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Perdue Farms, Inc. Financial Planning and Analysis Manager in Salisbury, Maryland

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


Our Finance team is growing and has a great opportunity available as a FP&A Manager. The Foods Operational FP&A Manager will deliver timely and accurate reports and analytics in support of Manufacturing Operations, Engineering and Finance. These supportive tasks will include providing weekly, monthly, and ad hoc Operational reports and analysis for both Harvest and Further Processing operations. In addition, the manager will assist with the preparation of Internal Rates of Return for Manufacturing Capital Expenditure Requests. The position will also provide support to the Whole Bird Analytics/Profit Team as a point of contact for manufacturing related information and can be involved in special projects as needed. The Manager will report to the Director, FP&A Manufacturing, Engineering, and Finance.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare assigned weekly/monthly/quarter manufacturing related reports and analysis. Identify and explain key variances.

  • Provide timely and accurate support to the Manufacturing team for Capital Expenditure Requests as well as the annual budgeting process.

  • Support the tracking of financial performance for key strategic manufacturing initiatives and projects, utilizing existing tools and developing new tools.

  • Assist the Accounting and Finance Organization in streamlining and automating existing reports using PowerBI and other reporting tools.

  • Develop a thorough understanding of Plant production Operations in order to help validate assumptions and offer insight to results and process improvement opportunities.

  • Complete ad hoc report generation and special projects as requested.

Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree (preferably Accounting / Finance) with 7+ years of related experience supporting manufacturing operations. Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Working knowledge of financial and accounting principles. Display strong analytical aptitude, desire to deal with ambiguity, synthesize complex data and draw business insights.

  • Ability to identify patterns from disparate sources and deliver comprehensive analyses.

  • Strong communication and organizational skills, with the ability to work on multiple projects.

  • A detail-oriented approach, must pay close attention to details and error check own work. Ability to work independently.

  • Trustworthy with confidential information. Reliability (attendance and timeliness) important to ensure execution of deliverables.

Experience Preferred

Customer service mindset and ability to work with internal “clients” around the company. Ability to cope with pressure and changing priorities with a focus on delivering results. Strong Microsoft Office skills as well as the ability to learn software applications (i.e. SAP and Hyperion Essbase). Experience with PowerBI a plus.

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  1. Position is mostly sedentary but may require occasional moving to other offices or buildings.

  2. May need to move light equipment or supplies from one place to another.

  3. May need to access files, supplies and equipment.

  4. Work activity is in an office, open-partitioned, cubicle environment.

Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.