Finance Business Partner at Smiths Interconnect in Tampa, Florida

Posted in Other 11 days ago.

Job Description:

Finance Business Partner

Location: North America, USA, Tampa
Division: Interconnect
Job Function: Finance

Job Description

Serve as finance business partner to VP, Sales/Business Development; and entire Business Development Team. Lead finance support to the New Business Capture team, providing finance input to new business proposals and leading an improvement in the effectiveness of key processes to drive new business opportunities. Own CAPA package development, ensuring compliance with Government accounting standards and managing relationship with Government auditors. Provide analysis to support and monitor pricing targets.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide commercial and financial input into RFQs covering bid details, costing & contract terms

  • Assist proposal team in development of win strategy, value propositions, price to win and risk/opportunity assessment

  • Identify & drive improvements in the new proposal process

  • Apply business acumen to help find creative winning solutions while protecting bottom line

  • Examine and interrogate bid from a cross functional prospective, working closely with team to ensure alignment in the proposal package

  • Provide review & challenge to all aspects of bid - responsible for finance functional approval on all bids

  • Present financials of proposal package to Leadership Team

  • Develop and maintain accurate business case and proposal cost models

  • Manage the CAPA package development & provide support for negotiations - provide approval for CAPA/TINA requirements

  • Work with Government auditors (DCAA & DCMA) to support audit reviews and establish forward pricing rate agreements where relevant

  • Work with Operations & Engineering FBPs to develop rate structure which ensures competitiveness & profitability

  • Support the execution of the pricing strategy, with analysis to evaluate pricing opportunities to drive opportunities to further enhance our pricing benefit and providing effective review to set & report against targets

  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Diversity & Inclusion

We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what make a company flourish. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, economic status, disability, age, or any other legally protected characteristics. We are proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we celebrate, support, and embrace diversity.

The Individual

Technical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in and responsibility for framing issues, devising appropriate analysis, and developing recommendations and plans

  • Superior analytical, interpretation and problem-solving skills

  • Strong financial/accounting skills

  • Team leadership

  • Experience in developing Business Systems to support reporting & analysis

  • Ability to interact with all levels within the organization

  • Ability to multi-task, establish priorities, and organize efficiently

Experience: Minimum 5 years of business experience in a manufacturing environment

Education: Accounting/Finance degree required from an accredited College or University

Travel: N/A

Security: U.S. Person required (U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident)


  • Commercial orientation - deep understanding of external market and internal Engineering & Manufacturing operations

  • Confident communication - ability to challenge business teams effectively

  • Collaborate - ability to work with & influence teams across SII

  • Results driven - ability to balance short term demands with a long term, strategic agenda

  • Change - comfortable to identify and implement change in an environment of continuous improvement

About Smiths

At Smiths we apply leading-edge technology to design, manufacture and deliver market-leading innovative solutions that meet our customers' evolving needs, and touch the lives of millions of people every day. We are a FTSE100, global business of around 23,000 colleagues, based in 55 countries. Our solutions have a real impact on lives across the planet, enabling industry, improving healthcare, enhancing security, advancing connectivity and supporting new homes. Our products and services are often critical to our customers' operations, while our proprietary technology and high service levels help create competitive advantage. We welcome colleagues with a curious mind, who are happy with responsibility, enjoy a challenge and are attracted by the idea of working at a business with an almost 170 year history of innovation, and five global divisions, all experts in their field.

About Smiths Interconnect

Smiths Interconnect is a leading provider of technically differentiated electronic components, subsystems, microwave and radio frequency products that ensure high speed, secure connectivity of critical applications in the defence, aerospace, communications and industrial markets. Our microwave technology is used in radar, communication and surveillance systems that are mission-critical and operate in extreme environments in aerospace and defence. Our microwave components and connectors ensure optimal performance, durability and safety of space satellites. Our semi-conductor test products are used to test highly sophisticated semi-conductors and electronic circuits in communication systems, gaming products and computing devices. Our in-flight antenna systems give passengers internet connectivity gate-to-gate on planes around the world. Our connector and cable solutions ensure reliability of critical medical equipment, and safe operation of trains and transport systems.One of five divisions of Smiths Group, Smiths Interconnect employs over 2000 people. We have a global presence selling our products in over 50 countries with manufacturing facilities in nine countries and offices across North America, Europe and Asia.

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