Founded in 1965, KanPak(r) LLC began as a family-owned dairy company, based in Arkansas City, KS. From the beginning, KanPak has led the way in the development of aseptic processing and packaging for beverages and desserts. In 1983, KanPak was one of the first companies in North America to qualify, process and aseptically package low acid foods.

KanPak continued to grow and expand, creating some of the most successful new product introductions in the foodservice industry.

In 2011, Golden State Foods became partners in KanPak China, with the combined companies continuing to expand their product offering and bring on new customers in China and throughout Asia. This success culminated in 2013 with Golden State Foods acquiring controlling interest in KanPak LLC, and eventually acquiring the balance of KanPak LLC in 2016 with KanPak LLC becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Golden State Foods.

The newest addition to the KanPak facility line-up is in Penn Yan, NY. Acquired in December of 2014, the plant has liquid aseptic processing as well as yogurt capabilities, and provides a second North American facility to service the North East region.

Our Creed & Values are behind everything we do at Golden State Foods. These aren’t just words, they aren’t just a mission statement, they are a way of living, a way of doing business, and a reflection of the positive change that we would like to see in the world. 

 

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Financial Analyst

Wichita, Kansas | Full Time

 

Job Description

KanPak, LLC, a global leader in the development and manufacturing of the very best aseptic beverage and dessert solutions, seeks a Financial Analyst, Sales & Margin and Capital Planning who will be responsible for conducting financial analysis and completing ad-hoc projects to support decision-making while working in a cross-functional, team-based environment. Primary responsibilities include supporting the KanPak sales segments (QSR, C-Store and retail) by owning the daily sales and margin forecasts. This is a new role in which trends and opportunities will be identified by leveraging understanding of pricing models, cost structures, market conditions, distribution models and more.

This position provides coordination and meaningful analysis for financial forecasts and annual budgets; ensuring consistent assumptions, clear communication and timely delivery of a cohesive, thorough, timely product. In addition, the position facilitates the understanding of financial impacts of business decisions, builds and maintains financial tools, methodology and support for business decision making, in accordance with company policies and procedures.

This position reports to the Director of Finance and has no direct reports.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Completing daily, weekly and monthly sales analysis and reporting– including monthly historical results and forecasts; working with various department staff on any data requiring correction; publishing division reports and analysis as required, consolidating commentary and presenting results.
  • Be the expert in databases to support division analysis (new Host Analytics modeling and Power BI dashboard to be developed) and reporting tools (MS GP, Host Analytics, Excel, etc)
  • Coordinating the annual sales and margin budget, monthly and quarterly sales forecasting process and other margin expenses
  • Working with sales management to develop and implement product price strategies including segment strategies for the various markets and channels
  • Preparation, analysis and review of cost/pricing models to include labor, materials, distribution, and overhead
  • Validating sales quotations for accuracy and profitability; monitoring customer pricing for accuracy as needed
  • Monthly Inventory Roll planning – Partner closely with operations and supply chain to accurately project sales and inventory levels to minimize working capital needs
  • Develop and/or review requests for Capital Expenditures including monthly reporting and cash flow forecasting
  • Providing appropriate financial analysis and support for special projects, new processes and systems, and other organizational needs as assigned, on a routine and ad-hoc basis
  • The above is not considered a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
Skills & Requirements
  • Experience in forecasting and analysis
  • High initiative, sense of urgency, and self-direction with a high level of personal accountability
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel, with experience with database and reporting tools
  • Good presentation skills and the ability to articulate your findings that may impact profitability, efficiencies, business risks, decision making and other organizational actions, both in reports and in person; PowerPoint skills are a plus
  • Partnerships – Develop effective and collaborative relationships with functional business partners, identifying key opportunities, as well as communicating and influencing actionable analysis

Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business with a focus on statistical analysis
  • At least 3+ years’ of job-related experience in a financial planning & analysis or accounting role.
  • Strong analytical, quantitative, and qualitative analysis skills
  • Solid knowledge of spreadsheet, database and reporting tools including MS Excel (especially with data connections and formulas), MS Access, and SQL Server
  • Dairy industry or agricultural commodity experience is desirable

Travel:

The employee may occasionally (up to 10% of time) be required to travel for work.


 

No recruiters please.

KanPak, LLC encourages diversity in the workplace; we are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Disability/Veteran
 

KanPak, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and, as such, affirms to recruit, hire, train, and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, sex, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. KanPak will not discriminate against persons because of their disability, including disabled veterans, and will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees and applicants with disabilities.

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