Abbott Manager FP&A - Latin America & Canada in Des Plaines, Illinois

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Abbott Molecular (AMD) has an opening for Manager FP&A - Latin American and Canada - Commercial. This individual will support AMD Latin America and Canada (LAC) commercial business by acting as key business partner of Regional Director Latin America, Country GM Brazil and Country GM Canada. Provide financial planning & analysis and reporting needs of the LAC sales and service organization. Primary responsibilities include reporting and analysis of financial results, completion of quarterly rolling LBEs, management of service and SG&A spending and gross margin improvement initiatives.

Core Job Responsibilities

Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

-Coordinate the quarterly rolling LBEs for LAC region

-Coordinate monthly reporting of actual performance results (sales; product margin; and sales & service expenses)

-Provide budget support to sales and service teams

-Provide analysis of gross and operating margin vs. multiple benchmarks; customer mix; and product mix; resulting in conclusions and recommendations to organization to change behavior in execution and/or forecast methodologies.

  • Identify and implement margin improvement initiatives to assist business partners to meet or exceed their goals.

  • Provide ongoing analytical and budgetary support

  • Provide strategic support to the LAC commercial organization; assist with long-term strategy development and service gross margin improvement opportunities.

Minimum Education

-BS in Accounting or Finance required.

-CPA/MBA preferred.

Minimum Experience / Training Required

-5+ years of progressive Finance or Accounting experience required.

-Experience supporting a commercial sales team preferred.

-Experience with TM1, SAP preferred.

-Ability to work with commercial leaders to facilitate execution of sales & margin targets and planning/forecasting activities.

-Ability to assess the reasonableness of expense forecasts and accurately project spending activities

-Proven ability to identify root causes of sales and margin variances and recommend behavioral changes to maximize results going forward.

-Ability to manage multiple planning, forecasting, and analysis activities and deadlines simultaneously.

-Ability to analyze existing processes (transactional, financial planning, administrative, etc.), identify opportunities for improvement, and significantly reduce the amount of human capital involved in non-value add activities.

-Ability to develop talent with direct support staff.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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