Partners Personnel

Financial Operations Manager

Loudon, TN
Knoxville TN 3120
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Partners Personnel Knoxville is now hiring a Financial Operations Manager in the Loudon area! 

Shift: Monday to Friday (8am- 5pm)

Pay Rate: $130- $140K DOE

Relocation is Available

What Do We Expect?

Business Planning

  • In conjunction with the General Manager and site team, develop and gain agreement to annual business plans, ensuring alignment with strategy.  Includes detailed expense and headcount budgets.
  • Quantify business outcomes (i.e. revenues and/or other Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)) in reporting to the broader Fresh business.
  • Develop business cases for key projects, ensuring cross-functional integration.

Insights and Reporting

  • Set and lead execution of the data and analytics reporting plan, creating strategies and templates to report data in a meaningful way.
  • Create, present, and communicate high-impact data and analytics insights and recommendations to critical internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provide authoritative specialist advice to senior managers at the business unit or regional level to enable the implementation of policy, projects, and change initiatives.

Stakeholder Management

  • Manage relationships with strategic internal clients and act as a business partner to them, building high levels of professional credibility and mutual trust, and mobilizing appropriate internal and/or external resources to support in delivering business strategy and plans.
  • Identify and manage stakeholders up to management level, finding out their needs/issues/concerns and reacting to these by leading and coordinating the development of stakeholder engagement plans to support the communication of business information and decisions.


  • Lead and coordinate the development and delivery of financial policies, guidelines, and protocols in own area of specialization to ensure the company complies with regulations and good financial practice.
  • Ensure that business activities within the area of responsibility comply with relevant external regulatory and/or voluntary codes and with internal policies and procedures to minimize business risk and to protect the reputation of the organization.

People Capability Building

  • Act as subject matter expert in an area of technology, policy, regulation, or operational management for the team and beyond in the function.
  • Maintain external accreditations and in-depth understanding of current and emerging technologies, external regulation, and industry best practices through continuing professional development, attending conferences, and reading specialist media.
  • Manage a team of resources that serve to execute in business support areas such as finance, accounting, purchasing and administration.
  • Champion the People Safety and Food Safety policies and procedures.
  • Champion the Monterey Values.

Behavioral Competencies

  • Manages Complexity
    • Makes sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems. For example, offers penetrating questions to help others get to the heart of complex situations and find strong solutions.
    • Uses a range of inputs to fully understand and solve problems.
  • Business Insight
    • Applies knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization's goals. For example, leverages insights to shape and drive critical initiatives.
    • Shares industry developments with the team; helps them grasp business and industry fundamentals and understand how they contribute.
  • Financial Acumen
    • Interprets and applies key financial indicators to make better business decisions. For example, uses sophisticated analysis and modelling to determine the returns and risks associated with investments; consistently makes wise choices in this area.
    • Creates systems to gain a clear and accurate picture of organizational performance.
  • Strategic Mindset
    • Sees ahead to future possibilities and translates them into breakthrough strategies. For example, keeps up to date on current and future industry trends and market forces and considers these when making decisions.
    • Clearly identifies and prioritizes efforts and initiatives to have the greatest strategic impact on the organization.
  • Optimizes Work Processes
    • Knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement. For example, motivates people to produce highest-quality outcomes and pursue continuous improvement. Sees that problems are well examined, and improvements are integrated into all relevant work processes.
  • Ensures Accountability
    • Holds self and others accountable to meet commitments. For example, tracks performance and strives to remain effective, learning from both successes and failures.
    • Readily takes on challenges or difficult tasks and has a reputation for delivering on commitments.
  • Plans and Aligns
    • Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals. For example, strengthens alignment and coordination between one's own work and others', providing well-sequenced activities and exact time frames.
    • Foresees and resolves many potential bottlenecks and delays.
  • Collaborates
    • Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives. For example, readily involves others to accomplish goals; stays in touch and shares information; discourages "us versus them" thinking; shows appreciation for others' ideas and input.
  • Instils Trust
    • Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity. For example, demonstrates integrity, upholding professional codes of conduct.
    • Instils trust by following through on agreements and commitments despite competing priorities and by being honest and straightforward.

Supervisory Responsibility

  • Direct Reports: Salaried and hourly employees
  • Responsible for interviewing, selecting, and training direct reports.
    • Is responsible for reviewing performance and administering corrective action.
    • Plans the work schedules, assigns duties, tracks absenteeism and reviews work to ensure quality standards.
    • Responsible for monitoring work for legal or regulatory compliance.
    • Always observes and practices safety and housekeeping procedures.

What are we looking for?

  • BS Degree in Finance, Business, or related field.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years manufacturing experience including cost accounting
  • Applies expertise to act as the organizational authority on developing appropriate plans or performing necessary actions based on recommendations and requirements.
  • Acts as the organizational authority and established expert on analyzing data trends for use in reports to help guide decision making.
  • Uses expertise to act as organizational authority on planning, organizing, prioritizing, and overseeing activities to efficiently meet business objectives.
  • Acts with expertise as the organization's authority on using clear and effective verbal communications skills to express ideas, request actions and formulate plans or policies.
  • Applies expertise to act as the organizational authority on analyzing data from multiple sources to draw appropriate conclusions and make suitable recommendations.
  • Uses expertise to act as the organizational authority on developing, monitoring, interpreting, and understanding policies and procedures, while making sure they match organizational strategies and objectives.
  • Acts as the organizational authority and established expert on costing, budgeting, and finance tasks.
  • Uses comprehensive knowledge and skills to communicate with other people independently while providing guidance and training to others on speaking in a clear, concise, and compelling manner.
  • Applies comprehensive knowledge and skills to work independently while providing guidance and training to others on creating relevant, lucid, and effective reports.
  • Dependable, motivated, self-starter.
  • Familiar with HACCP and GMP requirements pertaining to food processing.
  • Proficient in Excel, and able to create a variety of financial reports.
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish is preferred.

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