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Sr. Finance Manager

Company: Kimberly-Clark
Location: Paris
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Sr. Finance Manager

Job Description

Provide leadership for all finance related activities and internal controls at the plant. This position is the key source of senior financial expertise as a member of the site leadership team and ensures the plant's financial accounting results and systems follow the Corporation's policies and procedures. Provide business counsel to the plant and supply chain leadership team to develop and execute effective strategies that will achieve the desired financial and business results. Drive cost savings programs that optimize Total Delivered Cost over the short- and long-term horizon while ensuring the plant financial strategies and objectives are aligned with business unit and enterprise objectives.

Customers and Customer Expectations:

  • Key customers include plant management teams, plant operations and support teams, and staff finance teams.
  • Deputies require coaching, training and opportunities for continued self-development that enhance present performance or to prepare them for future advancement.
  • Customers expect support for timely and accurate analysis and reporting; effectively managed plant and equipment assets; oversight and management of internal controls; and leadership, guidance, and counsel to support sound financial and business decisions.
    • Exhibit strong financial and business acumen as well as strategic financial analysis and leadership
    • Lead, develop, and manage activities responsible for finance, internal controls, mill services, energy, & plant systems where applicable
    • Lead the development of strategies, objectives, and execution plans that optimize total delivered cost
    • Lead cost reviews & drive cost management with plant team
    • Lead annual plant budget, target setting process, and quarterly forecast process for plant team
    • Supports major appropriation analysis for investment tied to future plant strategy
    • Support fixed asset management, and play an active role in plant asset audit process
    • Provide input into new (or improving existing) processes, standards, or operational plans in support of mill results
    • Maintain strong, safe working conditions and drive a people-based safety culture consistent with plant and staff objectives
    • Lead and develop the talent of the site operations team & Financial Analyst supporting the plant
    • Provide oversight and leadership for all plant controls (Cycle Counts, Archer Requirements, Internal/External Audits, & Financial Representation Letter)
      • A bachelor's degree or equivalent in Finance or a related field, with coursework indicating quantitative and analytical ability.
      • Minimum of 10+ years of experience required.
      • Competence in the areas of general business practices and cost and accounting principles, as well as understanding of mill operations is required.
      • Strong interpersonal skills necessary to train, direct, motivate and develop others as well as maintain a strong working relationship within the plant management team.
      • Prior experience in a leadership/supervisory position
      • Broad financial/business acumen experience preferred
      • Possesses strong understanding of plant operations & controls
        Principal Accountabilities:
        • Confirm that plant monthly financial results are reported in a manner that is timely, accurate, and consistent with corporate policies and generally accepted accounting principles. Monthly reconciliations of results are complete with detailed explanations as well as risks and opportunities to meet the targeted financials.
        • Owner of plant quarterly forecast and annual budget with site leader, and collaborate with the plant Financial Analyst to complete on required timelines.
        • Collaborate with other Finance Teams and Staff Finance Team to drive continuous improvement and standardized business processes.
        • Utilize LEAN methodology to improve and regenerate work systems that help create efficiency and ultimately a reduced total delivered cost.
        • Lead the development and support the execution of the plant's short- and long-term strategic financial plans.
        • Design, maintain, and operate financial systems and analytical tools in order to provide effective decision-making support.
        • Owner of required analysis for capital investment opportunities from inception of securing appropriated capital funding through asset classification and capitalization aligned to internal controls and corporate policies.
        • Support the administration of the plant's internal control plan and ensure the application of established corporate financial controls by the effective implementation and maintenance of corporate policies and instructions.
        • Develop and maintain a favorable employee relations climate within the department.
        • Provide leadership to ensure your organization attracts, develops, and retains the best people and fosters an environment which motivates a diverse team to fully use its capabilities in achieving desired business results.
        • Support sector and plant safety objectives through safety systems and loss control management.
        • Ensure the communication, implementation, and promotion of K-C values and behaviors as a means for delivering business results.
          Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With more than 140 years of history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and empowering them do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

          For Kimberly-Clark to grow and prosper, we must be an inclusive organization that applies the diverse experiences and passions of its team members to brands that make life better for people all around the world. We actively seek to build a workforce that reflects the experiences of our consumers. When you bring your original thinking to Kimberly-Clark, you fuel the continued success of our enterprise. We are a committed equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

          The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.

          This position may require a post-offer/pre-hire Physical Abilities Test (PAT) to confirm that individuals are able to perform the essential functions of the job.

          K-C requires that an employee have authorization to work in the country in which the role is based. In the event an applicant does not have current work authorization, K-C will determine, in its sole discretion, whether to sponsor an individual for work authorization. However, based on immigration requirements, not all roles are suitable for sponsorship.

          This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing, including pre-employment testing.


          Global VISA and Relocation Specifications:

          Grade 8: Compensation and/or grade may vary based on location.

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Keywords: Kimberly-Clark, Allen , Sr. Finance Manager, Executive , Paris, Texas

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