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Senior Manager - Financial Planning & Analysis in Battle Creek, MI at DENSO

Date Posted: 5/19/2018

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Job Description

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (MUST meet minimum qualifications to be considered)
  • 8-10 years of experience in a financial area (or related discipline)
  •  3+ in a leadership position (preference given to complex, global manufacturing)
  • Prior background in a position which is similar to either Profit Planning or Cost Planning
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, engineering, or operations
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Results driven with a passion for finding ways to improve people, teams, processes, and tools
  • Creative approach to solving business problems
  • Conviction of belief & driven to act by desire & high levels of self-motivation
  • Ability to thrive in highly complex, rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to manage multiple task/projects simultaneously towards a desired outcome
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to see more than just numbers, to understand their meaning and recommend a desired action
  • Working comfort around executive levels of management
  • Experience leading virtual teams (regionally decentralized members)
  DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES This role is located in Battle Creek, Michigan and exists within our Thermal Americas Center.  The position is directly responsible for consolidated Business Planning/Profit Planning for all North America thermal plants (2 in US, 1 in Canada, 1 in Mexico). The successful candidate will lead a team of regional analysts, and have responsibility for the consolidated financial planning and analysis function for thermal operations within North America.
  • Lead the development of annual and mid-term profit plans across multiple manufacturing plants, each one a profit center.  This includes the establishment of the mid-term plan, the annual operating budget, standard costs, and capital expenditures
  • Using data from Accounting, conduct profit analysis – both historical and forecasted – to identify actual or forecasted gaps to plan.  Work with related departments to identify countermeasures for performance gaps
  • Confirm profit levels by product, customer, and plant and identify areas for improvement
  • Identify major trends both inside and outside the company which can provide insight to internal stakeholders which can drive advancement
PREFERENCES   
  • Experience in launching advanced financial systems
  • Prior experience within automotive, especially a major tier-1 supplier
  • Advanced degree (MBA, CPA, CMA or other)
  • Must have background of recommending improvements which yield measurable results
  • Able to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization

Job Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (MUST meet minimum qualifications to be considered)
  • 8-10 years of experience in a financial area (or related discipline)
  •  3+ in a leadership position (preference given to complex, global manufacturing)
  • Prior background in a position which is similar to either Profit Planning or Cost Planning
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, engineering, or operations
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Results driven with a passion for finding ways to improve people, teams, processes, and tools
  • Creative approach to solving business problems
  • Conviction of belief & driven to act by desire & high levels of self-motivation
  • Ability to thrive in highly complex, rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to manage multiple task/projects simultaneously towards a desired outcome
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to see more than just numbers, to understand their meaning and recommend a desired action
  • Working comfort around executive levels of management
  • Experience leading virtual teams (regionally decentralized members)

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