Senior Financial Business Analyst - Cold Product Line
Finance
Full Time
Charlotte, Nc
2018-07-15

Electrolux North America, Inc., a $5 billion manufacturing and sales subsidiary of AB Electrolux, is seeking a Product Line Senior Business Analyst. This position has overall responsibility and accountability for understanding and communicating the Food Preservation Product Line’s financial position.

It is also responsible for providing financial support to the Product Line Team by creating and maintaining periodic reports that analyze and communicate actual performance and the implications of ongoing business decisions as well as forecasting future performance. The Senior Business Analyst position is a critical link between the sales and marketing, operations and product line groups, and provides valuable insight on a daily basis to the financial performance through its analysis and reporting. The Senior Business Analyst position will take day-to-day direction from the Product Line Team and Finance Manager for the Food Preservation Product Line, and will funnel information through the various departments in the finance organization as needed, ensuring one consistent approach/method is used across the Sector.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Support the finance manager in monitoring and managing the financial activities of the Cold Product Line, including both the P&L and balance sheet.   Includes understanding and providing financial analysis (trends, etc.) to the Finance manager, VP, and other forward-looking insights
  • Support the Cost Initiatives with analysis and providing direction as required
  • Finance support on Product Line Projects and Product Development activities
  • Finance support capital investments related to the product line, including providing financial review and guidance, where necessary
  • Work cross-functionally with Pricing, Sales Channel and Operations Finance Teams to drive connectivity within the financial team and communications are consistent
  • Assist in the monthly reporting requirements including statutory reports and management analysis related to the manufacturing operations. Have a thorough understanding of the business drivers of the operations and the accounting treatment of transactions.
  • Participate in ongoing business management with plant managers, senior operations leaders and other business managers relating to plant cost controls and improvement activities.  Communicate effectively with senior management and influence decisions  
  • Manage and execute special projects as assign by the Chief Financial Officer or VP
  • Provide annual projections, periodic forecasts, and business architecture (profitability per channel/platform/market) analyses as required
  • Investment request analysis
  • “Closing the Gap” activities regarding the business financial targets – exploring all alternatives
    Understanding Electrolux accounting policies and procedures and making informed business decisions according to policy is an underlying responsibility of all Electrolux financial personnel.

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Accounting or Finance
  • Robust business understanding
  • 5 – 7 years of financial analysis experience including 
    • sales trends analysis
    • customer and consumer marketing analysis
    • resource allocation analysis
    • capital investment analysis

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills
  • Manufacturing experience preferred
  • Solid understanding of accounting and financial concepts
  • Experience working with and advising senior management of financial and business strategies
  • Highly motivated / Driven / Proactive approach to business needs
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to thrive in a ‘matrix’ organization
  • Ability to adjust/react quickly to changes and changing priorities
  • Ability to drive change
  • Unquestionable business ethics and integrity
  • Structured, operative, pragmatic attitude and approach to tasks
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, SAP preferred, Qlikview and JD Edwards knowledge a plus