Controlling Analyst

  • Harman
  • US - MI - Novi
  • 2 weeks ago

Company Name: Harman

Location: Novi, MI, US - 48374

Job Duration: 2021-04-08 to 2021-05-08




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About the Role

This position is responsible for the coordination of all steps in the Sales Inventory Operations Planning (SIOP) Demand Planning Process & creating a consensus sales forecast in the SAP-Business Warehouse system (SAP-BW). The position reports to the Manager of Sales Planning and Forecasting. The SIOP demand planning process includes but not limited to part number validation, APR and Buy-in management, calculating a preliminary forecast, holding cross-functional meetings, following up on action items, conducting final consensus meetings, and finally loading the forecast into SAP-BW. The position is also responsible for providing month-end controlling support, including month-end journal entry preparation.

What You Will Do

  • Coordinate with Program Management, Engineering, Sales, and Manufacturing Plants to maintain detailed part number system architectures
  • Maintain key data relative to sales planning activities including  vehicle production, penetration rates, and sales pricing
  • Coordinate with CBU Controllers, CBU Sales, SIOP demand planners, and Manufacturing Plants to prepare a rolling sales forecast (12-24 months)
  • Maintain rolling Sales Forecast and Budget using SAP Business Warehouse (BW/BPS)
  • Present sales forecast to executive management including Sales Director, SIOP Director, SIOP VP, Finance Director, and Operations VP
  • Assist SIOP team in preparation of production constraint analysis (material and/or capacity constraints) based on the sales forecast.
  • Coordinate and maintain annual Sales Budget and Five Year Plan activities
  • Subject Matter Expert for SAP-Business Warehouse system used for all Sales planning and reporting activities
  • Support finance month-end close activities including SAP vs BW sales reconciliation, pricing, and/or volume journal entry preparation.
  • Report Actual sales results relative to Budget, Prior, Year and Forecast.
  • Ad-hoc analysis supporting Customer Business Unit Controllers, Division Management and Account Management teams


What You Need

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or related degree.
  • 3-5 years of previous work experience
  • Detail oriented with strong database management and system capabilities
  • Experience in the Automotive industry is a plus but not required
  • Experience with SAP-Business Warehouse or similar systems is highly desirable
  • Experience working in a matrix environment



What Makes You Eligible

  • Be willing to work in the Novi, MI office
  • Successfully complete a background investigation and drug screen as a condition of employment


What We Offer

  • Access to employee discounts on world-class HARMAN products (JBL, HARMAN Kardon, etc.)
  • Extensive training opportunities through our own HARMAN University
  • Competitive wellness benefits
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Access to HARMAN Campus Fitness Center and Cafeteria
  • An inclusive and diverse work environment that fosters and encourages professional and personal development