Finance Manager - Dewatering Vertical Sales Support

Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology company committed to developing innovative technology solutions to the world's water challenges. The Company's products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced infrastructure analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities. The Company's more than 16,500 employees bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on identifying comprehensive, sustainable solutions. Headquartered in Rye Brook, New York with 2017 revenue of $4.7 billion, Xylem does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands.
The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all ? that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com.
Godwin, a Xylem brand, offers a broad product line of fully automatic self-priming pumps used in temporary and permanent applications. With a full range of diesel and electric pumps available to purchase or rent, Godwin pumps are used for dewatering and liquids transfer in mining, constructions, municipal and industrial projects around the world.
The Role: Xylem seeks to hire a Finance Manager (Sales Support). This position would be responsible for providing overall financial support for the Vertical Sales Segments, including providing financial support and direction for new sales initiatives, process improvements, budget, and strategic plan assumptions. The positions will assist as required with support on presentations and ad hoc financial analysis.
Essential Functions:
Manage the overall forecast for Vertical Sales Segment ensuring clear understanding of all variances and critical evaluation of input. (Key result: All variances from forecast, budget and prior year can be adequately explained).
Position will be a key business partner to Vertical Sales Leader ensuring alignment between sales, finance, and operation teams. Attending key sales meeting to understand business and help drive strategic initiatives. (Key result: Meeting or exceeding annual budget Orders/Sales/Standard Margin).
Supporting Vertical Sales Leader with month-end reporting, customer analysis, pricing analytics, product line analysis, margin analysis, forecasting, budgeting, etc.
Driving, supporting revenue synergy actions, managing overall response to market, competitive conditions, and helping to quantify opportunities to improve gross and operating margins.
Provides America's Management with significant insight into the Vertical Sales Segment leading to the effective utilization of resources.
Supports Delegation of Authority for Sales Team
Coordination of Forecasts/ OP, Outlooks, Flash reviews with Vertical Sales Segment
Monthly analysis for GC/ CT leadership
Backlog/ B&B analysis
Consolidated margin analysis
Acting as key business partner with Vertical Sales
Develop Par for expansion and acquisitions in ACT
Support Sales leaders with MBR/ QBR materials
Revenue/ Cost efficiency analysis
S&OP Demand alignment with OPS team
Work with Sales Operations to gather key information on sales pipline, close won/lose rate via Salesforce.com
XBI Reporting
GDP Support
Ad hoc reporting
Key Competencies:
Business partnership
Finance project management
Continuous improvement mindset
Intelligent risk management
Inspiring accountability
Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or financial/accounting with 8-10 years of experience
Must have working knowledge of US GAAP
Must be able to travel 25 - 35% of the time
Must have the ability to engage business process owners in a direct yet professional manner, thoroughly evaluate business processes, and quickly identify potential control gaps.
Requires demonstrated skill in written and oral communications and interview skills.
Advanced Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and HFM skills.
Highest standards of accuracy and precision; highly organized. Articulate with excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to think creatively, highly-driven and self-motivated
Preferred Qualifications:
Physical Demands:
(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Light lifting (20-25 lbs.), office environment
Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility
Work Environment:
(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.
Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours
EOE/Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Disabled

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