Director of Finance, GCC

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Date: Apr 22, 2021

Location: Atlanta, GA, US

Company: JM Huber Corporation

Portfolio Business: Huber Engineered Materials 

J.M. Huber Corporation is one of the largest privately held, family-owned companies in the United States. Established in 1883, we are a diversified, global supplier of specialty and commodity chemicals, hydrocolloid solutions, engineered wood products and natural resources to customers spanning a wide variety of industries. With approximately $2.3 billion in sales and 4,000 employees worldwide, we have a material presence in more than 20 countries.

Position Summary


The Finance Director is a proactive financial leader and business partner for Ground Calcium Carbonate (GCC) BU. This position is responsible for financial and accounting integrity, reporting, strategic support and profitable growth of the organization. Aligned with direct and functional leadership, this position supports the development of business strategy, is the business partner for the General Manager and leadership team of GCC business, leads and develops a team of finance resources. The position also monitors and forecasts financial performance of the business,  creates insights to identify critical issues for GCC leadership team, ensures a sound internal control environment, develops and maintains collaborative partnerships with peers and leaders across the organization and fosters a strong network among the finance team within GCC, HEM and Huber organization.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities


  • As a member of the GCC Leadership Team, this role acts as a strategic business partner to the GCC business.  This includes leading the the 5 Yr Strategic Planning Process.
  • Provides guidance to the BU leader and BU LT for Plan of Record (POR) development; leads monthly and yearly financial budgeting and forecasting of SBU performance.
  • Evaluates long term strategies, growth plans, investment and resourcing decisions
  • Prepares, analyzes, presents and engages with the Board of Directors, JM Huber leadership and other constituents as required
  • Enhance SBU profitability/total business return (TBR) by formulating long term and short term plans and by establishing, tracking and reporting Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Leads Financial evaluation of key Capital projects and collaboratively gathers input from all stake holders.
  • Supports SBU growth strategy by leading financial and strategic analysis of acquisitions.
  • Establish and enhance credibility for the finance function by building a world class SBU financial team through effective hiring, employee development and retention; Provide team with opportunities for professional and personal growth.
  • Lead or support change initiatives impacting the Finance Function and / or GCC Business Unit
  • Promote HEM's vision, principles and desired culture by developing skills and leadership competencies of staff.  Periodically evaluate the SBU finance division structure and team.
  • Provide timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends.
  • Support the development, enhancement and implementation of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the finance and function and the company.
  • Partner with functional leads to be a resource in efforts to improve productivity.
  • Provide financial advice and knowledge to others inside and outside of the financial discipline.
  • Initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash position.
  • Develop, implement and maintain a reliable SBU cash flow projection process. 
  • Develop reporting mechanisms that provide accurate and clear understanding of the business drivers and results on a timely basis.
  • Serve as a financial advisor on any contracts into which the SBU may enter.
  • Plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the Finance group.



  • Master’s degree in accounting, Finance and/or Business Administration (MBA preferred)
  • Minimum of 10+ years of related experience in finance leadership roles with increasing responsibilities in a matrix driven organization
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization and with staff at remote locations essential.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative, and matrixed environment
  • Demonstrated experience in participating in and leading M&A due diligence and integration
  • Demonstrated experience leading large scale change initiatives to a net positive impact to the organization
  • Team player and people developer – demonstrated abilities and examples of building strong teams




Our employees are our strongest asset, and their safety, health, and well-being is our highest priority. We respect the individual by providing opportunities for professional and personal development. Our Principles drive us to create an inclusive workplace where employees share core values, show dignity and respect toward others, and work hard to achieve their best performance.  

J.M. Huber Corporation is an EEO / AAP employer. Pre-employment drug screening is required


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta