Director of Finance Job Opening-Hummingbird Wholesale

November 14th 2017

Director of Finance

Company Summary

Hummingbird Wholesale is a small, family owned & operated company that distributes organic food throughout the Pacific Northwest and into northern California.

Our Mission, Core Values & Culture

We endeavor to serve people & the planet by providing the highest quality, most nutritious foods, grown as locally & sustainably as possible to nourish the body, mind & soul.

We practice principles of ecological & social justice in our business operation, and strive for minimum packaging & waste.

We value long-term relationships with farmers, vendors, co-workers & customers.

Position Summary

Oversees the Company’s financial and administrative functions. Supervises a small team of personnel working in Information Technology, Accounting, and Facilities. Coordinates and oversees the Company’s financial planning and budgeting process. Provides financial analysis regarding proposed projects, capital expenditures, new lines of business, and evaluation of current Company activities. Provides strategic input as part of the Company’s leadership team.

  • Serve alongside other team members as part of the Company’s Leadership team, setting direction, solving problems, and prioritizing work across the organization.
  • Coordinate and oversee the Company’s annual budgeting process. Collaborates with department managers to produce accurate and timely sales, purchasing, production, inventory, SG&A, cash flow and capital budgets.
  • Track Company progress towards financial goals, and provides monthly budget variance reports. Provides financial dashboards to track progress towards Company goals.
  • Collaborate with Owners to manage Company relationships with banking, financing, and insurance partners.
  • Provide decision support and financial and strategic analysis regarding proposed capital expenditures, new lines of business, and other projects throughout the Company.
  • Work with Sales, Marketing and Supply Chain team members to develop and track financial metrics to measure product and category performance.
  • Identify and counsel Owners and Management Team regarding potential financial risks and opportunities facing the Company.
  • Oversee personnel working in Information Technology, Accounting/Office Administration and Facilities. Responsible for managing these personnel to achieve Company and departmental goals. Ensures that all direct and indirect reports provide excellent service to coworkers and external stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain relevant professional knowledge of the organic and natural foods industry.
  • Responsible for team’s budget performance and successful achievement of team goals.
  • Complete Company-sponsored training in Lean and Kaizen culture, use Lean and Kaizen principles in collaboration with co-workers to reduce waste, improve customer outcomes, and support Company goals and objectives.
  • Help drive our sustainability practices through participation and helping improve Company sustainability initiatives and programs. Complete Company-sponsored training and participate in waste-stream reduction program, minimizing waste and properly sorting waste-stream items into designated receptacles.

Job Requirements and Qualifications

Education: Undergraduate degree in related field (Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, etc.) required. Advanced degree in related field (MBA, CPA etc.) preferred.

Experience:

  •         Financial Management – Five years (minimum) previous experience in a position where financial management is a primary responsibility is required.
  •         Management – Five years (minimum) previous experience managing a team is required.
  •         Natural Foods – Five years (minimum) experience with the natural foods industry is preferred.

Hummingbird Wholesale affirms the rights of all individuals to equal opportunity in employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap or disability, national origin, military status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.

To Apply

Send resume and cover letter with brief answers to the questions below to jobs@hummingbirdwholesale.com

Please do not call; we will happily answer questions via email.

Questions

  1. Why do you want to work at Hummingbird Wholesale?
  2. How will you contribute to the company achieving its mission, core values & culture (see section above)?
  3. Describe your relevant experience & how it would apply to the Director of Finance position.
  4. Give a brief description of your Operations experience as it relates to Finance.