We are looking for a Controller who wants to grow into a CFO for our $50M privately held company located in the west suburbs of the Twin Cities. Must be willing to roll up your sleeves and lead a small team while being able to step back and think strategically.
Must have CPA and strong preference to those with a foundation in public accounting. This is a very profitable business and a market leader in their industry.
SkyWater is working with a privately held, growing producer of consumer products. The Ecommerce Marketing Manager will report to the VP of Marketing and will lead the development and implementation of ecommerce sales and customer development strategies for Amazon, direct to consumer platform, and retailer.com business. This role is part of an 8-person marketing team where you work with well-known brands and have ownership over your part of the business.
We have been retained by our privately-held, family-owned client, which is one of the largest food producers in the United States, to identify their next top technology executive.
A classic entrepreneurial story, this organization started with a single farm in Minnesota nearly 50 years ago, and has grown into one of the largest & most respected businesses in the entire industry.
Although the current technology team is relatively small (12 employees), they have a number of large initiatives coming down the pipe in the next 18-24 months, including a brand new data warehouse, the selection and implementation of a new ERP system, and a consolidation of existing applications & platforms to cloud-based applications. Suffice to say there is a lot to do and people to hire, but they have both the executive buy-in and financial wherewithal to get it done.
SkyWater has been engaged by a well-respected Twin Cities based company who is looking to add a key member to their leadership team. As Director of Accounting and Finance, this person will ensure the financial integrity of the company and will report directly to the COO. This company is known for having an amazing culture that promotes team work, professional growth, and having fun at work!
We are looking for an agile leader who is well-grounded in accounting principles and also has the capability to advise/support start-up and early-stage businesses. As the leader of Accounting and Finance for this Holding Company, you will interface with all principals of the organization. You will also work with the finance teams in stand-alone scaling investment companies to help create short and long-term tactical solutions that will allow them establish an accounting roadmap, maximize profits, and achieve long-term objectives.
If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply online or contact Lindsay Dubbeldee directly at LDubbeldee@skywatersearch.com.
SkyWater is excited to be partnering with a $1B local (private) company who is looking to add a key member to their Executive Finance team! This role will act as a liaison with members of the Management Team to provide education and promote understanding and accuracy of budgeting, costing, and cash flow functions across the entire organization. Focus areas will include executing business analyses and proformas related to strategic initiatives, new programs and business plans, assist in the reconciliation of financial system, and building out financial reporting portfolios. This role will collaborate with key stakeholders to deliver actionable insights to drive profitable growth and partner with core management information and accounting and reporting partners to enable sustainable, repeatable, and effective financial solutions.
If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, please apply online or reach out to Lindsay Dubbeldee directly at LDubbeldee@skywatersearch.com.
Leadership, Culture, and Employee Engagement – 30% Provide leadership, coaching and support to create optimal levels of engagement, retention, and team member growth.
Key Activities: • 1:1’s with all team leaders • Set the tone of optimism, care, and high expectations • Consistently show appreciation and recognition • Create opportunities for team members to build real relationships • Coach team leaders to help them understand the drivers of engagement
Technical Oversight and Quality Assurance – 20% Create, maintain, and ensure adherence to project processes, design standards, and procedures to ensure the delivery of consistent, high-quality designs.
Key Activities: • Create, maintain, and ensure adherence to project processes, design standards, and procedures o Kick-off meetings on complex projects o Identify high risk projects/situations o Review of drawings on high risk projects • Foresee, identify, and provide guidance on complex design challenges
Operational and Financial Oversight – 20% Provide operational and financial oversight to ensure optimal billed vs. spent ratios and utilization rates. Key Activities: • Measure and analyze operational throughput and capacity to identify bottlenecks, inefficiencies, and make necessary course corrections • Monitor and ensure adherence to schedules, budgets, and utilization • Monitor Earned Value Analysis (EVA)
Business Development – 15% Achieve revenue goals by developing and executing plans to earn repeat client business and procuring projects from new clients. Key Activities: • Develop and ensure execution of a system to gain repeat business and increased client wallet share o Have intentional conversations to learn/understand client goals, needs, and strategies o Document/track client conversations in CRM • Achieve sales goal to clients targeted by the practice and firm strategic plans o Diversified portfolio of projects within the practice o Complete set number of business development conversations with target clients
Client Satisfaction – 10% Promote and foster high-trust relationships between practice area leaders and client representatives to maintain or improve client satisfaction and retention. Key Activities: • Build and maintain relationships with clients • Promote and foster relationship building between practice team leads and client representatives • Monitor and ensure client feedback o Seek timely feedback on project performance o Measure and analyze client satisfaction to include Net Promoter Score (NPS)
Strategy & Goal Setting – 5% Contribute to the design of the firm’s overall strategic vision and proactively align the practice area’s challenging and achievable goals to the firm’s strategic vision. Key Activities: • Contribute to cocreation of the firm’s strategy • Align practice’s operational/business plan to the firm’s strategy • Provide accurate and relevant forecasts including industry trends, practice capacity, etc. • Collaborate with Team Leaders to set challenging and achievable goals
Qualifications Required: • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from an ABET/EAC accredited program • 15+ years of engineering experience with clear progression in responsibility and leadership • Proficient use of the English language, both verbal and written • Advanced verbal and written communication skills, adaptable to all audiences • Professional Engineer (PE) License • Effectively engages with organization leaders, clients, customers, officials, contractors, and others • Initiates and maintains extensive contacts with key engineers, officials, and/or other organizations and companies • Demonstrates skills in persuasion and negotiation of critical issues • Physically able to conduct field inspections and testing as assigned • Maintain a valid driver’s license and have a satisfactory driving record Preferred: • 10+ years focus in structural engineering, emphasis in practice area • Structural Engineer (SE) License • Advanced credentials such as Specialty Certification • Master’s or Doctorate or equivalent, in applicable area of study • Member of professional organization; recognized expert on statement activity and resource for national activities and organizations • Involved in and or leads community service programs; serves on local planning and/or policy board(s)
Environmental Conditions: Office environment; field environment; construction site environment; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, heat, cold, and inclement weather conditions when conducting field inspections and investigations.
Physical Conditions: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Position may require extended periods of sitting, standing, bending, and/or walking. Must be able to frequently move about and position self appropriately to complete role responsibilities. Position may require frequently lifting and/or carrying up to 20 pounds with occasional lifting and/or carrying of up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
SkyWater Search Partners is actively recruiting for a $6B public company who is looking to expand their Finance department. If you have 2+ years of FP&A experience and would like to take the next step in your career, please contact Lindsay at LDubbeldee@skywatersearch.com
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Minneapolis, Minnesota 55305