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Sr. Manager, F&A - Logistics

Palatine, IL

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Summary

Reporting to the VP of Finance the selected candidate will be part of a highly visible Global Supply team working closely with Senior Management on Strategic initiatives to “Fuel the Growth” for Weber Stephens Products.

Key responsibilities of the role will include but not limited to delivery of KPI’s around Average Inventory, Overheads, Distribution spend and Freight. This individual will be an active member of the leadership team for Logistics and the Materials team becoming of an integral part of delivering 2020 strategic objectives for the function. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of financial concepts, ability to create complex financial modeling, curiosity to dig deep and the confidence to effect positive change throughout the organization. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead Support for VP’s of Logistics and Materials with direct focus on Inventory Management, Warehousing Costs, Scorecarding and delivering KPI’s, Working Capital and Overheads Management
  • Period End Close ownership over Inventory Reserves, Freight Accruals, 3rd party Logistics Spend, Distribution and Cycle Counting
  • Support associate development and engagement of local finance team, including 2 direct reports. This includes career planning, coaching, annual goals, objectives, and performance assessments
  • Support functional Special Projects
  • Establishment of B/ S Reconciliation Process for key Supply Chain Accounts (Inventory , Freight)
  • Provide Strategic financial leadership and manage ad hoc requests from SLT 

Qualifications:

  • Strong Leadership and interpersonal skills including the ability to build trusting and credible relationships. Must be able to influence without authority, and motivate all levels within the business in order to achieve objectives
  • Comfort around higher management and the ability to effectively communicate at all levels and functions of the organization
  • Proven ability to translate financial data into information to drive sound business decisions, and deliver messages at the appropriate level for the audience
  • Managing and Measuring Work- Sets clear objectives and measures, monitors process, progress, and results
  • Process Management- Understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient workflow, can simplify complex processes, identify opportunity for synergy
  • Dealing with Ambiguity- Can effectively cope with change and shift gears comfortably, can decide and act without the total picture and deliver timely results
  • Customer Focus with strong service mentality and willingness to perform associated responsibilities outside of the job description
  • Proven track record of high analytical capabilities coupled with the ability to identify issues, obtain mutual agreement as to the resolution and implement change
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance, MBA a plus 
  • 7+ years of experience working in a Finance/Supply Chain environment

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