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Finance Director, Strategy and Change

United States - MI - Holland

Job Description

The Director Finance, Strategy & Change leads financial analysis and decision making for strategic initiatives and change program activities within the North America region for Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI). This role partners closely with the North America Strategy function, driving strategic initiatives cross-functionally from idea through execution.

 

The successful candidate will have a well-rounded financial leadership background, with exceptionally strong business acumen. The candidate will also exemplify excellent communication, partnership, and problem-solving skills.  This position will operate as a business leader with strong initiative and commitment to the continuous improvement throughout the enterprise.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead the development of complex financial models (e.g.,
    discounted cash flow models, pro forma P&Ls, multiple analysis of
    comparable projects, and sensitivity analysis) to assess the financial impact
    of projects and strategies geared toward moving YFAI to the next level.
  • Lead financial analysis, business case development and
    approval, and financial project execution for the region’s strategic
    initiatives, including network optimization and footprint planning, M&A
    analysis, and many other outside-the-normal course of business projects. This
    includes both working cross-functionally within the enterprise, as well as
    engaging 3rd parties where appropriate to gather necessary information for
    informed decision making.
  • Assist in presenting findings and preparing deliverables to
    executive management, including financial valuations/proformas and
    presentations that develop and communicate the business case.
  • Assist with the integration and execution of the projects, tracking
    and ensuring that projects deliver expected results to the company’s bottom
    line.
  • Provide financial support to Sales and Operations Planning
    (S&OP) and new business acquisition process.
  • Drive process improvement to the team’s financial processes
    and systems. Identify opportunities standardize, automate, reduce complexity,
    and non-essential work flows.
  • Partner cross-functionally to identify organization-wide
    cost transformation opportunities, vetting their financial feasibility.    

Your Qualifications

  • BS Degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent, MBA strongly
    preferred
  • 10+ years’ experience in financial leadership, with a
    well-rounded background (Operations Finance, Commercial Finance, etc.)
  • Exceptionally strong leadership and presentation skills,
    and the ability to explain and communicate financial results to senior
    management in an understandable and actionable format for decision-making
    purposes.
  • Demonstrated track record of building trust and operating
    effectively within a dynamic and changing organization.
  • Team player with a strong ability to build relationships
    and instill confidence and trust with executive management and internal
    stakeholders.
  • High level of proficiency at analysis of complex financial
    information and interpretation into useful information communicated to
    non-financial leaders
  • Ability to travel to locations within region as business
    conditions dictate; Estimate 10-15%.
  • Preferred software skills: Hyperion (HFM), MS
    Office suite, QAD.

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Published: 05/30/2018
Job Field: Finance & Accounting
Location: United States - MI - Holland
REQ. NO.: 18001924
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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI)

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors – today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has approximately 110 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 18 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture automotive interior components for all automakers. LEARN MORE

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