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Manager Financial Planning and Analysis

Date: Dec 28, 2021

Location: Jackson, MI, US, 49201

Company: Gerdau

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BASIC FUNCTION:

This position manages the development of the Strategic Plan and Annual Business Plan, monthly forecasting process, and financial analysis of sales and profit growth initiatives as well as provides analytical support to the Director of Financial Planning. The individual will coordinate the financial reporting and consolidation process with the company’s numerous subsidiaries. There will be a focus on special projects including ad hoc financial and operational analysis. The position will manage a staff of financial professionals in the finance group to support the organization.

 

Managing critical Strategy Deployment activities that are a part of the success of the company.  These activities include Annual Planning Process, Business Case Presentations, 6 Quarter Rolling Forecast, Business Score Card and Strategy Management.  Perform Market Analysis across the Industry related to Competitors, Business Intelligence and Leading Indicators.

 

NATURE AND SCOPE:

Primary Responsibilities:

Manage the development of the annual Financial Operating Plan, long term strategic plan and financial outlook model.

  • Coordinate of the financial reporting and consolidation process.
  • Provide financial support to corporate development, including financial modeling, due diligence and post acquisition integration.
  • Identify trends and drivers of both sales and cost models.
  • Managing a finance staff of three individuals.
  • Maintains current knowledge of finance practices that could be useful and relevant to the business.
  • Prepare ad hoc analyses for the Director of Planning and others as necessary.
  • Merger and Acquisition due diligence analysis and merger Integration management
  • Governance – compliance with policies, SOX etc
  • World Steel Market and Competitor profiling
  • 6 Q Forecasting and Planning – EBITDA tracking
  • Support Strategy Formulation and implement Strategy Deployment across the organization.


Strategic Management – General Philosophy

The concept of strategic management is one of support. Strategic management is the active component of an overall strategic planning process. Strategic management represents the method of controlled implementation of the strategic plan. It is not the plan; it is the process of implementing the plan based on continual measurement of progress against that plan.

The strategic management concept involves a shift in focus from firefighting and crisis management to a proactive consideration of the future. Day-to-day management tasks are strategically driven. That is, decisions are made with direct corollary relationship to the values, philosophies, and direction set forth in the strategic plan. Strategic management is a values-driven process.

Strategic management requires all members of the organization to be knowledgeable in, and to be governed by, the principles set forth in the strategic plan. Performance is measured against the strategic plan. Decisions are supported by and made in context to the strategic plan.

While the strategic plan is developed over time to a clear and precise set of guiding principles, it is not or should not be considered to be static. It must be flexible. It must continue to respond to market events and stakeholder perception, and it should be directly influenced by the results of the strategic management process.

Strategic Planning Objectives

  • Setting objectives: Deciding on the business in which the company or division should engage and on other fundamentals that shall guide and characterize the business, such as continuous growth.
  • Planning strategy: Developing concepts, ideas, and plans for achieving objectives successfully and for meeting and beating competition. Strategic planning is part of the total planning process that includes management and operational planning.
  • Establishing goals: Deciding on achievement targets shorter in time range or narrower in scope than the objectives, but designed as specific subobjectives in making operational plans for carrying out strategy.
  • Establishing management programs and operational plans: Developing programs and plans governing activities and the use of resources which, when carried out in accordance with established strategy, policies, procedures, and standards, will enable people to achieve particular goals. These are phases of the total planning process that includes strategic planning.
  • Providing control information: Supplying facts and figures to help people follow the strategy, policies, procedures, and programs; to keep alert to forces at work inside and outside the business; and to measure their own performance against established plans and standards.
  • Activating people: Commanding and motivating people up and down the line to act in accordance with philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards in carrying out the plans of the company.

