Senior Finance Manager
Regional Reporting Plant Controlling Quotations & Pricing Supply Chain
Results-focused finance professional with extensive experience in the automotive industry. Career highlights include successful assignments with leading global OEM supplier at the corporate, divisional, plant and international levels.
March 2008 to Current
Senior Purchasing Manager Farmington Hills, MI - August 2011 to Current
Financial Controller for Bosch NA Indirect Purchasing Organization - approx. $1 billion annual purchasing volume:
•Creating and Implementing standardized processes for departmental activities.
•Defining controlling metrics for project tracking and savings calculations.
•Budget planning responsibility across 30+ locations and $12m department budgets.
Senior Finance Manager Farmington Hills, MI - March 2008 to August 2011
Financial Controlling and Reporting for Bosch NA Diesel Systems division - approx $1 billion annual revenue:
•Managing six direct reports working in two groups – product reporting and S,G&A controlling.
•Reporting monthly results to global division headquarters as well as NA management.
•Coordinating quarterly forecasts and annual business plan including over $150m in departmental budgets.
•Supporting cross functional departments in development project planning and sales coverage.
•Preparing monthly presentations for divisional board meetings.
•Providing ad-hoc support to divisional controller and regional president.
Corporate Controller Detroit, MI - January 2007 to March 2008
Financial Controller for GM OnStar - Subscriber Services Organization:
•Managing budgets for call center operations as well as administrative costs and initiatives.
•Preparing monthly forecasts and the annual budget.
•Reporting quarterly financial results to senior leadership board.
•Measuring and monitoring opportunity and risk information.
January 2000 to December 2006
Sales Pricing and Planning Manager Farmington Hills, MI - January 2006 to December 2006
Product Quotations, Pricing & Revenue planning for Bosch NA Electronics Division - approx. $1 billion annual revenue:
•Ensuring quotations of accuracy, quality and profitability were maintained in all product areas.
•Conducting workshops with customers to achieve the common goal of cost optimization.
•Coordinating quotations between manufacturing sites, sales groups and product teams.
•Forecasting both short term and long term revenue for all products in the division.
•Managing the daily activities of six analysts while supporting their long-term development.
Senior Financial Analyst Farmington Hills, MI - July 2004 to December 2005
Commercial Member for the Bosch NA Thermal Systems Product Team - approx. $300m annual revenue.
Intern Manager of Product Team Controlling Department (4 direct reports) - approx. $900m annual revenue:
•Reporting and analysis of financial results to product team and divisional contacts in Germany.
•Planning product costs and departmental budgets during annual business plan process.
•Supporting product team in all commercial issues, calculations, analysis and presentations.
•Overseeing long term business plan process between plant and corporate locations.
•Providing ad-hoc support and presentations to executive management.
Plant Costing Team Leader - International Assignment Toluca, Mexico - June 2001 to June 2004
Three year international assignment at Bosch OEM production plant located in central Mexico. In addition to professional knowledge developed, fluency in Spanish was also acquired. Annual goals achieved as follows:
•Year 1: Cost analyst responsible for product quotations, standard costing, business planning and reporting.
•Year 2: Defined the Team Leader role, improving departmental activities and international relations with US & European affiliates. Controlled 3 distinct product areas of the plant (Airflow, Actuator, & Wiper Systems).
•Year 3: Continued as Team Leader, supervised 4 cost analysts, reviewed new product quotations, coordinated annual business plan, and provided frequent analytical and presentation support to plant controller and commercial plant manager.
Financial Analyst Farmington Hills, MI - January 2000 to May 2001
Enthusiastically entered the automotive industry as an entry level analyst, motivated to learn the business:
•Financial analysis, reporting, and planning for Airflow, Actuator, and Wiper System product areas.
•Variance explanation reporting to product teams and divisional controllers in Germany.
•Sales and inventory consolidation and reporting for North American Operations.
Fund Accountant - Trust Operations Detroit, MI - June 1998 to December 1999
•Performed mutual fund valuations with daily and monthly closing dates.
•Balanced and reconciled fund assets between two unique accounting systems.
•Strictly adhered to trading, valuation and reporting procedures and deadlines.
•Maintained daily contact with mutual fund managers to ensure proper cash management.
Lived and worked for 3 consecutive years in Toluca, Mexico (located 40 miles SW of Mexico City)
Fluent in Spanish with strong understanding of Mexican culture
Frequent travel to Europe (mainly Germany) on business for meetings/workshops
MS Office, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word, SAP FI/CO, Hyperion, Essbase and GM accounting systems
Managed SAP implementation of FI/CO and Project Systems modules at Bosch (2010-2011)
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