Finance Manager, US Wholesale
OUTGROWN YOUR OWN BACKYARD? COME PLAY IN OURS.At Columbia, we're as passionate about the outdoors as you are. And while our gear is available worldwide, we're proud to be based in the Pacific Northwest, where natural wonders are our playground.Every product we make and every task we undertake is inspired by the famous words of our founder Gert Boyle: "It's perfect. Now make it better." As pioneers of relentless improvement, we are constantly evolving.We believe the outdoors is ours to protect and strive to keep our planet healthy. We believe in empowering people to experience the outdoors to the fullest.And we believe in you.ABOUT THE POSITION Columbia Sportswear Finance & Accounting teams oversee the financial health and forward strategy for a portfolio of four global brands. These teams exercise expertise across Compliance, Credit, Financial Planning and Reporting, Tax, Treasury, and Strategy. Advancing traditional Finance & Accounting functions, the organization is also driving exciting innovation in the application of advanced analytics and automated intelligenceAs the Manager for Columbia's US Wholesale business you will provide strategic and financial planning and analysis support for the US Wholesale Columbia leadership team. Within this role you'll deliver financial plans and deep business and financial analysis to inform and influence decision making at the region and corporate levels.You'll lead the charge on identifying, analyzing and monitoring issues that affect profitability, growth and productivity. You will also guide the creation of financial and non–financial strategic alternatives, along with the development and maintenance of operational plans.HOW YOU'LL MAKE A DIFFERENCE Financial Planning:Lead the development and compilation of the long–range plan, annual budget and quarterly forecasts for the US Wholesale Columbia business. Ensure that the objectives inherent in financial plans are consistent with Columbia's strategic plan. Perform financial analysis, addressing variances, tracking root causes and identifying and recommending potential risks, opportunities, and resource allocation–based decisions.Own delivery of all financial forecasts for the US Wholesale business, providing deep expertise on financial drivers within the plan.Develop executive review materials to communicate financial plans and to inform related decisions including strategic initiatives, marketing, capital expenditures, headcount and other forms of investment. Clearly articulate and present financial plans and business cases to executive leadership.Support aggregation of US Wholesale Columbia into the North America Regional plan for all financial planning deliverables, coordinating needed inputs with peers in NA Direct to Consumer and Canada finance roles and serving as primary point of contact for the North America GM.Partner with Planning and Accounting teams to ensure alignment and understanding of inputs to the US Wholesale Columbia financial plan, including corporate forecast, inventory and other COGS analysis and planning.Financial & Management Reporting:Develop and distribute regional financial and management reporting to inform leadership regarding business performance and to aid in influencing decisions that impacts financial performance including profitability and cash flow.Lead and support the development and presentation of the North America Quarterly Business Review (QBR) with the region's leadership team, to an audience including corporate executives and Finance leadership. Ensure the QBR represents regional business performance and isolate key decisions and business issues requiring executive visibility and input.Contribute to efforts improving CSC's capability in measuring, reporting and analyzing all aspects related to regional performance. Partner with corporate finance teams to evolve these capabilities at the enterprise and regional levels.YOU ARE Detailed and analytical, driving financial analyses and cross–functional projects to inform decision making and needed operational improvements based on financial trends and resultsA born problem solver, engaging with the regional leadership team in review of business and financial analysis to resolve issues and recommend decisions and courses of actionCollaborative and consultative, capable of engaging with the VP, senior business leadership, and key cross–functional partners to align expectations and set priorities in support of the EVP and GM for the US Wholesale marketYOU HAVE 10+ years of relevant business experience with accountability for financial planning, reporting and analysisBachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting or a business–related field – MBA or CPA is of additional interestAbility to independently lead and drive complex and cross–functional business analyses, processes, programs and/or projectsDemonstrated financial modeling/analysis skills (including economic analysis concepts – IRR, NPV, etc.) with ability to evaluate and translate business performance or proposals into an objective business case and financial evaluationSuperior business and financial acumen with an ability to effectively influence and challenge key decision making including that of executive leadershipExperience working for a multi–national consumer products company – preferredTo learn more about our hiring process during COVID–19, click here .#LI–SR1Columbia Sportswear Company and our portfolio of brands, including Columbia, SOREL, Mountain Hardwear and prAna, know a thing or two about adventures. After all, we've been on one since 1938, working to perfect the art of enjoying the outdoors. Behind everything we make is an employee who's found that the greatest adventure starts with joining a company that strives to do the right thing.This job description is not meant to be an all–inclusive list of duties and responsibilities, but constitutes a general definition of the position's scope and function in the company.At Columbia Sportswear Company (CSC), we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law. CSC believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.