Valmont Industries, Inc. Financial Planning & Business Analyst in Valley, Nebraska
15000 Valmont Plaza Omaha Nebraska 68154
Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.
A Brief Summary of This Position:
The Financial Planning & Business Analyst is responsible for conducting and documenting a variety of financial economic and statistical analysis projects. The position is also responsible for monitoring business drivers to highlight business risks and opportunities in order to influence business decisions. It is part of a team that provides accurate and timely financial analysis, reports, and scenario/pro-forma modeling to support external earnings guidance, internal forecasts, the annual budget and three-year strategic plan as well as other company initiatives. A Financial Planning & Business Analyst is assigned to support a particular segment of our business and is a vital contributor to that segment’s goals and objectives. This individual must exhibit business acumen, work in a matrix environment involving a wide variety of stakeholders, and demonstrate a passion for technology and simplification. This position servers as a key enabler of the finance organization by serving as a liaison between the business segment and the FP&A center of excellence.
This position reports to the Vice President Finance Business Partner with matrix responsibilities with the Vice President of FP&A and has no direct reports
This role requires up to 10% travel domestically and internationally, including overnight stays
Perform financial analysis by leveraging financial models in order to provide insightful financial information that supports our internal customers’ ability to make informed business decisions
Proactively identify business risks and opportunities through profitability analyses leveraging both financial and operational data which can be used to draw conclusions on decision points
Leverage technology to initiate and drive deep dive analysis to enable decision making, execution and/or strategic planning at the business unit level
Partner with the FP&A center of excellence to support the planning and forecasting processes inclusive of P&L, Balance Sheet & Cash Flow by providing insights on the key drivers for each area of the business
Work with cross-functional teams to define and track key performance indicators which can assist in influencing outcomes
Provide support for internal and external presentations and ad/hoc requests
Facilitate process improvement efforts through initiatives and training others in new ways of approaching financial work
Develop and maintain effective relationships with Financial Business Partners to maintain linkage between FP&A Center of Excellence and the Valmont business segments in order to influence decisions
Researches, analyzes, and synthesizes data from multiple sources into business information as directed and by self-identification of business information needs.
Analyze financial models that are powered by big data to inform quarterly forecasts, budgeting/planning across the P&L, investment evaluation and prioritization, and commercial decision-making
Partner with business stakeholders to understand their financial needs, support company leadership to implement financial and operational goals, and apply financial insights to improve decision-making
Interpretation and leverage of statistical and machine learning models
Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
Preferred Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, FinTech, Economics or a related field with 3+ years of relevant experience or Associates Degree with 5+ years of relevant experience or 7+ years of relevant experience
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Budgeting skills – ability to create detailed files and then summarize that data so it can be presented
Ability to successfully navigate, prioritize and problem solve in ambiguous circumstances
Desire and ability to take ownership of tasks and work autonomously while part of a matrixed team
High level skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
Technical curiosity: interest in learning data analytics and presentation tools such as Power BI; ability to remain current on analysis tools and trends to drive competitive advantage.
Financial modeling skills: ability to create pro forma or forecasted Income Statements, Balance Sheets, and Cash Flow Statements
Understanding of macroeconomics factors: how foreign currency and commodities (steel, zinc, etc.) impact financial performance and ability to incorporate this understanding into financial modeling
Knowledge of valuation and project evaluation techniques such as discounted cash flow analysis, internal rate of return, net present value, return on invested capital, and weighted average cost of capital
Creative “out of the box” thinker who can translate strategies into concrete tactical plans
Sound judgment and decision-making skills
Demonstrates a team mentality with a willingness to do what is necessary for the greater good of the company
Influence: Self-motivated with an ability to motivate other employees into action; able to collaborate and influence across all levels of an organization
Executive Presence: comfortable collaborating with and making presentations and recommendations to C-level executives
Strong organizational skills: history of balancing competing priorities with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business while meeting deadlines.
Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to manage time-sensitive projects
Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:
An MBA and/or advanced analytics degree a plus
Experience building or leveraging machine learning models or use of artificial intelligence analysis
Experience with OneStream/Hyperion/HFM tools
Intermediate or advanced experience with Power BI
Experience supporting global, matrixed organization
Experience in manufacturing, infrastructure and/or supply chain industries
Other Important Details about the Role:
This position exercises autonomy while reporting in a matrixed environment (to both the functional and business teams). The ability and desire to navigate competing priorities and execute in a fast-paced, dynamic environment is vital.
Benefits: Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Well-being benefit package to ensure their individual and family’s overall wellness needs are met. Benefits include*: o Medical, dental and vision insurance o Paid time off o Employer paid life insurance o Employer paid short-term and long-term disability o Retirement plans o Dependent care o Employee assistance programs o Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, mortgage services, home & auto insurance, health coaching and more. Due to the nature of Valmont’s Global Business and Union contracts, not all benefits are the same.
Working Environment and Physical Efforts:
Work is typically performed in an office setting. The incumbent is regularly required to sit for extended periods of time, as well as talk and listen on the phone and in personal conversations or meetings. Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time. 5% travel requirements for this position. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms while working in the office with various files and forms and while working on the computer. The employee is occasionally required to move about the office. Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds in working with large files, binders, and computer equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment email EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.
Valmont Industries, Inc. is a leading producer and distributor of products and services for the infrastructure and agricultural markets.
Valmont began in 1946 when founder, Robert B. Daugherty, combined his $5,000 savings with a wholehearted belief that business could and should be done better. From those modest beginnings, the company grew into a global leader of engineered products and services for infrastructure, and water-conserving irrigation equipment and solutions for agriculture.
From lighting and traffic structures to guide the way, to communication towers that keep people connected, to utility structures that power homes and businesses, to irrigation equipment and technology that helps grow the world’s food, we are committed to Conserving Resources. Improving Life ® .
Four primary business segments comprise Valmont: Engineered Support Structures; Coatings; Irrigation and Utility Support Structures. We manufacture products in over 80 different facilities spread across 6 continents and do business in over 22 different countries. Valmont is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol (VMI).
We are passionate about our products. We pride ourselves on being people of integrity who excel at delivering results. We pursue opportunities for growth by taking products and processes to new markets, developing new products for existing markets, and continually improving across the company to ensure that Valmont solutions are always the global industry leader.