 

Desired Skills, Abilities & Qualifications

  • B.A. Finance/Accounting or Business Focus, MBA or CPA preferred.
  • 3-5 plus years of progressively responsible experience in Accounting, Finance and Strategic Planning, with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a finance leadership role.
  • Experience in financial planning and analysis processes including plan development, variance analysis, periodic review with senior management, and investment opportunity analysis.
  • Strategic/analytical thinking skills.
  • Excellent people & project management abilities.
  • Natural ability to work and communicate effectively with senior management.
  • Experience in and working knowledge of the steel industry and industrial site operations, knowledge of the financial markets, international experience a plus.
  • Strong general management, financial analysis, strategic planning and negotiation skills
  • Exemplary communication (verbal and written) skills for extracting/validating factual information; and interacting with senior/executive management, industry peers/business groups, external vendors, and client groups through written reports and analyses.
  • Superb rapport building and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to shape a strategic vision, drive implementation & lead change
  • Demonstrated ability to build team synergy internally and externally (with various business units) through the coordination of multiple projects and implementations;
  • Solid working understanding of Technology organization and its operations
  • Demonstrated thought leadership and flawless execution
  • Ability to build relationships, influence and negotiate across all levels of the organization
  • Superior decision-making, especially in the context of ambiguity and risk.
  • Strong People Leadership Skills
  • Fluent in Spanish or Portuguese a plus

 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Responsible for managing the development of the Strategic Plan and Annual Business Plan, monthly forecasting process, and financial analysis of sales and profit growth initiatives as well as provides analytical support to the Director of Planning
  • Responsible for coordinating the financial reporting and consolidation process with the company’s numerous subsidiaries
  • Responsible for the development, implementation and successful maintenance of the 6 Quarter Rolling Forecast.  Taking care of the timeline and managing interfaces between operating units and corporate staff.  Follow-up on interaction between 6 Quarter Forecast and Annual Plan and Business Case Implementation.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation and successful maintenance of the Balanced Scorecard process. Develop key relationships with all business lines, managing and communicating clear and comprehensive metrics. Analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of the Balanced Scorecard process. Provide recommendations to various business units for process improvement and performance improvement
  • Develop Strategic Reports and analysis that will be used to develop the strategy of the company.  This may include competitor’s financials reports and Business intelligence in general.  Develop key Benchmark reports that will help analyze the companies’ strong and weak points.
  • Collaborates with Director of Planning and key leadership to support consistent message in Annual Report, SEC filings. Works with Financial reporting, Public Relations, Marketing, Legal, Business Development, and others, as needed.

    BASIC FUNCTION:

    This position manages the development of the Strategic Plan and Annual Business Plan, monthly forecasting process, and financial analysis of sales and profit growth initiatives as well as provides analytical support to the Director of Financial Planning. The individual will coordinate the financial reporting and consolidation process with the company’s numerous subsidiaries. There will be a focus on special projects including ad hoc financial and operational analysis. The position will manage a staff of financial professionals in the finance group to support the organization.

     

    Managing critical Strategy Deployment activities that are a part of the success of the company.  These activities include Annual Planning Process, Business Case Presentations, 6 Quarter Rolling Forecast, Business Score Card and Strategy Management.  Perform Market Analysis across the Industry related to Competitors, Business Intelligence and Leading Indicators.

     

    NATURE AND SCOPE:

    Primary Responsibilities:

    Manage the development of the annual Financial Operating Plan, long term strategic plan and financial outlook model.

    • Coordinate of the financial reporting and consolidation process.
    • Provide financial support to corporate development, including financial modeling, due diligence and post acquisition integration.
    • Identify trends and drivers of both sales and cost models.
    • Managing a finance staff of three individuals.
    • Maintains current knowledge of finance practices that could be useful and relevant to the business.
    • Prepare ad hoc analyses for the Director of Planning and others as necessary.
    • Merger and Acquisition due diligence analysis and merger Integration management
    • Governance – compliance with policies, SOX etc
    • World Steel Market and Competitor profiling
    • 6 Q Forecasting and Planning – EBITDA tracking
    • Support Strategy Formulation and implement Strategy Deployment across the organization.


    Strategic Management – General Philosophy

    The concept of strategic management is one of support. Strategic management is the active component of an overall strategic planning process. Strategic management represents the method of controlled implementation of the strategic plan. It is not the plan; it is the process of implementing the plan based on continual measurement of progress against that plan.

    The strategic management concept involves a shift in focus from firefighting and crisis management to a proactive consideration of the future. Day-to-day management tasks are strategically driven. That is, decisions are made with direct corollary relationship to the values, philosophies, and direction set forth in the strategic plan. Strategic management is a values-driven process.

