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HD Supply (NASDAQ:HDS) ( www.hdsupply.com ) is one of the largest industrial distributors in North America. The company provides a broad range of products and value-add services to approximately 500,000 customers with leadership positions in maintenance, repair and operations and specialty construction sectors. Through approximately 260 locations across 36 states and six Canadian provinces, the company's approximately 11,000 associates provide localized, customer-driven services including jobsite delivery, will call or direct-ship options, diversified logistics and innovative solutions that contribute to its customers' success. With an active commitment to the communities in which we operate, HD Supply associates are part of a thriving organization that supports the virtues of wellness, diversity and inclusion – all of which are top priorities for the company. Equally as important is empowering our associates to grow professionally while providing competitive benefits and compensation. If you’re ready to find a rewarding career and achieve your full potential with a growing industry leader, HD Supply is ready for you!
Job Description & Qualifications
Responsible for providing financial and strategic thought leadership on a wide variety of critical enterprise-level initiatives to members of the senior leadership team. Contribute to the financial well-being of the enterprise through direction and application of financial tools and analysis.
Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities
Establishes meaningful partnerships with business partners. Proactively identifies operational issues, communicates effectively with key internal stakeholders, and collaborates on strategic initiatives.
Supports assigned functional areas in capital allocation, management reporting, and ad hoc projects.
Assesses strategic decisions, including acquisitions, divestitures, and business initiatives. Leads financial due diligence in a highly-sensitive and confidential environment.
Evaluates capital projects.
Executes monthly financial reports, interprets results, identifies meaningful variances and trends, summarizes and provides context to senior management, and streamlines and automates reports.
Coordinates quarterly forecasts and provides input to the annual strategic planning process.
Stays abreast of relevant trends in North American macroeconomic indicators in Construction, Infrastructure, Multifamily, and Hospitality end-markets; in sell-side analyst expectations for HD Supply, customers, suppliers, and industry peers; and in financial markets, including interest rates, currency exchange rates, and commodity inflation rates.
Gathers, analyzes, synthesizes, and normalizes disparate data from various internal and external sources to create comprehensive financial models. Formulates clear, relevant, and accurate analysis in a format that facilitates execution. Develops, implements, and refines processes to simplify workflows and increase productivity.
Nature and Scope
Solutions require analysis and investigation.
Achieves planned results by decisions and actions based on professional methods, business principles and practical experience. May recommend/make decisions regarding new programs/initiatives that have significant impact to the business and carry consequences in unsuccessful endeavors.
Manages a larger team or multiple small teams through direction of subordinate management and/or supervisory staff.
Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about.
Typically requires overnight travel 5% to 20% of the time. (Significant travel during the first six months.)
Education and Experience
Preferred Qualifications & Job Specific Details
5-7 years of related experience in one or more of the following subject areas:
Strategic Finance: Forecasts full articulating financial statements to support Board-level decision-making. Establishes meaningful partnerships with, and serves as the corporate finance liaison, for the Construction & Industrial business unit. Proactively identifies operational issues, communicates effectively with key internal stakeholders, and collaborates on strategic initiatives. Helps to design and implement complex projects, such as HD Supply's open-market share repurchase programs (based on projected operating cash flows, restricted payment capacity under HD Supply’s credit agreements and bond indentures, and revolver excess availability). Works on ad hoc strategic initiatives, as required.
Corporate Development: Develops valuation models for potential acquisitions, including quantifying base business performance, synergy opportunities, integration costs, and operational risks. Manages due diligence and integration activities in a highly-sensitive and confidential environment. Gathers, analyzes, synthesizes, and normalizes disparate data from various internal and external sources to create comprehensive supporting financial models. Formulates clear, relevant, and accurate analysis in a format that facilitates execution. Develops, implements, and refines processes to simplify workflows and increase productivity.
Investor Relations: Gains a robust understanding of the markets and competitive landscapes in which HDS operates in order to benchmark business unit performance against public company peers. Authors internal memos on peer performance and relevant end-market announcements. Prepares the Senior Leadership Team for quarterly earnings calls and investor meetings by synthesizing relevant external and company-specific data. Reviews quarterly and annual filings (press releases, earnings presentations, earnings call transcripts, 10-K/Qs). Monitors sell-side analysts’ consensus and prepares quarterly guidance ranges.
Treasury Management: Serves as a primary point of contact for lenders, trustees, bank treasury officers, and merchant services partners. Monitors liquidity, credit ratios, and minimizes interest expense using HD Supply’s $1.0 billion revolving credit facility. Maintains compliance with all credit agreement covenants and internal controls. Streamlines and automates the daily cash positioning process. Executes monthly financial reports, interprets results, identifies meaningful variances and trends, summarizes and provides context to senior management. Coordinates quarterly forecasts and provides input to the annual strategic planning process.
Debt Capital Markets: Creates Board-level presentations to justify each debt issuance, restructuring, and refinancing transaction based on annualized interest savings, payback period, maturity extension, or added flexibility. Crafts lender and ratings agency presentations to facilitate periodic reviews, provide business updates, demonstrate deal structure, and showcase pro forma credit metrics. Collaborates with lenders’ counsel on credit agreements, indentures, and offering memoranda. Stays abreast of key financial market indicators, including interest rates, currency exchange rates, and commodity inflation rates.
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance, Operations, Mathematics, Computer Science, or related quantitative discipline.
CFA, MBA, CPA, or comparable qualification is preferred.
Prior public company experience in corporate development, corporate finance, strategic marketing, or internal audit roles is preferred. Experience in investment banking, consulting, or advisory services also preferred.
Experience with enterprise planning systems, such as Oracle Hyperion/Essbase, IBM Cognos, Longview CPM, or SAP BPC.
Job ID 2018-26853
Business Unit Corporate GSC
Functional Area Finance/Treasury
Remote Position? No
Position Type Full-Time
HD Supply is an Equal Opportunity Minority/Female/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veteran and Affirmative Action Employer. HD Supply considers for employment and hires qualified candidates without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law.