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Vice President Finance (North America)

Company: C.H. Robinson Europe BV
Location: Eden Prairie
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

Do you have the skills, experience and leadership to own the finance functions of a multi-billion dollar transportation division? If so, the North America Surface Transportation (NAST) division of C.H. Robinson is currently looking for a Vice President of Finance. In this role you will direct all the finance function including maximizing the return on financial assets by establishing financial policies, procedures, controls and reporting systems. You will be responsible for the strategic leadership of NAST's transformation strategy and lead finance processes for P&L and Balance Sheet business analysis and forecasting/budgeting. You are also responsible for the review and analytics of month end consolidated financials, customer and product analysis, key growth initiatives and be active in the quarterly forecast and annual plan submissions. This role will participate in acquisition due diligence and lead finance integration activities with newly acquired companies. The VP of Finance reports to the NAST divisional president and be the strategic partner to the corporate CFO.Responsibilities:

  • Build a culture of financial accountability through monthly actuals review, in-quarter assessments, quarterly forecasts, annual budgets and long range plan processes
    • Lead the creation of simple, clear consolidated key metric dashboards that link financial and operational metrics.
    • Lead the development of data and reporting that supports operational flexibility. Build operational reporting that is connected to the P&L and supports varying incentive, leadership, and business hierarchies.
    • Build business cases and facilitate prioritization discussions for spending requests incorporating impact to the budget/forecasts/actual results
    • Advance analytics and insights to influence strategies and financial results by driving adoption of and leading the development of
      • Customer centric models detailing the impact customers have on profitability
      • Service line models to show the impact of changing business mix on overall profit and rate
      • Fixed and variable cost models
      • Lead the analysis of current and past trends in key performance indicators and provide insights into variances between actual and expected financial results; develop financial insights that are clear, compelling and actionable to drive awareness of business and financial results.
      • Optimize personnel expense by leading the development of tools, processes, and metrics to better understand and staff for the expected workload.
        • Create and define sustainable productivity metrics and reporting (fixed vs. variable, cost/shipment, etc.)
        • Build and implement operational staffing plans incorporating variance to financial plans (volume at 8% in financials, but operationally planning to 4%)
        • Partner to develop strategic operating structure and lead the strategy to incorporate it into reporting, incentive programs and the financial processes
        • Partner with internal teams and leaders to continually build, educate and drive adoption of new insights and concepts
        • Consults as advisor to NAST senior leadership team in ideation and working to assess and improve functional and cross-functional effectiveness towards goals and KPI's
        • Consults with functions and shared services group to drive and champion process change, ensure work in flight is driving necessary results
        • Responsible as a primary liaison or business sponsor to finance, HR, product org, and other shared service groups in execution of NAST support
        • Collaborate with HR and Compensation teams to align business goals and decisions for merit, equity grants, and incentive pay design across the division
        • Establish and deliver budget based on growth goals and expense limits; ensure budget is met with greatest efficiency
        • Continuously innovate modeling, tools and reporting to accurately reflect financials in a rapidly changing environment
        • Lead long term financial planning with business leadership to integrate into overall corporate financial planning routines
        • Manage and develop a high performing team that consistently delivers outstanding results and build team skills through coaching, mentoring and ongoing training and development
        • Manage the team's reward and recognition strategies, including appropriate and consistent compensation administration, year-end compensation planning, periodic compensation adjustments as necessary, and implementing other general employee recognition activities.Required Qualifications:
          • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
          • Minimum 10 years of Finance, Financial Planning & Analysis and/or relevant business experience
          • Minimum 8 years of people management experience; proven success developing talent
          • Ability to travel up to 20% (domestically and internationally)Preferred Qualifications:
            • Strong leadership skills in a global, decentralized, multi-site, growth-oriented company
            • Strong strategic planning and critical thinking skills with the ability to evaluate broad impacts of work
            • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong cross-functional relationships and a team-oriented approach
            • Demonstrated ability to drive change, influence senior leadership and build consensus
            • High level of comfort consulting, challenging and presenting to senior executives
            • Successful influencer who can interact and build relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders and drive action in a complex organization
            • Strong ability to organize, prioritize and manage competing, high priority demands
            • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written and presentation skills with the ability to tailor messaging to the audience
            • Values a diverse and inclusive work environmentQuestioning if you meet the mark? Studies have shown that women and people of color may be less likely to apply unless they match the job description exactly. Here at C.H. Robinson, we're building a diverse and inclusive workplace where all employees feel they belong. If this position excites you, we welcome you to apply whether you check all the preferred qualifications or just a few. You may just be our next great fit!Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action EmployerC.H. Robinson is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We believe in equality for all and celebrate the diversity of our employees, customers and communities. We believe this increases creativity and innovation, drives business growth and enables engaged and thriving teams. We're committed to providing an inclusive environment, free from harassment and discrimination, where all employees feel welcomed, valued and respected.Affirmative Action Employer/EOE/M/F/Disabled/VeteranBenefitsYour Health, Wealth and SelfYour total wellbeing is the foundation of our business, and our benefits support your financial, family and personal goals. We provide the top-tier benefits that matter to you most, including:
              • Two medical plans (including a High Deductible Health Plan)
              • Prescription drug coverage
              • Enhanced Fertility benefits
              • Flexible Spending Accounts
              • Health Savings Account (including employer contribution)
              • Dental and Vision
              • Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance
              • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
              • Paid and floating holidays
              • Paid time off (PTO)
              • Paid parental leave
              • Paid time off to volunteer in your community
              • Charitable Giving Match Program
              • 401(k) with 6% company matching
              • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
              • Plus a broad range of career development, networking, and team-building opportunitiesDig in to our full list of benefits on page.Why Do You Belong at C.H. Robinson? Standing out among the world's largest logistics platforms, C.H. Robinson solves logistics problems for companies across the globe and across industries, from the simple to the most complex. For 100+ years, our global suite of services has innovated trade to seamlessly deliver the products and goods that drive the world's economy. With 20 million shipments annually for 100,000 customers, and millions of dollars contributed to support causes that matter to us, our people and technology literally move the world.As a FORTUNE 200 company, FORTUNE has also named C.H. Robinson one of the World's Most Admired Companies 2022. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, we are proud to be recognized as one of LinkedIn's Top Companies in Minneapolis-St. Paul 2021. And we're not stopping there--- Join us as we collaborate, innovate, and work as one global team to make life better and more sustainable for our customers, communities, and world.

Keywords: C.H. Robinson Europe BV, Eden Prairie , Vice President Finance (North America), Executive , Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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