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Director, Finance, Laboratory Plastics Essentials Global Operations

New City, NY 10956
Location :
US - New York - Rochester
Job Description

How will you make an impact?

The Director of Finance, Laboratory Plastics Essentials (LPE) Global Operations is a key member of financial leadership team supporting the Laboratory Plastics Essentials business. This person will be a business partner to the LPE Global Operations leader. The position will be based in Rochester, NY and will report directly to the Senior Director of Finance, Laboratory Plastics Essentials.

What will you do?

Scope of Responsibilities

  • General Accounting, controls, and compliance including rep letter responsibility and liaison with shared services operations managed by GBS (Global Business Services), local cash and payroll management
  • Reporting, Budgeting, forecasting of all site financials including manufacturing finance, SG&A, and all other expenses that run through these sites
  • Direct sites include:
    • Rochester, Roskilde, Ashford, Newport, Joensuu, St. Petersburg, Monterrey, Tijuana, Petaluma, San Diego, Auburn

Success Factors

  • Exec leadership
    • Own the operations network in partnership with LPE Global Operations leader
    • Be a vocal voice at the table and an active participant with the LPE operations and BU staff level
    • Be a proxy for the operations leader as needed
  • Team
    • Create a culture of commercial partnership within our sites to drive business growth by leveraging expertise in site capacity and capability
    • Create a team that drives site level empowerment and success by pairing controllers & site leaders with common goals and priorities with a focus on execution and results
    • Create a reporting structure with sufficient spans and layers to provide a broad span of control, but with adequate bandwidth to drive process improvement and business oversight
    • Continuously assess talent and team structure to ensure the right skillset, bandwidth and structure is in place to optimize business partnership and results
  • Standard Work
    • Drive standardization of financial goals, specific points of accountability, reporting design and cadence across sites
      • Leverage Manufacturing finance fundamentals including spend, absorption, production variances, and period costs to provide a focus on operations.
        • De-emphasize manufacturing operations focus on Gross Profit, transfer pricing, and inter-company vs 3rd party sales mix
      • Ensure reconciliation of operations performance - including productivity scorecard - with P&L via EBITA bridge standard corporate reporting
      • Partners:
        • Dir Data Governance & BI
        • Director of Operations
    • Develop standard work that provides visibility, insight, and forward looking decision support by leveraging / creating systems expertise in ERP’s (various), Global consolidation tool (HFM/ CMR), data standardization, and BI tools (COGNOS, Power BI, Hyperion Planning, other)
      • Partners:
        • Dir Data Governance & BI
        • Director of Operations
        • Site Controllers
    • Drive accountability of results, and real time RCCM engagement at all relevant control points
  • Own cost accounting across multiple ERP’s to ensure appropriate valuation of inventory; partner with engineering, sourcing and supply chain to develop reliable annual standard costs; provide analytics to interpret key cost drivers and remedial actions required; provide clear insight on machine hours produced and sold as well as absorption of related costs
  • Create alignment between operations KPIs, operations tier meetings, and financial performance vs AOP and forecasts
  • SIOP
    • Advance the definition of, and finance partnership in, SIOP across the network.
    • Provide business partnering support and analytics to the LPE Supply Chain leader
    • Leverage best practices from across the corporation around inventory management, SIOP process
      • Partner – Supply Chain, GBS (Global Business Services)
  • FSSI
    • Stabilize accounting operations with FSSI ensuring compliance with corporate policy, inclusive of
      • Partners:
        • GBS
How will you get here?

Preferred characteristics:

  • The successful candidate is personable, highly ethical and thrives in a collaborative environment
  • He/she has excellent proactive communication capabilities, identifying and addressing issues via candid dialogue
  • Track record of developing high levels of credibility and forging solid and positive professional relationships with subordinates, peers and upper management and can operate effectively in a matrix reporting structure
  • Strong manufacturing operations orientation with demonstrated experience partnering with Operations and supply chain leaders to drive cost & inventory optimization
  • Possess strong leadership and team building skills
  • Exceptional analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Self-motivated with high bias for action and accountability
  • High level of energy; can bring a passion to excel. Able to energize and influence a wide spectrum of people, including senior finance and operations professionals
  • Ability to balance priorities and thrive in a complex global business environment
  • Drives a culture of accountability

Job Requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting is required; an MBA or CPA is strongly desired
  • An ideal candidate will possess excellent academic credentials and a strong aptitude in financial analysis
  • Experience in the Life Sciences industry is desired
  • He/she should have a minimum of 10+ years of progressively responsible business experience
  • Experience in a global manufacturing organization is desired
  • Strong knowledge of Excel (i.e., financial models and analysis), Cognos reporting tool (or equivalent), PowerPoint, and Hyperion is preferred

If you are an individual with a disability who requires reasonable accommodation to complete any part of our application process, click here for further assistance.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.


Posted: 2019-09-16 Expires: 2019-10-16

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