Why would I want this job?

The Segment Finance Leader will need to work cross-functionally with Business leadership, including sales, product management, procurement, and the integrated supply chain to influence decisions to maximize the financial returns to the business while ensuring ideas are being challenged and strong financial controls are enforced.

What would I be doing?

  • Strategic business partner to the Chemical Intermediates segment and business team, provide financial leadership and drive financial performance
  • Ensuring key financial investments alignment with organization’s strategic objectives focused on high growth segments
  • Provide financial analysis, reporting and decision-making support for key business activities including Sales and Margin, Customer & Product line profitability, Commercial deals (pricing, terms, cash impact) and Major Raw material purchasing decisions
  • Partner with manufacturing organization driving KPIs in supporting product line simplification
  • Business case development related to new business and growth opportunities
  • Lead the segment’s Annual Operating Plan (AOP) process as well as actively participate in the segment’s Plan of Record (PoR) process
  • Drive continuous process improvements around forecasting and close process to allow faster response and a deeper level of analysis
  • Provide insightful financial analysis of consolidated results, including budgets, forecasts and month-end results. Determine key drivers of business performance
  • Lead the development of monthly financials forecasts. Identify major risks and opportunities to the forecast and work proactively
  • Work with functional leaders to identify opportunities for cost savings, holding owners accountable
  • Proactively support business segment with ad hoc analysis
  • Contribute to analyses in the areas of liquidity, costing, and regulatory reporting

 

What would make me qualified?

Basic Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related business field
  • CMA, CPA, and/or MBA a plus
  • 10+ years of experience in a similar role and in a manufacturing environment or equivalent organizational experience
  • Team Leadership, development and managing of junior team members
  • Experience in Chemical Industry and FP&A a plus

 

Additional Qualifications:

 

  • Ability to initiate and lead projects/teams, drive actions and provide recommendations for decision making
  • Advanced financial modeling skills a must
  • Strong process improvement skills
  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong bias for action, positive attitude, self-starter
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to develop and implement standardized processes
  • Must have demonstrated the ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously, as well as identify process improvement opportunities and implement change
  • Advanced PC skills with emphasis on Excel and SAP