 
  • Evaluate new revenue opportunities, capital projects or expense saving initiatives through cost-benefit analysis to be included in ongoing plan updates.
  • Improve process for planning, tracking and monitoring company headcount, payroll and related costs
  • Perform strategic planning “what-if” scenarios for annual company projections, helping executives and business leaders make real-time decisions.
  • Effectively communicate key insights and business trends to senior leadership, including Kroger stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain reporting on KPIs and performance relative to plan.
  • Enhance and further develop current reporting, providing visibility and actionable insights to the executive team and business leaders on an ongoing basis.
  • Perform regular business reviews with executives and business leaders to assess any deviations from the financial plan and deep dive with functional teams to assess root cause, providing recommendations for improvement.


  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and/or other characteristics needed for this role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with diabilities:
  • Pragmatic next level thinker who takes ownership of their work; humble team player
  • 5+ years of experience in a rigorous fast-paced work environment – consulting, finance, data analytics, manufacturing or CPG
  • Ability to leverage data to drive strategic insights and make actionable, results oriented recommendations through complex financial models
  • Advanced knowledge of Google Sheets / Microsoft Excel and Google Slides / Microsoft PowerPointExcellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Previous experience with fresh / perishable products preferred

- Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day
- Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance – benefits start the 1st day of the month following your start date 
- Company paid life insurance, short term disability and long term disability
- Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses
- 401k program
- Flexible paid time off (PTO) policy, plus sick days 
- Quarterly company-wide “Town Hall” meetings 
- Ongoing professional development opportunities by level and function
- Your choice of Windows or Mac laptop
- Onsite gym 
- Free water taxi for Wrigley Building employees (seasonal) 
- Catered lunch every Friday plus snacks and beverages on hand every day
- Employee discounts through Perkspot
- Discounts on Home Chef meal kits and at Kroger stores
- Casual dress in a fun, friendly and collaborative work environment
Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!
Home Chef is an equal employment opportunity employer 

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Located in the iconic Wrigley building, our location offers the best of the Loop and River North. Close to transportation, restaurants & shops.

What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided

Additional Perks + Benefits

Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day. Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses. Free water taxi, discounted gym membership, and daily bike storage for Wrigley building employees. Cold brew coffee on tap at no charge (Wrigley office location). Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits. Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!

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