Finance Manager- Innovation

Date: 12-Apr-2019

Location: Toronto (GTA), ON, ON, CA

Company: Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited


Facility Location- Toronto 

Department- Finance 



About Us


Proudly Canadian and Independently Owned, We are Coke Canada.


We are a family business that unites more than 6,000 employees working together to support one another, our customers, consumers and our communities. Our heritage of manufacturing, marketing, selling, and distributing Coca-Cola brand products, and other allied brands in Canada runs more than 120-years deep!


We are the face of Coca-Cola and its Partner Brands to Canadians. We produce and deliver the beverages and experiences that delight them at every occasion in their life.  We are the bottler for an entire nation with a vision and commitment to becoming “the greatest” in our industry.


About our People


We believe our people are the DNA of our organization.  With an unwavering commitment to do their best every day, we also share values which define how we work:


  • Safety First - For all of us safety is non-negotiable and must come first.
  • Integrity - We nurture trust and keep our word.
  • Accountability - We all take ownership and responsibility for our actions and the parts of the business that we impact.
  • Quality – We focus on quality in every aspect of our business.  Our products refresh families across Canada, including our own, so we work to deliver the best for them, every time.
  • Entrepreneurial – A mind set of being results focused, sharing improvements & innovations towards a better future.


About You

If you often find yourself saying “this can be done” or are often questioning “is there a better way?” then Coke Canada has opportunities that will encourage you and your teams to step forward.  We offer a variety of opportunities that will enable you to develop your skills, challenge yourself and progress your career.   


About This Opportunity


In partnership with Commercial, Brand, and Bottler associates, support business case development for Stages

and Gates innovation process. 


The Financial Services Manager (FM) will have responsibility for collaborating with the business to gather inputs required to assess the viability of proposed brand and/or packaging initiatives. Supporting business case development includes utilizing business inputs to build accurate pro-forma P&Ls and contributing to presentations to executive management to support the conclusions drawn by the analysis including scenario assessment to enable decision-making.


The FSM will report to the VP of Finance, who partners with Commercial, Brand, and Sales to drive Canada’s growth agenda.


Advanced Financial Analysis. Ability to perform financial analyses to assist in exploring strategic options, developing creative solutions to complex business issues, and/or supporting decision-making. This includes the ability to design and perform unique analyses and analyses that require the application of single or multiple financial and non-financial concepts and tools (e.g., NPV, IRR, Discounted Cash Flow, statistical analyses, contribution, implications to strategic position). Additionally, scenario building and analysis and the ability to understand and explain data relationships.


Bottler Operations and Economics. Knowledge of the system, business, organization, functions, operational and/or financial processes necessary to effectively perform internal Company analyses and/or transactions.


Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Knowledge of international, U.S. or local Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This includes the ability to apply these principles and determine compliance with the principles


Key Skills:

  • Business partner mindset that drives prudent business decisions and has both financial and business acumen.
  • Builds value-based relationships with brand team, Commercial/PRGM team, supply chain and headquarter associates
  • Ability to work in an ambiguous environment and provide better business decision support and recommendations independently
  • Superb communication skills including the ability to communicate complex financial concepts and results to non-finance partners
  • Teamwork and collaboration with the ability to influence cross-functional teams
  • Strong analytical skills including commercial and value chain analysis experience
  • Strong attention to details



What you will need to succeed in this role



Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate will possess a strong work ethic, can-do attitude, an attention to details, intellectual curiosity, strong analytical skills and solid communication skills.
  • 3+ years as a proven effective team and/or project leader.
  • Advanced Excel and scenario modeling skills
  • High level presentation and communication skills


Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree is required; Masters’ Degree and/or a Designation in Accounting, Finance or Economics is a plus.




Important – All offers of employment at Coca-Cola Canada Bottling Limited (“Coke Canada”) are conditional upon a successful background clearance obtained through our contracted third party vendor. The standard clearance requirements depend on the position and may include some or all of the following: criminal clearance, employment verification, education verification and driver’s abstract review. Please advise the Talent Acquisition team if you have any questions or concerns in regards to this once you are contacted for further consideration.

Coke Canada is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce with a number of programs, policies and resources in place to support our people.

For individuals with disabilities, should you require accommodations or support throughout the recruitment process please contact our Talent Acquisition Services team by calling 1-844-383-2653 or email


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