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Senior Financial Analyst Supply Chain Design and Indirect Procurement Job - #1424735A6

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Location: Minnetonka, Minnesota, Mid-West United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
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Open Til: 21-Feb-12
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Agronomy
Career Type: General
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive

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Division: Corn & Soya
Function: Finance
City: Minnetonka
State/Province: Minnesota [MN]
Country: United States [US]
Position Title: Senior Financial Analyst Supply Chain Design and Indirect Procurement
Job ID: 2526

Role Purpose/Accountabilities:
Business Partner within North America Production and Supply Finance organization influencing the business strategy and decision making by providing financial expertise, challenging business views, supporting analysis including strategic planning/budgeting/forecasting, monthly and ad hoc financial analysis. The Senior Financial Analyst Supply Chain Design and Indirect Procurement will:

  1. Support measurements, financial validation and monitoring of NA Supply Chains and Indirect Procurement activities.
  2. Prepare weekly, monthly and annual financial analysis and reports
  3. Investigate variances to expectations.
  4. Proactively provide financial modeling, analysis & decision support on business cases, cost & capital decisions.
  5. Develop a value based management framework & promote value creation.
  6. Support and assist in driving improvement projects to meet expectations.


  • Develops and improves analysis and reporting to ensure that key drivers are tracked, reported and analyzed to help drive business performance to meet budgets and forecasts.
  • Provide financial support for Supply Chain Design strategic planning and long term plans.
  • Provides financial insight and prepares financial models and scenario analysis in support of Supply Chain Design efforts.
  • Provide periodic ongoing financial reports and analysis for Indirecet Procurment Managers.
  • Review and analyze monthly Departmental Expense reports for SupplyChain Design and Indirect Procurement.
  • Prepare and provide analysis for monthly Financial Forecasts (LO’s and LE’s) for Supply Chain Design and Indirect Procurement Managers.
  • Coordinate the development, analysis and bridging of annual Supply Chain Design and Indirect Procurement budget numbers and forecasts, including indirect procurement savings.
  • Lead and/or assist with analysis and tracking of applicable indirect procurement cost savings projects and $Bank score boarding.
  • Complete ad hoc financial reports and analysis as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

Critical knowledge:

  • Understanding of key accounting, financial analysis, benchmarking and variance analysis in a manufacturing and distribution environment and a general working knowledge of Supply Chain processes.
  • Critical experience
  • Accounting / Finance degree required; MBA preferred. Background with strong analysis, modeling and experience for improving business and financial performance.
  • Strategic planning and solid reporting/analysis skills.
  • Experience with multi-site, multi system, complex logistics and manufacturing environments and standard cost accounting, and transfer pricing is considered a plus

Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities:

  • Strong analytical and financial skills
  • Ability to simplify complex data and give clarity to the information.
  • Ability to use analytical and business case development skills to identify and drive cost savings and process improvement.
  • Strong communicatons and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent PC skills, particularly in Excel financial modeling and PowerPoint presentations
  • Proficient in SAP (or other ERP systems), Data warehouse, Microsoft Office Suite environments
  • Strong Problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced growing environment
  • Strong change management skills

Critical leadership capabilities:

  • Results Oriented
  • Customer Focused
  • Innovative
  • Develops networks across the organization

Critical Success Factors & Key Challenges:

  • Expert Excel /Data warehouse, PowerPoint skills
  • Ability to grasp complex system infrastructure
  • Good communication skills
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Ability to drive improvement and efficiency initiatives
  • Pro-actively providing insightful and challenging analysis to add value
  • Ability to identify key business drivers through detailed analysis
  • SAP experience

Additional Information:

  • Up to 20% travel required.
  • Minimum of 5 years post graduate experience
  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the US.