Senior Manufacturing Analyst - FP&A

Chicago, IL
Full Time

About fairlife, LLC

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fairlife, LLC is a Chicago-based dairy company that creates great-tasting, nutrition-rich and value-added products to nourish consumers.

With more than $1B in annual retail sales, fairlife’s growing portfolio of delicious, lactose-free, real dairy products includes: fairlife® ultra-filtered milk; Core Power® High Protein Shakes, a sports nutrition drink to support post-workout recovery; fairlife® nutrition plan™, a nutrition shake to support the journey to better health; and fairlife® Light Ice Cream.

A wholly owned subsidiary of The Coca-Cola company, fairlife, LLC has been recognized by both Fast Company and Nielsen for its industry leading innovation.

The company is driven by its values of caring for the people, animals, and planet it touches across its business. By providing nourishing products, implementing stringent care standards for animals, and stewarding efficient operations and responsible packaging, fairlife, LLC puts a focus each day on making a positive impact for all. 

To learn more about fairlife and its complete line of products, please visit fairlife.com.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information: fairlife, LLC complies with the federal contractor COVID-19 vaccination mandate, which requires all employees and new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022, except for those with documented and approved medical or religious accommodations. Prior to starting with fairlife, successful candidates will be required to: (i) be at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19 and in the process of getting fully vaccinated; (ii) be able to provide fairlife with proof of vaccination, or (iii) have applied for and received a medical or religious-based accommodation to be exempt from the mandatory vaccination policy.

job purpose: Senior Analyst FP&A – Supply Chain is a member of the Financial, Planning and Analysis Team and reports to the FP&A Director- Supply Chain.  This role will partner with leaders across the supply chain team to provide analytics, modeling, and insights to drive world class performance across manufacturing, supply chain and procurement. 

responsibilities:

planning and forecasting

  • Lead routines such as financial planning cycles, budgets, financial forecasts, and margin initiatives.
  • Focus the teams on key financial risks and opportunities in a high growth environment to mitigate risks and harvest opportunities
  • Standard cost management

reporting and storytelling

  • Provide transparency and insights for all the financial results for the manufacturing facilities, costs of goods sold, and key working capital drivers through trend, variance, and ratio analyses
  • Support stakeholders with storylines & information when needed to make key business decisions and drive business behaviors

decision support, modeling, and business improvement

  • Understand the operations functions by spending time at the facilities and with those responsible for the day-to-day business processes and systems
  • Manage and evolve financial modeling to analyze the financial impact of operational performance and strategies
  • Drive margin improvement by working with the operations teams to optimize resource use, improve productivity and lower costs relative to revenue drivers
  • Perform data validation to ensure accuracy and appropriateness of underlying data and analytic models

skills/qualifications required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting and a strong understanding of manufacturing accounting principles
  • 3+ years of progressive finance experience with emphasis on strategic analysis and analytical modeling
  • Excellence in written and oral communication
  • Experience with manufacturing environments (dairy experience is a plus)
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail required
  • Experience working cross-functionally in a team-oriented environment while also being able to work and think independently
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and financial modeling skills required

position location: Chicago, IL

reports to: FP&A Director- Supply Chain

travel requirements: 25%

fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email [email protected].

Why fairlife



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  • "In my career, finding an organization that’s growing their core business at an exceptional pace, innovating for the future and having fun with good people while doing it is the holy grail, and fairlife has it. "
    Norm Baker
    Finance Director
  • “I absolutely love working for fairlife because of the positive values they have! In my time here I have been given many opportunities to move up within the plant and am treated as part of the family.”
    Nurul Yaminudin
    Warehouse Supervisor
  • “Over the past 7 years, I have had the opportunity to grow from a Processing Operator to my current position as a Packaging Coordinator. fairlife believes in better and shows it by caring for their employees while offering competitive pay and career advancement opportunities.”
    Leonarda Roma
    Packaging Supervisor
  • "It’s a place where I’ve grown and learned a lot, giving me the ability to move into my role as a Packaging Technician. The people here are positively great teammates and the heart of what makes fairlife the place it is."
    Katie Sanger
    Continuous Improvement Specialist
  • “fairlife is fast-paced, exciting, and growing quickly! This company is all in on innovation, and the support I’ve gotten for my own ideas has been incredible. We truly live out our credo of better values.”
    Lauren Knight
    Communications Manager

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fairlife, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran status, or any other category protected by law. All qualified applicants and employees will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

In addition to its nondiscrimination commitment, the Company will also provide reasonable accommodation of qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would impose an undue hardship on the Company. If you have a disability and would like to request accommodation in order to apply for a position with us, please email [email protected]