Vice President of Finance & Operations (Manufacturing)

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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Manufacturing / Diversified Company Detroit, MI

Company
Manufacturing / Diversified Company
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
24058272
Location
Detroit, MI
Job Type
Regular
AJE Ref #
576077486

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Vice President of Finance and Operations

ROLE: Management

RELOCATION AVAILABLE: No

INDUSTRY: Manufacturing

LOCATION: Michigan

TOWN / CITY: Detroit

JOB TYPE: Permanent full-time

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Privately-owned medium sized industrial manufacturing company with several U.S. & European locations seeking candidates for a Vice President of Finance & Operations.

Directly reporting to the position is Accounting, IT, HR, Procurement and Payroll. The position requires an operational background with prior experience in General Management with Profit & Loss responsibility. Position requires analyzing and interpreting financial and operational data, identifying cost reductions and productivity improvements, and recognizing growth opportunities while partnering with the business unit leadership teams.

Responsibilities:

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Be a World-Class Business Partner on the Executive Team, influencing Sales to Procurement strategies and tactics
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Develop, shape and execute the business strategy for profitable growth in the interests of all stakeholders.
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Recommend capital structure and allocation strategies plus financing needs
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Coach and mentor business unit managers in achieving financial goals and implementing performance management
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Establish and track business unit Key Performance Indicators and goals
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Ensure financial reporting accurately reflects business performance
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Oversee the capital budgeting process
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Manage treasury functions: banking relationships, cash management, investing
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Ensure accurate and timely information is provided to outside auditors
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Manage company insurance policies, 401(K), and pension plan
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Design and implement standardized business-unit reporting and costing
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Oversee and drive job costing analysis
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Present effective tax strategies to Executive Team
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Support the company's business acquisition process
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Develop human resources, enhancing professional development, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, training and recruiting

Qualifications:

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Degree in Accounting/Finance/Engineering with minimum of ten years of financial management and three years in General Management in a manufacturing environment including P&L responsibility
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Desire to work in a flat organization where resourcefulness, candor and initiative are vital often with constrained resources.
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Proven ability to drive cost reduction and productivity initiatives by eliminating waste in all functions on the shop floor and in the office.
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Proficient in the use of performance based metrics, score cards, etc.
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Knowledge of cost accounting, working capital management, payroll, IT preferably Microsoft Dynamics AX

* Travel within the United States could be up to 50% of the worked time.

Added considerable consideration given to:

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CMA, CGMA, CPA
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Lean / Six Sigma Training or TPS
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MBA - Finance/Accounting

BOTTOM LINE REQUIREMENTS:

1. BACHELOR\'S DEGREE.

2. 10+ YEARS OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IN A MANUFACTURING COMPANY.

3. 3+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN GENERAL MANAGEMENT IN A MANUFACTURING ENVIRONMENT INCLUDING P&L RESPONSIBILITY.

4. EXPERIENCE WITH COST ACCOUNTING, WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, PAYROLL, IT & HR.

5. WORKING KNOWLEDGE OF ERP, PREFERABLY MICROSOFT DYNAMICS AX.

6. CMA, CGMA, CPA, MBA, LEAN SIX SIGMA TRAINING ARE PLUSES.