Senior Director, Financial Planning and Analysis

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Date: Jun 29, 2024

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 $3 billion in sales and 4,000 employees worldwide, we have a material presence in more than 20 countries.

Position Summary

The Senior Director, FP&A position is a crucial and impactful role in the Huber Engineered Materials (HEM) Organization.  The role enable and assist key business leaders to understand drivers of financial performance, assess opportunities for improvement, support development of growth strategies and drive positive change and financial performance across HEM. The position co-ordinates forecast and reporting across HEM and its portfolio businesses, creates insights to identify critical issues and opportunities of improvements, develops and maintains collaborative partnerships with peers and leaders across the globe and fosters a strong network among the finance team within HEM. The position will lead planning and forecasting process improvements, implementation of business intelligence platform and advanced analytics, reporting and communication while keeping in mind Huber Vision and Principles.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in the 5-Year Strategy Planning Process and evaluation of long-term strategies, portfolio fit decisions.
  • Strategic Business Partner to CFO and the President.
  • Ensure that best practices for strategy formulation/execution are applied across business units and that a strong linkage to strategy exists for HEM’s budgeting, resource allocation, and incentive systems.
  • Leadership of monthly and yearly financial budgeting and forecasting.  Responsible for timely and accurate monthly financial management package.
  • Assist CFO with long- and short-term planning and assessing TBR / profitability trends.
  • Manage, track and report KPIs.
  • Lead / Assist M&A, Due diligence, integration activities including working closely with Corporate M&A, SBU teams and CFO.
  • Lead the effort of to work with outside consultants to implement new data analytics that includes EPM and OAC.
  • Support deep dives in the business / results to help enhance the understanding of the business drivers.
  • Build best in class FP&A Organization and enhance the creditability of the FP&A organization.
  • Provide timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends.
  • Preparations and presentation for HEM Leadership team, Board of Directors and J.M. Huber Corporate.
  • Lead development of competitor analysis, tracking activity, performance and benchmarking.
  • Develop, enhance and implement of business intelligence system /tools and advanced analytics for quicker and accurate decision making.
  • Provide active decision support across the business including pricing decisions, inventory planning and management, capital project development.
  • Provide financial advice and knowledge to others inside and outside of the financial discipline.
  • Analyze cashflow trends and drivers for improvement.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain a reliable cash flow projection process. 
  • Develop reporting mechanisms that includes monitoring cash threshold to meet operating needs.
  • Develop FP&A and budgeting process using CI principles and decipher actual financial performance, disseminate meaningful, impactful analysis to leaders.

Specialized/Technical Knowledge or Required Skills

  • Master’s degree in accounting, Finance and/or Business Administration (MBA preferred).
  • 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.
  • Extensive experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Experience with business analytics (methodologies, modeling, data gathering).
  • Experience creating and communicating business messages to senior leadership.
  • Excellent analytical skills with an ability to effectively synthesizing qualitative and quantitative information (high degree of comfort with Excel and PowerPoint is essential).  
  • Ability to solve complex problems and independently drive actionable solutions.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Oracle, One Steam reporting system, Power BI or Business Objects a plus.

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

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