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Core-Mark Division Finance Director in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Position Summary:

To be a primary business partner to the Division President(s) at assigned operating division(s) in setting financial goals and strategies across the organization. This position is responsible for assigned organizations’ financial planning and management, providing business insight and recommendations to drive achievement of the division’s business plan and maximizing its return on net assets, ensuring proper internal controls and procedures are established and followed, and for safeguarding the assets of the division(s).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop annual strategic and financial business plans for divisions in collaboration with the management team, ensuring they are focused on achieving revenue growth targets and operational efficiencies while ensuring the linkage between the plan and longer-term growth goals.

  • Review customer proformas to support pricing / bid process and evaluate actual profitability against expectations. Participate in Customer Business reviews as needed.

  • Ensure expense leverage throughout the division by reviewing and making recommendations for savings in expense areas including selling, warehouse, delivery and general departments.

  • Responsible for submission of timely and accurate forecasts and trend analyses with agreed template and timetables established by corporate financial planning and analysis.

  • Communicate any material change to forecast/budget as soon as known.

  • Review financial results, including revenue and expense trends, with division’s management team and make recommendations for corrective action to mitigate variances from plan.

  • Prepare, review and approve month end variance reporting, highlighting key variances to plan and last year

  • Monitor inventory management systems, policies and procedures to protect asset value. Special emphasis required to ensure proper procedures and controls are in place to keep inventory shrink at or below Company standard.

  • Support external and internal audit processes as necessary.

  • Provide ad hoc analysis as needed to support the Regional VP and Division Presidents.


** Degree in Accounting and Finance

  • Solid knowledge of accounting, financial analysis and forecasting

  • An analytical mind with a strategic ability

  • Excellent organization and leadership skills

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills

  • Capable of being persuasive effectively at the highest levels

  • Builds and maintains strong collaborative relationships with stakeholders in functions and teams across the business

  • Ability to work effectively with large amounts of data, drill down into details and provide incisive high level overviews; extreme attention to details

Required Competencies:

The following competencies are considered essential to this role:

Leading and Supervising

  • Provides others with a clear direction

  • Sets appropriate standards of behavior

  • Delegates work appropriately and fairly

  • Motivates and empowers others

  • Provides staff with development opportunities and coaching

  • Recruits staff of a high caliber

Persuading and Influencing

  • Makes a strong personal impression on others

  • Gains clear agreement and commitment from others by persuading, convincing and negotiating

  • Promotes ideas on behalf of self or others

  • Makes effective use of political processes to influence and persuade others

Formulating Strategies & Concepts

  • Works strategically to realize organizational goals

  • Sets and develops strategies

  • Identifies and develops positive and compelling visions of the organization's future potential

  • Takes account of a wide range of issues across, and related to, the organization

Delivering Results & Meeting Customer Expectations

  • Focuses on customer needs and satisfaction

  • Sets high standards for quality and quantity

  • Monitors and maintains quality and productivity

  • Works in a systematic, methodical and orderly way

  • Consistently achieves project goals

Adapting and Responding to Change

  • Adapts to changing circumstances

  • Accepts new ideas and change initiatives

  • Adapts interpersonal style to suit different people or situations

  • Shows respect and sensitivity towards cultural and religious differences

  • Deals with ambiguity, making positive use of the opportunities it presents

Entrepreneurial & Commercial Thinking

  • Keeps up to date with competitor information and market trends

  • Identifies business opportunities for the organization

  • Demonstrates financial awareness

  • Controls costs and thinks in terms of profit, loss and added value

Core-Mark Benefits:

At Core-Mark, we know your power comes from your overall well-being and the well-being of your family. That’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package that supports the health of you and your family. As a part of our family, your benefit offerings include:

  • Highly Competitive Medical, Dental, & Vision Coverage

  • Health Savings & Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Core-Benefits: Life, Disability, & Employee Assistance Program all paid for by Core-Mark

  • Work/Life Balance: Sick Leave, Vacation Time, Holidays, & Tuition Reimbursement

  • Financial Wellness: 401(k) Plan, Group Voluntary Benefits, Pet Insurance, Commuter Benefit, Employee Discounts, & Scholarship Opportunities for children of employees