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Financial Analysis Lead-Commercial

What will you do? Work with Supply Chain and Product Management leadership to support various new and on-going strategic initiatives by driving the development of complex financial and optimization models to support on-going improvements of the supply chain network and Raw Material Strategic Sourcing.  Based on analysis and supply chain and product management knowledgebase, develop recommendations and solutions by continually challenging the status quo to continually drive the cost to serve down without compromising service. Lead transformation-related initiatives within Product Management (Raw Material Strategic Sourcing). Provide support for and coordinate analytical and accounting related activities across supply chain and product management raw material groups as needed. Lead the detailed review of Joint Venture partner financial statements, capital projects and performance reports. Act as liaison to Joint Venture partner including financial negotiations and contract negotiation support. Lead and support strategic evaluation of joint venture partners, JV and supplier contract compliance and raw material related transformational efforts. Provide support and manage assigned portions of the preparation and analysis of Supply Chain and Product Management Raw Material annual budgets as well as ongoing forecast activities, including variance analysis. Provide input to applicable Supply Chain, Product Management Raw Material and Financial Planning & Analysis teams on significant spend variances that should be considered in development of periodic forecasts. Lead cross-functional process improvement activity as assigned, which will include reporting of actual results or metrics (including analysis of associated improvement opportunities) and development of automated supply chain and Product Management Raw Material reports. Lead targeted ledger redesign activities incremental to typical cross-functional process improvement activities. Act as liaison to Phosphate and Potash business units in improving cost clarity and streamlining profitability reporting across organizational units. Lead information technology implementation and integration efforts, including Quantrix and SAP IBP where applicable. Lead the analysis of the monthly and year-to-date financial results versus budget and forecast for Product Management Raw Materials. Investigate significant variances and propose correcting journal entries as needed.  Prepare detailed quarterly bridge analysis for cost variances. Lead the preparation, analysis and distribution of monthly Product Management Raw Material cost report summaries. Provide analytical support as required. Provide mentoring and coaching to team members on reporting, modeling, process improvement and metric development.  Other job duties and projects as assigned. What do you need for this role? Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business with an emphasis in Accounting or Finance required. MBA preferred. 7+ years of experience in accounting or financial analysis, preferably in a business transformation, operational analysis and / or a continuous improvement role Experience working on multiple projects / cross functional  initiatives Strong understanding of financial management and generally accepted accounting principal (GAAP) Experience in creating complex business valuation analysis, which includes the ability to translate business issues to financial impact and communicate same effectively with all levels of management Advanced modeling capabilities including financial modeling, supply chain network design and operations modeling background in strategy work and related presentation development Prior experience working with operations, supply chain or raw materials preferred Prior people management experience Advanced data mining capabilities including the ability work and manage large sets of complex data Experience in statistical analysis and predictive modeling Process improvement oriented and cost management focused CPA or CMA preferred Experience/knowledge of SAP or other ERP system preferred Experience/knowledge of Quantrix, HANA, Tableau or other visualization software preferred Demonstrated expert proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access) Advanced Microsoft Excel skills including advanced modeling capabilities  Strong analytical and problem-solving skills Strong written, verbal and listening communication skills Strong presentation skills Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills Ability to effectively work and build partnerships with employees at all levels within the organization Ability to adapt to a continually changing business and work environment  and manage multiple priorities Ability to lead through influence and network Strong business acumen Adept at meeting established deadlines Strong organizational skills and attention to detail Demonstrated critical thinking and decision making skills Self-motivated and self-directed. 25396
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Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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