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VP, Finance - Product Lines

Date: Jan 4, 2019

Location: Ipswich, MA, US, 01938

Company: EBSCO Industries Inc

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases — all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation’s largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.

EBSCO is the leading provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, e-books and discovery service to libraries of all kinds.  We’re proud that, for 75 years, we have partnered with libraries to improve research with quality content and technology.  EBSCO is committed to transform lives by providing relevant and reliable information when, where, and how people need it.


At our company headquarters, located in Ipswich, MA on the North Shore, we are looking for a VP, Finance to lead a team focused on supporting our various product lines.  This individual will oversee financial planning for our product lines and work with various internal stakeholders to identify and drive growth for our portfolio of products. 


Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Direct oversight of finance team focused on our multiple product lines
  • Responsible for recruiting and training the team to provide quality results for the organization as needed;Promotes key finance talent and identifies/resolves performance issues as appropriate
  • Lead financial planning and analysis including forecasting, reporting and analysis of revenue and expenses for all product lines
  • Lead the budgeting process for each product line and ensure the financial plan aligns with the business strategies
  • Responsible for all product-level financial communication, including monthly performance, budget expectations, and long-range financial plans
  • Responsible for developing and tracking product line financial KPIs;Additionally, establish clear ROI metrics for major business expenditures
  • Develop and utilize complex financial models that drive data-driven insights for business leaders to make informed decisions
  • Build relationships across the finance/strategy team and collaborate with business stakeholders to understand the current state of the business and how to develop insights that can be easily understood and implemented to drive product line goals and strategies
  • Work cross-functionally to drive analytics on new business models, refine existing business cases, and analyze pricing for our major product lines
  • Collaborate with product leads and finance to ensure EIS is investing in and creating differentiated products and value propositions
  • Provide financial support of mergers and acquisitions


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or related field of study
  • Minimum of 10-15 years of experience in roles of increasing responsibility in finance
  • MBA, or equivalent experience, required
  • Minimum of 8 years leading a team
  • Proven leader with high energy, confidence, and demonstrated ability to influence others
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;Ability to solve problems, think creatively, and provide recommendations with sound business judgment
  • Experience interacting and navigating across a matrixed organization
  • Superior communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the Information Services industry
  • Experience managing and/or supporting full P&L

EBSCO Industries, an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

EBSCO complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.


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