Why would I want this job?

Our client is seeking a Senior Finance Manager – Supply Chain – West Region.

What would I be doing?

Responsibilities:

• Work as an integral member of the West Region Leadership Team providing financial expertise and co-piloting for Manufacturing.
• Business partner to Regional Vice President of Operations and key member of Product Supply Leadership Team.
• Full financial controllership for the West Region which includes 6 factories. Responsible for Manufacturing financial reporting, controls, and analysis. Estimated expense responsibility is $100MM.
• Manage Period End Close process including accurate financial statements, detailed analysis of all P&L line items, and regular reporting for local and national operations and corporate finance.
• Lead and own the annual budget process (OPL) for the region by partnering with operations and creating a bottoms-up plan with a very high level of detail including BTB business strategies and continuous excellence. The process is a significant time investment over approximately 3 months and entails executive presentations.
• Produce monthly dynamic forecasts for the balance of the year for all P&L line items. Articulate, with sound support, the drivers of forecast changes via executive presentation monthly. Must understand the complex dynamics of sales demand, production trends and supply expectations, inventory obsolescence, labor productivity, and the strategic network.
• Provide leadership to the regional finance team consisting of 1 Controller and two Senior Analysts. Establish goals, professional development plans and performance reviews. Ensure team participates in national initiatives.
• Add strategic thinking value as a member of the overall leadership team in the region by working together in driving key business decisions. Maintain a Total Delivered Cost (TDC) focus. Provide a continuous improvement mindset with results orientation.
• Ensure and own proper inventory controls and practice, inventory accuracy and compliance at the factories. Ensure all assets are tagged and accounted for on the register.
• Ensure all areas of the Supply Chain business are following BTB accounting policies, procedures and technical standards.
• Work with local leadership on financial justifications associated with all manufacturing related capital expenditure purchases (CEA integrity).
• Monitor general accounting functions such as A/P, payroll, fixed asset management and general ledger maintenance.
• Calculate, review and report on various monthly KPI’s which summarize regional performance in various key areas of the business along with forward-thinking leading measures to improve results.
• Must proactively partner with national counterparts to collaborate on finance opportunities within the BTB network.

Additional Responsibilities:

• Manage and assess risk by analyzing financial/statistical data to recommend the best course of action for the organization. Provide value-added analytics to improve financial performance.
• Drive financial improvements, efficiencies, and profits through a strong understanding of plant operations and manufacturing costs.
• Oversight for material costing (raw material, semi-finished and finished goods).
• Oversight for P-Cards, Travel and Purchase Orders for Manufacturing.
• Liaison for Internal Audit to support compliance and controls for factories.

What would make me qualified?

Qualifications / Requirements:

• Minimum 10 years of Finance Leadership experience in (Manufacturing Operations. BS Degree or equivalent in Finance or Accounting.
• Ability to Co-Pilot and partner with operational leaders to drive business results.
• Leadership experience in coaching and developing a team of people.
• Ability to work in a complex, changing environment.
• Strong systems skills (i.e., Excel, Essbase, SAP, Business Warehouse reporting, Access).
• Excellent Analytical ability required. Ability to analyze large data sets and handle high volume of transactional data.
• Strong controls and cost accounting background preferred.
• Some travel required (up to 20%).