Sr. Director of Finance & Planning

Location: El Segundo, CA
Date Posted: 06-14-2018
Our client is a growing industry leader in distribution and logistics. With over $500 million in annual sales and a strong growth plan to double in size within the next several years. We are seeking a Sr. Director of Finance with strong supervisory experience to oversee the financial planning & analysis of the Company’s operation and corporate overhead entities.
Given the significant impact this role has on the business, a deep level of leadership experience is required and proven business acumen is a must. Will be responsible for, but not limited to, delivering value-added business analysis for the operation, customer pricing & negotiation, corporate overheads & statistics, as well as defining and reporting meaningful financial and operational metrics leading to insightful, accurate business decision-making. In general, this role requires an individual who comes with a focus on EBITDA-production and an entrepreneurial mindset who can successfully partner with Operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Collaborates with Operations and FP&A teams to produce annual operating plan (AOP), monthly revenue and expense analysis vs. AOP, and monthly/quarterly forecasting of operational centers.
  • Provides financial guidance and advisement to Operational leadership and other senior Corporate staff members to ensure the business achieves short and long term financial goals including performance call-outs of gross margin yields, KPI’s, cost drivers, net yield, etc.
  • Is a key member of the Company’s customer pricing team leading the financial charge on arriving at competitive pricing in collaboration with Operations, Sales, and Corporate leadership teams, including building and overseeing the direction of tailored pricing models. 
  •  Assists leadership teams in understanding the business dynamics including relationships, models, trends, leading indicators and business statistics.
  • Understands key revenue drivers and impact on the P&L.
  • Oversight of Corporate G&A monthly reporting & analysis, budgeting, and general support for the senior staff that run the fifteen cost centers.
  • Oversight of the team that manages our financial reporting systems (Anaplan, BI360, and MS Power BI) with the expectation of developing value-added reporting & tools and provide any streamlining of existing reporting & tools. Participate in the initiative to create the Company’s data mart.
  • Will support numerous SVP of Operations to improve margins and lead cost savings initiatives
  • Works with Strategy, Marketing and Business Development to develop business cases in support of product strategy and business growth.
  • Manage a team of five employees; one manager and four senior analysts.
  • Proven leadership experience in a fast-paced environment with ongoing exposure to senior leadership.
  • Proven business acumen supporting multiple levels of management.
  • Ability to manage and guide a team of five employees and collaborate with operational & functional teams concurrently
  • Advanced experience in the following:
    •  Financial Analysis
    • Financial/Strategic Planning
    • Budgeting/Forecasting
    • Financial Modeling using MS Excel
    • Financial Reporting systems (Anaplan, BI360, MS Power BI) and/or an ERP system is preferred
Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business, CPA or MBA strongly preferred
  • 5-8+ years as prior Director/VP Finance 
  • Experience working for a progressive 3PL, Distribution, Transportation, Warehousing, or service-related company; or experience in a Supply Chain Function/Logistics a plus
  • Full P&L responsibility in a mid-size company or larger preferred

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