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Associate Director Finance - Portfolio Optimization at Chewy

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Our Opportunity:

Chewy is seeking an Associate Director Finance - Free Cash Flow and Portfolio Optimization to join our Finance Team based in Boston, MA. This is a core leadership position on the Business Finance team where you will partner with our Technology, Product, Customer Care and New Business Finance leadership teams to innovate on behalf of the business, improve evaluation mechanisms, focus the leadership team on maximizing Free Cash Flow, return on the investment of our innovation portfolio, and centrally improving financial process efficiency.  You will be the finance leader partnering with the Finance Leadership team supporting Technology, Product, Customer Care and New Business to drive business results, interface with other business, operations, and finance senior leaders, and develop business performance reporting and analytics for those organizations.  You will also lead innovation and coordination with Corporate Finance for the Annual and Quarterly business processes - inclusive of annual planning, interim forecasts, internal management, and Board reporting. The role requires strong analytical skills in addition to the ability to partner with and influence business leadership to set strategy and establish long-term goals.  The ideal candidate will also have experience analyzing and evaluating new technologies and product enhancements that could drive improvements in our ability to continue providing strong controllership of the business, efficiently scaling the business, continuing our process innovation, and anticipating future programmatic and infrastructure needs.  You will also work alongside cross functional business leaders to influence new analyses, insights, and investment prioritization in conjunction with functional finance leaders.

What You'll Do:

  • Partner with the Finance leadership teams for Tech, Product, and Customer Care to develop business and finance plans, key input and output metrics, and technology efficiency and experience improvement targets
  • Oversee the centralized month-end close process for those teams, including owning coordination with Corporate FP&A, centralized calendar creation and ensuring quality of reconciliation of variances between trends, plans, and financial targets
  • Develop and implement reporting and analytics improvements for the Tech, Product, Customer Care and New Business finance teams, that increase transparency and reduce manual processes without sacrificing insight
  • Conduct ad-hoc analyses and scenario modeling to drive decision-making and results to plan
  • Create, implement, and continue innovation of a centralized Free Cash Flow mechanism and Portfolio Optimization model and process
  • Manage/track financial performance against KPI’s, seasonal financial plans, and annual budget
  • Identify and quantify risks or opportunities due to current business environment and provide insights and recommendations to mitigate risks or benefit for largest innovation and investment programs across businesses
  • Lead coordination of enterprise financial business reviews, including reviewing results vs. plan, forecast for management meetings, creating future output guidance to leadership, and establishing plans with C-Suite to address disconnects between actuals and plan
  • Lead special projects as needed to provide analytical and decision support on new initiatives
  • Partner with various teams throughout the organization (Customer Care, Product, Technology, New Business and Operations) to develop coordinated financial models and P&Ls
  • Drive continuous improvements in profitability, free cash flow and operational efficiency
  • Create, maintain, and disseminate project status, roadmaps, and documentation to stakeholders
  • Drive effective teamwork, communication, collaboration, and commitment across multiple groups with competing priorities
  • Lead the preparation of internal and external reporting packages for management, auditors, and investors
  • Lead a team responsible for enhancing financial models (labor models, monthly forecasting, NPV, ROI, Payback, etc.) on a monthly basis to improve forecast accuracy and drive business results and improving coordination with Corporate Finance
  • Drive continuous improvement to financial processes and workflows

What You'll Need:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or other related field
  • MBA from a top-tier program, preferred
  • 8+ years of related experience
  • 3+ years of Finance, Strategy, or Project Management Office Leadership innovative tech organizations, preferred
  • 3+ years in a top-tier strategy consulting firm (BCG, Bain, McKinsey), preferred
  • Experience in financial analysis, key performance indicators, forecasting, budgeting, and variance analysis
  • Results-oriented mentality, highly energetic, dynamic individual with hands-on mentality
  • Entrepreneurial mindset – ability to operate and drive results as a self-starter
  • Strong Communication skills – ability to distill and convey complex information messages clearly and succinctly
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with ambiguity and rapidly changing operating conditions while still delivering to expectations
  • Advanced analytical skills and the ability to drill down to the details, while also seeing and understanding the big picture
  • Demonstrated high degree of competency accessing and utilizing analytical tools, advanced computer literacy
  • Passion for startups and entrepreneurial organizations, including understanding of how to execute in those organizations as they scale
  • Experience leading high performing teams
  • Strong understanding of GAAP, financial statements, and financial modeling
  • Strong PowerPoint and data visualization skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Tableau, etc.)
  • Ability to take ownership of projects and drive them through to completion
  • Experience with Hyperion & Oracle
  • Position will require some travel


  • Previous technology experience
  • Strong understanding of software capitalization policies
  • Industry experience in partnering within consumer/retail organizations

Chewy is committed to equal opportunity. We value and embrace diversity and inclusion of all Team Members.
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Where we are

Located in the Fort Point neighborhood, home to many of Boston's hip and upcoming restaurants along with emerging technology companies.

Technology we use

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What are Chewy Perks + Benefits

Chewy Benefits Overview

We offer competitive salaries and 401k, unlimited time off, comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, in addition to wellness programs, online communities, and resources for improved physical and mental health... enabling you to be your best self - in and outside of work. With mentorship programs, employee resource groups, cross-functional job trainings, events, and customized development tracks for advancement, we're proud to help develop and promote our team members from within.

True to our business, we're pet-friendly and have fun pet-related perks like Paw-ternity leave for new pup parents and Chewy employee discounts. We offer countless volunteer opportunities, recreational club teams, company outings, happy hours, and team events to enable you to bond with fellow Chewtopians and have some fun!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We offer a commuter transit, parking, and dependent care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We're currently 100% remote due to caution and care for the health & well-being of our team. Post-pandemic, we plan to operate in a combination of onsite and remote, with logistics still being defined
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Chewy sponsors office sports leagues year-round.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross-functional lunch and learns.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

An Insider's view of Chewy

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Fast paced! We work in "doggy-years" here. It's a place where talent and hard work is valued and where team members can think big and can bring their dreams to life.


Senior Technical Recruiter

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

At Chewy, one of our operating principles is Accelerate Time. We release new features weekly, fail fast, and iterate often to bring incremental progress quickly to our Pet Parents. Our success is driven by a customer first mentality, a culture of collaboration, and empowering individuals and teams.


Associate Director, Product Management

How does the company support your career growth?

Chewy gives a significant amount of freedom and autonomy to do your best work. I am able to pursue the most important objectives, and work that I really enjoy. It’s an amazing feeling to see your hard work pay off immediately and have a positive impact on the team—and something that makes life at Chewy really unique!


Human Resources Business Partner

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Aside from the standard 1x1s and team meetings: 24/7 via text, email, chat, voice and during business hours by walking around the office engaging in conversation, listening to current challenges and proposed solutions.


VP, Software Engineering

What projects are you most excited about?

Collaborating with so many different teams on a daily basis and seeing how we all come together to help pet parents find the products that they need for their pets.


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