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Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Location Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota Date posted 11/17/2022

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world.  We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world.  Most of our 10,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.


CHS is seeking an experienced finance leader and business partner to provide expertise and support to our SVP, Enterprise Customer Development and his team. This will include support of CHS’ front office sales, go-to-market, and customer service & experience functions.  The right candidate will partner with the SVP, Enterprise Customer Development, serving as a trusted advisor as CHS continues our operational model transformation.  The Director FP&A will sit on the commercial leadership team and report to the VP, Enterprise FP&A.

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Lead team of finance professionals supporting sales, go-to-market, and customer service & experience functions

  • Complete all talent and team development requirements
  • Align finance associates to business units, ensuring optimal support and service
  • Review functional partners’ needs, strategic initiatives, and objectives as well as operational modeling to develop recommended staffing needs in short and long term

Serve as the finance lead and business partner to the SVP, Enterprise Development

  • Communicate regularly with SVP and leadership team to review performance
  • Serve as an active member of the SVP’s leadership team and provide guidance to all functional groups reporting to the SVP
  • Provide financial leadership and oversight to broad commercial investments, evaluating and optimizing investments to ensure alignment with enterprise strategies
  • Lead analysis of capital and operating expenditures, articulating the business case and presenting supporting financials to senior leaders
  • Create vision for key performance indicators (KPIs) and requisite reporting focused on customer metrics that will drive sales and margin performance
  • Create reporting that will identify cross-selling and up-selling opportunities and improve margin performance
  • Serve as a trusted business partner demonstrating a deep understanding of strategic business priorities and growth drivers
  • Champion innovation and transformation across the organization to gain commitment

Lead the budget processes and oversee financial reporting for the front office function and all other areas reporting to the SVP, Enterprise Development

  • Partner with SVP and leadership team to incorporate sales, go-to-market, and customer service & experience into the CHS forecast and budget cadence and consolidation process, ensuring tasks are completed correctly and timely
  • Work with enterprise FP&A and provide direction to SVP and leadership team to ensure all budget requirements and timelines are met
  • Act as a controller for all spend requests, ensuring accountability for business cases
  • Ensure the right internal controls and overall infrastructure are in place to measure, understand and monitor corporate results relative to action plans and milestones
  • Track, report and explain variances to budget, creating consistency with enterprise FP&A reporting
  • Provide guidance and direction to achieve targets, communicating with functional leaders on an ongoing basis
  • Report KPIs in a standard and consistent format in connection with enterprise FP&A
  • Develop a long-range financial plan and multi-year roadmap that aligns with CHS’ enterprise strategies and initiatives, advising SVP on strategic planning objectives based on modeling

Develop a cadence of communications for reporting on actual results

  • Provide SVP and his leadership team with financial reporting that improves transparency and clearly identifies performance against budget
  • Actively partner with functional leaders to review results, provide insights, and develop action plans
  • Provide actionable insights, financial counsel, and metrics to drive sales performance and margin optimization
  • Identify areas of opportunity to drive efficiency and automation of reports

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • Undergraduate degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Minimum of 15 years related financial management experience including strategic and business planning and financial analysis

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience with financial business partnership focused on commercial financial planning & analysis, growth, and performance optimization
  • Experience with team leadership and talent development
  • Experience leading and influencing across business and functional boundaries
  • Proven ability to influence and partner with people at all levels of the organization
  • Proven experience presenting complex financial information in a concise format to executive leadership

CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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