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At Premier Nutrition, we’re a team cheering on our customers every step of the way. Maybe it’s in the PowerBar right before a marathon. Or in a post-workout bottle of Joint Juice. So many athletes count on us for healthy and transparent energy products, and that’s why we need a team that’s dedicated to building the future of nutrition. So come take the first step toward a career built on winning.

Trade Accounting Manager



Premier Nutrition Corporation (PNC) distributes nutritional food products to a health-conscious consumer base under the brand names of Premier Protein, PowerBar, Supreme Protein, and Joint Juice. With its “People First” culture, PNC treats employees with positivity and empathy, and embraces new and innovative ideas that spark passion, personal growth, and a healthy dose of fun around the office—for example, bringing dogs to work, company-wide volunteer days, philanthropy and sustainability programs, in-office massages; and we believe in respecting your own personal good energy needs by encouraging workouts or personal trainer classes in the office gym, recharging with yoga, and holding walking meetings.

What’s it like to work here? Picture the scrappy culture of a start-up, the resources and systems of a respected consumer brand under the Post Holdings umbrella, and the innovativeness of a tech company and you’ve got a sense of what it feels like to work here. You’ll walk into the office each Monday morning and find a hundred of your colleagues sitting on sofas, the stairs, overstuffed pillows, the floor, or chairs—if that’s your jam—talking through the week ahead and learning about each other.

Big and small wins are recognized regularly, and all employees strive to empower and inspire each other daily—leading to a close-knit, highly engaged team atmosphere. Furthermore, senior leaders encourage and facilitate employees to get outside their comfort zones and learn practice areas beyond their current job description. The result is an accelerated personal growth trajectory with the opportunity to work alongside and learn from other teams. PNC is seeking an individual who will enjoy this team-oriented business environment and will be a leader in this high-growth company.

PNC is part of the Active Nutrition segment and is operated by its own senior leadership team, with publicly traded Post Holdings Inc. (FY 2017 sales of $5.2 billion) as a holding company acting in a “private equity” capacity. Shattering typical industry growth rates, Post Holdings’ Active Nutrition segment is recognized as a leader in providing innovative products that support healthy, active lifestyles with over $700 million in sales in FY 2017 making it the second largest food and beverage manufacturer in the Bay Area. Premier Nutrition utilizes a third-party network for manufacturing, warehousing and distribution. Post Holdings is comprised of the Active Nutrition portfolio, which includes PNC, Dymatize,­­­ and Active Nutrition International (protein bars, shakes and powder products), Post Consumer Brands (cereals), Michael Foods (eggs, potato, cheese, and pasta), Weetabix, and private label business groups, and is rapidly expanding via acquisition, including the recent acquisition of Bob Evans Farms, a leader in frozen breakfast meats and vegetables.


PNC is looking for a Trade Accounting Supervisor to lead a 5-member team whose overarching mission is to ensure the accuracy of Premier Nutrition’s Net Revenue. The Trade Supervisor reports to the Director, Revenue Accounting and works closely with other leaders across PNC. The Supervisor is a dynamic managerial leader and organizational expert who oversees the trade accounting function, drives operational excellence, and builds for high-scale growth. He or she is passionate about leading and developing team members, championing process, and propelling efficiencies. The Supervisor is also an excellent cross-functional partner to the Sales and Finance organizations and a key stakeholder in the trade promotion process in whole. Key areas of responsibility include: P&L gross-to-net, deduction management, accruals, financial reporting and analysis, audit, and SOX controls.



The Trade Supervisor runs an operational accounting team charged with the prompt and accurate resolution of trade settlements and the reasonable and estimable accrual of trade spend liabilities. The environment is fast-paced and high-volume, so strategic thinking, tracking, and prioritization are keys to success.

  • Collaborate with Director to provide thought leadership and develop the team’s strategic initiatives and objectives
  • Execute operational plans and measure results
  • Implement optimal organizational capabilities and structure
  • Establish deduction management practices and metrics to drive $0 settlements > 90 days (own DDO) while maximizing revenue recovery opportunities
  • Set and execute monthly portfolio targets for the team and individual analysts
  • Meet weekly 1:1 with analysts to review progress, resolve issues and bottlenecks, and prioritize
  • Implement standardized and sound reporting to analyze/measure productivity and workload
  • Develop and document policies, SOPs, and workflows to bring efficiency to a high-volume and deadline-driven environment
  • Hire, train, and develop staff

    The Trade Supervisor and Team are key partners to the Finance and Sales organizations, including planning and field teams. As such, the teams must maintain strong and consistent cross-functional communication and collaboration.

  • Primary point of contact for escalations and issue-resolution between teams
  • Primary resource to Sales and Finance for trade accounting expertise and analytics, including account planning and forecast contributions
  • Establish semi-monthly/ monthly review meetings with Sales to align on strategy, process, and issues resolution
  • Disseminate deduction and accrual reporting and analytics to Sales
  • Oversee cross-functional processes and continuous improvement
  • Participate in the implementation of a new trade promotions management system and trade-initiatives

    The Accounting organization at PNC is committed to operational excellence. Thus, we embrace a culture of innovation and continuous process improvement.

  • Develop and implement systems strategy for the Trade team
  • Lead process improvement teams on major business initiatives
  • Provide leadership for trade accounting operations function; raise the standard of performance to meet the goals of internal and external Customers
  • Scope industry technology to determine applications which may need to be procured

  • Manages fast-paced and deadline driven Accounting close cycle for functional area
  • Owns and manages accruals and reconciliations. Responsible for analysis, justification, and presentation of results to Director and VP Controller for approval. Reviews and/or performs journal entries as applicable.
  • Presents to Director and VP Controller monthly results including deduction aging status, key issues, and productivity statistics. Highlights actionable issues for Sales escalation.
  • Owns trade accounting SOX controls.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting/related field or equivalent experience and solid understanding of GAAP
  • Experience:

  • Minimum 5-7 years’ direct experience with progressive responsibility; management experience preferred
  • Experience in Consumer Products Goods required
  • TPM business process and software knowledge
  • Skills:

  • Leadership and facilitation, including ability to motivate, develop, and retain direct reports
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and work well under pressure to consistently meet strict deadlines
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and research skills
  • Strong communication including decision making, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Ability to work with all levels of personnel, from staff to executive management
  • High degree of proficiency in information systems. ERP: NetSuite desired.
  • Advanced Excel and MS Office applications
  • Desire to be a part of a team working in a rapidly-growing, fast-paced, success-focused environment
  • Post Holdings provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran and any other category protected under applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws.


    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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