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IDEX Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Manager in Benton Harbor, Michigan

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With interesting opportunities in engineering, marketing, sales, supply chain, operations, HR, finance, and more across more than 40 diverse businesses at https://www.idexcorp.com/our-businesses/business-segments/ around the globe, chances are, we have something special for you.

SUMMARY

Gast Manufacturing (a business unit of the IDEX Corporation) is seeking to hire a Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Manager at our Global Headquarters located in Benton Harbor, Michigan responsible for financial planning and analysis functions. This rewarding role has the opportunity to work closely with business leadership to provide impactful financial information and drive business performance. Gast Manufacturing plays a leading role in critical pneumatic applications across healthcare, environmental and industrial markets and is well positioned for growth.

The Finance Manager will report directly to the VP of Finance, partnering on strategic business initiatives and providing insight into key operational performance and commercial metrics. Gast is committed to providing this role with strong career development opportunities and the ability to collaborate cross functionally.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists in the preparation of the monthly forecast and Quarterly Business Review for all functional areas of the business and related subsidiaries.

  • Participates in the annual strategic planning and budgeting processes including establishing assumptions, spreadsheet modeling, consolidation, analysis and presentation preparation.

  • Prepares ad-hoc financial analysis to support senior management decisions.

  • Monitors orders, sales, profit, and cash against the targets on a weekly basis.

  • Updates cost and expense trend reports, and analyzes variations ensuring alignment with the forecast.

  • Leads the design, development, deployment and maintenance of all internal FP&A Reports.

  • Responsible for Working Capital and department spending analysis.

  • Extracts financial data from various finance and information systems including OneStream and JDE as required.

  • Expected to advise the VP of Finance immediately of all errors, irregularities or significant adjustments or journal entries as they occur.

  • Lead costing analysis of new products / major product revisions.

  • Perform initial ROI analysis on major capital expenditures and coach non-finance managers on investment decisions.

  • Lead commercial finance analyses, supporting Business Line Leads and Commercial Team with detailed and timely analysis of customer/market performance.

  • Assist in leading annual 8020 and detailed “bottoms-up” P&L review, working cross functionally to understand resource allocation and make recommendations for change.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

  • Degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics and/or MBA required

  • Minimum of 4-7 years of financial planning & analysis experience required

  • Experience in preparing, analyzing, and implementing accounting and reporting requirements.

  • 4-7 years of finance / accounting experience in a manufacturing environment with close knowledge of inventory / cost accounting

  • Excellent computer and technological skills, including high proficiency in Hyperion and Microsoft Office Applications preferred

  • ERP Experience - JDE preferred

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills; ability to interact clearly and confidently with all levels in the organization and with external sales representatives, customers, vendors, and others as required.

  • Works effectively in a team environment, within and outside of the Finance Department.

  • Consistently operates at the highest level of integrity and is never willing to compromise with regards to ethical standards.

INTERPERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Success in this position requires the ability to build a strong partnership with the FM and Business Unit Senior Managers and frequent communication with finance peers. These relationships must be built on respect, integrity, cooperation, teamwork and professionalism.

  • Ability to build relationships at all levels within the organization.

  • Clear, precise communication skills.

  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to gather, analyze and present data.

  • Operations and commercial literacy.

  • Ability to organize multiple responsibilities and deliver results in an accurate and timely manner while adapting to changes in priorities.

  • Ability to influence and strategically partner with individuals of various educational and technical backgrounds, both inside and outside the organization.

  • Detail and process oriented.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines under pressure.

  • Self-starter with a strong sense of urgency and follow up skills.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Leads and/or participates in special projects and assignments as required.

  • Maintains the professional standards of the Finance Department.

  • Authorization to work in the United States is required . At this time, Gast Manufacturing cannot accommodate sponsorship.

DIFFERENTIATORS BY SIZE OF BUSINESS/Business Unit

  • Commercial experience is a plus

  • Previous large company experience

  • Multi-site experience

  • International experience

  • Ability to travel/relocate

  • MBA/CPA a plus

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, IDEX businesses make thousands of products that are mission-critical components in everyday activities. Chances are the car you’re driving has a BAND-IT® clamp holding your side airbag safely in place. If you were ever in a car accident, a Hurst Jaws of Life® rescue tool may have saved your life. If you or a family member is battling cancer, your doctor may have tested your DNA in a quest to find the best targeted medicine for you. It’s likely your DNA test was run on equipment that contains components made by our growing IDEX Health & Science team.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB. THE JOB DESCRIPTION SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED AS A COMPLETE LISTING OF ALL MISCELLANEOUS, INCIDENTAL OR OTHER DUTIES THAT MAY BE ASSIGNED DURING NORMAL OPERATIONS.

IDEX Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity

Attention Applicants: If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, please let us know. Likewise, if you are limited in the ability to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, we will determine an alternate way for you to apply. Please contact our Talent Acquisition Team at careers@idexcorp.com OR call us at 847-498-7070- Job Opportunities.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, IDEX businesses make thousands of products that are mission-critical components in everyday activities. Chances are the car you’re driving has a BAND-IT® clamp holding your side airbag safely in place. If you were ever in a car accident, a Hurst Jaws of Life® rescue tool may have saved your life. If you or a family member is battling cancer, your doctor may have tested your DNA in a quest to find the best targeted medicine for you. It’s likely your DNA test was run on equipment that contains components made by our growing IDEX Health & Science team.

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