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Senior Director, Operations Finance

Los Angeles, CA
At Guayakí Yerba Mate, we're more than just a beverage company: we believe yerba mate culture allows us to "COME TO LIFE" together and is an invitation to personal, social, ecological and cultural regeneration. Market Driven Regeneration™ is Guayakí Yerba Mate's business model that aspires to create a net positive impact in the world throughout our operations and supply web. It influences the ingredients we source and products we make, distribute, and sell in order to have a positive impact on people and the planet throughout our business.

As our team expands, we are looking for people to join us who are committed to this aspiration and believe a better world is possible. Our company culture is driven by collaboration, support and teamwork which allows us to grow together. We believe that learning from different perspectives and seeking shared solutions together is an opportunity to grow both individually and as an organization. As an international company rooted in yerba mate native to South America, our people come from different cultures and backgrounds that are welcomed and valued. We question the status quo and seek innovative solutions to help drive the global regenerative business movement. We invite individuals to join our team who embrace work as a collective and aspire to using business as a force for good.

We are seeking a highly experienced and strategic Senior Director, Operations Finance with a strong background in cost accounting, supply chain management, manufacturing or co-packing, and freight logistics. This leadership role is critical to our mission, as it will work closely with operations to support their functions and manage cost accounting functions. You'll report to the SVP, Corporate Finance and are expected to work from our Venice, CA office 2-3 times a week.

How you'll help:
  • Manage and lead our Operations Finance team.
  • Develop and manage cost accounting systems and processes, ensuring accurate and actionable cost data.
  • Maintain BOMs and analyze cost variances.
  • Analyze cost data to identify opportunities for cost reduction and efficiency improvements.
  • Provide cost analysis and guidance to support decision-making processes.
  • Analyze the end-to-end logistics and distribution expenses.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including production, logistics, innovation and sales to align operations with overall company goals from a cost perspective.
  • Collaborate in the development of strategies to optimize the supply chain, ensuring efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Review production planning, forecasting, and inventory management from a cost and efficiency perspective.
  • Oversee regular data validation and reconciliation to maintain the integrity of cost accounting information in the ERP system (NetSuite).
  • Work with cross-functional teams and IT experts to identify areas of improvement and customization within the ERP system.
  • Ensure that the ERP system aligns with evolving business needs and best practices in cost accounting.

Here's what you'll provide:
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, Supply Chain Management, or related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • 10+ years of experience in cost accounting, supply chain management, and logistics, with at least 5 years in a leadership role.
  • Deep understanding of cost accounting principles and financial analysis.
  • Proven experience with ERP systems, especially in the context of cost accounting, with a focus on maintenance and customization.
  • Experience in a consumer goods or food and beverage industry is a plus.
  • Excellent communication, leadership, and team management skills.
  • Ability to think strategically and drive operational excellence.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to prioritize, communicate expectations and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, multi-layered global environment with fluctuating priorities and deadlines.
  • Strong interest in working with a purpose-driven company.

What we offer:

The pay range for this role is an estimate based on a wide range of compensation factors; actual pay offered may vary based on (but not limited to) work experience, education and/or training, critical skills, and/or business considerations. Sales commissions and/or variable pay plans are also offered depending on the position (ex: monthly, quarterly, annual bonuses). Additionally, we offer a competitive benefits package including top-tier benefits, comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans, employee life and disability, mental health benefits, paid medical leave, paid company holidays, and paid time off, as well as opportunities for career growth and advancement within our team!

Salary Range

$165,000 - $185,000 USD

More about who we are:

Yerba mate. We love it, we drink it, but what, exactly, is it? Guayakí Yerba Mate started in 1996 as a passion, guided by a purpose and transformed into a brand with the goal of bringing yerba mate to more people. Known to provide a smooth energy boost and improved focus, yerba mate comes from the naturally caffeinated leaves of a species of holly tree found deep in the Atlantic Rainforest of South America and naturally contains a combination of caffeine (also found in coffee), theobromine (also found in chocolate) and polyphenols (also found in green tea) offering a unique beverage experience.

Guayakí Yerba Mate offers a variety of options to meet energy and refreshment needs through a robust portfolio of ready to drink beverages and traditional loose-leaf products. Brewed with yerba mate and infused with real fruit juices and herbs, Guayaki Yerba Mate is proudly sourced with regenerative, organic and fair-trade certified ingredients.

To learn more about our impact, check out our Impact Report at:

Guayakí Yerba Mate is an equal-opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will be treated with respect and receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, genetic information, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, uniform service, Veteran status, age, or any other protected characteristic per federal, state, or local law, including those with a criminal history, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the CA Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.