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Global Finance Director Job

Company: Arkema
Location: King Of Prussia
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

Req Id 30909 - Posted 11/04/2019 - Finance and Accounting - King of Prussia. Pennsylvania. US
-- Global Finance Director, Surfactants and Additives (ArrMaz)
Location: Mulberry, Florida -- BACKGROUND:
In July 2019, Arkema acquired ArrMaz, strengthening its position as a world leader in the production of specialty chemicals for the crop nutrition, mining, infrastructure, oil and gas, and other growing industries worldwide.-- As a trusted partner with operations in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, ArrMaz provides innovative chemical solutions to our customers. Today, Arkema and ArrMaz are combining 50+ years of expertise to innovate superior chemical solutions which optimize customers--- production efficiency and product performance. -- JOB DIMENSIONS
-----Number of countries (production only) : 7
-----Operating facilities: 12 production plants, 4 R&D centers -- --KEY ACTIVITIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Quality, Stewardship and Execution
-----Ensure that the results of the BU are reported on time, accurately and with clarity and transparency to the BU management, the Corporate Finance/Control & Accounting group, and ensure the results are understandable to Corporate and BU executives.
-----Coordinate and direct the financial planning, budgeting and investment activities of the organization.
-----Working Capital management:
-----Ensure credit management and A/R is optimized in partnership with Sales team and credit/collections team.
-----Monitor and define actions to optimize inventory levels worldwide.
-----In some countries, coordinate and manage with Group central functions on Tax, Accounting, Internal control, Risk, IT and legal matters.
-----Continuously improve information flow and processes between regions and business segments
-----Define and implement necessary procedures, in compliance with Group rules
-----Ensure Arkema Finance, Accounting & Control procedures and internal control rules operate effectively
-----Manage external auditors on BU Finance and Risk Management reviews
-----Prepare or direct preparation of financial statements, business activity reports, financial position forecasts, annual budgets, and/or reports required by regulatory agencies.
-----Lead monthly financial reviews with Executive VP at HQ.-- -- Strategic Advisory and Planning:
-----Active member of BU Leadership Team, collaborating to drive the business to meet or exceed performance goals
-----Strategic financial advisor as a key member of Global Leadership Team and in partnership with other BU leadership
-----Act as a project leader to lead the annual 5 Year Strategic Planning process.
-----Advise business on growth strategy, including mergers, acquisitions and integrations.
-----Drive growth projects (expansion, M&A, etc.) with financial due diligence, forecasting and reporting/tracking
-----Define and influence strategic directions for improving existing financial reporting aligned with BU strategy
-----Analyze the financial details of the past, present and expected operations in order to identify development opportunities and areas where improvement is needed-- -- Talent Management:
-----Manage global and regional BU finance function and team, including hiring, training and development.
-----Partner with HR and Talent Management on individual and team career development.
-----Workforce planning and talent review.-- -- Analytics
-----Produce monthly BU financial results reporting:-- Actual vs budget, prior year and forecast variance analysis, cash flow, capital expenditures, working capital and major project status tracking and updates.
-----Produce weekly forecast of month, quarter, and full year results through coordination of the supply chain, manufacturing, sales, marketing and business leaders
Performance Management
-----Use data and analytics to identify and enable cross functional and BU teams to drive bottom line improvement
-----Develop new techniques, key performance indicators and ensure proper monitoring of action plans to help drive bottom line improvement and business growth
-----Using financial analysis, partner with leadership in decision-making processes and potential investment (Capital Expenditures, Long Term contracts, etc.)
-----Anticipate future BU financing needs by forecasts of operating cash flow, investment needs and working capital evolution
-----Responsibility for control and optimization of variable and fixed costs worldwide -- Operational Excellence and Efficiency
-----Use and collaboration of current and new technologies to facilitate global analysis and data management----
-----Advocate for finance systems and processes continuous improvement and implement transformational programs
-----Cross BU Finance collaboration with tools, processes and efficiencies
-----Ensure proper interactions between BU Finance department and other Arkema departments, such as Colombes Controlling and FP&A, Corporate Finance organization, KOP CFO organization on business financial matters. -- Accountabilities include:
-----Delivery of accurate, timely financial information relative to the activity of the business unit
