Manager, Factory Planning Reporting & Analysis

Lush Handmade Cosmetics - Toronto, ON (30+ days ago)

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Job Title:
Manager, Factory Planning Reporting & Analysis


Terms of employment:
Full Time, Salary

Reports to:
Senior Controller

Required Start Date:

Etobicoke, ON

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The Role: Manager, Factory Planning Reporting & Analysis

Lush North America supports more than 250 retail stores in Canada and the USA, and manufacturing centres in both Vancouver and Toronto.

Lush is known worldwide for our unique bath and beauty products, amazing skin and hair care, personalized customer service, and environmental activism and a fun & funky store atmosphere. We are dedicated to the practices of fair trade sourcing and supporting sustainable communities as well as giving back to organizations that can make a difference through our Charity Pot Program.

As a Manager, you bring Lush's Leadership Practices into all elements of your business: Be Real, Be Curious, Lead Fearlessly, Adapt and Evolve, Grow Talent, and Live with Purpose.

We Offer:
  • A fun and professional atmosphere where teamwork and individualism are encouraged
  • Competitive compensation package accompanied with a competitive performance bonus (up to 50% of base salary, paid quarterly)
  • 50% off Lush products online and in our stores
  • 50% off local transit pass after 3 months
  • $100 towards CSA approved steel toe boots
  • 4% RRSP matching contribution after 1 year
  • A generous and comprehensive benefits plan after 3 months
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee Volunteer Program (EVP)
  • Casual dress code
  • A dynamic, fast paced and growing business where personal development is encouraged
Planning, Reporting and Analysis:
  • Manage and support the financial planning cycle of the manufacturing business including month-end, budgeting, forecasting, operational planning and long-term planning
  • Work with operations teams to create and implement manufacturing-based initiatives aligned with manufacturing objectives
  • Closely monitor the factory's KPIs and expenses and provide timely feedback for costs improvement
  • Work closely with factory management and finance team in formulating products costing using standard costing which involves process analysis, practical studies and establishing appropriate basis for costs allocations
  • Provide value adding analysis, commentaries and recommendations on production costs, operating expenses, variances, products and customers' profitability which will be used to support decision making
  • Provide relevant analysis to optimize the inventory levels in relation to the individual SKUs' selling price, costs of storage and the products age
  • Provide Accurate, timely & relevant analysis of initiatives and reporting of financial results
  • Continuously identify areas of improvement in the factory's processes which aims to enhance the speed, quality and costs and collaborate with factory management to execute the changes
  • Coordinate and assist in the preparation of annual budget and rolling forecast
  • Perform feasibility analysis on new capex or projects
  • Ensure factory data capturing process is reliable in terms of accuracy and comply with statutory requirement. This in turn ensures the integrity of the analysis which will be used for decision making
  • Assist factory management in managing the operations and business risks by continuously identifying, evaluate and mitigate the identified risks to ensure the financial health of the business
  • Responsible for leading the Toronto manufacturing finance team
  • Facilitate training and education for all staff on financial practices and fact-based decision making
  • Provide leadership, guidance, development, coaching and support to the factory finance team of 1 - Senior Financial Analyst, 1- Financial Analyst, Cost Accountant and Production Support Analyst
  • Promote a culture of positivity, motivation, creativity, innovation, rewards, recognition, development and equal opportunity
Required Qualifications:
  • CA/CPA or equivalent with 5-10 years of operational finance experience
  • ERP / MRP system experience
  • Manufacturing experience in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals or food industries
  • Demonstrated ability to train, develop and build strong teams
  • Self-motivated and results oriented
  • Knowledge and support in developing business system processes, including financial, manufacturing, inventory and internal controls well as a broad knowledge of information systems development process and internal controls
  • Flexible to work overtime as required by the business
  • Able to legally work in Canada and can travel domestically and internationally (10%)
  • Fluent in English: reading, writing and speaking
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Microsoft Dynamics ERP (DAX) system experience
  • Accustomed to working in a highly seasonal, high pressure production environment
Only select applicants will be contacted for this opportunity based their qualifications

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees with this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

At Lush, we believe when we continue to foster a culture of inclusion and respect within a diverse workforce, we are doing our part in building a world where there is equal opportunity for all. We recruit from a variety of employment agencies, community groups, non-profits, and online social and job sites, and in our business practices, strive to leverage the gift that diversity brings. We welcome diverse candidates to our recruitment process. Lush is committed to providing accessible employment practices. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process. Applicants are asked to please make their needs/requirements known.

Lush North America unequivocally supports equal opportunity employment for all applicants regardless of religion, race, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ancestry, differently abled, adverse mental health, and other characteristics both defined, protected and enforced by the law under federal or provincial/state jurisdiction.