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Senior Finance Manager, Global Operations Finance

Location: 

Milford, CT, US

Req ID:  3541
Job Type: 
Edgewell is a global team of over 6,000 visionaries, doers and makers. Our secret is people, and we have an inspiring and collaborative global force of them. Our portfolio of over 25 brands touches lives in more than 50 countries by making useful things joyful. Together, we reimagine good mornings and endless summers, strive for more sustainable ways to beautify and bond, and do it all with not only confidence but determination.

Position Summary

The Sr. Finance Manager will provide dedicated financial and business support to enable decision making that helps drive and accelerate Global Operations performance.  This role will be the lead finance business partner relating to all Global Ops FP&A activities and work in partnership with the operational finance team providing support in understanding financial results and the development of the financial plans/forecasts supported by comprehensive financial analysis.   This analysis will enable the operations functional leaders to make decisions across the network that will link commercial, inventory and production objectives (EBP process), drive lowest cost position, establish continuous improvement mindset, and maximize profitability for the organization. The successful candidate will be expected to sharpen business and financial insights, lead financial conversations around business performance drivers and near-term outlook, provide thought leadership around key financial strategies and help the organization achieve both short term and longer-term strategic and operational objectives.

 

Accountabilities:

  • Own performance reporting for global operations including relevant balance sheet areas/working capital metrics as well as the P&L.
  • Lead financial planning, forecasting, analytical and business decision support to the Global Ops team; provide financial leadership on productivity and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Develop analysis and methods that provide financial management of volume forecasting, cost trends and investment evaluation.
  • Establish framework to support Procurement and Logistics functional groups. 
  • Provide financial leadership and function as a core member of the Global Ops finance team.
  • Lead the Annual Business Plan and the financial quarterly forecasts for the Global Ops team.
  • Partner with cross-functional teammates to drive an effective and efficient MBR (EBP process).
  • Co-develop and maintain financial tools and reporting systems to support planning and forecasting efforts.
  • Manage the P&L and optimize working capital and support the business by identifying opportunities to maximize gross margin improvements, ROI, and working capital management.
  • Partners with business units (BU’s), North America and Global Finance on the development of the strategic and annual operating plans including the evaluation and coordination of all submissions and reports to senior management. 
  • Facilitate organizational growth and development by identifying developmental opportunities and providing developmental feedback. 
  • Attract, grow, engage and retain talent through timely, effective, and consistent use of performance management, succession, planning, coaching, and other talent management tools.  Identify and drive participation in training, development and career growth opportunities for team members.

 

Required Education, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • At least 6 years of financial analysis experience working with P&L’s and working capital.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel and Power Point. 
  • Continuous improvement mindset with demonstrated ability to identify and implement process improvements to eliminate non-value add work. 
  • Ability to interpret key market indicators (e.g., market share, competitor actions) to assess impact on brands and opportunistically develop/support strategies to strengthen brand position in market.   
  • Experience managing a team and working across departments, with demonstrated success planning and accomplishing goals. Highly skilled at leading others but fully capable of accomplishing tasks independently when needed.     

 

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • MBA degree and experience in the CPG industry highly preferred.
  • Additional certifications preferred e.g. CPA, CMA.
  • Hyperion Planning experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, ability to articulate in a clear and concise manner across various levels of the organization.  
  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills; ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and work effectively with tea members and various key stakeholders.  
  • Detail oriented mindset yet possesses ability to assess issues and provide high level business insight without relying on 'bottoms up' analysis.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and effectively manage time to respond in a fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail, flexible, self-motivated, and able to prioritize based on business strategies and objectives.
  • Strong team player with the drive to ensure high quality standards.

 

Work Environment

  • Closely collaborates with a cross functional commercial team which requires some work hour flexibility
  • Hybrid work environment aligned with function guidelines

 

Edgewell Values and Behaviors

Values/Behaviors

What does this look like for the role?

People First

  • Build relationships
  • Invest in our people
  • Celebrate and include
  • Contribute to our communities
  • Builds authentic working relationship with GMs
  • Celebrates and include others
  • Contributes to creating a positive team environment
  • Aligns opportunities to each employee’s developmental goals

Move Forward

  • Try, create and learn
  • Be decisive
  • Bounces back and learns from mistakes made
  • Takes responsibility and accountability for making timely decisions
  • Fosters an environment where their team feels comfortable taking risks, even if they fail

Listen up, Speak up

  • Say it straight
  • Listen to understand
  • Gives honest and open feedback
  • Encourages others to openly share and strive to fully understand what others are saying
  • Gives both positive and constructive feedback regularly

Own it, together

  • Get it done
  • Do it together
  • Being self-motivated to get things done
  • Holds self-accountable for personal, team and organizational performance goals
  • Helps to remove barriers for team to effectively do their work

 

 

The salary range for this position is $128,000- 192,000. The actual base salary offered to a candidate may vary based upon factors including, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location. In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance. 

 

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Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer. We do all we can to create a collaborative and diverse global team, where good ideas can thrive, and our colleagues can learn and lead. We prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We listen deeply and speak directly to create an environment that’s open to difference. We aim to bring joy to not only the products we create and the people we serve, but our colleagues across the globe too.


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