Business Unit Finance Partner

Finance Brooklyn, New York


Description

Mini-Circuits designs, manufactures, and distributes integrated circuits, modules, and sub-systems for high-performance radio frequency (RF) and microwave applications.  With design, sales, and manufacturing locations in over 30 countries, Mini-Circuits’ products are used in a range of wired and wireless communications applications. Our products are also used in detection, measurement, and imaging applications, including military communication, guidance, and electronic countermeasure systems, commercial, scientific, military land, sea, and aircraft; automotive systems, medical systems, and industrial test equipment.

Mini-Circuits’ sells its products to over 20,000 customers globally through our direct sales force, applications engineering staff, sales representatives, as well as through our extensive website.

Position Summary:

The Finance Business Partner role is an intensive position that allows the employee to see across many different departments and entities at Mini-Circuits (MCL).  This role works with people at all levels of MCL and learns how to navigate the corporate environment to understand how to provide Finance, Sales, and Engineering partners with the items they need to meet business objectives.

The primary responsibilities of the Financial Manager will be to empower the Business Unit Leader, the Product Marketing Manager, and the Product Line Engineer to implement and achieve the current year's business plan.

  • Monitor and address monthly sales growth, product line Gross margin, level of expense, and operating margin achievement.
  • Carefully follow the R&D team model development progress and assess potential risks (sales and cost).
  • Partner with BU leader to engage Sales and Marketing teams, regarding go-to-market strategy and roll-out cost.
  • Focus on the Gross Margin target by ensuring profitable pricing and limiting discount policy but also reviewing the material sourcing process and production strategy.

Salary Range: $93,400 - $140,000 per year

Job Function:

  • Roles:
    • Support BU partners & collaborate on short-term planning.
    • Follow and track current progress.
    • Guide BU partners to achieve all business plan goals.
  • Tasks:
    • Implement short-term (12-15 months) business plan
      • Lead detailed sales/revenue stream forecasting process in collaboration with the BU Product Marketing Manager (PMM), Global Market Manager (GMM), and Regional Sales Manager (RSM).
      • Collaborate with the BU partners to Forecast Gross margin, Headcount, R&D, and Commercial expenses to support the growth of your BU while achieving operating Margin Goals.
  • Review
    • Present Monthly business and financial performance to BU and Finance Leader.
    • Follow R&D Product development stages that are consistent with the operating plan.
    • Ensure the business plan aligns with the go-to-market strategy.
  • Adjust and improve
    • Take action to correct current trends with BU partners and achieve short-term goals.
    • Analyze and adjust (reclass entries) Financial statements.
    • Perform variance analysis of important business drivers for performance vs. budget, forecast, and prior year performance.
    • Perform ad-hoc financial analysis related to current business or new projects.

The duties, responsibilities, and expectations described above are not a comprehensive list and additional tasks may be assigned to the member, within the scope of the position.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting.
  • 7 or more years of Finance and Accounting with:
    • 3-5 Years in FP&A
    • 2 years in accounting
    • 2 years of team management
    • Strong MS Office skills, especially Excel (2 years of everyday experience).
  • Strong grasp of business financials.
  • Demonstrate good personal judgment, and effectively handle tasks under pressure.
  • Track records to develop strong relationships, influence thinking, and drive consensus among a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills needed Ability to operate comfortably, independently, and effectively in a fast-paced, highly cross-functional, rapidly changing environment.
  • Positive attitude and excitement to contribute and grow!
  • Familiarity with financial reporting and planning tools is strongly preferred.
  • Good analysis and problem-solving skills to address the differing issues presented by the customer as well as the business.
  • Discretion to deal with confidential information.
Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and use their hands to operate a computer keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Additional Requirements/Skills:

  • Comply, understand, and support corporate safety initiatives to ensure a safe work environment.
  • Ability and willingness to abide by the Company’s Code of Conduct.
  • Occasional travel, some overnight, as required.

Disclaimer: The listed qualifications and requirements for each position are intended as guidelines.  Mini-Circuits reserves the right to hire outside of these guidelines at Management’s discretion.

Mini-Circuits is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived age, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, sex, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, marital status, familial status, gender identity, gender dysphoria, pregnancy-related condition, and domestic violence victim status or protected class characteristic, or any other protected characteristic as established by federal or state law.