• Director Finance

    Location US-IL-Lincolnshire
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  • Overview

    At Zebra, we’re reinventing how businesses operate at the enterprise edge - helping them run faster, smarter, and more connected than ever before.


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    Zebra Managed & Support Services business unit is an ~$500M global operation responsible for providing managed and support services across the full Zebra portfolio of mobile computing, printing and data capture products.  Support (repair) operations are provided through a global network of company owned and 3rd party service depots.  Managed services includes device management, monitoring and other network visibility services to enhance user experience and maintain optimal network performance across the Zebra device portfolio.


    The Director, Finance Global Services will direct and oversee all financial planning and analysis activities for the Managed & Support Service business unit. Manages the strategy and a team working on financial and statistical reporting, preparation and management of the operating budget, cash flow analysis and financial forecasts consistent with Zebra's vision, values, strategic plan, and short and long-term goals and objectives.  Partnering with the VP and GM of the Managed and Support Service business unit to drive financial results that meet or exceed expectations.


    • Oversee the preparation of clear, metric-based, financial plans/forecasts including monthly projections annual budgets, long range plans, business cases, and related updates
    • Leads analysis of financial and operational results versus forecast and plan, investigate significant variances, communicate findings and recommendations to business unit senior leaders. Drive resolution of gaps while mitigating risks
    • Manages development of models and analyses to aid in the validation of existing forecasts and business cases; lead and/or support strategic initiatives and help review critical financial decisions
    • Mitigate risk and financial exposure in supporting commercial deal activity and analysis
    • Closely partner with internal and external audit to support compliance initiatives for revenue and sales incentive plans
    • Identify, review, and approve non-standard and multi-element deals
    • Strong understanding of revenue accounting principles to support revenue recognition. Manages financial modeling for cost savings projects, capital expenditure evaluation, competitive analyses, and customer and product profitability
    • Works on preparation of executive and board level presentations
    • Identify, recommend and implement process improvement changes to improve timeliness, accuracy and relevance of financial information
    • Builds and maintains relationships with company management and Financial leadership
    • Lead and build a strong team in support of the business unit needs


    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required. Appropriate professional qualification/certification to practice finance in country/region preferred
    • Minimum of 15 years of experience with a minimum of 5 years of people management experience; experience in a financial role supporting service and supply chain operations preferred
    • Experience in a multi-national environment preferred.
    • Finance management level experience required
    • Experience with full business unit P&L ownership and management
    • Experience solving complex accounting issues
    • Experience in a service or supply chain finance role preferred
    • Excellent problem diagnosis and analysis skills
    • Advanced Excel and database skills
    • Advanced ERP implementation experience
    • Ability to identify and implement operational improvements and collaborate with management levels across functions
    • Strong leadership and people management skills
    • Strong project management skills

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