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Global FP&A Manager

Company: Ensign-Bickford Industries
Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

This opportunity is located within our AFB International business, the global science and technology leader in pet food palatability. We develop and produce a full range of liquid and dry palatability enhancers using high-quality ingredients proven to optimize companion animal response and consumption. Job DescriptionSummary Leading our global financial planning, reporting and analysis process is the primary responsibility of the Global Financial Planning and Analysis Manager (FP&A Manager). The FP&A Manager plans, calendarizes and leads our formal planning and forecasting processes with Ensign Bickford Industries, as well as AFB's internal planning and reporting processes around: monthly latest estimates covering all aspects of the business including P&L, balance sheet, cashflow, headcount and capital expenditures across our multi-unit/multi-country business model. This position works collaboratively and closely with all functional areas, as well as global and regional business leaders in a heavily matrixed organization. This role plays a critical role in developing strategy, including short- and long-term financial objectives. .Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Lead AFB's global financial planning, reporting and analysis processes and performance analyses, both internally and in support of EBI's company-wide planning and reporting processes across both financial and non-financial information: P&L, balance sheet, cashflow, headcount and capital.
  • Supports development of short- and long-term financial goals and objectives.
  • Directs and coordinates activities of global finance team in support of these objectives and coordinates activities with Regional Finance teams and EBI Corporate Finance team.
  • Reviews analyses of activities, costs, operations, and forecast data to determine organizational progress toward stated goals and objectives.
  • Provides timely and accurate analysis of budgets, forecasts and financial reports that will assist the business and senior management in managing their responsibilities.
  • Enhances and/or develops, implements and enforces policies and procedures of the organization by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the company.
  • Fosters continual improvement of the financial planning, analysis and reporting processes
  • Provides strategic financial input on decision making issues affecting the organization; i.e., evaluation of potential alliances acquisitions and/or mergers, capital investment and pension funds and other investments. This includes playing an integral role in the annual process of the development of the company's five-year strategic plan.
  • Evaluates the global finance team and plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as providing individuals with professional and personal growth with emphasis on opportunities (where possible) of individuals. Develop strong talent and craft a very effective finance organization.
  • Maintains competence in general ledger software, spreadsheets and overall general knowledge of system databases and master files.Supervisory Responsibilities Directly supervises two financial analysts. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable federal or local/regional laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.Qualifications The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • Required
      • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Finance/Accounting, or equivalent combination of education and experience
      • Minimum eight (8) professional level industry experience
      • Three (3) years experience in a supervisory position
      • Prior experience working within a business operating system that utilizes Kaizen and other related tools for process improvement
      • Desired
        • Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree / CPA preferred
        • Experience with IFS, IFS Business Reporter and SAP Business Planning & Consolidation softwareKnowledge, Skills & Abilities To perform this job successfully, an individual should have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
          • Superior financial and business acumen skills.
          • Advanced computer and financial systems skills, including superior Excel skills, as well as financial reporting systems and ERP framework.
          • Demonstrated leadership capabilities, including people development, coaching, goal setting and evaluation.
          • Ability to effectively manage changing priorities and ambiguity while remaining controlled and positive.
          • Ability to lead others by personal example and commitment to company values.
          • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, as well as ability to present and engage audiences.
            • Ability to communicate effectively in a multicultural, multinational environment and mobilize cross-functional high-performance teams.
            • Ability to effectively communicate with executive leadership and board of directors.
            • Excellent financial presentation skills.
            • Exceptional team building skills
              • Ability to effectively collaborate with others to reach mutually agreeable outcomes.
              • Ability to effectively build relationships and work across functions and regions.
              • Experience in a collaborative team environment, delegating workload and responsibilities.
              • Ability to lead and manage large-scale projects.
              • Demonstrate strategic thinking with an entrepreneurial spirit, initiative, and resourcefulness.
              • Process orientation skills
                • Use of the Ensign-Bickford Operating System (EBOS) as the framework for managing the business
                • Ability to use EBOS tools to improve business performance and enhance the company's operations including problem solving, effective use of Kaizen, and setting of and deployment of strategic priorities within the company's Strategy Deployment Process.
                • Ability to travel, up to 25%, as required to support the business's operations.
                • Relocatable to support Ensign-Bickford's operational business needs and growth opportunitiesPhysical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and perform data entry. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.AFB International is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, national origin, or veteran status.

Keywords: Ensign-Bickford Industries, Saint Charles , Global FP&A Manager, Executive , Saint Charles, Missouri

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