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Operation Finance Manager - HYBRID to Philadelphia PA

Yoh, A Day & Zimmermann Company
Philadelphia, PA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description
Operation Finance Manager – 348858
Direct Hire - $135K – $150kW2 Only
Location – Philadelphia, PA (Hybrid Remote) Relocation assistance
NO Corp-Corp; NO 3rd Party Employers
Based in the NA Regional Head Office in Philadelphia the primary purpose of this position is to provide Operations Finance leadership to our NA Formulation & Packaging plants. The support will include reviewing operating budgets, monthly forecasts and actual results for the sites. Additionally, the position will include developing monthly analysis and reporting for plant level operating reviews and providing explanations as necessary. The position will have 2 direct reports with 1 full time analyst and 1 part-time temporary member of staff. 
As a Finance Lead you will be the main contact for all financial aspects of product costing and variance reporting.  A critical part of the role is being part of the NA Regional team for Operations and for Finance with the regional heads of both functions key customers of the Operations Financial Planning & Analysis (OFPA) team.  Building strong relationships based on solid financial data and processes will be a focal point for the role. Some regular travel within the US to plants/toll sites will be required.
This position will report directly to the Global Director, OFPA and will collaborate with key stakeholders in the Operations and Supply Chain organizations, as well as corporate functions like Controllership, Internal Controls, Tax and Treasury.

  • Responsible for a team of 2 individuals
  • Responsible for 3 plants [1 in Canada] and 7 full Toll locations and 5 subcontracting locations.
  • Responsible for Plants and Toll Budget spend of circa $50m and total COGS close to $400m
  • Foster a strong business partner relationship
    • with Operations Management in the region and at the sites
    • with Supply Chain, Procurement, Engineering, EHS and other central operations functions
    • with Regional Finance team
    • with all sub-functions within the Finance department
  • Develop operating budget and lead the NA standard cost setting process
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly forecasting reports for manufacturing costs and variances within the global OFPA framework using such analysis to improve results alongside Business Partners
  • Monitor and report financial performance. Understand and explain root causes of variances -vs- budget, forecast, and prior year.  Work proactively to institutionalize improvements and remedy unfavorable performance
  • Participate in meetings related to Inventory management and inventory reporting
  • Provide insight into strategic decisions to drive cost efficiencies and optimize resource allocation
  • Collaborate with Procurement team to review and validate raw material purchase prices
  • Monitor performance against SLAs and escalate identified issues (as needed)
  • Lead ad hoc global OFPA projects
  • Support SOX and internal audit as needed
Required Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance/business
  • MBA or Chartered Accountant/ACMA preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years diversified experience in financial planning and analysis, product costing, and/or operations finance, within manufacturing (preferably the chemicals industry)
  • People leader experience required
  • Strong financial acumen and analytics skills. Being able provide in-depth explanation of results, synthesize data to identify key business drivers and assess the quality of inputs, generate insightful outputs
  • Experience with all aspects of financial reporting cycle including development of annual business plan / budget, financial projections / recurring forecasts and operations cost management required
  • Standard costing experience (preferred)
  • ERP System experience required - preferably SAP
  • Ability to build effective business relationships, and interact and communicate effectively with executives and management
  • Strong analytical skills with aptitude to ask challenging questions and reach the underlying issues
  • Demonstrated ability to root cause any issue
  • Ability to influence outcomes and set overall performance expectations
  • Strong English written and oral presentations skills
  • Ability to take ownership to act and to drive progress and deliver on commitments in an ethical way
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, strategic mindset and organizational awareness
  • Ability to work in a matrix organization and adapt to change as needed
  • Proficient in the Microsoft office suite to include Excel and Power Point

Yoh, a Day & Zimmermann company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Yoh, A Day & Zimmermann Company


Philadelphia, PA


Finance and Insurance