Director Finance, Operations

New York, NY
Hybrid ✅
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Who are we?

Since 2004, KIND has been on a mission to create a kinder and healthier world - one snack and one act at a time. Its iconic KIND© bars - made with real, recognizable ingredients - sparked the growth of an entirely new healthy snacking category. Today, KIND has a family of more than 80 snacks that offer solutions for a variety of occasions. All of KIND's products lead with a nutrient-dense first ingredient - whole nuts, whole grains or whole fruit - and do not contain genetically engineered ingredients, sugar alcohols or artificial sweeteners.

Inspired by the belief that acts of kindness can be a transformative force for good, both the KIND brand and The KIND Foundation seek to inspire kindness and empathy.

We're looking for passionate collaborators to help us become the foremost leader in health & wellness and positively impact society along the way. If you're looking to be a part of an inspiring, energetic and entrepreneurial environment, you’ve found the right place.

What You'll Do

As the Director Finance, Operations you will be responsible for overseeing the company’s Product Costs by providing analytics of manufacturing performance (both internal manufacturing and for the co-mans); tracking purchase price variances for ingredients and packaging; contract negotiation/strategy, validating savings derived from productivity & renovation initiatives; supporting commercial initiatives related to innovation and/or product changes; establishing and maintaining reporting requirements for in-house manufacturing facility; and partnering with the Operations team to drive strategic decisions to optimize the Supply Chain network. The role will be the business partner to the Manufacturing (Internal and External) and Procurement groups and requires a strong operational focus with a challenger mindset along with some background in Cost Accounting.

This is a pivotal role which will interact with an array of internal and external senior management level stakeholders, including SVP Supply Chain, VP Operations, VP Quality, VP Customer Ops, VP PMO, SVP Product Development, Head of Procurement, COO and CFO, and therefore requires strong communication and influencing skills while at the same time having the ability to deliver effective, timely resolution of issues. In addition, this individual will manage a team and will demonstrate a drive for developing talent.

Job Aspects

  • Monitor accuracy of bottom’s up financial forecasts and engage Operations stakeholders on course correction as required
  • Drive business performance improvement with insights and challenger thinking enabling a leaner cost environment while delivering improvements in service and quality
  • Oversee all COGS reporting through effective variance analysis tools and appropriate comparisons vs budget/forecast and prior year
  • Conduct strategic sourcing analysis with Procurement stakeholders to unlock productivity & working capital savings
  • Lead financial model development of strategic sourcing & capacity initiatives aimed to reduce total delivered cost within KIND’s NA supply chain network
  • Ensure accuracy & completeness of Bill of Material & Cost Card inputs through “hands-on” interaction with external stakeholder like co-manufacturers and suppliers
  • Track & Forecast Supply Chain Business investments such as FCC, start-up & trial spend, change part & capital expenditure
  • Ideate, track and report productivity & renovation projects savings through IBP process and within inventory and P&L reconciliation
  • Ensure that the Company’s accounting policies, procedures and controls in the areas of Product Costs, standard costing (for internal manufacturing and Co-Mans), and capital are properly implemented, maintained and monitored

What You'll Bring To KIND

  • Entrepreneurial spirit and can-do attitude to get things done
  • A mindset to challenge the status quo

You are...

  • A business partner to the Operations group that will provide insightful analytics and counsel for decision making
  • A team player that will collaborate with Sr. leadership team
  • Influential and will require influence to work with cross functional team
  • Genuine in your desire to help make the world a kinder place, committing to always spreading and celebrating kindness

You have...

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting required
  • CPA preferred
  • Big 4 Public Accounting background preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in a manufacturing environment with cost accounting experience
  • CPG and Food manufacturing experience
  • Management experience, preferably having developed teams
  • Strong leadership qualities with excellent communication, collaboration and influencing skills
  • Attention to detail

Pluses (if applicable)

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel and ERP systems (Hubble & JD Edwards preferred)

Certain states and localities require employers to post a reasonable estimate of salary range. A reasonable estimate of the current base salary range for this position is $117,600 - $164,400. Actual salary will be based on a variety of factors, including location, experience, skill set, performance, licensure and certification, and business needs. The range for this position in other geographic locations may differ.

What KIND Offers...

KIND provides a robust benefits package to help support you physically, financially, and emotionally through the big milestones and in your everyday life.

  • Competitive salary, including a target bonus and an impressive benefits package!
  • Flexible Paid Time Off. Choose what works best for you, including summer hours
  • Excellent health, dental & vision insurance, with options to fit you & your family’s needs
  • Your health is important! Our wellness strategy focuses on mental and physical well-being through in office programs like Drs, Nutritionists, Mindfulness, Chair Massages & others
  • Casual office dress code - feel free to wear your KIND gear
  • Stock up on your favorite KIND bars to share with your family & friends, through a quarterly voucher
  • Training & tuition reimbursement program, because continuing to learn matters and we support your development
  • A dynamic, ambitious, fun and KIND work environment
  • The opportunity and responsibility to be KIND everyday


At KIND, we are committed to an inclusive workplace where diversity in all its forms is championed. KIND is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and we are an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you require special accommodation, please let us know.

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KIND promises that our products will always lead with a nutrient-dense first ingredient, such as nuts, whole grains or fruit – a disruptive notion that sparked the creation of a new healthy snacking category. We aim to challenge the status quo within the food industry and empower our community to make better, informed choices about health. To view KIND's Privacy Policy in its entirety please follow this link:

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