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Car Care Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Manager in Houston, TX at ITW Polymers and Fluids

Date Posted: 5/16/2019

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Job Description


Title: Car Care Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Manager

Reports to: Division Controller, ITW Car Care & Mexico

Job Location:  Houston, TX (Office based role – not remote role)


Manages financial planning, analysis and reporting functions for the Car Care Division. Responsible for delivering ongoing reporting, forecasting, budgeting, and value-added business analysis as well as providing leadership on financial process improvement.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform Ongoing Analysis
    • Weekly Sales Flash Reporting
    • Review Pricing and Promotional Activity
    • New Product Introductions
  • Perform Monthly Analysis
    • Outlook Preparation
    • Results Variance Analysis
    • Management Reporting Key Metrics
    • Sales and Margin Performance Management
  • Perform Quarterly Analysis
    • Financial Reporting
    • Growth Lever Tracking
    • Price Cost Reporting
  • Support the business through analysis of current trends, opportunities, processes to drive efficiencies and understand ROI, financial, and operational impacts of ongoing programs well as new projects.
  • Work with business leaders to review economic analysis and support sales team in promotion/pricing strategies.  Conduct Look-back reviews of deals/promotions for comparison to expected results. 
  • Leverages financial analytics to build business cases, present results and recommendation to Senior Management.  Facilitates issue resolution/dealing with ambiguity.
  • Serves as a liaison with Retail Shared Services in the development of Sales Plans and Budgets and progress during the year against plans and expectations.
  • Leverage systems and business knowledge to review and provide accurate and timely reporting and financial results to management.
  • Develop or re-engineer financial processes to increase efficiency and support emerging business initiatives including a leadership role in the expansion of our business intelligence reporting dashboard.
  • Support the financial closing process with analysis and process to understand trends and deviations from expected results.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance or related business field; MBA is preferred
  • 7-10 years of relevant experience with progressive responsibility
  • Previous experience in consumer, retail business environment preferred
  • Location – Houston TX
  • % Travel – 10%


  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, with the ability to build complex financial models (business valuation, scenario planning, capital budgeting, etc.).
  • Adept at learning and applying technology tools and resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, understand complex business challenges and formulate solutions
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to interact with all levels of management and the ability to influence processes across multiple functions and stakeholders.
  • Ability to evaluate and manage priorities and deadlines to support unscheduled analysis and projects. Flexible to adapt to changing priorities and able to adjust schedule accordingly.             

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.  This job description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this position.  Incumbents are required to perform other related functions as assigned.

In 2011, Illinois Tool Works (ITW) acquired the car care brands from Shell Lubricants.  ITW Global Brands was formed and now manufactures, markets, and distributes the portfolio of automotive appearance and performance products as well as wiper blades such as Gumout, Slick 50, Rain-X and Black Magic.



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