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General information

All posting locations: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Department: 03 - 22 - Planning and Performance Management (PPM) - Operations

Date Published: 10-Nov-2020

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

Role / Title: The Director- Head of Operations Finance - Enhancer- Specialty & Away for Home  serves as the voice of finance in the BU decision making process for Cost- as well as the Pod as it relates to quarterly/annual reviews- monthly close process (including analysis and reporting)- and development of the annual budget and five year strategic plan.   In addition- the position supports productivity efforts within Pod operations.  This individual also provides overall financial and reporting support to the Pod Lead and Director- MFG Finance.  Additionally- this role owns the budgeting- forecasting- tracking- requesting- funding- results reporting- etc. associated with all projects within the BU and Pod- including Capex- R&D- Business Development- Cost out- MFG- Procurement- and Logistics 

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage Pod reporting process
  • Establish BU cost reporting process
  • Support BU president and BU cost lead as key financial data owner
  • Establish and maintain reporting cadence
  • Provide BU cost leader with completed reporting package- and facilitate Factory to Pod reporting meetings
  • Aggregate Factory (including MFG- PROC- LOG) reports and compile consolidated deck for Ops & BU Leadership review
  • Review report submissions and challenge assumptions- commentary and forecasts
  • Support accurate P&L and publishing of financial presentations ranging from consolidated financials- flash reports- and other reports necessary to help drive optimal decision making.
  • Prepare standard and ad-hoc analysis- driving insight on business gaps to plan and benchmarks.
  • Lead the monthly performance review and annual budgeting process
  • Serve as an advocate in financial planning and accounting matters (e.g.- financial reporting- cost allocations)
  • Support Business by providing ad-hoc and structured reporting mechanisms to provide insight into costs
  • Improve Finance capabilities in order to improve value to wider organization
  • Identify opportunities to simplify- align- and improve Manufacturing processes- procedures- organization structure and make recommendations
  • Engage in M&A work- special studies- cost optimization strategies

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in Finance- Accounting or Business Administration required M.B.A. preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in Finance/Accounting
  • Strong business acumen- interpersonal- communication and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask and make key decisions- managing multiple projects concurrently with limited direct supervision.
  • Ability to influence cross-functional team members
  • Motivated self-starter who can effectively work under pressure and manage multiple priorities
  • Possesses the ability to lead teams and effectively work through others
  • Team player who manages collaboratively with the ability to influence management- in some cases without authority
  • Ability to recognize opportunities to simplify processes and create efficiencies
  • Strong Technical and Systems orientation- experience with Hyperion and SAP desired
  • Prior MFG- Procurement- or FP&A experience desired

Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity