Senior Business Analyst - North America (NA)

Department:  Finance
Date:  Dec 20, 2021

Overview:

The Senior Business Analyst will serve as a business partner for the North America organization focused on the US Crop Protection market while supporting the other NA subregions as needed.  Reporting to the Senior Finance Manager, this role will lead the business analytics – innovation launch analysis, rebate management, pricing analysis, planning and forecasting inputs, analysis of business risk and opportunities etc.  This person will work collaboratively with the sales and marketing teams to offer data driven recommendations to support key decision making by the US Crop leadership team.  


Responsibilities:

  • Lead the monthly forecasting process, including direct coordination with Sales, Marketing, Supply Planning, Demand Planning, Manufacturing Finance and Accounting.
  • Gather data from operational and financial sources and transform that data into useful information.
  • Understand and analyze go-to-market strategy financial impacts, including pricing and rebates.
  • Understand the price, volume and mix drivers in actuals and forecast; drive the right conversation and decisions with the business team through these insights to maximize results impact.
  • Collaborate with Regulatory and Development leaders to offer analytical support for innovation projects to the project managers while supporting long-term profitable growth objectives.
  • Serve as a resource to cost center owners seeking understanding and guidance on SG&A expense trends to make decisions.
  • Support Working Capital analysis, particularly focused on Accounts Receivables and other significant financial liabilities to impact cash delivery.
  • Monitor general market / business / competitive trends.
  • Ensure compliance and safety in all aspects of work.
  • Assist in adhoc projects as needed.

 

Key competencies requirements:

  • Build trust with the business unit leader and their leadership team. Help drive the right business priorities through insights.
  • Partner and guide the business unit leaders to deliver on P&L and cash commitments by being an active thinking partner for the team.
  • Good understanding of business strategy and P&L/ cash - strengths, weaknesses, risks and opportunity areas.
  • Successful results delivery through proactive management of P&L and cash risks and opportunities.
  • Strong financial and business analytical skills demonstrated through facilitating sound decision making on innovation launches, pricing and rebate change decisions, evaluation of business risks/ opportunities etc.
  • Leverage systems, process excellence and COE as intended.
  • Strong sense of urgency, time, project management and communication skills.
  • Continuous improvement mindset; ensure strong compliance and controls.

 

Required Experience:

  • 8 - 10 years of business finance experience ideally supporting sales and marketing, including FP&A.
  • Demonstrated skill in applied financial analysis, forecasting, budgeting, and internal financial reporting.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing company is preferred.
  • Strong MS Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a complex global organization
  • Knowledge of GAAP required.
  • Knowledge and effective use of SAP is preferred.
  • Resourceful and proactive in seeing projects through completion.

 

Qualifications:

  • MBA preferred, BA/BS in finance or equivalent experience