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Financial Planning Specialist

Company: Benjamin Moore
Location: Montvale
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Job Description:

The Financial Planning - Supply Chain Specialist is responsible for analyzing supply chain operations, (manufacturing / transportation / distribution network) and developing recommendations for reducing costs and creating operational efficiencies. This role establishes, maintains and communicates data on the performance of supply chain and identifying and driving improvements in manufacturing, transportation and distribution.The Financial Planning - Supply Chain Specialist is responsible for analyzing the supply chain including manufacturing, planning and procurement, transportation and distribution network and developing recommendations for reducing costs and creating operational efficiencies. The Supply Chain Specialist will be responsible for developing analyses, scorecards and key performance indicators (KPIs).Overall, this role will collaborate directly with the Supply Chain Leadership team working cross-functionally to provide effective analytics for product costs, processes and financial reporting. The Supply Chain Specialist will work collaboratively with all aspects of the business and have the opportunity to lead or participate in key projects and strategic initiatives that drive efficiencies. A key focus of this role will be on removing non-value activities and cost, and identifying and driving improvements in the supply chain.Key Responsibilities

  • Identify cost savings, productivity & process improvements, and other supply chain enhancement opportunities through applying technical, analytical, and critical thinking skills. Generate insights, develop solutions, drive action, and assist in delivering results
  • Develop standard reporting, key performance indicators and metrics. Utilize technical skills to improve and automate reporting as well as to identify and develop new metrics, reports / visualizations, and tools to drive action throughout the supply chain organization. Identify and communicate key trends and insights related to all standard reporting
  • Provide analytical support and identify improvement opportunities through ad-hoc analysis and reporting in all areas relating to transportation. Generate insights and recommendations, drive action, and assist in delivering results.
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain Leadership team to optimize and drive value creation across the organization.
  • Investigate issues, perform root cause analysis and develop long term solutions.
  • Perform variance analysis between actual and standard costs, monitor, analyzes, and report on inventory valuation, production, and various other costs.
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain leadership in long-term capital planning and leading annual budgeting and planning cycle.
  • Development of annual budgets, financial forecasts, long range planning and other operational modeling tools.
  • Participate in annual raw material planning process, partner with Procurement team to develop cost targets. Ongoing basis forecast raw material costs based on latest trends vs. plan.
  • Provide day-to-day oversight of departmental budgets, lead ongoing forecasting process. Perform monthly variance analysis of results, identifying risks and opportunities.
  • Develop financial models and analysis to support strategic initiatives
  • Prepare and analyze broader make vs buy decisions
  • Collaborate with 3rd Party vendors to ensure all relevant information is being shared on a regular basis, mine data for insights.
  • Embrace a continuous process improvement mindset, identifying and recommending changes in standard operating procedures.Required Skills
    • B.A. or B.S. in Business Related Field
    • 1-3 years of experience required in key functional areas outlined above
    • Strong Excel/PowerPoint skills, Proficiency with Business Objects and other mining tools
    • Ability to communicate openly and honestly with colleagues and customers. Takes personal responsibility for the quality and content of the work, and complies with information confidentiality requirements where applicable
    • Ability to work in a rapidly evolving environment and quickly grasp new concepts by demonstrating and applying knowledge of these tasks timely and accurately
    • Establishes and maintains effective relationships by collaborating with customers by fully understanding and meeting their expectations
    • Seen as a team player that encourages collaboration and quickly gains trust and support of peers. Finds common ground and solves problems for the benefits of all
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
    • This position requires minimal travel on an as needed basis
    • There are minimal physical requirements for this positionCompany ProfileThe color of pride: Benjamin Moore is proud to be a part of Berkshire Hathaway, which was recognized by Fortune magazine as the world's fourth most admired company. And for more than 130 years we've been a respected leader in the architectural coatings and home d--cor landscape; creating the products and tools that enrich and beautify thousands of communities each day. We recognize that our associates are the driving force behind our success and we strive to provide a work environment where hard work, creativity and purposeful collaboration are fostered and encouraged.Join a company where innovation is constantly recognized as we look for individuals who produce world-class products, best-in-class services and customer experiences, design pioneering paints using the latest technologies and deliver unparalleled value and brand experiences for our customers and retail network.SafetyAt Benjamin Moore, our people are the heart of the company and our number one asset. We are committed to providing safe working conditions at all of our locations and have invested heavily in measures aimed at keeping employees healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. With safety as one of our core company values, we've modified facilities and work schedules to support social distancing, established enhanced cleaning and sanitization protocols, and regularly provide personal protective equipment to all employees-including masks, gloves and hand sanitizer. Ensuring the well-being of our team members is a top priority.

Keywords: Benjamin Moore, Tenafly , Financial Planning Specialist, Accounting, Auditing , Montvale, New Jersey

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