Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

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Date: May 18, 2023

Location: Wilkes-Barre, US

Company: Bekaert NV

Bekaert ( is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with more than 27 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 5.9 billion in combined revenue in 2021.



Financial Planning and Analysis Manager 


As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future.

Our ambition is to be the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move. And to always do this the Bekaert Way – safe, smart, and sustainable.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Today, we also apply our expertise beyond steel to create new solutions with innovative materials and services for markets including new mobility, low-carbon construction, and green energy.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and a revenue of €5.9 billion, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!


Why join us?

· Personal Growth – Let us help you unlock your full potential

· Pioneering – Join us to challenge the impossible

· Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel

· Purpose – Drive progress for our planet and people

· Diversity – Together, we create change


Bridon-Bekaert Ropes Group is committed to providing world-class service to our customers.   FP&A's main function is to transform the overarching company strategy, into a long-range plan with monthly, quarterly, and annual operating and capital budgets. With the use of financial modeling, it forecasts operating and profitability performance and sets annual targets. The person in this role is responsible for working with operational and commercial teams to grow the business, manage profitability, formulate strategies, and course correct business plans. The role involves providing specialist financial and commercial advice so that operational management can drive better business performance through commercially sound analysis.




The FP&A Manager performs a wide range of duties that may include, but are not limited to:

  • Apply and adhere to FP&A guidelines issued by the Group to preparation and analysis of information for month end financial closing and forecasting
  • Translate financial and non-financial metrics into actionable recommendations to support key stakeholders in driving the business forward.
  • Preparation, Analysing financial and operational results to better understand month to month company performance
  • Utilising BI tools to delivery meaningful insights into business performance
  • Work with operational teams to ensure that there is a robust commercial process in place to achieve financial budgets and forecasts.
  • Support the deployment of any Group improvement initiatives at the site
  • Play an active role in developing and driving improvements in FP&A processes, methods, concepts, and toolkits to support the requirements of a rapidly changing business environment
  • Validate and drive the local implementation of process standardization and improvements in technology related to FP&A activities in compliance with Corporate Guidelines and in coordination with other Finance areas and GPOs
  • Support communication to senior management the reasons behind the product/department performance and results
  • Provide detailed analysis and commentary on cost centre results
  • Working closely with the leadership team to formulate the business's medium to long term financial and strategic plan
  • Work with Business Unit heads to build their annual budgets and forecasts
  • Reviewing operations and recommending new productivity or cost saving initiatives
  • Drive and support initiatives/decision making for sustainable, profitable growth and with a return-on-investment focus
  • Ensure focus on forecasting accuracy across inputs from various BU teams
  • Support commercial team on credit management, correct pricing, revenue recognition, segment and product profitability


  • The following positions report to Director of Finance



Education: Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience with Professional qualification such as CA or CPA or CFA


Experience: Minimum of 10 years of relevant analytical experience in a manufacturing organsiation


Skill : Significant analytical skillset, including the utilisation of BI and reporting tools


    • Strong analytical abilities
    • Able to understand and work on complex problems
    • Excellent communication skills with ability to build relationships
    • Strong  interpersonal skills
    • High level of  business and commercial acumen
    • Ability to work with Shared Service Centre


Knowledge of:    SAP, Microsoft Office, Advanced computer software skills, including writing macros in Excel and other accounting packages


Values: Customer Focus, Creativity, Excellence, Collaboration, Integrity , Accountability

  • Work well under pressure
  • Must be able to learn product line and its applications
  • Articulate, good manners, presents self professionally to the colleagues and customer                                        



You grow, we grow... Better together. Bekaert offers continuous development opportunities.

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