Financial Analyst II

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POST DATE 9/8/2016
END DATE 10/8/2016

Plexus Buffalo Grove, IL

Buffalo Grove, IL
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Job Overview

Provides financial leadership to the Customer Focus Team at a manufacturing site, and drives financial performance improvement. Responsible for a variety of financial activities, including product costing and pricing, sales and margin forecasting, analysis of customer margins, costs, key balance sheet metrics and financial risk avoidance.


* Ensure pricing models are properly implemented and executed, and lead the customer repricing process for assigned customers

* Lead monthly customer sales and margin forecast process. Prepare accurate monthly customer sales forecasts and weekly updates

* Proactively manage customer financial results, including margin management and cost recovery

* Possess a thorough understanding of customer contracts and pricing models in place for assigned customers. Lead risk mitigation and cost recovery initiatives for the customer, and help ensure pricing models are managed appropriately

* Complete margin analysis and pro-forma customer financials based on unit cost and price

* Work with the Customer Director/Manager and Program Manager to ensure proper implementation date of customer-approved pricing and load into ERP system in accordance with corporate procedures

* Work with the Customer Team to help ensure quoted margins and costs are maintained and that the team understands what is driving them

* Ensure proper accounting of customer financial results including Sarbanes-Oxley implications

* Support Corporate Collections and Program Manager on resolution of past-due accounts receivables

* Partner with regional/corporate cost accounting to help ensure key Balance Sheet and P&L accounts are properly stated

* Minimal travel may be required to meet the needs of the business (10%)

* Additional duties as assigned by management

Skills & Abilities

* Employee must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently and in a team environment

* Excellent communication and organizational skills are essential

* Advanced user of Microsoft Excel

Experience & Education

* A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field is required

* Experience of 1 year is required for this position, assuming education requirements are met. Equivalent industry experience of 3 or more years is highly desirable.


All offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing a drug screen and upon completion of a confidentiality agreement.

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