Director, Financial Planning & Analysis (Logistics and FlxFwd) in Huntersville, NC at American Tire Distributors

Date Posted: 6/20/2022

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Job Description

Are you looking for an opportunity to turn your ambition and your people skills into a rewarding career with an industry leader? Join our team at American Tire Distributors! As the nation's premier tire distributor, ATD’s coast-to-coast distribution network provides approximately 80,000 customers across the U.S. and Canada with rapid and frequent delivery of high quality tires, custom wheels and shop supplies. 

Position Description: 

Reporting to the VP of FP&A, the FP&A Director of Logistics and FlxFwd is responsible for influencing business decisions with impactful insights on improving the accuracy and proactive management of the overall business performance. The FP&A Director of Logistics and FlxFwd will accelerate business performance through innovative solutions that impact highly complex, systemic financial planning and budgeting requirements. This role will serve as a key business partner and will use expertise to execute highly complex projects and coach staff in building proficiency in area of expertise.

The FP&A Director of Logistics and FlxFwd will be a key financial business partner who executes the financial aspects of strategic planning, annual operating plan, rolling 12-month financial forecasting, financial performance management, S&OP (sales and operations planning), and working capital forecasting processes. Specifically, the FP&A Director of Logistics and FlxFwd will support the leadership of our Operations team and the FlxFwd team.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Financial Planning & Analysis Management

  • Collaborate with VP of FP&A, to establish a road map and support the vision for the Operation and FlxFwd team.
  • Support the evaluation of the financial and economic impact of Supply Chain logistics strategies, including transportation, network optimization, operational excellence, and productivity initiatives, along with performing competitive analysis and benchmarking, understanding and incorporating market and industry dynamics and corporate performance goals.
  • Monitor and analyze key performance indicators across the Supply Chain identifying performance improvement and value creation opportunities.
  • Manage and execute the financial aspects of strategic planning, annual operating plan, rolling 12-month financial forecasting, S&OP, and working capital forecasting processes.
  • Consolidate and summarize reports on performance against business metrics and translate data into actionable insights.
  • Influence business decisions with high-impact analyses on gross profit and operating expenses to ensure adherence to targets and identification of trends and opportunities for improvement.
  • Develop presentations and provide decision support in communications with the executive leadership team, Board of Directors, private equity Sponsors, and trading partners.
  • Analyze operating performance based on customer profitability, operational cost efficiencies, working capital management, competitive analysis, benchmarking, market dynamics and corporate performance goals.
  • Through data led analysis, provide insight to optimize long-term revenue growth and support related strategic initiatives (both ad hoc analytics and on-going reporting/ infrastructure)
  • Review and analyze operating unit profitability, margin trends, monthly budget-to-actual, operating and overhead variance analysis, financial metric sensitivity analysis, ad-hoc analysis and reporting, ROA, ROI, EVA, and special projects across entire ATD platform.
  • Collaborate with the VP of FP&A to maximize ROI via full management and assessment of capital investment portfolio, real estate decisions, working capital management and cash flow optimization.
  • Evaluate current processes and lead the continuous improvement of the company’s financial planning and analysis priorities, programs, models, tools, and methods.

Team Management

  • Provides guidance and coaching to build associate expertise in all aspects of financial planning and analysis.
  • Manage and participate in recruiting, training, and evaluation activities to maintain a high-quality FP&A staff.

Direct Report Position Title(s)

  • Sr Manager, Last Mile Delivery and Reverse Logistics
  • Manager, Inbound Logistics / FlxFwd



  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree (Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related field)
  • Experience: 4-8 years of experience in FP&A, investment banking, corporate finance or management consulting    


  • Education: Advanced Degree (MBA)
  • Experience: Experience with planning and business intelligence applications such as Anaplan, Microstrategy, Power BI, and Tableau

Candidate Skills and Competencies

  • Detail oriented, entrepreneurial, self-driven, and ambitious; ability to work independently and directly with senior management on special projects
  • Excellent leadership, management and interpersonal skills including the ability to work effectively across departments with a wide variety of people with different proficiencies
  • Demonstrated ability to complete quantitative and qualitative analysis with advanced financial modeling and PowerPoint skills
  • Strive for accuracy and business results with ability to work under compressed timelines
  • Ability to influence across functions by leveraging analytics and fact-based analysis
  • Able to extract (from various systems) and manipulate large amounts of data electronically
  • Demonstrate understanding of business operations and how transactions are recorded in the ERP systems
  • Effective in both one-on-one and group presentation settings with peers and management
  • Demonstrate ability to set clear goals and meet exceed goals efficiently and within prescribed timeframes
  • Have the ability to positively embrace change and understand the impact
  • Strong writing, oral communication, and organizational skills
  • Friendly, positive attitude and strong work ethic with a willingness to go the extra mile for customers, employees, and suppliers
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Access
  • Bilingual in English and French is an asset but not a requisite

Technical Skills:

  • Financial Planning-Design and oversee the organization's budgeting process, specifically regarding the length of the process and who is involved. Combine expert budget planning and development knowledge with business insight to serve as an authority on financial planning in the organization. Employ and continuously evaluate initiatives to decrease budgeting inconsistencies. Partner with business leaders to create the long-term (12+ months) goals for financial performance, including key performance indicators (KPIs), numbers, and financial ranking in comparison to competitors, and ensuring that the budget reflects these goals. Allocate financial resources to drive business growth and meet strategic goals. Oversee the development of the organization's projected financial statements, related to the budgeted revenue and cost targets.
  • Data Analysis- Demonstrate an advanced understanding of metrics. Select relevant and insightful metrics. Glean insight from metrics and use this information to effectively transform initiatives. Identify trends and patterns, predicts outcomes, and apply them in meaningful ways throughout all business units. Use metrics and data as key rationale behind business decisions. Able to explain data insights in a compelling way. Act as an advocate for data and technology in the wider organization. Incorporate data and insights from multiple sources to tell a meaningful story and share actionable recommendations.
  • Management Accounting- Evaluate the cost/volume/profit of the organization's products or services, as well as the impact of changes to the organization's supply chain and the impact that leveraging different pricing and cost strategies will have on the organization's profitability. Demonstrate an understanding of management accounting systems. Perform analyses on internal key performance indicators (KPIs), as well as KPIs for the organization's target customers. Deliver high-quality, accurate, and complete management reporting information. Participate in analyzing competitors' financial information, identifying their strengths and weaknesses, in comparison to the organization's.
  • Organizational Finance Policies Compliance and Maintenance- Assist in the continuous development of the organization's policies. Analyze the impact of changes to organizational finance policies. Encourage others to comply with all organizational regulations, policies, and processes.

Professional Skills

  • Advanced Excel modeling and data analytics capabilities.
  • Experience in financial statement review and adept at managing large data sets across multiple technology sources.

Additional Details (work environment, specializations, etc.)

  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear, taste and/or smell; the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Travel Required: Minimal travel expected (up to 10% seasonally).

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying the position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor, subject to reasonable accommodations.  Nothing in this job description creates a contract of employment in any way for any person.   All employees hired by American Tire Distributors, Inc. are employees at will and the company reserves the right to terminate employees at any time for any reason or no reason at all.

Build a challenging and rewarding career with us!

American Tire Distributors is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace

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Job ID: R19264