Sr Sales Finance Analyst in Minneapolis, MN at Jack Link's

Date Posted: 6/14/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Jack Link’s Beef Jerky began with treasured family recipes passed from generation to generation, transforming a small North Woods business into one of the fastest-growing meat snack manufacturers in the world. Over the years, as consumer demand for convenient, high-quality snack foods increased, so has the company’s product offerings. Today Jack Link’s is the fastest-growing meat snack manufacturer in the world, and sells more than 100 different meat snack products in more than 40 countries. The Link family principles and traditions remain the same: hard work, integrity and a commitment to earn consumer respect by delivering the best-tasting meat snacks in the world.

The primary purpose of this position is to assist in providing sales analytics to the trade marketing, sales strategy and sales leadership teams. This position is responsible for the accurate and timely reporting channel results and collaborating with sales leadership in the sales and trade spending forecast and budget.


Job Duties:


  • Assist in the development and maintenance of trade budgets and forecast for each sales organizational level
  • Establish strong business partner relationships with trade marketing, sales strategy and sales leadership
  • Understanding of SPT (Sales Planning Tool) and accurately reflect the information into forecasting process and ensure accurate reporting.
  • Maintenance of the dynamic funding rates with SPT to ensure accurate checkbook and budget variance in SPT reporting
  • Maintain accurate, thorough and high quality sales analytics data.
  • Assist in assigned aspects of sales budgeting, forecasting, and review for actual to budget/forecasts and ad-hoc analysis.
  • Build strong working relationships with sales accounting, FP&A, and cost accounting teams.
  • Maintain technical knowledge on current and future reporting and planning issues.
  • Assist in the preparation of period variance analysis for actual to budget/forecast and explain any major discrepancies in the sales and trade spend areas.
  • Assist in special projects as determined by department management.

Job Requirements




  • BA/BS degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent experience.
  • 3+ years of experience in the business analytics or cost accounting
  • Experience with a major ERP system such as SAP.
  • Detailed oriented and organized.
  • Must be able to self-manage and operate with minimal supervision and handle assignments that are complex and urgent in nature.
  • Fully conversant in Microsoft Office applications, specifically MS Excel.
  • Possess strong communications skills.
  • Good interpersonal and leadership skills.


  • Must thrive in a team-oriented environment.

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