Senior Analyst, Capital Planning

Job Locations US-KS-Lenexa
Full Time

Company Overview

Hostess Brands, LLC, is a large, packaged foods company focused on manufacturing, distributing, and selling iconic sweet baked goods in the United States such as Twinkies, Cupcakes, Ding Dongs, Ho Hos, Donettes and Coffee Cakes, in addition to Voortman's Cookies and Wafers.

Job Overview

The Capital Planning Sr. Analyst will provide financial guidance, expertise, and recommendations to Hostess Brands Senior Leaders for operational decisions. Serves as liaison between Finance department and assigned departments to facilitate exchange of information, coordination of processes, and understanding of financial results, specifically in relation to Capital Projects.


  • Supports Capital Expenditures Planning and project approval process, requiring significant partnership with Sr. Director of Ops Finance and Vice President of Engineering to flawlessly execute the annual capital budget. 
  • Leads Capital request project review to ensure accuracy and drives approval cadence. Maintains and enhances current fixed asset approval forms including discounted cash flow model.
  • Partners on larger scale initiatives (Capacity expansion, Innovation, Productivity) directly with project manager to own financial budgeting and reconciliations. 
  • Monthly reporting of capital expenditures and net in-service against budget + Monthly major initiative dashboard reporting + Performs variance analysis and forecast adjustments including controllable
  • Prepares presentation material for monthly Capital Committee Meeting which includes CEO, CFO, and CSCO.
  • Help identify and implement process improvement opportunities, shifting the balance of workload toward analytics and strategic decision support, and away from process mechanics.
  • Utilize data, analytics & insights to determine reasonableness of business model assumptions, project risks and opportunities, and probability for return on capital investment.
  • Gathers, analyzes, prepares, and summarizes recommendations for financial plans, acquisition activity, trended future requirements and operating forecasts.
  • Performs economic research and studies in the areas of return depreciations, working capital requirements, investment opportunities, investment performance and impact of governmental requirements.
  • Responsible for reporting or analysis activities that pertain to understanding the impact of financial performance, strategic initiatives, concentrations and other relevant risk exposures on the enterprise’s overall capital position and risk framework.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.





  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or related field, from a four-year College or university, Master's degree preferred; and four to six years of experience in finance, preferably with exposure to supply chain / operational finance and/or capital planning.

Preferred Competencies:

  • Knowledge and experience with financial modeling. 
  • Strategic, analytical, and structured thinker that possesses keen attention to detail and can articulate complex situations in a simple way. 
  • Reporting/analytics tools such as Excel, Essbase, Oracle, PowerBI.
  • Microsoft Software such as Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, etc.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • CFA, or CPA certification. (Preferred)

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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