Schneider Electric™ creates connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. Our 144,000 employees thrive in more than 100 countries. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Help us deliver solutions that ensure Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment: https://youtu.be/NlLJMv1Y7Hk .
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What do you get to do in this position?
This position will support the Power Solutions Line of Business (LOB) Offer Management teams. Primary responsibilities include high quality financial and business support to various stake holders (e.g. R&D, Product Management, PMO) by assisting in maintaining strict cost control, driving continuous improvement, producing accurate and timely Forecast submissions, and providing meaningful performance reports. This includes analysis and coordination of a variety of financial data, reporting it in a useful and timely manner to management, and ability to provide recommendations for performance improvement.
Business Partner to Offer Management teams. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Monthly reporting of actual vs plan and supporting analysis of spend, which will be used to make recommendations and identify areas of opportunity for improvement to the business and support decision making for management. Makes contributions to improve business profitability and financial processes.
- Manage CashOut to target. Review proposed spend, challenge and/or approve according to Delegation of Authority (DOA) using current workflow tools/systems. Maintain strong cost control processes and review.
- Leads periodic Forecast build, review, and submission while incorporating active input and buy-in from business leaders. Create, maintain, and update Forecast templates to support. This includes Headcount, Operating expenses, Capital spend, R&D Capitalization, Amortization, and other as appropriate.
- Assists in the preparation of Quarterly Business Review (QBR) presentations.
Participates in product development project teams as Finance representative, supports business case preparation, ensure assumptions are reasonable, sound, and supported, and provide periodic updates as required, including follow up review once product has been launched for a period of time (Post SELL).
Lead Finance support for Unit Volume Report. Insuring accuracy of data, reconciliation to HFM, and preparation of quarterly review with Leadership team.
Support back office systems data integrity and maintenance: Project Time Tracking (MSTT), SPoT, eCube, R&D Capitalization, Hourly Rates, etc. Provide deep dive analysis on resources, projects, and spend.
Support other special projects as required and other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Business and 5-7 years professional work experience in a matrixed environment working with diverse global and local teams. MBA preferred.
Strong financial modeling techniques and analytical skills with advanced PC skills (emphasis on MS Excel, Access, and Power Point) and the ability to adapt to new systems and applications quickly. Possess superior Excel skills including charting and ability to manipulate large volumes of data resulting from various sources into meaningful and dependable managerial information.
Proven ability to: work with incomplete data under significant time pressure to meet deadlines, work well independently, analyze business trends and performance, proactively investigate results and engage finance contacts when needed, maintain a high degree of confidentiality, and successfully manage multiple high-priority assignments simultaneously.
Demonstration of s trong ability to work with and influence others not within direct reporting relationship and effectively communicate with and engage all levels of the organization verbally and in writing; with the ability to build effective partnerships across teams.
A little about us:
We’re the global specialist in energy management and automation. Our technologies ensure that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.