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POST DATE 9/13/2016
END DATE 2/16/2017

Teleflex Olive Branch, MS

Olive Branch, MS
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Finance business leader who is responsible for managing all financial activities of the manufacturing operations in the North America Distribution Center (NADC): (1) Plan, organize and direct the overall budgeting and forecasting process for functional areas; (2) complete monthly summaries of financial statements (3) provide analysis of key P&L, balance sheet, and cash flow forecast components and (4) Works with site leadership in developing the longer term strategies for the plant & defining the key enablers for success (5) Drives continuous improvement in all financial processes (6) manage and develop site Operations Finance team members. The position is based in Olive Branch, Mississippi.

Division Information:
The Corporate division is the central operating unit of the company setting strategy and policy and providing business development, finance, human resources, information technology, investor relations and legal support to the businesses. Company headquarters are located just outside of Philadelphia in Wayne, PA.

Position Description:
Partner with the Operations Management Team to develop a strong internal control environment to safeguard the assets of the business and to drive continuous improvement through the use of lean tools and standard work.

Partner with the Operations Management Team to drive cost reduction, inventory management and supply chain improvement strategies to meet the business objectives.

Prepare monthly financial reports with detailed variance analysis in a timely manner to global operations, corporate finance and local management.

Analyze financial statements including P&L, balance sheet, and working capital; monitor and manage results vs. Plan and forecast.

Maintain the integrity of the distribution center's accounting books and such other records as are necessary to meet external and management reporting requirements.

Detailed analysis of excess/obsolete and slow moving inventory. Incumbent will liaise with Commercial finance teams to highlight opportunities within inventory to mitigate P&L impacts.

Maintain and develop key performance measures and tracking systems for the distribution center to measure savings progress and identify focus areas for improvement.

Prepares a robust activity-based annual operating budget with clearly documented assumptions around labor hours, transport mode/lanes and warehouse expense budgets and variances. Prepares financial metrics and financial packages as necessary.

Perform an audit function to assure reporting systems and processes are being followed on a consistent basis and within the company policies.

Education/Experience Required:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting. Higher level education desired or CPA, CMA certification.
Five to six years' experience in Cost Accounting with a manufacturing enterprise.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Analyze financial data, draw sound conclusions, and recommend effective courses of action
Proficient in the use of large ERP systems and their application to finance administration, preferably SAP.
Proficient with personal productivity applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Report Writing, etc.
High degree of initiative to understand results, forecasts and future planning
Understands theory, principles and practices of general finance, accounting, budgeting, financial planning and cost accounting as applied to reporting and planning.
Strong leadership skills. Ability to manage and develop financial team members.
Establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the workplace.
Communicate effectively within the function and internal and external stakeholders & demonstrated ability of managing across a matrix organization.
Working knowledge of Lean & Lean principals would be ideal.
Experience in change projects would be ideal.
Deal tactfully and persuasively with others in controversial situations.
Able to travel domestically and/or internationally.

Company Information:
Teleflex is a global provider of specialty medical devices used for a range of procedures in critical care and surgery. We serve hospitals and clinicians in more than 130 countries with well known, trusted brands in vascular access, general and regional anesthesia, urology, respiratory care, cardiac care, and surgery. We also provide products and services for device manufacturers. Our products are designed to cost effectively provide clinical benefits and enable healthcare providers to improve outcomes and enhance patient and provider safety.

Teleflex, Inc. is an affirmative action & equal opportunity employer. D/V/M/F. Applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status. If you require accommodation to apply for a position, please contact us at: 262-439-1894.