C.H. Robinson

Vice President Finance – Eden Prairie – USA

Job Overview


  • Build a culture of financial accountability through monthly actuals review, in-quarter assessments, quarterly forecasts, annual budgets and long range plan processes
    • Lead the creation of simple, clear consolidated key metric dashboards that link financial and operational metrics.
    • Lead the development of data and reporting that supports operational flexibility. Build operational reporting that is connected to the P&L and supports varying incentive, leadership, and business hierarchies.
  • Build business cases and facilitate prioritization discussions for spending requests incorporating impact to the budget/forecasts/actual results
  • Advance analytics and insights to influence strategies and financial results by driving adoption of and leading the development of
    • Customer centric models detailing the impact customers have on profitability
    • Service line models to show the impact of changing business mix on overall profit and rate
    • Fixed and variable cost models
  • Lead the analysis of current and past trends in key performance indicators and provide insights into variances between actual and expected financial results; develop financial insights that are clear, compelling and actionable to drive awareness of business and financial results.
  • Optimize personnel expense by leading the development of tools, processes, and metrics to better understand and staff for the expected workload.
    • Create and define sustainable productivity metrics and reporting (fixed vs. variable, cost/shipment, etc.)
    • Build and implement operational staffing plans incorporating variance to financial plans (volume at 8% in financials, but operationally planning to 4%)
  • Partner to develop strategic operating structure and lead the strategy to incorporate it into reporting, incentive programs and the financial processes
  • Partner with internal teams and leaders to continually build, educate and drive adoption of new insights and concepts
  • Consults as advisor to NAST senior leadership team in ideation and working to assess and improve functional and cross-functional effectiveness towards goals and KPI’s
  • Consults with functions and shared services group to drive and champion process change, ensure work in flight is driving necessary results
  • Responsible as a primary liaison or business sponsor to finance, HR, product org, and other shared service groups in execution of NAST support
  • Collaborate with HR and Compensation teams to align business goals and decisions for merit, equity grants, and incentive pay design across the division
  • Establish and deliver budget based on growth goals and expense limits; ensure budget is met with greatest efficiency
  • Continuously innovate modelling, tools and reporting to accurately reflect financials in a rapidly changing environment
  • Lead long term financial planning with business leadership to integrate into overall corporate financial planning routines
  • Manage and develop a high performing team that consistently delivers outstanding results and build team skills through coaching, mentoring and ongoing training and development
  • Manage the team’s reward and recognition strategies, including appropriate and consistent compensation administration, year-end compensation planning, periodic compensation adjustments as necessary, and implementing other general employee recognition activities.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 10 years of Finance, Financial Planning & Analysis and/or relevant business experience
  • Minimum 8 years of people management experience; proven success developing talent
  • Ability to travel up to 20% (domestically and internationally)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong leadership skills in a global, decentralized, multi-site, growth-oriented company
  • Strong strategic planning and critical thinking skills with the ability to evaluate broad impacts of work
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong cross-functional relationships and a team-oriented approach
  • Demonstrated ability to drive change, influence senior leadership and build consensus
  • High level of comfort consulting, challenging and presenting to senior executives
  • Successful influencer who can interact and build relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders and drive action in a complex organization
  • Strong ability to organize, prioritize and manage competing, high priority demands
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written and presentation skills with the ability to tailor messaging to the audience
  • Values a diverse and inclusive work environment


Your Health, Wealth and Self

Your total wellbeing is the foundation of our business, and our benefits support your financial, family and personal goals. We provide the top-tier benefits that matter to you most, including:

  • Two medical plans (including a High Deductible Health Plan)
  • Prescription drug coverage
  • Enhanced Fertility benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Account (including employer contribution)
  • Dental and Vision
  • Basic and Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Paid and floating holidays
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off to volunteer in your community
  • Charitable Giving Match Program
  • 401(k) with 6% company matching
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Plus a broad range of career development, networking, and team-building opportunities

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