Head of Finance - Titleist Golf Balls
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Head of Finance, Titleist Golf Balls
As the Head of Finance, you will be the senior Finance leader for the Titleist Golf Ball business. This role will be tasked with driving a collaborative process among the business stakeholders that enhances the financial performance across all global regions. Your focus will be on financial transparency, margin and OPEX analysis, strategic demand planning, pricing, and forecasting, end of product life cycle management and balancing exceptional service levels with working capital efficiency.
- Partner with and advise Ball Senior Management leaders on the development of the three-year strategic plan, annual business plan and budgeting process.
- Provide financial support and analysis on revenue reducers, variances, and direct and in-direct operating expenses.
- Monitor and present monthly results (suitable for both a finance and non-finance audience), analyze areas of opportunity, deliver insights, and highlight priority areas for focus.
- Provide action plans to address issues and ensure corrective actions are delivered on a timely basis.
- Provide the Ball Senior Management team with day-to-day financial and business analyses that support operational decision-making and identify risks and opportunities which impact business performance.
- This includes such areas as planning and evaluation of in-market promotions, sales programs, end of product life-cycle transitions, freight considerations and working capital.
- Work with the Sales and Product Management & Marketing Teams to proactively review major model pricing based upon value to the golfer, competitive benchmarking, and margin analysis.
- Support the President in leading the Golf Ball business through the long-term business & financial planning, capital spending, budgeting, and forecasting processes with an aim to drive financial performance.
- This includes partnering with the Ball Operations Supply Chain and Global Demand Planning team on the development of a tighter and more consistent Mid-Month sales forecasting process and monthly review of shifts in model mix to help anticipate trends in the ball business.
- Act as the financial conduit to the Acushnet Finance Team in Fairhaven HQ and Global Regions, and CFO, collaborating with key team members to support the Golf Ball Business as needed.
If you have a BS /BA degree and an MBA (preferred) with a minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible management experience exhibiting expertise in operational financial strategy, business planning and strong analytical and problem-solving skills, please apply. You must have strong initiative, a collaborative leadership style and demonstrated business acumen with excellent written and verbal communication skills.