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Vibram Companies Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) in North Brookfield, Massachusetts

Job Descriptions:

Join the VIBRAM Team!

VIBRAM is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream and create. Its culture thrives by embracing change, diversity and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders and visionaries. At VIBRAM it's about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and constantly evolving game.

Vibram is a growth company looking for team members to grow with it. Vibram offers a generous total rewards package, casual work environment and a collaborative atmosphere for professional development.

Vibram is committed to employing a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability.


Reporting to the VP of Finance, the Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) will oversee Vibram’s newly created financial planning and analysis function. This includes developing and maintaining financial models and forecasts, managing the annual budget process, analyzing financial and operational performance, providing insights and recommendations to the leadership team and key stakeholders, and performing financial analyses to support investment decisions. Overall, the Manager, FP&A is a crucial finance team member, providing financial expertise and insights that help drive business success.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Manage the consolidated annual planning and budgeting process.

  • Oversee the rolling forecasting process with related analytics and business support.

  • Month end reporting and analytics, specifically P&L, gross margin, product mix, risks/ops and mitigating strategies.

  • Collaborate with functional owners in development of business cases for new product development and ROI.

  • Work with Operations management and Plant Controlling on KPI development, reporting and management.

  • Partner with Plant Controlling to analyze monthly performance to drive increased profitability.

  • SAP BI and Power BI reporting development and maintenance.

  • Support Operations on cost savings initiatives, including tracking and reporting.

  • Collaborate with leadership team to develop long-range strategic plans for business.

  • Proactively identifying and assessing financial risks and mitigating strategies.

  • Governance and re-balancing of capital appropriations portfolio.

  • Ad hoc analytics as needed.

Required Experience:


  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance

  • MBA preferred.

  • Experience with SAP4H is required.

  • Experience with Power BI and SAP BI reporting

  • Knowledge of US GAAP and IFRS

  • 3-5 years’ experience within multinational CPG and/or manufacturing organization

  • A hands-on, roll-up-the-sleeves approach and a strong sense of urgency

  • Advanced Excel and proficiency with Microsoft Office

  • Detail-oriented and organized.

  • Ability to work cross functionally to accomplish tasks.

  • Collaborative team player

  • Able to work independently with minimal direction.

  • Knowledge and experience in manufacturing and inventory management


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data, uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations, uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations, responses promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meet commitments.

Interpersonal Skills - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to others; ideas and tries new things.

Oral and Written Communication - Speaks and writes clearly and persuasively in positive and negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responses well to questions, demonstrates group presentation skills, participates in meetings.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others; views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity; works quickly.

Keyword: Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)

From: Vibram Corporation