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Associate Manager,Financial Planning and Analysis

Chicago, Illinois Job ID 20032 Apply

This position reports to the Director, Financial Planning and Analysis, NA Mktg Commercialization and works very closely with Marketing and Customer Marketing teams in providing business decision support, general financial analysis and control to the Home Cleaning business. The successful candidate will bring a broad business perspective to the position, act as a sounding board and liaison to business support groups and participate directly in the formulation of business plans.

Returnship Candidates Are Welcomed To Apply

At SC Johnson we are excited to welcome caregivers back to the workforce. We appreciate the skills you can offer, the perspective you provide, and the contributions you will make. If you have at least 5 years of prior professional experience and have been out of the workforce for two years or more, we encourage you to apply for this role. In this returner-friendly role, you will get the chance to revamp your skills, gain new experience and expand your network as you transition back to the workforce. As a caregiver returning to work, you will also get support through Path Forward, a nonprofit organization on a mission to empower people who’ve been focused on caregiving transition back to the paid workforce.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with brand management to prepare budgets and forecasts that achieve sales, share and profit targets. Anticipate problems and develop contingency plans, including identifying risks/opportunities and recommending changes in support or strategy.
  • Perform complex finance activities, including monthly and ad hoc financial statement analysis and commentary, pricing analytics, and scenario modeling. Ensure accuracy of monthly and year-end financial statements.
  • Proficient in ROI analytics and trade-off analysis of marketing spend. Provide financial counsel to cross-functional teams, improving decision making and developing solutions to address business issues.
  • Serve as a key business advisor to brand management, providing timely and in-depth analyses of planned and executed marketing programs.
  • Manage net working capital by facilitating S&OP process with inventory and business planning teams to ensure that optimal supply and demand decisions are made. Assists with S&OP Step 4 (Integrated Reconciliation) and drives SKU optimization efforts.
  • Drive Delivered Profit improvement by working cross-functionally to identify and implement cost savings projects.
  • Lead special projects across NA that support corporate initiatives/objectives; identify and implement best practices across NA finance; develop processes to improve efficiency or increase analytical capabilities.

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Finance or Accounting preferred)
  • At least 5 years of direct/relevant experience or an advanced degree with a minimum of 3 years of experience.

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • 7 years of direct/relevant experience or advanced degree with at least 5 years of experience.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of the organization.
  • Familiarity with BPC and SAP.
  • Ability to implement and monitor internal controls and develop process improvements.
  • Experience in cost management, sales finance, exposure to marketing/strategic business issues, significant analytical projects, and fundamental accounting.
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, and Power Point.
  • Quick adaptability to multiple computer systems.
  • Proven, successful track record showing steady increase in responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated analytical skillset (i.e., complex financial analysis, discounted cash flow/project valuation) and financial statement management (P&L analysis and modeling).
  • Proven ability to work cross-functionally and make meaningful contributions to a team. Ability to influence, lead projects and effectively collaborate to achieve objectives and produce results.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Remote work is available once a week for eligible employees .
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Better Together

At SC Johnson, we strive to create a positive, inclusive and unique workplace. We strongly believe SCJ people are able to achieve their best when they can collaborate and work together in person.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The policy of the Company is to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, gender identity, gender expression, disability, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in any active or reserve component of the U.S. or state military forces, genetic history or information or any other category protected by law.

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If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 262-260-3343 or email your request to All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information.


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