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Position: Finance Director

TriMark USA is one of the nation's largest providers of design and build services, equipment and supplies to the foodservice industry. TriMark offers operators an unrivaled level of customized service by combining the hands-on support and local market knowledge of a strong, regional supplier with the purchasing strength, industry expertise, and delivery capabilities of a national company. We partner with our customers, which include national chains, independent restaurants, healthcare facilities, K-12 and universities,entertainment venues, and many other segments, providing tailored solutions and essential products to operate with greater efficiency and realize better bottomline results. Our aim every day is to serve with excellence, meeting the needs of foodservice professionals so they can achieve their culinary vision.

The Divisional Director, Finance and Administration is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for the Hockenbergs’ Division of TriMark (including locations in NE, KS, IA, CO and MN) to aid in improving divisional performance and operational efficiency. Additionally this position is responsible for evaluating and leading the financial planning/economic modeling of the organization, overseeing finance department staff, and performing all necessary fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities.

Essential Functions &Responsibilities

  • Plan, develop,organize, implement, direct and evaluate the division’s fiscal function and performance
  • Participate in the development of the Company’s plans and programs as a strategic partner with the President, including change management
  • Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies and regulatory action
  • Provide ownership of budgeting and forecasting processes/reporting
  • Enhance, develop,implement and consistently enforce policies and procedures of the organization,including systems that improve the overall operation, effectiveness, and profitability of the Company (e.g. new system implementations and related change management)
  • Refine, develop,and consistently apply policies and procedures throughout organization to enhance profitability
  • Analyze, develop,and document compensation programs
  • Develop credibility for the finance group by providing timely, accurate, and standardized analyses of budgets, financial reports and financial trends
  • Provide technical financial advice and knowledge to others within and outside the financial discipline
  • Establish credibility throughout the organization
  • Enact continual improvement of the budgeting process through education of department managers of financial issues impacting department budgets
  • Provide strategic financial input and leadership on decision making issues affecting the Company;i.e. evaluation of potential alliances acquisitions and/or mergers
  • Be an advisor from the financial perspective on any contracts into which the Company may enter
  • Provide department leadership; including management and oversight of finance team members
  • Evaluate the finance division structure and team, plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group, and provide individuals with professional and personal growth with emphasis on new/different opportunities(where possible)
  • Lead the integration of any acquisitions within the division
  • Be key leader on TriMarkHockenbergs management team
  • Ability to assist with implantation of new Oracle JDE ERP system
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned

Competencies, Skills and Abilities

  • Hands-on supervisor with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic environment
  • Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model
  • Thorough understanding of and experience with Office Management and Budget audits
  • An effective communicator at all levels in the organization, with strong oral and written skills and a willingness to share information
  • Creativity with experience funding activities in ways that both cover costs and generate operating margins
  • Ability to provide leadership to the team to identify and address challenges
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality
  • Excellent phone etiquette and excellent verbal, written, electronic and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task, organize and prioritize work
  • Strong sense of urgency
  • Extremely analytical, metrics-driven with a background leading an operations driven function
  • Possess integrity and ethical character with a clean financial background
  • Willingness to get involved in all areas of the business including sales and operations, as needed
  • Strong human resources skills
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Education & Experience

  • Master’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration or equivalent business experience
  • 10+ years of progressively responsible experience for a major Company or division of a large corporation
  • Past experience successfully partnering with IT staff to manage critical financial management systems

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