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Head of Finance and Controlling

Company: Freudenberg & Co
Location: Durham
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Job Description:

Freudenberg is a global technology group that strengthens its customers and society long-term through forward-looking innovations. Together with its partners, customers and the world of science, the Freudenberg Group develops leading-edge technologies, and excellent products, solutions and services for more than 30 market segments and for thousands of applications: seals, vibration control components, nonwovens, filters, specialty chemicals, medical products, and the most modern cleaning products. In 2019, the Freudenberg Group employed more than 49,000 people in almost 60 countries worldwide and generated sales of approximately ---9.4 billion. Freudenberg Performance Materials is a leading global manufacturer of innovative technical textiles offering differentiated value propositions to a broad range of markets and applications such as Apparel, Automotive, Building Interiors, Construction, Energy, Healthcare, Shoe and Leather goods as well as Specialties.In 2019, the company generates sales of around ---890 million and has 26 manufacturing sites in 14 countries and more than 3.600 employees. Freudenberg Performance Materials attaches great importance to social and ecological responsibility. For more information, please visit www.freudenberg-pm.com. --Your tasksThe Head of Finance and Controlling is responsible for managing all of the Finance/Accounting activities for the North American Performance Materials business. This position involves working with sensitive company information and communication with global partners. This position directly impacts the profitability of the organization through leading the financial analysis activities including pricing strategies, credit risk evaluations and capital project investment analysis, as well having the responsibility for the accuracy of the accounting function and financial reporting of FPM LP. --The incumbent in this position must be able demonstrate strong leadership behaviors, handle multiple projects at once, have the ability to change focus as required and actively participate in cross-functional teams & projects.Serve as an integral part of management team that directs and controls all aspects of businessProvide leadership to the business in the areas of sales forecasting, budget planning, costing, accounting, working captial management, etc.Prepare divisional reporting & analyses and perform Ad Hoc Reporting and analysis for production costs and sales contribution margin analysisProvide leadership in capital investments, including IEA preparation, project tracking including budget oversight, payback analyses, etc.Supervise complete accounting and treasury function for legal entity to meet Freudenberg and IFRS guidelinesResponsible for the Internal Control System (i.e. making sure that entity is acting in line with external rules and regulations as well as Freudenberg rules and regulations, e.g. dual control principle)Participate as a member of the RBU NA regional management team providing leadership to employees in areas of HSE, Freudenberg Guiding Principles, and Freudenberg Talent Management Performance & Behavior StandardsConsult the General Manager and Steering Team on Corporate Governance, Risk Management & Compliance topicsImplement & maintain Freudenberg Group Standard Internal Controls within FPM LP, regular check processes for control design and effectivityInitiate analyses to identify opportunities to drive new business & cost reduction opportunitiesOur expectationsBachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or related discipline. Advanced degree is preferred10 - 15 years of accounting/finance experience in a large global manufacturing company with 5 years of experience leading people and teamsStrong understanding of accounting under IFRS, US GAAP and cost accountingStrong financial analysis skills in sales forecasting, pricing, capital investments, manufacturing costs (energy utilization, first pass yield, capacity utilization, burden rates, etc.)Must be detailed oriented and have proven project management skills including the ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects to meet deadlinesProven ability to identify root causes and creatively bringing issues to resolutionTeam-oriented and responsive to customer needsStrong written and verbal communication skills and experience with executive level communications/presentations. Also, must possess the ability to effectively communicate with multiple levels of the organization.Must be able to demonstrate themselves and enstill in others the following:Freudenberg Guiding Principles: Values for Customers, Innovation, Leadership, People, Responsibility, Long-term OrientationFreudenberg Group Performance Behaviors: Value for Customers, Innovation, Leadership, Drive & Execution, Communication, Management of Change, People & Organizational Development, and InfluenceThis position is located in Durham, NCThe Head of Finance and Controlling reports directly to the General Manager and participates as a member of the local management teamTravel will be required and normally around 20%Relocation assistance may be availableAs an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to a diverse workforce.Do you have any questions?Freudenberg Performance Materials LPChristy Howard-- HR Dept. --

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