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Senior Manager, Corporate FP&A

Date: Feb 2, 2019

Location: San Jose, CA, US

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Do you want to change the world? We do, too.
The energy market is roughly $4 trillion globally, and solar penetration is less than 1%.  But just one hour of sunlight, if harnessed, could power the entire world for a year. We have the opportunity to completely change the way energy is produced, distributed and consumed on a global scale, and we’re looking for talented, committed people to help us drive our growth and achieve our goals.
SunPower is a global solar energy solutions company with a rich heritage of pioneering the best energy technologies in the world. Our solutions are unrivaled in terms of long-term reliability, efficiency and guaranteed performance, and our company is unmatched in terms of global reach and scale. Through design, manufacturing, installation and ongoing maintenance and monitoring, SunPower provides its proprietary, world-record efficient solar technology to residential, commercial and utility customers worldwide.
SunPower is changing the way our world is powered every day with a brilliant, passionate and driven team of more than 7,000 in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. In an industry that is reshaping the world’s energy future, there’s no better place to be than SunPower.
We believe that our employees create our brand – with each project, each communication, each task completed and each interaction. Experience is critical to SunPower in regards to not only our customers but also our employees and dealer partners. As such, we strive to hire candidates that are service focused. The experience we would expect the ideal person to deliver is:

SunPower is seeking to hire a Sr Manager, Corporate FP&A, located in San Jose, CA This person will be responsible for the compilation and close follow up of assumptions that need resolution and reporting on status of assumption closure as part of BOQ, EOQ, MYP and AOP processes as well as responsible for coordinating corporate financial planning activities, which include all quarterly and annual forecasting. He / She will interface with Business unit leaders.


  • Develop and deploy Business Intelligence tools, financial models and dashboard reports tailored to facilitate timely decision support at Company and the division levels
  • Contribute to define best alternatives decision process for SunPower projects
  • Provide the investor relations organization with reports with thoughtful financial analysis and projections and competitive benchmarking analysis
  • Perform ongoing screening, evaluation, analysis of competitors financials reporting
  • Prepare investment approval procedure consistent with SPWR broader strategic planning process, assist in defining content of investment project file, assist in modeling of financial impacts (B/S, P/L, cash flows)
  • Support the business and accounting due diligence teams
  • Contribute to the preparation and production of management reports to CEO, CFO, Executive Committee and Board of Directors
  • Coordinate and compile competitive information and materials for CFO All Hands presentations, analyst packages and quarterly earnings release guidance
  • Contribute to Cost Reduction analysis and Free Cash Flow Transformation Plan
  • Other ad hoc reporting and financial analysis



Positive attitude and willing to take initiative to get things done

Energetic self-starter with the ability to multi-task

Detail oriented and organized

Comfortable working in a fast-paced, highly complex and constantly-evolving business environment that may require frequently re-assessment and benchmarking of priorities against objectives

Ability to operate in a team-oriented culture were collaboration is an integral part of being able to complete daily tasks

Proven ability to work successfully under tight deadlines

Team player yet able to tactfully disagree, when appropriate

Ability to convey simple to complex financial information to individuals and groups.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, organization and project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects are critical.

Ability to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment.


Preferred Requirements


Bachelor degree required, preferably with a focus in accounting, finance, economics, or business management

10 + years of experience in corporate or division-level financial planning and analysis

Experience working at a large corporation where best-in-class forecasting processes made finance an integral part of business planning

Firm understanding of U.S. GAAP accounting and other financial principles

Proven track record of challenging the status quo and success in making improvements to processes and procedures, especially automation of tedious manual processes

Previous exposure to Hyperion Planning, SAP Business Objects or other financial IT tools

Excellent analytical and business analysis skills

Advanced degree or MBA


Minimum Requirements


Bachelor degree and 8+ years of related experience

Advanced Degree is desirable

OR equivalent combination of education and years of related experience



Equal Employment Opportunity
The Company is an equal employment opportunity employer and makes employment decisions, including but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, demotion, training, and/or compensation, on the basis of merit. Employment decisions are based on an individual’s qualifications as they relate to the job under consideration. The Company’s policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, the actual sex of the individual, or the gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, including religious dress practices and religious grooming practices, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital status, familial status, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, protected veteran or military status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws, ordinances, or regulations. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company, including supervisors and co-workers.

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Accommodation for Applicants to SunPower Corporation
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Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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