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Grainger | Mettawa, Illinois
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Company Information

Grainger is a global leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions. Our 18,000 employees are driven to serve customers and the community in exceptional ways focusing on delivering the highest level of service. The Grainger team works closely with customers to better understand their challenges and provide cost-saving solutions. Grainger's employees serve customers more than 115,000 times every day through multiple channels.  As part of a high-performing team, you'll be able to develop your talents, and make a difference. Grainger is a Fortune 500 company and a perennial member of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Companies list.



Primary Function

The primary role of this position is to lead a team of finance experts and serve as financial advisor to the National Accounts, Government and Healthcare Sales Vice Presidents and their leadership teams.  Key areas of focus include evaluating the profitability of new and existing contracts and growth initiatives, analyzing business segment results and developing long range forecasts for key business initiatives. 



Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Span of control will cover 3 business functions.
  • Manage and develop a team of 4-5 finance professionals
  • Provide financial guidance and thought leadership to support decision making related to new and existing sales contracts and business investments.  Monitor progress of contracts and investments, suggest potential metrics to evaluate results and coordinate closely with the Sales Support and Pricing teams.
  • Provide business partners with the financial impact of strategic opportunities and give recommendations on how to meet financial objectives.
  • Act as subject matter expert for National Accounts and Public Sector revenue, expenses and profitability models.
  • Develop and support metrics and reporting that drive business decisions and ensure attainment of agreed upon plans.
  • Provide recommendations for improvement when results are sub-optimal on existing business.
  • Provide recommendations regarding productivity opportunities for National Accounts and Public Sector areas, as well as those areas that touch those areas up or down stream.


Preferred Education & Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Business or equivalent; MBA and/or CPA preferred.
  • 5-7 years of experience in related field preferred.
  • Previous management experience preferred.
  • Proven ability to coach and mentor others; ability to lead a team to operate in a complex, rapidly changing environment, and the ability to balance and prioritize work on multiple projects.
  • Strong competency in relevant financial skills such as profitability analysis and expert financial analysis.
  • Broad business knowledge and organizational awareness as well as an understanding of business profitability drivers.
  • Proven analytic and quantitative decision making skills required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interface effectively with senior leadership.
  • The ability to influence decision making processes without having specific authority.
  • Must be technologically savvy in order to drive effective means of analyzing and reporting critical business information.


Grainger is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or protected veteran status.






About Grainger

W.W. Grainger, Inc. (Grainger) distributes facilities maintenance products, and provides services and related information used by businesses and institutions primarily in the United States, Canada and Mexico to keep their facilities and equipment running. Grainger is the supplier of facilities maintenance and other related products in North America. Its operations are managed in three segments: Grainger Branch-based, Acklands - Grainger Branch-based (Acklands - Grainger), and Lab Safety Supply, Inc. (Lab Safety). Grainger Branch-based is an aggregation of the Grainger Industrial Supply (Industrial Supply), Grainger, S.A. de C.V. (Mexico), Grainger Caribe Inc. (Puerto Rico), Grainger China LLC (China) and Grainger Panama S.A. (Panama). Acklands - Grainger is the Company's Canadian branch-based distribution business. Lab Safety is a direct marketer of safety and other industrial products. (Source: 10-K)

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