VP, Financial Planning & Analysis in Marysville, OH at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 4/25/2021

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Job Description

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day.  Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace.  Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​

Job Overview:

The VP, Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) reports to the Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for leading the process of setting business targets and coordinating the budget and forecasting processes. This role monitors business performance, advises on the financial consequences of major decisions and leads the process of reporting financial and managerial data.  The VP, FP&A makes recommendations targeted at improving and safeguarding financial results. Works with leadership to develop financial goals & objectives, understanding strategic alignment and expected growth rates, along with financial targets across the organization.. This role collaborates with operational leaders to identify and quantify strategic opportunities and risks from a financial perspective; provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities. 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Communicate the mission, vision, and values; set and communicate the strategy for delivering these within the FP&A function; inspire a diverse global workforce. Remove obstacles for their team.

  • Develop a global FP&A strategy that is aligned with the overall strategy.

  • Lead strategic risk modeling and scenario planning for business-critical decisions to support business strategy and to identify and mitigate risk in line with the risk appetite. Advise on strategic modeling of risk scenarios to comply with the risk appetite.

  • Provide specialist advice to the leadership team to guide the implementation of policy and the design and implementation of projects and change initiatives.

  • Identify and manage stakeholders, finding out their needs/issues/concerns and reacting by leading and coordinating the development of stakeholder engagement plans to support the communication of business information and decisions.

  • Represent the organization in external relations with investors, analysts, shareholders, and the public.

  • Ensure the FP&A strategy is implemented with a focus on enterprise alignment and integration.

  • Develop a diverse pipeline of talent. Ensure the right leaders are in the right roles.


Competencies Required:

  • Applies knowledge of business and the marketplace to advance the organization's goals. For example, ensures that the team understands and discusses relevant industry changes. Gives strong messages about how people's efforts make a difference to the broader organization.

  • Anticipates and balances the needs of multiple stakeholders. 

  • Maneuvers comfortably through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics. For example, appreciates the main elements of the organizational culture and politics; gives others advice on how to operate effectively. Brings initiatives to the attention of those who can act as champions and advocates.

  • Makes sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems. For example, sees the systematic elements of issues' the major connections, linkages, and interdependencies. Ensures the organization has reliable ways to gather needed information.

  • Interprets and applies key financial indicators to make better business decisions. For example, uses sophisticated analysis and modeling to determine the returns and risks associated with investments; consistently makes wise choices in this area. Creates systems to gain a clear and accurate picture of organizational performance.

  • Knows the most effective and efficient processes to get things done, with a focus on continuous improvement. For example, emphasizes continuous improvement and quality outcomes across the organization and with external partners. Facilitates organization-wide adoption of best practices and lessons learned.

  • Plans and prioritizes work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals. For example, stays focused on plans and improvises in response to changes, including risks and contingencies. Aligns own team's work with other workgroups'. Looks ahead to determine and obtain needed resources to complete plans.

  • Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives. 

  • Gains the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity. For example, builds a team with an exemplary reputation for reliability and for meeting even difficult commitments. Builds trust among people and groups by ensuring honest and up-front communication; maintains transparency.

  • Develops people to meet both their career goals and the organization's goals. For example, builds long-term succession for key roles. Builds a learning culture in the team; uses teachable situations to offer insightful coaching. Recommends and facilitates activities and assignments that help people grow.

  • Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. For example, engages diverse groups by communicating in a way that matches each group's preferences. Listens carefully and probes beneath the surface to gain richer insight on others' views.


Minimum Qualifications: 

Education level: Bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration, accounting, or related discipline.

  • CPA required

  • 10+ years' total experience in finance and accounting

  • 7+ years' experience in a management role in finance and accounting

Our commitment to LiveTotal Health puts the wellness and safety of our associates and their families as the top priority.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring associate safety has been a primary focus for all of us at Scotts.  During this year’s flu season and the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring our US associates to get a flu vaccine. This safety measure will help protect our associates, our families and our communities.  We recognize a medical or personal circumstance may prevent you from meeting this requirement and we have a process to address those concerns. 

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Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.

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