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Senior Manager Finance (Engineering Standards)

Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods

Accounting & Finance
Springdale, AR, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 2024

Job Details:


The Senior Manager Finance, Supply Chain Operations is a key member of Supply Chain Finance Team and will directly oversee 2 Plants and supervise a team of up to 10 employees as well as be the Project Manager for the Engineering Standards implementation. This role will be the direct business partner to a Vice President Operations overseeing those same internal plants. Engineering Standards will be implemented by the end of fiscal year 2025 for all Prepared Foods Plants and this role will be the main point of contact leading teams during this implementation period and ensuring the project plan stays on schedule and all deliverables are met. The role will also collaborate closely with the Business Unit Operations and Finance Teams to provide key costing analysis to facilitate decision support across the commercial team. This role is heavily matrixed with stakeholders across various functions and locations; strong communication and an ability to build effective partnerships are paramount for success. The role is equal parts delivering the financial commitments and developing winning strategies to allow the business to achieve the long-term growth commitments. Day to day accountabilities include overseeing all Finance and Accounting activities at plant level and ensuring value added business partnering of Finance team with Operating team. Weekly and Monthly activities include reporting and analysis of results vs. latest financial scenarios and building Budgets and Projections and comparing the actual results vs. those scenarios and consolidating those financials for all plants under responsibility. Responsibilities also include identifying and executing cost productivity opportunities, network optimization and capital deployment. This role will also have an active role in the monthly and quarterly forecasting with the business teams. Finally, this individual will be adept at managing within the gray and excited by the opportunity to stand up a new Finance capability.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Enhance Supply Chain Finance communication and partnership with the individual business units to enable a “One Team” approach in delivering productivity and developing long-term initiatives.

• Provide guidance and communication to the business teams on the weekly, monthly & quarterly forecast.

• Be an advocate for the Business Teams on what is needed from Supply Chain to deliver near-term and long-term financial commitments

• Develop, monitor, and communicate performance across key metrics.

• Provide strategic oversight for network optimization, capital deployment and capacity planning.

• Streamline the capital planning process and improve the analytics around cash invested/return.

• Support the business on innovation initiatives to ensure viable go-to-market strategies and long-term business models.

• Build collaborative working relationships with the Plant Controllers to drive productivity and operational improvements

• Partner across Finance to reduce the amount of time spent on non-value added work and increase the time spent on those activities that provide insight and impact to the business.

• Provide leadership to team of 3 direct reports and a broader team of 10.


  • Education/Certifications: Undergrad degree in Finance, Accounting
  • Experience: 8+ years
  • Computer Skills: adept at Office systems including Excel; SAP knowledge is also beneficial.
  • Communication Skills: Able to communicate at all levels of the organization.
  • Special Skills: N/A
  • Supervisory: 3 direct reports and overall team of 10.
  • Travel: 25-50%

Relocation Assistance Eligible:


Work Shift:

1ST SHIFT (United States of America)

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Tyson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, national origin, color, religion, age, genetics, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

We provide our team members and their families with paid time off; 401(k) plans; affordable health, life, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits; and more.

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