    Strategic management requires all members of the organization to be knowledgeable in, and to be governed by, the principles set forth in the strategic plan. Performance is measured against the strategic plan. Decisions are supported by and made in context to the strategic plan.

    While the strategic plan is developed over time to a clear and precise set of guiding principles, it is not or should not be considered to be static. It must be flexible. It must continue to respond to market events and stakeholder perception, and it should be directly influenced by the results of the strategic management process.

    Strategic Planning Objectives

    • Setting objectives: Deciding on the business in which the company or division should engage and on other fundamentals that shall guide and characterize the business, such as continuous growth.
    • Planning strategy: Developing concepts, ideas, and plans for achieving objectives successfully and for meeting and beating competition. Strategic planning is part of the total planning process that includes management and operational planning.
    • Establishing goals: Deciding on achievement targets shorter in time range or narrower in scope than the objectives, but designed as specific subobjectives in making operational plans for carrying out strategy.
    • Establishing management programs and operational plans: Developing programs and plans governing activities and the use of resources which, when carried out in accordance with established strategy, policies, procedures, and standards, will enable people to achieve particular goals. These are phases of the total planning process that includes strategic planning.
    • Providing control information: Supplying facts and figures to help people follow the strategy, policies, procedures, and programs; to keep alert to forces at work inside and outside the business; and to measure their own performance against established plans and standards.
    • Activating people: Commanding and motivating people up and down the line to act in accordance with philosophy, policies, procedures, and standards in carrying out the plans of the company.

     

    Desired Skills, Abilities & Qualifications

    • B.A. Finance/Accounting or Business Focus, MBA or CPA preferred.
    • 3-5 plus years of progressively responsible experience in Accounting, Finance and Strategic Planning, with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a finance leadership role.
    • Experience in financial planning and analysis processes including plan development, variance analysis, periodic review with senior management, and investment opportunity analysis.
    • Strategic/analytical thinking skills.
    • Excellent people & project management abilities.
    • Natural ability to work and communicate effectively with senior management.
    • Experience in and working knowledge of the steel industry and industrial site operations, knowledge of the financial markets, international experience a plus.
    • Strong general management, financial analysis, strategic planning and negotiation skills
    • Exemplary communication (verbal and written) skills for extracting/validating factual information; and interacting with senior/executive management, industry peers/business groups, external vendors, and client groups through written reports and analyses.
    • Superb rapport building and interpersonal communication skills
    • Demonstrated ability to shape a strategic vision, drive implementation & lead change
    • Demonstrated ability to build team synergy internally and externally (with various business units) through the coordination of multiple projects and implementations;
    • Solid working understanding of Technology organization and its operations
    • Demonstrated thought leadership and flawless execution
    • Ability to build relationships, influence and negotiate across all levels of the organization
    • Superior decision-making, especially in the context of ambiguity and risk.
    • Strong People Leadership Skills
    • Fluent in Spanish or Portuguese a plus
     

    PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Responsible for managing the development of the Strategic Plan and Annual Business Plan, monthly forecasting process, and financial analysis of sales and profit growth initiatives as well as provides analytical support to the Director of Planning
  • Responsible for coordinating the financial reporting and consolidation process with the company’s numerous subsidiaries
  • Responsible for the development, implementation and successful maintenance of the 6 Quarter Rolling Forecast.  Taking care of the timeline and managing interfaces between operating units and corporate staff.  Follow-up on interaction between 6 Quarter Forecast and Annual Plan and Business Case Implementation.
  • Responsible for the development, implementation and successful maintenance of the Balanced Scorecard process. Develop key relationships with all business lines, managing and communicating clear and comprehensive metrics. Analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of the Balanced Scorecard process. Provide recommendations to various business units for process improvement and performance improvement
  • Develop Strategic Reports and analysis that will be used to develop the strategy of the company.  This may include competitor’s financials reports and Business intelligence in general.  Develop key Benchmark reports that will help analyze the companies’ strong and weak points.
  • Collaborates with Director of Planning and key leadership to support consistent message in Annual Report, SEC filings. Works with Financial reporting, Public Relations, Marketing, Legal, Business Development, and others, as needed.

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