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Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

GENERAL DESCRIPTION ? PURPOSE OF ROLE:
Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director, FP&A will have responsibility for the Financial Planning & Analysis function. In addition, the position will have an active role including developing analyses and presentations for the CEO, CFO, and Leadership Team.
This position will "own" the FP&A function, with an emphasis on identifying new, forward-looking ways of analyzing and measuring the business and performance, providing improved advance insight into the operational issues. This role will partner with the functional leaders in development and delivery of annual operating revenue and expense budgets; ensure annual goals are established with monthly performance tracking; and recommend corrective actions to the CEO and operating leaders when performance falls below plan.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Upgrade the FP&A function; bring new thinking and best practices to the function, as appropriate, including analyzing and pushing new metrics and performance indicators to help identify trends.
Lead the Company's Financial Planning & Analysis function and manage all FP&A team members; coach and mentor teams across Finance and the business on core financial concepts.
Advise the CFO and Executive Leadership Team on the financial impact of business decisions to achieve favorable outcomes. Act as the CFO's "right hand" in defining and executing the long-term financial strategic vision for the Company
Serve as a Finance business subject matter expert/partner and assist the Executive Leadership Team with financial strategy, budgeting and forecasting
Lead strategic reviews and business development analyses as required for the executive team.
Lead the Planning processes for both the Annual and Strategic plans
Lead forecasting diagnostics for every aspect of the S&OP planning process
Provide thoughtful and meaningful financial analyses that aid senior leadership decisions and support a range of accounting and financial activities, and identify larger patterns and trends for the business.
Work closely with business leaders to manage and control operating results, identifying areas of both growth potential and cost efficiency.
Analyze and report on emerging business trends and operational drivers.
Manage, develop and leverage the FP&A team, to include hiring, firing, performance appraisals, coaching, budget, etc. Assess the organizational structure to determine the best arrangement going forward. Establish next-level succession planning and capabilities within the team.
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES AS REQUESTED:
Develop strategic plans with cross-functional business leaders to address opportunities
Identify and evaluate strategic partnerships, acquisitions, and other business development opportunities to accelerate the Company's growth and profitability
QUALIFICATIONS:
8+ years of experience in FP&A and/or operating finance roles with top-tier, best-in-class companies over $1 Billion in revenue. Deep, practical operating experience
Skilled at evaluating and prioritizing ideas and investments to ensure the company focuses on those with the best long-term return; uses data-driven evidence to communicate and educate stakeholders about the financial implications of business decisions
Experience implementing metrics, processes and systems needed to enable first-class financial analytics, forecasting, and valuation techniques. Experience upgrading the role of finance and/or building an FP&A function and team from scratch is ideal
Experience in a company that manufactures a consumer product. Understands inventory management and distribution of a branded consumer product.
Demonstrated experience advising and partnering with Executive Leadership teams. Has managed a team and has the presence needed to push-back and appropriately challenge
A mix of large and small company experience. Ideally has transferred best-in-class processes from a large company to a smaller, high-growth organization is a plus.
Excellent analytical, math, and organizational skills, in addition to superior written, negotiation, presentation, and verbal communication skills.
Bachelor's Degree in Finance or related work experience; MBA is a plus
Must be able to work in an environment with free-roaming companion pets.
Intellectually curious, hands-on and comfortable in a lean, informal, and entrepreneurial environment. Low ego, flexible and willing to adapt to a rapidly changing landscape.
Exceptional senior executive presence and strong written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated experience in influencing and leading at all levels.
Ability to fit in a "work hard, play hard" and caring/supportive company culture, which is more informal than most companies of its size.
Able to operate in a fast-paced organization and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
Energetic, resilient, and personally committed to achieving success.
High emotional intelligence.
Sterling values; high integrity.
Collaborative; proven ability to drive cross-functional partnership with success.
Entrepreneurial, action-oriented; takes appropriate risks to help the company succeed.
Inspires others to work at high-performance levels; creates an environment that cultivates employee pride of ownership and an emphasis on teamwork
PREFERRED SKILLS, COMPETENCIES AND EXPERIENCE:
MBA highly preferred
Strong communication skills including verbal, written, and presentation
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to work independently
Capable to work cross functionally with leadership teams and multiple business lines
Able to develop presentation/deck w/critical financial data
Pet parent preferred
EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's Degree in Finance or related work experience



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