Senior Financial Analyst
Santa Clara , California
March 07, 2017
Applies conceptual and practical financial expertise to address complex business problems and drive profitable growth. Actively participates in the product development, product operational readiness, product performance and portfolio management of the business. Participates in the development and execution of the strategic plan and responsible for driving the longer term performance. Anticipates internal and or external business challenges and actively participates in the management of the business by performing critical analysis and offering sound business advice.

Key Responsibilities
1. Lead and facilitate engagement between finance and non-finance executives to drive decisions for the service business you support
2. Work with business partners on new product development, drive the development unit cost model and associated economics broken down by major cost components and develop the following
o key cost drivers within each cost component and the impact of variability on these drivers on the overall cost of service
o Identify the key cost reduction roadmap for each cost component as relevant. Identify assumed impact, timing and actions required.
o Prepare 4-8 Qtr. customer engagement plan, revenue and margin plan by customer, units, ASP and cost
o Prepare valuation model of the incremental value the product creates relative to the investment required and associated risks
3. Identify opportunities to improve near term financial performance and to focus on the strategic priorities necessary to achieve the longer term profitable growth targets for the business you support
o Prepare QoQ and YoY revenue and standard margin analysis, monitor performance throughout the quarter
o Continuously identify and track 'execution opportunities' to improve standard margins, identify issues, help address/improve, track impact
o Identify and communicate cost model outliers to ensure accurate costing information
o Build KPI / trackers to prioritize management around the highest value opportunities and critical strategic priorities
4. Work with business development to verify cost models and build the business case for new service offerings, quantify consequence of no agreement, help align/rationalize walk away price and manage risk
5. Manage investment spending, develop ROI analyses on new projects and prioritize investments accordingly
6. Monitor new tool I&W performance, track improvements, identify sources of variances, highlight risks and work with partners to resolve issues
7. Facilitate the integration of operational improvements into the product portfolio and track impact
o Monitor profitability and share by critical part over time, QoQ,
o Track associated inventory levels by profitability segmentation by region,
o Monitor reverse logistics and repair loop development for high value parts, track cycle time, financial improvement vs. assumptions
8. Provide support for special projects and/or M&A activities
Key Expectations
1. Continuously develop your knowledge of our business environment
2. Effectively work within cross functional teams and drive results
3. Be curious to understand the drivers of top and bottom line growth.
  • Master's Degree Preferred
  • 5 - 10 Years of Experience
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