Brand Finance Nameplate Manager

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Auburn Hills , MI 48326

Posted 2 months ago

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is hiring a Brand Finance Nameplate Manager to work in our Financial Analysis and Consolidation group at our Headquarters and Technical Center in Auburn Hills, MI.

The Brand Finance Nameplate Manager will be responsible for all commercial aspects of a vehicle line, while serving as the main finance business partner with the respective Brand and Sales Operations organization. This individual is responsible for delivering his or her assigned vehicle line profitability target by working with the Brand to develop strategies for maximizing profit through Pricing, Trim & Option Mix, and optimizing Incentives. This role interacts very closely with the Brand team(s) as a direct business partner.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Being an operating partner with Brand Management supporting all commercial initiatives as the Finance representative

  • Leading all competitive pricing initiatives for respective vehicle line(s)

  • Leading all financial analysis and support strategy development initiatives to help achieve Brand/vehicle line financial targets

  • Developing & presenting monthly KPI's and identifying areas of risk and opportunity to Sr. Brand Manager and Executive Vice President of the Brand

  • Collaborating with the Brand in preparing and evaluating business cases consisting of product change proposals, trim & option mix, volume, etc.

  • Assist in identifying or developing alternative strategies when proposal is not financially sound.

  • Support Commercial Committee presentations and preparation through financial analysis Interface with Brand, Sales Operations and Incentive Finance to support incentive requests to optimize share/sales volume while maximizing vehicle margins

  • Lead the development of pricing proposals and approvals for respective vehicles

  • Ensure Price File for respective vehicles is SOX compliant

  • Lead assigned vehicle special studies to investigate the relationships between sales and marketing key performance indicators

  • Serve as the liaison between Senior Brand Manager and the greater finance community

  • Coordinate competitive intelligence for respective brand

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Finance or Accounting; if no Bachelor's degree in the aforementioned, must have a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA), Finance, or Accounting

  • Minimum of eight (8) years of related work experience or Masters with seven (7) years of related work experience

  • Proven ability to work well on broad based and diverse cross-functional teams, both as a team member and a project lead

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and adapt easily to change, including prioritization of assignments, planning, development, implementation and measurement of results

  • Shown analytical, communication, presentation and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA or MS in Finance or Accounting

  • Brand Finance, Platform Finance or Pricing experience

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and

  • ESSBASE/Smartview

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