Commercial Finance Manager

Posted 5.3.24
Park City, UT

Who are we? 

Kodiak is one of the fastest growing food companies that is disrupting the industry with its better-for-you breakfast and snacking options. Our journey with food began by restoring the tradition of whole grain flapjacks and adding some protein to fuel folks’ adventures. In the process, we discovered that foods made closer to nature are not only fueling but taste better. So, we set out to inspire wilder, wide-open lives by feeding epic days through real breakfasts. That’s one of the reasons we’re in the scenic Rocky Mountains of Park City, Utah: to live our purpose and be close to nature.  

Our mission is to become the most loved, next generation food brand, and we’re well on our way. We craft the best-selling whole grain flapjack mix in the nation along with toaster waffles, baking mixes, oatmeal, syrup, and snacking options at all major retailers. We’re expanding rapidly as our business continues to grow year-after-year and need to build our team with people that share our passion for the outdoors, bring industry experience, thrive in an entrepreneurial culture, and want to make an impact in the food space. We believe that eating real, good-for-you food, being active outdoors, and preserving nature will restore balance generations before us worked so hard to forge. We embrace the spirit of the Kodiak – a pristine wilderness with a rich ecosystem – and we rely on that spirit of the Kodiak to inspire the work we do, the food we eat, and the way we play. 

Job Type: Full-Time, Salaried (Exempt)

Job Location: Kodiak HQ: Park City, Utah

What will this position do? 

Kodiak Cakes is seeking a dynamic and experienced Commercial Finance Manager to join our team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in finance, with specific expertise in sales revenue and trade management, category management, and marketing. This role will play a crucial role in driving growth and profitability for Kodiak Cakes by providing financial leadership and strategic guidance to the sales and marketing teams.

  • Sales Revenue & Trade Management:
    • Partner with the sales team to develop annual sales plans, including revenue forecasts, trade spend budgets, and pricing strategies.
    • Develop and implement strategies to maximize sales revenue and profitability.
    • Manage trade spend budgets and ensure spending is within approved limits, ensure ROI on trade promotions, and aligned with strategic objectives.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including marketing, supply chain, and finance, to drive integrated business planning and decision-making.
    • Analyze sales data to identify opportunities for growth.
  • Category Management:
    • Develop category strategies to maximize market share and profitability.
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop and execute category plans.
    • Analyze market trends to identify growth opportunities.
    • Support the SKU portfolio, including SKU rationalization, and new product launches
  • Marketing:
    • Collaborate with the marketing team to develop brand strategies
    • Support the marketing team with financial analysis, including ROI analysis, pricing analysis, and budget vs actual analysis
    • Assist in the development of annual marketing budgets and forecasts
    • Track and report on marketing spend, ensuring accuracy and compliance with budget guidelines
    • Provide ad hoc financial analysis and decision support to the marketing team as needed
  • New Product Innovation:
    • Support financial analysis for new product development projects.
    • Evaluate new product opportunities and provide financial recommendations.
    • Collaborate with R&D, marketing, and sales teams to bring new products to market.
  • Team Leadership:
    • Manage and develop a team of financial analysts, providing guidance, support, and mentorship to help them achieve their goals and drive overall team success.
    • Ad-hoc reporting, analysis, and special projects as required

What are we looking for? 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, or related field.
  • 5+ years of experience in finance, with a focus on sales finance and category management in the consumer packaged goods industry.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to translate data into actionable insights.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and financial modeling software.

What else do I need to know? 

This role is based in our headquarters near the ski slopes and mountain trails of Park City, Utah. We have a hybrid schedule. We offer competitive compensation and benefits that include:  

  • Health/vision/dental plans  
  • 401k match  
  • Relocation assistance  
  • Annual performance bonus 
  • A company fleet of snowboards and other equipment
  • Active lifestyle allowance
  • Therapy Benefit
  • All-you-can-eat flapjacks
  • Flexible vacation
  • Early-out Fridays
  • Parental leave
  • Casual dress code
  • A variety of other Kodiak-unique perks  


Recognized by Inc and Utah as one of America’s best places to work, we are known for our awesome work environment – a fun and authentic place where wins are celebrated, collaboration is king, work is balanced with life, and every individual makes a deep impact. We proactively search for ways to develop each individual along their career path here at Kodiak and beyond. We‘re inspired and committed to creating natural, authentic food with superior taste to fuel a healthy, active lifestyle. We feel encouraged by some of the trends in food today and believe that with a concerted effort we can make an enormous impact in building momentum for natural, better-for-you foods. We invite you to apply to join our team and leave your legacy on the future of food. 

At Kodiak, we foster a truly inclusive community that encourages, supports, and celebrates what makes each of us unique. We bring our full authentic selves to work and leverage our diverse backgrounds and perspectives to create a culture of belonging that feeds epic days & wilder lives.

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