Perfect Day

Minneapolis, MN, United States

Posted on: 2022-05-11

Category: food

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Financial Analyst (B2B)

About the company:

At Perfect Day, we believe in empowering people to enjoy the dairy foods they love - products full of delicious taste and luscious texture - while making the world a kinder, greener place.

We make milk protein that is nutritionally identical to protein from cow's milk, but made using flora fermentation instead of animals. We're working with food and dairy companies to deliver high-quality protein and products that are delicious, nourishing, sustainable, and humane.

It's #KinderGreenerDairy for people, planet, and animals - without the compromise.

It's a Perfect Day to change the world! At Perfect Day, we're doing just that.

Perfect Day was founded in 2014 to create delicious, nutritious dairy products that everyone can love. We’re using fermentation (not animals) to make dairy proteins that are the foundation for foods like ice cream, cheese and yogurt – all with the distinctive taste and textures that consumers demand, but without lactose or environmental downsides. Through partnerships with respected brands, we’re working to launch a whole range of dairy products that will help shape a humane, sustainable food system for future generations. 

This person will be critical in supporting commercial and ops business partners to understand key P&L drivers and develop systems to support those teams. In addition, the analyst will help improve our forecasting accuracy, accountability, and transparency across the B2B business. This position is expected to play a key role in leading the B2B ingredients business to success while working cross functionally with other groups within the organization.

It's a Perfect Day to change the world. The day when delicious dairy goodness is something everyone can love. The day we say goodbye to the downsides of factory farming. The day we throw a big party with luscious, animal-free milk, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream, all made with Perfect Day! We hope you join us! 

Essential functions:

  •  Responsible for working with key business partners on building and reporting weekly sales files and forecasts/budgets for our B2B business
  • Contribute with the development and execution of strategy across the B2B business
  • Building of customer profitability matrices and support the commercial teams as we introduce products to market 
  • Collaborate with the commercial and ops teams to gain better understandings on key drivers of the business
  • Other functions:

  • Responsible for maintaining customer pricing and setting of benchmarks for commercial teams
  • Development of cost pricing and end customer pricing for new product developments
  • Leverage technology platforms and data to develop better tools that provide an accurate and timely view of the business
  • Create financial models & provide ad-hoc financial analysis
  • Build alongside the commercial and R&D teams a rolling 5-year strategic plan for the B2B business
  • Contribute with the development and execution of strategy across the B2B business
  • Cultivate strong cross-functional relationships with business partners (Operations, Sales, Marketing, Corporate and Supply Chain)
  • Partner with B2B teams on understanding and driving/leading efforts that can be improved
  • Month end accounts review preparation and presentation to business leaders and P&L owners
  • Capex tracking for all teams in the B2B business
  • Collaborate with the R&D and Strategy & Development teams on profitability of key product lines
  • Projects as requested by management
  • Competencies

  • Ability to understand complex business drivers, produce high-quality analytics and communicate results effectively
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision and are highly organized
  • Strong work ethic and a can-do positive attitude is a must
  • Seamlessly manage competing priorities in a fast and high-pressured entrepreneurial environment
  • Strong experience supporting operations teams from a finance perspective, and ability to set up systems and processes to ensure robust financial controls
  • Proven track record of advanced analytical skills; must be able to define and execute key analysis and identify specific business drivers
  • Proven communication skills to ensure we communicate effectively across all levels of the organization
  • Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Economics preferred
  • 3-7+ years financial analysis experience, ideally in dairy ingredients or in related industry
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Power Query, Power BI (Preferred)
  • Oracle based ERP, including Smartview (Preferred)