Sensata Technologies, Inc. Commercial Finance Analyst in Attleboro, Massachusetts
Sensata is looking for a Commercial Finance Analyst for our North America Performance Sensing Auto business unit, who will lead the business unit revenue planning, reporting, and market analysis efforts. The person will coordinate the NA revenue forecast development providing strong business partnership to the regional business unit leader; providing recommendations on current market demand conditions and associated risks/opportunities.
This position reports to the Sr Commercial Finance Manager for the Automotive business unit and will work closely with global peers covering Europe and Asia markets. In addition, this opportunity requires collaboration with several functional groups in the organization including, but not limited to, marketing, business finance, SIOP, global operations, and customer service.
Lead revenue planning activities for Sensata’s Performance Sensing North America Auto business unit revenue and market-based demand projections
Provide transparency and create common understanding about the company’s short- and long-term top line performance by maintaining and further enhancing common processes around:
Analysis of relevant North American Auto end market metrics. Perform ongoing market analytics for all relevant regional markets; monitoring and development of leading indicators/correlations to be proactive in risk/opportunity signaling & management
Application of market knowledge in the revenue and demand planning efforts, resulting in creation of market driven bottoms-up demand and revenue outlooks
Monthly actuals review and forecast planning efforts; variance and pricing analysis. Lead annual revenue planning efforts across the BU;
Lead processes accompanying the definition of revenue streams related to the company’s long-range (5 year) plan (STINT) and Annual Plan
Provide direct support to BU Leadership team in all matters related to market analytics, revenue performance and planning, customer-specific analytics
Partner with the BU FP&A teams to ensure demand and revenue plans are aligned to direct and indirect cost planning efforts
Partner with Sensata’s SIOP team to provide transparency in revenue drivers and market changes
Support efforts around quarterly BOD and Earnings Release updates providing market and revenue performance and planning analytics
The ideal candidate will be someone who is comfortable working independently, possesses curiosity to understand external market drivers on performance, has strong business acumen, and has proven success supporting business unit leadership utilizing strong analytical forecasting skills. Successful candidates will be able to analyze large quantities of data from various sources and have a high proficiency in Excel as well as be able to see the big picture in our various end markets. Preparing compelling PowerPoint slides and presenting information to senior leaders with confidence are also key success factors.
Perform financial forecasting, reporting, and operational metrics tracking
Analyze financial data and create financial models for decision support
Report on financial performance and prepare for regular leadership reviews
Analyze past results, perform variance analysis, identify trends, and make recommendations for improvements
Provide analysis of trends and forecasts and recommend actions for optimization
Recommend actions by analyzing and interpreting data and making comparative analyses; study proposed changes in methods and materials
Identify and drive process improvements, including the creation of standard and ad-hoc reports, and tools
Analyze the market and identify opportunities for growth and potential risks
Experience / Qualifications
A university degree and 4-6 years of experience (i.e. Bachelors degree) or a graduate degree and 2-4 years of experience (i.e. Masters degree) or a higher level degree and 0-2 years of experience (i.e. Doctorate degree)
Must be a team player able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to handle multiple competing tasks and demands
Strong communication skills; oral, written and presentation
Strong organization, planning and time management skills to achieve results
Strong personal and professional ethical values and integrity
Holds self-accountable to achieving goals and standards
Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
Strong interpersonal & collaboration skills to work effectively with all levels of the organization including suppliers and/or external customers
Additional Job Requirements:
BS Degree in Economics, Accounting, Finance, or Statistics - Masters preferred
3-7 years relevant experience in product research, financial planning and analysis, or demand forecasting
Cross-cultural, global experience preferred
Competitive analysis experience
Management-level presentation skills
Ability to articulate assumptions, methods, and results to peers and management, and to influence decision-making
Demonstrated ability to manage competing deadlines and priorities
Excellent attention to detail combined with solid data interpretation; ability to synthesize and critically analyze disparate data sources
Ability to streamline and automate processes
Demonstrated proficiency in software applications such as Microsoft Excel, Access
Demonstrated experience in working with regression analysis, financial forecasting, and statistical analysis
Experience working with foreign currencies preferred
Experience working with Oracle ERP and Oracle Demantra tools preferred
Strong sense of responsibility, ownership, and pride in delivering quality results and understanding business impact gets results
Maintain a high level of due diligence
Ability to work in a collaborative global environment under tight timelines
Business-to-Business and/or industrial manufacturing and automotive industry experience would be a plus
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