Director, Financial Planning & Analysis in Grand Rapids, Michigan at X-Rite, Incorporated

Date Posted: 6/14/2019

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Job ID: X-R001096

About Us

X-Rite is the global leader in color measurement and color management, offering hardware, software and services for measuring, formulating and matching color. The company serves a range of industries, including automotive, paints, plastics, textiles, printing, packaging, photography, graphic design, video, and medical. X-Rite serves customers worldwide from its offices in Europe, Asia and the Americas.


X-Rite/Pantone, a Danaher company, recognized nationally as one of the “Best & Brightest Companies to Work For” is looking for a Director, Financial Planning & Analysis to join our team in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Reporting to our Chief Financial Officer, the Director, FP&A is responsible for leading a global business on planning and analysis. The role partners with Senior Leadership, Regional Business and Finance leaders in providing insightful analytics to support business decisions to drive growth and profitability. The role is also instrumental in defining framework and leading the process for strategic and operation planning, forecast and other investment initiatives.

In your first year in this role you’ll look forward to…
• Rapidly undertaking a timely and accurate Financial Consolidation of Forecasted results utilizing the Company’s Hyperion financial reporting platform
• Obtain 98%+ accuracy in Actual Results versus Forecast by implementing a “standard work” process to gather, verify and report forecast changes
• Complete annual Profit Plan for 2019
• Complete HFM launching

The opportunity: 
• Provide leadership to define, implement and continuously improve global forecasting processes and accuracy for P&L, Balance Sheet, Working Capital and Cash Flow. 
• Analyze regional and country variations from forecasts and prior periods in the context of Danaher corporate commitments and comparative monthly, quarterly and annual performance to identify opportunities and risks with countermeasures to achieve the growth and profitability targets.
• Provide financial leadership in preparing company’s annual Strategic Plan (3 to 5 years) and Profit Plan (1 year) including internal and Danaher corporate requirements.
• Prepare monthly flash reporting, operation review, forecast package and share insight on business and financial performance in areas such as growth rate, margin impact, price increases, channel changes (distributor versus direct), currency fluctuation impacts and exposures, facility rationalizations, creation of regional operating centers, acquisition synergies etc.
• Spearhead HFM project and lead the global roll out of HFM conversion.
• Support diligence in M&A, organic investment analytics and results tracker.


Job Requirements


As an ideal candidate, you will possess: 

• Minimum 10 years of financial planning & analysis experiences, with 5+ years of supervisory experiences

• Experiences in comprehensive P&L and working capital management in a global operation

• Demonstrated track record of delivering reliable, timely and accurate consolidated forecasts and results in a matrixed organization

• Use of financial reporting tools such as Hyperion, Oracle and Excel to improve productivity in providing timely and accurate financial statements

• Strong operating and strategic planning knowledge and experiences

• Ability to lead planning process in a global organization

• Strong analytical ability to identify variations and trends, partnering with business and regional leaders to develop countermeasures

• Highly responsive with sense of urgency to provide high quality deliverables 

• Knowledge of US GAAP and FX impact on consolidation as well Ops impact

• Leadership in a matrix environment 

• International travel required (10%)

X-Rite/Pantone is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Here's what X-Rite Pantone will offer you:

Benefits galore. Comprehensive benefits package, wellness program, paid parental leave, 401(k) options, profit sharing program, casual dress code, on-site yoga classes and more!

• Work/Life balance. A rich Vacation/PTO package and 13 PAID holidays

• A great culture. One where the best team wins. You’ll love working with our team in a fast-paced, collaborative and continuous improvement environment. 

Opportunities for growth. At X-Rite, we value employee growth. As an associate of X-Rite/Pantone there are many opportunities to grow professionally and personally through training, mentoring/coaching and additional job responsibilities. As part of Danaher, you can grow your career across five high-impact industries, six continents and more than 20 global operating companies – we are committed to hiring from within, wherever possible, and supporting your mobility. 

• The chance to give back to our community.

• Work for an organization that is dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. Join us on our D&I journey.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.


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