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Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis in Memphis at Vaco

Date Posted: 1/8/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Memphis
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    1/8/2019
  • Job ID:
    MANAG48743

Job Description

This position reports to the Director of Finance, with strong working relationships with the VP team for the Global franchises. Provide front-line finance/tactical support for the global franchises. Other areas include coordination with various functional teams to ensure activities aligned with strategic direction of the Global franchises.

Primary responsibility is to provide tactical finance support and assist the Director of Finance in providing strategic business partnership to the business leaders, and their extended teams. This role is responsible for assisting with the annual budgeting process and ensuring that marketing and other functional area spend (~ $37M) is coordinated and effective and is in line with agreed strategy. This role will serve as a strategic business partner to the leadership team and assist the Director of Finance with the preparation of the global Strategic Plan and assist with financial modeling of the 3-year global plan. Through analysis and close partnership, this position will play a critical role in ensuring that business and resource allocation decisions are well informed and supported by high quality financial information. The role will also coordinate with cross-functional teams (including Marketing, R&D, Upstream Manufacturing, Operations Finance, etc.) to ensure financials forecasts for New Product Development projects are continually updated.

Responsibilities

  • Provide front-line finance/tactical support for the global franchises. Assist the Director of Finance in providing strategic business partnerships to key business leaders. Provide cost center support for the global marketing franchises, including proactive expense management. Routine coordination with various functional teams to ensure activities aligned with strategic direction of global franchises. Demonstrate/create true "business-partnering" through sound financial analysis, routine guidance, and collaboration with the Global Franchise VP teams, as well as other ad-hoc/value-add analysis supporting the Global Marketing Franchises.
  • Through close collaboration with the Director of Finance, Product Managers/Marketing Directors, provide robust and accurate commercial financial inputs for New Product Development process, ensuring the launch of profitable products. Ensure the project financials are kept updated (including long-range planning, full P&L and NPV views), providing support while also pressure-testing/challenging assumptions to ensure they are supportable/directionally sound when crafting these financials with the product managers. Launch/Pipeline activity will be significant.
  • Facilitate the annual budget, forecast and month-end close processes for the marketing and other support functions. Directly assist the Director of Finance in managing spend against budgets and forecasts and provide monthly expense reporting. Ensure mitigation plans in place to address risks and/or achieve expense targets throughout the year. Provide budget (and forecast) support/ensure strategic alignment for the various functional areas.
  • Assist with the preparation of the 3-year global Strategic Plan, working closely with Director of Finance to facilitate this process. This will include various analysis/modeling, as well as collaboration with the SVP/VP teams throughout the preparation of the strategy meetings. Throughout the year, serve in a strategic business partner role, providing key decision-support analysis and financial direction to the SVP/extended VP teams.
  • Provide month-end support (journal entries, cost center support, various executive reporting/presentations, etc.), including key account reconciliations and routine expense reporting.
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis and financial support (modeling, monthly/quarterly performance presentations, etc.) for the Director of Finance as well as the franchise VP teams. Assist the Director of Finance with the preparation of routine executive presentations (monthly review meetings with President/CFO/SVP, Quarterly Business Reviews, ComCo, various Strategy presentations, etc.)
  • Demonstrate high standards of ethics and compliance, adhering to policies & procedures and compliance protocols. Maintain strong internal controls within day/day processes to ensure a sound control environment/SOX compliance.

REF # 162305