Regional Business Analyst – Agriculture – Wilbur-Ellis Company – Great Falls, MT

General Purpose and Scope of Position:

Wilbur-Ellis is seeking a Business Analyst. The Business Analyst is responsible for managing the financial activities and business analysis within the selected Area’s. Through the development and implementation of creative and efficient tools that provide unique analysis of the business, the Business Analyst is key in assisting managers and salesmen evaluate the financial impact of business decisions on respective locations, and the selected Area’s as a whole.

Key Skills and Abilities Include:

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism in dealing with sensitive information including salaries and business confidential financials
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Proficient in all Microsoft office applications and in particular outstanding skills in Excel
  • Minimum of five years’ experience with demonstrated track record in business analysis and financial understanding
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Finance, Accounting, or a Business related field
  • Willingness to travel and be away from home (estimated travel = 25%; but, may be 2-3 days at times)

Key Personal Attributes Include:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to small and large groups with an ability to lead and influence others
  • Detail and accuracy orientation with an ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Good interpersonal and team building skills with a positive attitude and ability to establish relationships with field personnel, peers, and customers

Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:

  • Responsibility to conduct business in accordance with Company policy and code of ethics
  • Provide financial and analytical support to Area and Branch Managers
  • Annual budgeting process, including coordination and review
  • Financial forecasts
  • Capital request preparation assistance and evaluation/review
  • Low performing operations analysis and recommendations
  • Manufacturing and service costing analysis and recommendations
  • Develop and maintain internal management and tracking reports
  • Work cooperatively with Division Support Groups (Credit, Finance, Regulatory, and Supply Chain) to improve processes, prodive and analyze information, make recommendations and coordinating implementation
  • Ensure compliance and consistent application of accounting practices and Company Policies and Procedures
  • Provide financial training to Area and Branch Managers
  • Manage and/or participate on projects to enhance Geography and company profitability
  • Develop and perform financial analysis of proposed acquisition candidates
  • Assist R&D/Marketing group to model and evaluate new product opportunities
  • Help analyze money usage and work with Area Managers to improve
  • All other duties as assigned

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Competitive salary (dependent upon experience and other factors)
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including health and retirement benefits


Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer

Wilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.

Wilbur-Ellis is for and about people

Wilbur-Ellis has enjoyed over ninety-five years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and a dedication to quality work, our customers and each other.

Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry’s best workforce

Wilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.