-----Optimization of capital investments, cash and working capital.
-----Proper monitoring of the risks within the business
-----Control of financial procedures and compliance (integration of IFRS norms, organizational changes, etc.)
-----Continuous operational excellence, improvements and automation
-----Anticipate and support information requests for all levels of Corporate and Business management
-----Effective team and talent management/development (both direct and indirect). Ensures global financial consolidations (JV---s and foreign subsidiaries) are made in compliance with GAAP
-----Through action and behavior, drives a ---prevention--- mindset throughout the organization.-- His/Her goal is to reduce the need for ---crisis management---. -- CONTEXT AND ENVIRONMENT
-----Location of position:-- Mulberry, Florida
-----30 % regional and international travel to be expected
-----Coordination of multicultural teams and complex reporting matrices across multiple geographies, time zones and financial currencies
-----Diversity of products, markets and customers (high volumes grades and specialties, bulk/packaged); complex processes including continuous and batch; multiple manufacturing sites in different countries; all requiring technical creativity, and knowledge of process, chemistry and operations
-----Supports the site HES policy and complies with all regulatory and internal requirements------- -- REQUIRED EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS /WORK EXPERIENCE
-----MBA preferred
-----10+ years Accounting/Finance experience with 2+ years as lead finance person.-- Prefer experience with a multi-national manufacturing business. Chemicals manufacturing is a plus.
-----Matrix organization experience
-----M&A and related financial modeling experience preferred
-----ERP expertise --- SAP preferable
-----Advanced financial modeling, reporting, writing and presentation skills
-----Experience leading cross functional and international teams
-----Experience building and leading a finance team/organization and managing/developing talent
-----Budgeting Processes, summarization and presentation-- -- DEMONSTRATED COMPETENCIES
-----Leadership evidenced by high level of integrity, clear understanding of the business, demonstrated attitude to put the customer first, team orientation, and the ability to provide timely, accurate, reliable and meaningful financial and performance information.
-----High energy level, quick to act, comfortable meeting stringent deadlines.
-----Strong analytical and reasoning capabilities to anticipate and identify operational problems, to analyze variances from plan, provide a concise description of drivers that affected past performance and/or will affect future performance, and develop timely action plans to achieve operating goals.
-----Proactive and alert to ensure unit priorities, decisions, and analysis are pertinent for use by business unit managers, timely and appropriate.
-----Organized and able to quickly extract correct data and provide information for fact-based decision making.
-----Ability to effectively communicate and interface with cross-functional executives, global team members across a variety of cultures. Readily voices opinions (supported by facts) even if a minority view, escalate issues and ideas, and able to positively manage conflict.-- Willing to challenge and persuade others on alternative solutions / courses of actions.
-----Continuously seeks improvements in financial functions and across the business to enhance efficiency, lower costs, and improve controls.
-----Effective presentation and communication skills, written and verbal ensuring relevant facts are disclosed and related discussion focuses on business imperatives, not just the numbers.
-----Results- and profit-oriented with the ability to balance other business considerations.
-----Must be able to travel approximately 30%, have a valid passport, capacity to travel internationally, and visit all business unit locations regularly.
-----Flexibility in work schedule to participate with and communicate directly with non-US staff and service providers on initiatives, issues, teleconferences, meetings, and other interfaces. -- A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of ---8.8 billion ($10.4 billion USD) in 2018, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation. Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

Company Description:

A global chemical company and France's leading chemicals producer, Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry every day. Deploying a responsible, innovation based approach, we produce state-of-the-art specialty chemicals that provide customers with practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials. With operations in more than 40 countries, 14,000 employees, 80 production facilities and 10 research centers, Arkema generates annual revenue of 8.3 billion and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands. In North America, Arkema, Inc., a subsidiary of Arkema is headquartered in King of Prussia, PA. Arkema Inc. employs 2,400 people and operates 32 facilities in the US, Canada, Mexico and Brazil.--

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