• Manager FP&A

    Job Locations US-NC-Hickory
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/3/2019 4:35 PM)
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    Category (Portal Searching)
  • Overview

    The Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) will contribute to the company's success through providing strong financial and analytic thought leadership and direction. This role will also provide value through serving as a key financial liaison on strategic projects and initiatives.   He/ She will provide leadership and mentoring to his/ her team on their daily responsibilities as well as ensure his/ her team has the necessary tools to do their job.

    The Manager, FP&A will work with their business partners to ensure optimal short-term and long-term decision making.   He/ She will provide assistance “planning the work” and then “working the plan” most efficiently and effectively. Financial data is at the core, but the FP&A team will be responsible for providing a balanced view of the business including operational metrics and activity drivers.

    To be successful in this role, this individual must have strong FP&A experience and be highly analytical.   This person should also have strong presentation, reporting building and financial analysis experience, with a strong work ethic.


    The Manager, FP&A will partner with an assigned operational area and will provide motivating leadership, guidance and mentoring for their team and their business partners, while also contributing themselves, to delivering the below critical business deliverables (as required):

    Financial Analysis -
    • Build ROI/ business models (ST & LT) for major capital expenditures, projects, ventures, promotions   
    • Analyze profitability for key areas of assigned operational area        
    • Provide proactive variance analyses          
    • Produce proformas and post reviews/ measurement for key initiatives       
    Business Analytics -
    • Develop & deliver ad-hoc decision support (financial data in addition to operational data)    
    • Set up and measure test and learns, as appropriate for assigned operational area     
    • Create, provide and partner on:           
    ‒ descriptive analytics & exploratory data analytics – “What”        
    ‒ diagnostic analytics – “Why”          
    ‒ predictive analytics – “What if”          
    ‒ prescriptive analytics – “Next best action”         
    Financial Operating Planning -            
    • Produce assigned deliverables for the annual financial operating plan (as required for assigned operational area) with driver based targets; guide partner through process and ensure understanding and alignment on all budget submissions
    • Deliver single and “rest of year” financial forecasting         
    Managing & Reporting Business Performance -          
    • Deliver (thru collaboration with partner) on periodic business reviews       
    • Prepare Executive (i.e. Leadership, Board Meeting) presentations, schedules & required support (including KPIs and Scorecards)
    • Do competitive benchmarking, macro-environment and market share/ growth analyses; as required for assigned operational area
    Strategic Planning -             
    • Working with assigned operational area, provide the financial view for the longer term (3-5 year) planning process 
    • Model financial outcomes of the strategies          
    • Identify & track KPIs/ balanced scorecards which link to the strategies       
    Data & Systems -             
    • Provide data sourcing, wrangling, querying & modeling for discovery analytics      
    • Develop standardized, self service performance reporting        
    • Build requirements & validate production ready metrics and reports       


     Qualifications -               
     • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Analytics or similar quantitative field of study; Master's Degree preferred.     
     • 5+ years of progressive Finance experience. Prior FP&A experience at a large company ($1B+ Sales) preferred.   
     • Advanced experience working in Microsoft tools (i.e. Excel, PowerPoint) and business intelligence software (i.e. Cognos, PowerBI). 
     • Working knowledge in Financial/ GL Systems (i.e. Fusion, Hyperion), Database querying tools, Visualization tools, Statistical tools. 
     • Strong industry knowledge in retail, wholesale, distribution and/ or consumer packaged goods.     
     Competencies -               
     • Good team building skills (with their team & partners). High level of drive, enthusiasm and ability to naturally emerge as a respected leader.
     • Strong desire to learn and improve; intellectually curious.   High standards of accuracy.       
     • Demonstrated ability to work with ambiguity.   Ability to proactively identify needs and solve complex problems.   
     • Ability to maintain an unbiased, financial stewardship focus and not cross the line too far into the business partner's team.  
     • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.   Ability to proactively manage the message & expectations (all levels).  
     • Ability to effectively handle multiple competing priorities, set team direction and manage deadlines under pressure.     
     • Works with integrity in a manner consistent with Alex Lee's values and ethics.        
     • High accountability that delivers on commitments and holds others to the same.       


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