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Manager Financial Planning & Analysis

Company: Novolex
Location: Covington
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

At Novolex, we take pride in supporting our families across the globe. Our team is rich in diversity and our entrepreneurial culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork. Our careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain, finance, HR, product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth.

Job Title:

Manager Financial Planning & Analysis

Position Summary: The Waddington North America business segment with annual revenues of ~$65 million is a market leader in rigid plastic packaging products with commercial and manufacturing operations in the U.S. and Canada. The FP&A Manager plays a key financial reporting, analysis and advisory role in the Waddington Injection Molding business segment in support of business unit manufacturing and sales teams.

Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • This position serves as the key financial support for the Waddington sales organization. This position is a key finance leader role for the Waddinton business team and will have extensive visibility and interaction with senior levels of the Novolex Finance and Sales leadership teams.
  • The primary focus of the role is to report and analyze sales to enable the sales, product management, and pricing teams to understand sales performance, sales trends and forward-looking sales projections; critical to the success of the potential candidate is her / his ability to not simply report but to analyze and interpret sales analytics and make recommendations to management.
  • The position will be required to develop and implement sales databases and analytical reports and tools to consolidate, report, and analyze sales and sales margin performance in a manner that enables sales and product management to easily understand performance and trends and to facilitate recommendations to improve results. Sales database and reporting requirements will be developed with critical input from key Business segment stakeholders - Sales Management, Finance Management as well as Commercial resources - and will be supported by Information Technology resources
  • Take a lead role in analyzing weekly, monthly and quarterly sales results and preparing business reporting to business unit and executive management teams for sales performance. Building sales and income "bridges / walks" must be a previously acquired skill set.
  • Monthly analytics include in-depth analyses of sales performance across product lines, customers and market segments; familiarity with concepts of "volume, price and mix" drivers to sales performance must be a previously acquired skill set.
  • Overall responsibility to create and maintain a high-quality Commercial business analysis function. Novolex Finance is not a back-office function and is expected to be a key member of the Duro business team.
  • Quickly develop an understanding of Waddington financial performance and strategic imperatives, especially as they relate to sales performance; and gain a broad understanding of the business' market segment including products, customers and competitive environment.
  • Improve financial analysis and planning processes for sales information for product, customer and market segments including volume and pricing trends. The company has a consolidating sales data cube and this role will help maximize its utilization and effectiveness.
  • Assist in the creation of detailed profitability analysis that will allow product and customer profitability reporting.
  • Assume key responsibilities and drive improvements in the Annual Operating Plan (AOP) process, coordinating activities between Sales, Supply Chain and Planning

Candidate Requirements:

  • Four-year bachelor's degree in finance or accounting, MBA or CPA is preferred but not required.
  • 7 - 10 years of experience in business analysis, financial planning and reporting.
  • Exceptional proficiency in building financial models and knowledge of excel and must have a strong understand of standard costing systems.
  • Must have previous experience in an industrial manufacturing environment, with packaging or chemicals/materials industry experience highly desirable.
  • Must have previous management experience building and leading a high functioning, professional finance team.
  • Previous experience working with integrated ERP systems and highly proficient in information technology financial applications, strong preference for Microsoft AX, SAP and Hyperion experience.

Please no recruiting agencies

Following GMP in compliance with all food safety requirements.

Novolex does not publicly post salary information on job boards.

Novolex is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including but not limited to, selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, handicap or disability, genetics, citizenship status, service member or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Any individual, who because of his or her disability, needs an accommodation in connection with an aspect of the Company's application process should contact Jamie Wells at


City: Covington

State: KY

Keywords: Novolex, Covington , Manager Financial Planning & Analysis, Other , Covington, Kentucky

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