VP, Financial Planning & Analysis

Dematic - Atlanta, GA3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $180,000 - $230,000 a year
Company Overview
Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located around the world. Dematic is one brand under the KION Group of companies and has implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centers. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally and a leading provider of warehouse automation.

The Role
This is an exciting opportunity for a creative and results driven finance leader to make positive, impactful change at a high tech solution oriented organization. The VP of Global Financial Planning and Analysis will manage a team to drive the FP&A function of a rapidly growing, global organization while improving upon existing processes. The right person will apply knowledge and expertise to lead all financial matters and be able to lead in the identification and evolution of best practices.

Key Responsibilities:
Manage the financial planning process for the group, including budgeting, strategic and operational planning, forecasting, strategic projects, monthly/quarterly/annual results at Group level
Maintain and evolve a complex financial model that governs Dematic’s operating plan and long-range projections including detailed analysis to support those projections
Provide in-depth analysis of financial performance including opportunities, sales performance, profitability trends and business direction
Identify trends and developments in competitive environments and presents findings to senior management
Working with the Finance Executive Leadership Team refine the monthly financial reporting package and lead the execution of this important monthly deliverable
Implement new financial procedures to advance budget variance analysis and close visibility gap
Support the financial assessment, presentation and approval process for large, multi-departmental projects
Manage and refine the development and execution of monthly and quarterly earnings analysis and presentations focused on the internal operations of Dematic
Leverage close working relationships with the regional finance teams of Dematic to develop a global approach and perspective for the financial management of Dematic
Lead the interaction with the Controlling and FP&A team at the KION Group level and drive the integration on the finance side with KION Group
Partner with accounting to refine department and accounting expense structure with end goal of providing department leaders and senior management with enhanced insight into the financial and operational management of Dematic and its functions
Build, develop and mentor a team of financial managers and analysts
Lead FP&A team in working with senior Dematic management to develop and refine key assumptions for corporate expenses, capital expenditures, subscriber retention and appropriate staffing requirements
What We Are Looking For

Knowledge / Qualifications:
Senior level finance, controlling and accounting experience in a complex high tech business with a global workforce
10+ years of directly applicable finance or accounting experience in a progressive, fast paced environment
Bachelor’s Degree, or equivalent in Finance, Accounting or Business
Master’s Degree and CPA preferred
Exceptional communication skills with the ability to influence others outside and across the organizational structure –including Dematic Group executive leadership, to build meaningful relationships, and to drive for results across functional lines
Ability to innovate and create strategies that significantly improve financial practices that enable the organization achieve business results
Excellent financial modeling and analytical skills for budgeting and forecasting combined with a strong attention to detail and the ability to present complex information in a usable format to a diverse audience
Knowledge of finance, accounting and budgeting principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems
Experience working with SAP or a similar ERP system a plus but not required
Knowledge of INFOR, Host or a similar reporting/consolidation tool a plus (e.g. Hyperion)
Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections
Strong knowledge of laws and regulations from government or other control bodies that impact the financial practices of the organization

Key Leadership Characteristics:
Organizationally Savvy
Focusing on Action and Outcomes
Getting Work Done through Others
Making Complex Decisions
Understanding the Business
Inspiring others
Acting with Honor, Character and Kindness
Communicating Effectively