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Sr. Business Analyst (PENA)

REQ: REQ-136559 Finance

Panasonic Energy of North America
  • Sparks, NV, United States
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Additional activities include working with the Information Technology team to understand the information systems and the interdependencies of the software systems used for reporting. The successful candidate for this position will report directly to our Director of Finance and play an instrumental role in the financial future of the company.

Essential Duties:

  • Develops data models to meet the needs of the organization's information systems.
  • Maintains data integrity by working to eliminate redundancy.
  • Supports cross-functional activities and working sessions during projects' design and implementation phases.
  • Maintaining, testing and improving business and systems operations.
  • Acting as a liaison between business and IT groups.
  • Creating monthly performance reports.
  • A specialist on complex technical and business matters.
  • Manages the flow of information between departments using relational databases.
  • Collects and studies operational and performance data to identify trends and opportunities for improvement.
  • Researches, analyzes, and recommends changes to an organization's business processes to improve operational efficiencies, quality, service, and profitability.
  • Creates flowcharts, process maps, and diagrams.
  • May deliver training to impacted business units.
  • Identifying and addressing operational, financial and technological risks within the business.
  • Stays informed of the ways the organization uses its data.
  • Identifying and capitalizing on improvement opportunities.
  • Building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Communicating ideas and viewpoints to senior management.
  • Identifying innovative ways to increase customer satisfaction.
  • May assume a team lead role for the work group.
  • Evaluating the performance of project teams to ensure that targets and deadlines are met.
  • Designs and prepares documentation, training materials, and communications supporting new processes.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Requirements:

  • To ensure the health and safety in the workplace and for the protection of our employees, wearing PPE is a requirement for some roles at PENA and may include equipment such as a full Tyvek suit, safety shoes, gloves, safety glasses, face mask, bump cap, and a full hazmat suit that includes a respirator.

The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

Qualifications:  Requirements - Required and/or Preferred


  • Basic/Required:  Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, AIS, Accounting, Finance, Economics, or a related field from a four-year College or University
  • Preferred:  None

Essential Qualifications:

  • Strong project leader with excellent organizational and verbal skills.
  • Minimum of 7+ years of direct experience on accounting, finance, or IT teams, preferably within a manufacturing environment.
  • Advanced literacy with Microsoft Office, especially Excel spreadsheets and database functions.
  • FP&A and/or Cost Accounting experience.
  • Knowledge of SAP, Oracle, or another fully integrated ERP system.
  • Working knowledge of accrual-based accounting within a manufacturing environment.
  • Able to work with all levels of management as high as CEO and as low as first level manager.
  • Strong customer service skills including excellent verbal, written, analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Interprets procedures and governmental regulations.
  • Capable of handling confidential information in a responsible manner.
  • Responds to inquiries from operations managers, production control, finance in a timely manner.
  • Flexibility and multi-tasking capabilities.
  • Highly organized and able to follow a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Ability to collaborate and form teams.
  • Ability to work with domestic and international teams.
  • Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing, and speaking English.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Build strong relationships and collaborate well at all levels.
  • Able to influence change without direct authority.
  • Demonstrate ability to take initiative, successfully handle and prioritize multiple competing assignments, and effectively manage deadlines.
  • Resilient, self-motived and able to work well under pressure.
  • Alignment to Panasonic’s seven (7) core principles (contribution to society, fairness and honesty, cooperation and team spirit, untiring effort for improvement, courtesy and humility, adaptability, gratitude).

Preferred License(s):

  • None

Preferred Certification(s):

  • None

Physical Demands:

Physical Activities: (Percentage of time (equaling 100%) during the normal workday the employee is required to)

  • Sit:                                                       85%
  • Walk:                                                   5%
  • Stand:                                                 5%
  • Lift:                                                      5%

Required Lifting and Carrying: (Required frequency is:  Not required (0%), Occasional (1-33%), Frequent (34-66%, Continuous (67-100%)

  • Up to 10 lbs.:                                       Occasional
  • Up to 20 lbs.:                                       Occasional
  • Up to 35 lbs.:                                       Occasional
  • Team-lift only (over 35 lbs.):               Not Required


About Us:

Panasonic Energy of North America (PENA) is collaborating with Tesla at a massive battery factory near Reno, Nevada which is known for its quality of life and expansive outdoor adventures. Panasonic's role at the Gigafactory is to manufacture and supply cylindrical lithium-ion cells to Tesla for their electric vehicles and energy storage systems.

Over the past few years, the Gigafactory has grown to the largest lithium-ion battery factory in the world. Together with our partner Tesla, we continue to revolutionize the lithium-ion battery space and accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy and transportation.

Our mission at PENA is to make the vision of affordable Electric Vehicles a reality by producing the world’s safest, high quality, and lowest cost batteries.  Through this effort we will create a clean energy society and our products will change society’s use of and perceptions of electric power.

In addition to an environment that is as innovative as our products, we offer competitive salaries and benefits.

Supplemental Information:

Pre-employment drug testing is required. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. without restriction.

Panasonic is an Equal Opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law.  All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Thank you for your interest in Panasonic Energy of North America.

REQ: REQ-136559 Finance

  • Sparks, NV, United States
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