Global Locomotive Operations North America Finance Analyst

Chicago, Illinois

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Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company's new website at:

It's not just about your career… or your job title…it's about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven't been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Role Summary/Purpose

Wabtec Global Locomotive Operations ("GLO") is a global technology leader in the design and manufacturing of locomotives. It is a significant business under the Freight Equipment group, generating ~$1B of revenue annually. With the societal trends around the world moving towards greener operations, the GLO business is actively working on the next generation of locomotive technology to reduce the environment impacts in the rail industry as well as continue to deliver on our customers' expectations around performance and reliability. This next generation technology will bring a new chapter of exciting growth to the GLO business over the next few years.

As GLO finance analyst, you will be responsible for managing the financials of your respective customer programs as well as assisting with the maintenance of GLO's cost of quality budget. To be successful in this role, you must have strong critical thinking skills as well as collaborate cross-functionally with others across the business, including Program Management and Supply Chain, to drive execution of your customer programs. This role provides the opportunity to take ownership of the financial projections and results of your customer programs, including clearly and concisely communicating those results to executive leadership, as well as drive process improvement in the tracking and reporting of cost of quality projects.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Develop deep understanding of assigned customer contracts/programs, primarily in the North America region, and collaborate with others across the business (i.e., Program Management, Supply Chain, Engineering, etc.) to properly account for financials during program execution
  • Create and maintain financial budgets and projections related to assigned programs, including proactively identifying risks and opportunities to improve financial results
  • Assess and continuously monitor post-delivery contractual clause related to warranty and availability/reliability
  • Perform monthly financial close procedures and ad hoc analyses to provide insights on performance of customer programs
  • Lead recurring financial and risk reviews with executive leadership
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in financial analysis, planning and reporting and business partnership roles
Desired Characteristics
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance is preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking
  • Demonstrated success in a project leadership role, with the ability to influence others in a highly matrixed environment
  • Knowledge of Oracle, HFM and OBIEE is a positive

All salaried new hires must be fully vaccinated or be willing to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by date of hire to be considered for U.S.-based job, where permitted by applicable law and subject to requests for accommodation. Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the one dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world's toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world's brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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