• Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis

    Job Locations US-MI-Rockford
    Job Function
    Min. Exp.(Yrs)
    Full Time
  • General Function


    Wolverine Worldwide is a global marketer of branded footwear, apparel, and accessories. With an established global footprint that spans approximately 200 countries and territories, as well as a rock-solid infrastructure, Wolverine Worldwide is dedicated to advancing the following brands that comprise the ever-expanding portfolio: Bates, Chaco, Cat Footwear, Harley Davidson Footwear, Hush Puppies, Keds, Merrell, Saucony, Sperry, and Wolverine. Wolverine Worldwide’s continued success is driven by our ability to stay true to our simple mission: we empower, engage and inspire our consumers – every step of the way.


    The Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis will be a key member of the FP&A team with responsibility for reporting and analyzing financial plans and forecasts, including corporate departments, cash flow projections, and creation of presentation materials for Board of Directors and executive management.

    Primary Duties

    • Manage and consolidate complex financials, maintaining flexibility in a fast-pasted environment, that support a successful annual planning process by continuously evolving the process to meet changing business needs
    • Support the annual plan, quarterly forecast, and long range financial plan processes
    • Provide support to VP of Financial Planning & Analysis and CFO via summary schedules and ad hoc analyses
    • Prepare quarterly cash flow forecasts, increasing the transparency, efficiency and accuracy, including improving reporting for the various inputs (working capital, capex, etc.)
    • Review supporting analysis and reporting that will improve management’s ability to evaluate key assumptions, trends and changes
    • Analysis of performance metrics and cost/benefit analysis related to working capital management and ensure continuous progress towards profitability metrics
    • Establish key partnerships with Corporate Accounting and Reporting, Divisional Finance and IT teams
    • Engage in regular dialogue with divisional counterparts to gain an understanding of  issues/priorities and increase Corporate visibility to performance
    • Manage and enhance financial analysis, reporting and consolidation to minimize production time and maximize value to users
    • Develop clear and concise presentations and supporting materials for CFO presentations (Board of Directors meetings, Presidents’ Council, Operating Board, etc.) 
    • Analyze and validate weekly orders, shipments, and backlog reporting
    • Review, monitor and report on the corporate cost center budgets and corporate results
    • Prepare and assess the brand portfolio and profitability analyses
    • Liaise with Corporate finance to establish and enhance CapEx reporting
    • Work to improve global usage of Hyperion by enhancing models and input forms for efficiency, identifying key drivers and educating users
    • Performs duties consistent with the Company’s AAP/EEO goals and policies
    • Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

    • Five years of relevant work experience
    • Finance MBA or CPA preferred
    • Systems experience (SAP, Hyperion, PowerPoint, Excel) preferred, ability to quickly master systems, analytical tools and data management
    • Knowledge of accounting, business strategy, markets and risks
    •  Versatile and  professional communication skills
    • Customer service orientation
    • Ability to produce analysis that’s easily consumable by senior executives
    • Focuses on cause-and-effect relationships between observable factors
    • Proposes and communicates clear action steps
    • Ability to meet deadlines, take initiative, and influence others


    Normal office environment.  

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required.


    Committed to a diverse workforce, we are an Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled).


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