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US Finance Director

Summary

Salary
Starting salary will be based on experience and credentials
Team
Finance
Location
Chicago - USA

About us

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people. Dyson launched in the US in 2002, and since then operations have grown exponentially. Our US headquarters is based in Chicago's Fulton Market neighborhood with additional offices located in Aurora, Illinois and Ann Arbor, Michigan. We also have employees working in field sales, our service centers, and in our growing number of Dyson Demo Stores across the country. 

We are striving to continue the historic growth that we have experienced over the last few years and we've continued to grow our revenue and employee base, expanded our portfolio of products in personal care, floor care, and environmental care.  We are shaping the future for this organization and are looking for talented individuals who thrive in a fast-paced environment, can take on tough challenges and build capabilities from scratch. The Finance Director for the US will report to the VP of Finance, Americas and will have oversight over the entire Dyson US P&L.  They will partner with the US leadership team to drive profitable growth through rigorous investment analysis, discerning cost management and sound financial guidance to the organization on key business decisions. They will continue to build a world class finance team to ensure that the US market is able to continue our business growth and achieve our ambitious goals.

About the role

Financial stewardship of US Consumer business:
  • Enhance profitability through robust financial control and reporting
  • Provide guidance to commercial decision areas of the business through robust analysis, at both a strategic and operational level
  • Continuously improve investment appraisal process / techniques across all investment types to ensure Dyson generates highest return possible 
  • Input into formulation of US strategy via strong historical financial analyses and monitoring the impact of latest trends on financial results
  • Identify and lead cost savings opportunities to increase bottom line profitability
  • Champion the Dyson finance strategy core pillars of integrity and commercial success throughout the US business
Work closely with the various heads of departments including the US Leadership Team and Global Finance organization:
  • Create strong working relationships both cross functionally and at all levels of management team within the US and across Dyson globally 
  • Partner with Sales, Marketing and Operations peers in the US to improve operational efficiency and cross functional ways of working
  • Challenge current methods and provide innovative solutions to drive efficiencies and increase profitability
  • Team with Global Finance organization to design best practices and implement global initiative effectively in the US market
Management and Reporting of Americas Financial Performance:
  • Provide accurate monthly reporting of performance detailing variances from budget and target
  • Continual improvement of P&L and KPI Reporting (financial and non-financial)
  • Evolve business reporting – moving towards real time data to enable faster and more accurate decision making
  • Own budget and forecast process to ensure risks and opportunities are identified and understood, through review and challenge of commercial managers
Develop and coach members of the US Finance Team:
  • Lead and motivate a team of 9 people to ensure that they are developed and challenged in their roles to maximize their potential
  • Coach, develop and lead 3 direct reports in all areas of people management
  • Continuously improve the finance organization to meet the agility required of a fast-paced organization
  • Increase Finance’s involvement in decision making within the functional areas for which they are responsible
Fulfill other duties as required:
  • Relish the opportunity to pick up new activities that fall broadly in the purpose of the role
  • Fix things that you can see need fixing 

About you

  • BS/BA required; MBA or CPA/CMA preferred
  • Minimum 10-15 years of experience in finance with strong financial analysis experience and full P&L ownership
  • Prior experience with a technology or high end consumer products company is preferred
  • Strong knowledge of modeling/forecasting, business planning, budgeting, management reporting
  • Methodical / driver-based business planning capability
  • Strong reputation for objectivity and seasoned business judgment
  • Ability to earn trust and confidence of business partners; positive attitude and strong team player
  • Previous experience managing multiple initiatives and changing priorities
  • Ability to influence and negotiate at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to understand and create value from data analytics to impact the business
  • Ability to clearly present and communicate complex data analysis
  • Prior leadership roles with ability to develop teams
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrated previous success in a fast paced and agile environment

Benefits

At Dyson, how we reward you is linked to our high-performance culture. But it’s about more than salary and bonus. Through a package of financial, lifestyle and health benefits, we support whatever stage of life you’re in and the moments that matter. 
Financial benefits: 
  • 401K with up to a 4% match and additional discretionary 
  • 2% Profit Sharing Company Paid Life Insurance and Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D)
  • Flexible Savings Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) 
  •  Company Paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability 
  •  Generous Dyson Product Discounts 

Lifestyle benefits: 
  • Competitive Paid Time Off including Separate Holiday, Sick, and Vacation Time 
  •  Wellness Program 
  •  Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits (applicable areas only) 
  •  Generous Child Care Leave Program Employee Assistance Program 

Health benefits: 
  • Multi-Level Healthcare Coverage Options Vision & Dental Coverage Options 

Dyson is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. If requested, we will provide reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process for persons with disabilities. Contact us at americas.talentacquisition@dyson.com for more information. Dyson is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.