Sr. Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Alvarado, United States
07 December 2021
Permanent Job

Position

Louis Vuitton, U.S. Manufacturing, Inc. proudly operates manufacturing ateliers in California and Texas where our focus is people, quality and safety.  Our vision is “Proud to Craft Louis Vuitton in the USA”.

The Senior FPA Manager is a member of the Rochambeau Leadership Team and the primary reference for all financial matters related to the Rochambeau Workshop.  This role is responsible for driving the business of the workshop and contributing to the vision and strategy of the workshop through; 1) Ensuring reliability of information 2) Preparing budgets, forecasts, and month end reporting, 3) Establishing financial policies, procedures, internal controls, and reporting systems to minimize financial risk and guide financial decisions, 4) and Identifying areas of opportunity, benchmarking, defining action plans and being accountable for deliverables. In addition, this role will lead a growing team of financial professionals, while supporting their career growth and development. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Production & Financial Control

  • Prepare budgets by establishing schedules, collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial data (productivity, material consumption and destruction, freight and duties costs, indirect expenses, investments, and material, where applicable)
  • Prepare and document the monthly profit and loss and other operational KPIs
  • Perform variance analysis (actual results vs. budget) for variable and fixed costs
  • Animate the performance of the Workshop within the Leadership Team
  • Lead and animate improvement projects within the Company
  • Monitor and confirm financial condition by conducting audits
  • Monitor the inventory coverage, evaluate the risk of material obsolescence dimension of the depreciation fund, and supervise the material destruction process
  • Measure and analyze production performance on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis
  • Guide Leadership Team in the resolution of cost, inventory management, and budget issues
  • Ensure compliance with corporate policies and procedures, development and distribution of various reports and provides general advice to managers
  • Monitor the new products ramp-up phase and ensure the achievement of the planned targets
  • Liaise with the accounting department to reconcile, analyze, share data, and ensure accuracy of overall financial reporting
  • Liaise with the FPA community based in Europe
  • Perform other duties as assigned and/or dictated by business needs

 

Reporting

  • Provide information to Director of Finance and management by assembling and summarizing data: prepare reports and presentations of findings and recommendations on how to improve the actual status vs. budget (production cost, materials, efficiency, indirect costs)
  • Monitor capital expenditures and G&A vs. budget with monthly reporting to the Leadership Team

Profile

Principal Skills, Knowledge and Personal Attributes Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Managerial Accounting focus desired
  • Minimum 8-12 years of progressive finance experience, with minimum of 5 years as a Manager
  • Manufacturing industry and costing background preferred
  • Strength of character to manage range of stakeholders
  • Strong, energetic, effective communicator
  • Team oriented and able to thrive as a part of various teams
  • Effectively challenge the status quo to improve performance
  • Ability to assess priorities, effectively cope with change, and navigate fast paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, advanced excel knowledge is required (Macro and Visual basic), knowledge of Power BI/Tableau is preferred
  • Knowledge of JDE One World, and SAP
  • Proficiency in French and/or Spanish is a plus

Louis Vuitton is a company that respects the uniqueness of each employee and offers everyone the means to find their place and thrive. We promote initiatives aimed at supporting professional equality for everyone. We strive to go above and beyond purely symbolic measures by building a culture focused on meaningful strategies aimed at creating an inclusive workforce.  In addition to a generous benefits package, you will also have the unparalleled benefit of career growth and development opportunities, both locally & globally, as an employee at Louis Vuitton, and within the LVMH (Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton) group.

Reference: LVM14976