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Timberland: Director, FPA Global Brands



New Hampshire, USA
Posted on Sunday, January 14, 2024

Director of FP&A: Become the Newest Member of the VF Family

The global brands financial planning and analysis team serves as the critical partner for the brand’s global leadership team. The team is responsible for creating and analyzing all short term and long-term strategic planning, financial, and operational aspects of the brand’s Global business. The Director of FP&A will lead the financial planning process of the strategic future year plans, model new growth vectors and opportunities for continuous improvement, and collaborate with cross-functional teams to monitor progress against these growth initiatives. This will include financial checkpoints throughout the product creation process with a key focus on margin expansion, product KPI’s linked to the LRP, and financial gaps versus the strategic outlook. This individual will work closely and collaboratively with global brand leaders, global Merchandising Planning & Operations, Strategy, Supply chain and regional finance teams.

How You Will Make A Difference:

  • Establish 3Yr rolling financial plan (LRP) partnering with global strategy, global merch planning & Ops, product, supply chain and regional finance teams. Understand brand strategy and influence plans through a financial lens.

  • Analyze short term (actual and forecast) and long term (annual plan and strategic plan) business trends in all channels utilizing KPIs from multiple sources across the business and provide creative and innovation solutions that impact the business.

  • Understand all aspects and strategies of the brand and support global brand Presidents with BOD, ELT and ad hoc request/analysis through earnings and monthly/quarterly meeting cadence. Understand which channels and product could potentially accelerate and impact the business metrics.

  • Establish key milestones where finance can "influence" or drive additional perspective on margin expansion. This will include monitoring KPI’s which influence global pricing architecture, design to value, sourcing, fabric buys, price point adoption, regional line adoption, and checkpoints against growth initiatives.

  • Monitor/control global brand costs global marketing spend, product (design, merch, innovation, sustainability, etc) and Marketing teams. Define and align with HR hiring/promotion process to establish clear visibility/support for global brand President and leadership team.

  • Support Global DT/SC on future investments needs (regional/global roll-up) to set brand driven expectations based on strategic initiatives and growth drivers.

  • Support global initiatives and savings across product detail pages (PDP), fixtures, and additional consolidation efforts to region/global P&L’s.

  • Working across the entire organization, establish standardized global cost framework to enable clear accountability and comparison of Global and regional cost structures within the brand.

  • Support global Go-to-Market (GTM) process providing feedback and sharing gaps versus 3YP assumptions and updating rolling models based on adjustments to growth initiatives and assortment.

  • Accountable for the consolidation of the brand’s global financials, ensuring a holistic view of the brands’ current performance against prior year and financial plan. This will including building global commentary on key financial variances with a focus on consumer/marketing, product, and marketplace.

  • Drive adherence to operating budgets and achieve annual SG&A savings goals to fuel further brand investment.

  • Accountable for the consolidation of product-level revenue reporting, supporting Global brand leaders and various GTM, GSM, and other commercial planning processes.

  • Perform people leadership responsibilities of the team. Actively participate in the development of team personnel through mentoring, teaching, support of department initiatives, and exhibiting a positive attitude.

  • Support business partners with key strategic initiatives and ad hoc requests through data gathering, analytics and putting together a business case for review by Senior Management.

  • Analyze short term (actual and forecast) and long term (annual plan and strategic plan) business trends in all channels utilizing KPIs from multiple sources across the business.

Years of Related Professional Experience: 10+

Education/Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, or other related discipline, and 10+ years of related professional experience. Master’s degree or CPA preferred.

  • 5+ years of people leadership experience

  • Fortune 500 publicly traded company experience in a matrix organization performing Financial Analysis and Planning strongly preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to influence and convey data to different levels within the organization

  • Strong financial modeling skills, especially income statement and cash flow analysis

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

  • Outstanding PC skills in Microsoft environment, including spreadsheet, database, word processing and presentation capabilities

  • Ability to work closely with the Finance and Operations staffs while driving a results-oriented culture and an atmosphere of accountability

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks in a dynamic environment & to be a team player

  • Highly organized & achievement-oriented self-starter, able to handle multiple demands & competing priorities

  • Detail-oriented with exceptional analytical skills

  • Ability to effectively present findings to management in a clear and concise manner

Special Physical and/or Mental Requirements:

  • Varies, minimum travel required

  • Hybrid Office Arrangement - 4 days per week in office, 1 day remote work

Hiring Range:

$132,000.00 USD - $165,000.00 USD annually

Incentive Potential: This position is eligible for additional compensation awards that may include an annual incentive plan, sales incentive, or commission potential. Specific details of the additional compensation eligibility for this position will be provided during the recruiting and interview process.

Benefits at VF Corporation: You can review a general overview of each benefit program offered, including this year's medical plan rates on www.MyVFbenefits.com and by clicking Looking to Join VF? Detailed information on your benefits will be provided during the hiring process.

Please note, our hiring ranges are determined and built from market pay data. In determining the specific compensation for this position, we comply with all local, state, and federal laws.

Pursuant to all applicable local Fair Chance Ordinance requirements, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, VF will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.