Job ID: 11915

Senior Manager, Operations Finance (f/m/d)



Ihre Aufgaben.

Financial Analysis & Reporting

  • Lead all aspects of site direct cost of sales, other cost of sales, and inventory management processes including the alignment across business units / operations teams. Establish efficient and effective processes and measure what matters in a way that provides appropriate real-time insights
  • Drive rigorous, standardized, and transparent financial reporting to key site level and business level metrics (i.e. on-time delivery, warranty, scrap, freight, productivity savings, lead times, E&O, Inventory, overhead, labor management) to ensure sound manufacturing execution and behaviors are applied by the plant operating teams
  • Develop robust process and scorecards to effectively prioritize and provide visibility to savings, investments, and overall ROI achievement of all Operations initiatives
  • Ensure adherence to Divisional Approval Authority Matrix, facilitating escalated approval requirements
  • Support effective inventory management contributing to a strong cash performance for the division and reducing scrap and E&O exposure globally
  • Ensure compliance and controllership discipline is applied through all aspects of operations decisions, ensuring policies and US GAAP 

Planning and Forecasting

  • Oversee development of annual budget and periodic forecast requirements for the site ensuring alignment of volume assumptions to commercial forecasts through the SIOP process. Identify business risks and mitigating opportunities during the quarter to enable the delivery of financial targets in the annual operating plan (AOP)
  • Oversee the site budget, ensuring funds are effectively deployed and discipline is applied to headcount management, reserves, and indirect costs
  • Develop capacity, resource, and material plans and initiatives to support short and long-term growth expectations while driving margin expansion for the business
  • Lead processes to align operating plans down to the lowest level required driving accountability at the point of impact and ensuring there is alignment at all levels of the organization to deliver on financial objectives

Business Partnership & Leadership

  • Build, manage, coach and develop resources creating a high performing finance team
  • Apply a continuous improvement mindset with the ability to embrace outside/in thinking that advances the organization’s finance agenda
  • Act as a trusted business partner to the Site Operations Leader and create an environment to both challenge and support operations and business leaders with sound financial guidance and strategic insights
  • Deliver actionable insights to drive execution of output requirements, on-time delivery commitments, and product quality targets.
  • Provide strategic financial partnership and direction to the operations team optimizing profit margin for the business units including design for manufacturability, complexity reduction, sourcing, productivity, overhead cost management, inventory risk management, and capital optimization
  • Support the development and implementation of best-in-class transformational manufacturing strategies in support of customer needs, partnering with other key functions to ensure their success

Ihr Anforderungsprofil.


  • An undergraduate degree in Finance, Accounting or related field is required; MBA or CPA desired


  • A minimum of 8 years of progressive finance experience with management experience inclusive of finance leadership roles and/or deep operations finance expertise
  • Proven track record delivering exceptional results through a cross-functional team
  • Prior experience in partnering to drive operational transformation

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Outstanding leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. Proven as an experienced, confident and mature manager and business partner
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and execute in a matrix environment and across complex functional and global business reporting structures
  • Exceptional analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Strong communication skills in English, both oral and written, with all levels of management
  • Good communication skills in German, both oral and written
  • Strong systems and analytic capabilities including HFM, SAP, & Process Automation
  • Must possess a strong set of personal and business values that align with those of the 4is


  • Employment with an innovative, future-oriented organisation
  • Outstanding career and development prospects
  • Company pension scheme and other fringe benefits
  • Exciting company culture which stands for integrity, intensity, involvement and innovation


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