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Director, Finance

Date:  Nov 14, 2023

Tremont, IL, US

Brand:  Precision Ag
Workplace Type:  Onsite


Director of Finance, Precision Planting


Company Overview 

Precision Planting is a leading provider of agriculture technologies for farmers who Believe in Better™ with a focus on creating solutions for current agronomic issues and providing practical educational resources. Precision Planting products upgrade the performance of farmers’ existing agricultural equipment. Our global company is represented by a network of more than 600 dealerships and offers technologies to farmers and agricultural equipment manufacturers worldwide. Our team at Precision Planting continues to grow without sacrificing our valued company culture. We are proud of the hardworking, creative, and passionate people that symbolize our brand. We continue to grow our product lineup through their high integrity, high performance, and collaboration. If you share these values, then we might be the right place for you. 


About the Job:  

You will be responsible for leading our Finance & Accounting teams globally.  You will also be responsible for ensuring the Finance Organization is positioned to enable the business's continued growth worldwide with a focus on the external and internal stakeholders. 



  • Be a cross-functional leader that supports the General Manager to ensure appropriate investments are made to manage the current business performance and to ensure progress towards aggressive strategic business plans. 

  • Drive for efficiencies and optimization of overall finance support utilizing new system tools and functionalities while ensuring financial integrity is maintained at all times in all reporting systems 

  • Provides financial expertise on strengthening and expediting business processes and procedures 

  • Member of the Precision Planting Product Pipeline Review Committee providing financial support to Precision Planting leadership in terms of future products pricing and market penetration assumptions 

  • Responsible for accurate forecast and track results including key measures such as sales volumes, gross profit, selling/general/administrative (SG&A), R&D and IFO.   Must be able to provide thorough analysis and interpretation of metrics to ensure appropriate actions / decisions are taken to affect results 

  • Conducts analysis on efficiency and effectiveness of market funding.  Partners with Precision Leadership to ensure programs meet business needs while qualifying under accounting standards 

  • Work directly with Sales and Procurement teams to facilitate demand planning ensuring we acquire appropriate inventory to fulfill sales forecasts while also managing the overall inventory levels of the business 

  • Lead the Precision Planting budgeting and Strategic Business Planning process 

  • Provide monthly management reports and metrics analysis to the Precision Planting Leadership Team in support of Sales volume, cost understanding, and variance analysis 

  • Drive effective Capital Expenses planning tied to business objectives  

  • Ensures compliance with all Corporate Policies, IT & Financial SOX controls and GAAP 

  • Supervision and responsibilities for the Precision Planting Finance & Accounting Team 


Minimum Qualifications: 

  • 10+ years of Accounting or Finance experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting 

  • Solid financial knowledge including GAAP  


Preferred Qualifications 

  • Working knowledge of SAP financial modules and/or Microsoft Great Plains 

  • Experience leading digital transformation projects 

  • CPA or MBA 

  • Ability to communicate effectively and develop business partnerships with both finance and non-finance customers 

  • Results oriented – Autonomous and self-driven with an “act as owner” mentality.  Problem solving skills 

  • Agility – Ability to perform in ambiguous situations often with incomplete information. Willingness to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and changing priorities 

  • Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills  

  • Need to be confident with the ability to persuade and influence others 

  • Desire to drive continuous process improvements 

  • Experience working in a technology company 


What We Offer:  

  • Competitive Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental, Vision, & Mental Health)  

  • Life and AD&D Insurance  

  • Paid Parental Leave 

  • Fertility Benefits 

  • Pet Insurance 

  • 401(k) with employer match   

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) 

  • Paid Holidays 

  • Education Assistance 



AGCO is an equal opportunity employer. 





Precision Technology

AGCO’s rapidly growing portfolio of precision-agriculture product lines, led by the Precision Planting brand, is unrivaled in the industry, offering growers high-return-on-investment technologies designed to manage and reduce inputs while increasing yield and protecting soil health. And because Precision Planting technologies can be installed on existing equipment from any major vendor, Precision Planting offers farmers an effective way to improve the performance and profitability of the equipment they own today.

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