The Sr. Financial Analyst will be part of the Operations Finance Team, supporting a very fast-growing Operations organization tasked with meeting growth initiatives while maintaining fiscal discipline. With an emphasis on inventory optimization, this person will be required to partner with Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and the Commercial organization drive inventory initiatives intended to improve turns (enhance PSI process, Sourcing Opportunities, WIP optimization, etc). Beyond reporting, a detailed understanding of the business/operations will be necessary for success
This position is ideal for a candidate with superior attention to detail, an unquenchable curiosity to learn about the business, and a commitment to continuous improvement. A fundamental knowledge of GAAP will be essential as will the desire to standardize / implement scalable processes.
ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Together with operations, lead the PSI (production sales and inventory) improvement effort (Including support of the design/problem solving phase) to better operational, commercial, and financial objectives (ensure supply/capacity planning meets demand while optimizing inventory).
Partnering with the Director of Supply Chain in Ops, co-lead inventory improvement initiatives (funnel creation, management, execution tracking/reporting).
Be the driving force behind inventory analytics (acquire business insight through inquiry/collaboration)
Understand key intersection points of revenue, build plan (capacities), and inventory through rigorous use of data (including working knowledge of regional, customer, product details), flagging risks and opportunities.
Run inventory forecast / alignment between finance and operations.
Support inventory metrics/KPIs (turns, velocity, WIP levels, etc.) in granular level of details, and associated improvement efforts.
Support Supply Chain, working capital, and other month end / quarterly reporting or ad-hoc requests.
Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time.
Education and Experience (in years):
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or equivalent
Minimum of 5 years of relevant FP&A experience
Knowledge and skills:
Proficiency with databases, knowledge of SQL and other relevant database skills required.
Proven ability managing large data sets (revenue, inventory, etc) and associated analytics
Superior knowledge of excel
Ability to distill vast amounts of data/information into digestible highlights along with ability to summarize/present information in a concise manner (Highly encourage the ability to effectively use graphs/charts/tables, etc to support narratives)
Strong hands-on ERP (preferably SAP), Data Warehouse and Consolidations & Reporting tool experience and business analysis (SAP, BPC, BW, Hyperion HFM experience preferred).
Excellent communication and business partnering skills
Results-oriented team player with demonstrated success working effectively across all levels within the organization.
Strong team player with demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks in fast paced environment.
Results oriented – has track record for delivering results, takes ownership and is accountable
Stretch oriented – embraces and thrives on challenge, a fast pace environment, performs well under pressure, juggle multiple priorities and meets aggressive deadlines.
Continuous improvement oriented – participates in Kaizens, has familiarity with lean principles and how to apply them to Finance value streams
Customer Service oriented – high sense of urgency
MBA or Equivalent
Experience supporting Operations