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Regional Controlling Manager - Americas

DATE2018-09-17
JOB FAMILYFINANCES
COUNTRYUnited States
LOCATIONTROY - MICHIGAN
CONTRACT TYPELong Term-At will
DIVISION Clean Energy Systems

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Regional Controlling Manager - Americas

Finance

VP, Finance & CFO of the Americas

09/2018

MISSION

  • The Regional Controlling Manager - Americas is directly responsible for the effective leadership, development and management of the required resources for the plants and technical center located in the Americas region.
  • This position has 2 – 3 direct reports.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Is the main entry point for the Group and the Division for the finance topics
  • Is the main contact point for the Finance, Plants and Country Directors in the Region
  • Coordinates and animates the business plan, budget and monthly forecasting processes :
  • 4 countries, 10 plants, 1 technical center, $1.2 billion sales
  • Is in charge of monthly consolidation and reporting for the Region

ACTIVITIES

  • Makes sure financial procedures are respected
  • Ensures that numbers and reports are consistent throughout the region
  • Ensure consistent application of PO global accounting policies and procedures across the region.
  • Implements the necessary procedures to improve the financial processes
  • Identifies the best financial practices and share them among the organization
  • Prepares all the financial presentations requested for the business plan, budget, and monthly reviews with division
  • Explains the financial performance of the Region (bridges); to do so he/she works closely with Leadership Team members
  • Organizes monthly financial reviews with Plants and Region management
  • Identifies risks and alert senior management
  • Provides guidance to meet free cash flow objectives for the Region
  • Is in charge of the material margin squeeze with a dedicated team; to do so he/she works closely with the Sales VP and Purchasing Director
  • Defines the Region controlling standards for InGoal
  • Supports the implementation and improvement of SAP/InGoal for controlling in the Region
  • Prepare ad hoc financial analysis as required by Americas or Division VP/CFO.

 

 

KEY MEASURES & INDICATORS

KEY INTERFACES

  • Reliability of the reporting
  • Respect of the reporting deadlines
  • Quality and value-added of the different analysis/reports provided
  • Efficient coordination of the requests with the different countries 

 

  • Countries finance staff
  • HFM and Opium
  • SAP

PROFILE REQUIRED

Personal Background

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance or related discipline required.  MBA or other relevant advanced degree preferred.
  • Must have held a senior-level financial position for 3+ years
  • 7+ years experience in financial management,  3-5 years in automotive preferred
  • 3+ years Plant Controller experience

 

Skills and Abilities

  • Experience in a multinational corporation preferred
  • Experience with use of SAP
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written and presentation)
  • Demonstrated leadership presence and skills; demonstrated calm under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to take highly complex and unorganized processes to simplified, efficient processes
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships based on respect, trust and functional credibility
  • Strong ability to thrive in a networked environment and achieve results through influencing others and working in teams
  • Highly motivated and able to take the initiative
  • Self-confidence and credibility to challenge (with data) peers and/or leaders as necessary
  • Strong mentoring, teaching mentality
  • Strong analytical and data management skills
  • Demonstrated project management/leadership skills
  • Must be able to manage time and set priorities to meet customer expectations for self and subordinates or teams
  • Demonstrated computer proficiency in:  Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, SAP)
  • French language skills are a plus

 

 

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