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Global Financial Planning and Analysis Manager at Dematic Corp

Posted in Finance 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Job Description:

Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located around the world. Dematic is one brand under the KION Group of companies and has implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centers. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally and a leading provider of warehouse automation.


Position Summary:

The Global Financial Planning and Analysis Manager will support the Annual Operating Plan (AOP), monthly forecasting and long range planning activities of Dematic and will be an integral member of the Corporate Finance team.  Reporting directly to the VP, Global FP&A the individual will work closely with a team to support the increasingly complex planning functions of a rapidly growing organization while improving upon existing processes.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the financial planning process for the group, including AOP, strategic and operational planning, forecasting, strategic projects, monthly/quarterly/annual results at the consolidated Group level.

  • Maintain and further evolve a complex financial model that governs Dematic’s operating plan and long-range projections including detailed analysis to support those projections.

  • Evaluate profit and cost efficiencies in various areas of the organization.

  • Provide in-depth analysis of risk and opportunities, sales performance, pricing trends and business direction with more direct focus on one or more of the Regional business segments.

  • Identify trends and analyze key metrics and presents findings to VP of FP&A and other members of senior management.

  • Work with Dematic management to develop and refine key assumptions for corporate expenses and capital expenditures.

  • Working with the Finance Leadership Team, refine the monthly financial reporting package and support the execution of this important monthly deliverable.

  • Develop and/or mentor one or more financial analysts.

  • Identify and implement improvements to monthly/quarterly variance analysis of results against the AOP and close visibility gap.

  • Support the financial assessment, presentation and approval process for large, multi-departmental projects.

  • Manage and refine the development and execution of monthly and quarterly presentations focused on the operations of Dematic.


Success Indicators:

  • Excellent financial modeling and analytical skills for budgeting and forecasting combined with a strong attention to detail and the ability to present complex information in a usable format to a diverse audience.

  • Ability to prepare presentations for financial reviews at the Board and senior management levels.

  • Strong financial modeling, MS PowerPoint and MS Excel Skills are a must.

  • Strong organizational skills, multi-tasking and attention to detail.

  • Excellent ability to work with senior executives and manage and develop staff while building trusting relationships and partnerships throughout the organization.

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to influence, to build meaningful relationships and to drive for results across functional lines.

  • Ability to define, implement, and adhere to policies and procedures.

  • Ability to work under strict deadlines.

  • Process focused with the ability to drive for results in a matrix environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter with the ability to think independently.

  • Experience working with SAP or a similar ERP system.

  • Knowledge of INFOR or a similar reporting/consolidation tool a plus (e.g. Hyperion).


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance

  • 5 to 8 years of related experience, including at least 2 to 4 years in role with financial modeling experience for a complex, matrixed, global organization.

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA and/or CPA

  • International work experience will be a plus

Other Attributes:

  • An acknowledged team player, proactive and not reactive.

  • Projessional, personable individual with significant personal presence and credibility.

  • Analytical, confident individual, flexible and creative thinker, with excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Strong communicator both orally (informally and in presentations) and in writing.

  • A sound level of knowledge in financial accounting and reporting of the controllership function, auditing and financial systems.

  • Leadership skills/potential for advancement or other Finance leadership roles