Hayward Industries

  • VP, Financial Planning & Analysis and Treasury

    Job Locations US-NJ-Elizabeth
    Posted Date 2 months ago(9/4/2018 8:50 AM)
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  • Overview

    Hayward Industries, Inc. is the largest manufacturer of residential swimming pool equipment in the world, with a significant presence in the commercial pool market that is continuously growing. Headquartered in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Hayward designs, manufactures and markets a full line of residential and commercial pool and spa equipment including pumps, filters, heating, cleaners, salt chlorinators, automation, lighting, safety, flow control and energy solutions. 

    For over 80-years, Hayward has been enhancing pool ownership by manufacturing cutting edge, advanced pool and spa equipment. Hayward listens to our customers’ needs and makes sure they are implemented during the design and manufacturing process.  The goal is to become the preferred brand of choice with every residential and commercial swimming pool and spa.


    Position Overview:


    The unique and critical responsibility of this position is to manage the coordination, development, presentation, and maintenance of Hayward’s financial position and rolling 5-year Financial Plan. This will require continual coordination with senior management to ensure accurate, reliable and timely financial projections. The VP will direct the budgeting of all internally funded corporate projects and processes, including guiding projects from the conceptual through implementation stages, shepherding projects through internal and external review processes, and managing operating budgets. This position will manage the strategic planning, ongoing development, and coordination of all investor relations activities. This position will also lead all treasury requirements and strategic debt considerations.  This is a senior finance management position that reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer. It is critical for the person holding this position to have sound judgement and decision making abilities, and the ability to translate complex financial information to a variety of audiences. The successful candidate will have expertise in financial management, strong collaborative leadership skills, and demonstrated success developing junior staff.


    • Manage daily/monthly financial planning and reporting activities, including executive management reporting and financial budgets & forecasts, including associated variance commentary and overall financial performance analysis
    • Lead annual budgeting process and long-term strategic planning from financial perspective, exploring new growth opportunities
    • Analyze complex financial information and reports to provide accurate and timely financial recommendations, along with building financial models and scenario analysis to evaluate investment decisions for various initiatives
    • Manage and develop a team of finance professionals, providing strategic direction, day-to-day work management, and career path development
    • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including, revenue drivers, operating costs and capital expenditures; along with external/internal market & competitive trends, leading/lagging indicators, and benchmarking analysis
    • Drive operational and financial process improvement practices, including working with senior management to establish key business metrics, develop funding strategies, and create a robust reporting platform
    • Develop financial models and dashboards to track, organize and report on initiatives and key projects
    • Continuously improve budgeting, reporting, analysis framework – along with enhancing systems, tools, and processes
    • Global treasury responsibilities include managing “baskets” and ensuring all covenants are adhered to, financial risk management (currency, interest rate, commodity), cash flow forecasting, cash and bank relationship management, establish Treasury technology, debt and investment management, credit agreement compliance, and all associated reporting
    • Partner with Business Development VP on Merger/Acquisitions opportunities
    • Drive Working Capital improvements, along with Capex optimization, and creating rolling Free Cash Flow forecast models
    • Manage all real estate dynamics and create overall real estate optimization initiatives
    • Responsible for all aspects of Investor Relations, including forming and executing the Company’s IR program, helping shape and effectively communicate the Company’s strategic direction, and establishing and maintaining effective relationships with key analysts and investors
    • Oversees and manages the strategic focus and content development of investor/lender presentations, management scripts and Q&A for quarterly earnings calls and materials for the Board of Directors
    • Advises executive management about financial and industry trends, shareholder and analyst concerns, and competitor results and dynamics


    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting (preferred), Finance, or Business Administration; MBA preferred
    • 12 -15 years of experience in mid to senior finance roles with an emphasis on FP&A and/or business unit financial leadership, and experience in budgetary planning and management, financials analysis, financial modeling and multi-year projections
    • Strong leadership skills, including 7 years of experience directly managing a team
    • Strong understanding of accounting concepts and applications
    • Excellent communication skills including verbal, written, and presentation
    • Problem solving, especially with innovative and creative solutions
    • Strong analytical, critical thinking skills, and proactive thought leadership
    • Ability to understand big picture and be detail-oriented
    • Ability to multi-task and respond quickly to requests for information
    • Comfortable interfacing with and presenting to senior officials and executive management and Board of Directors
    • Demonstrated executive level management skills with the ability to effectively manage and develop a team
    • Proficiency in MS Excel and PowerPoint, along with automated financial, accounting, and treasury software - with experience in creating financial models for evaluating investment decisions and performing portfolio and account level profitability analysis
    • Experience with financial budgeting/forecast leadership, and strong financial analysis skills – including being detail oriented and proficient in building and using complicated data sources
    • Strong organizational and project management skills with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and delegate as needed – along with experience in leading cross-functional and distributed teams
    • A highly motivated, proactive and collaborative work ethic, with the ability to independently move projects forward, make decisions, and assume higher-level leadership responsibilities in critical situations – with a sense of urgency and ability to enact change quickly
    • Proven ability to make data-driven recommendations with limited amount of information
    • Treasury experience in managing and strategically optimizing credit term loans, including revolvers, and 1st and 2nd term loans – preferably in a leveraged ownership structure
    • CTP-Certified Treasury Professional Preferred
    • Global Treasury Management Experience Preferred



    • Excellent communication and presentation skills and the ability to influence all levels, including senior-level executives, with strong interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy representing the Accounting & Finance department in executive settings
    • Integrity, maturity, dependability, and a positive professional attitude
    • A leader who will implement initiatives effectively and motivate others to contribute
    • Track record of success in delivering high quality work in a fast paced and dynamic environment
    • Given the nature of the role, an ambitious and hard-working individual who has attention to detail and production of a quality product is critical. This person should be inquisitive, and poses a desire to continue to learn

    • Be a team player, positive and pro-active attitude

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