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Division Hub Controller Americas (ELDS)

Company: ABB Group
Location: Mebane
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

Division Hub Controller Americas (ELDS)Take your next career step at ABB with a global team that is energizing the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future.At ABB, we have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions: gender, LGBTQ+, abilities, ethnicity and generations. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences.Deliver the Division goals and plans on operational & manufacturing performance, Drive the business to improve performance in a sustainable manner and bring transparency into financials (focus on ERP improvements in order to get better data transparency on both actual result as well as result predictability/ business outlook. This position reports toGlobal ELDS Division CFOYour responsibilities

  • Strategy Planning and Implementation: Contributes to the definition of the strategy for the division. Serves as the key partner for the relevant business leader in determining strategy for area of responsibility, aligning with wider strategy, implementing, and making adjustments in implementation as needed. Maintains constant contact with relevant other managers and finance community regarding financials, market and customer situation and its outlook. Align the implementation of the Global Division and Division Hub strategies to Integration plans including footprint optimization and further ERP road map enhancement. Ability to support product management on continuous product portfolio pruning process.
  • Business Planning and Forecasting: Translates strategy into business plans and establishes measurable targets. Oversees the business planning and forecasting process for the area of responsibility and serves as the interface to Division Hub/GPG Managers. Evaluates financial implications of various strategic decisions build scenarios and recommends actions. Challenge and drive the optimization of project costs for various integration activities - Footprint, R&D, Product Management etc.
  • Business Performance: Monitors progress achieved and provides insight and analysis to support operational decision-making. Identifies issues and advises management on action plans and operational strategies to resolve. Drives appropriate cost structure, productivity optimization, and capital efficiency. Manages and closely monitors the cash flow and takes action to improve Net Working Capital. Supports and implements transfer pricing according to Global Guidelines.
  • Financial Reporting: Establishes and oversees processes and tools necessary to obtain transparent and reliable financial data and business information. Ensures high quality of financial data and business information in line with defined standards and financial closing schedules. Enforcement of country and Global Division specific finance directives and instructions, enforcement of Group Accounting and Reporting Guidelines.
  • Internal Controls and Compliance: Ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley [SOX], US GAAP and all ABB policies. Taking the lead in sustaining the alignment with Accounting Policy, Internal Controls and Assurance. Share functional best practices and lessons learned across the ABB organization. Ensures transparency in financial reporting and disclosures.
  • Operational Excellence: Supports driving operational excellence across manufacturing site(s) through target setting and monitoring (benchmarking if applicable). Supports driving overall productivity, delivery performance (ROTD) and cost optimization all in cooperation with Division Hub management. Supports driving cross functional collaboration and process improvement such as with shared service centers, support (customer) services, etc. Strong knowledge in ERP enhancement arena to further drive ERP system enhancement in order to get transparent data out of the system to support business decisions ( costing, routings, structure of ERP). Strong support for product managers in order get clarity on product lines performances
  • OHS and Integrity: Supports ensuring a safe working environment, continuous HSE improvement processes and integrity performance. Personally live the ABB values and Group standards.
  • People/Staffing leadership and Collaboration: This role requires collaboration and coordination with various stakeholders. Ensure that the area of responsibility is organized and understands his/her role in driving the strategy and providing financial transparency. Supports the Country and the Global Division to create, cultivate and develop talents and capabilities and review effectiveness. Key attribute for success is to continue building strong local division finance teams in all countries within the HUB.
  • Risk management: Assesses business risk exposure related to business activities and defines risk mitigation strategies to reduce impact on business performance. Ensures risk management processes are consistently implemented. Identify and communicate commercial and financial risks and opportunities from business propositions.
  • Occasional travel within the US and MX will be required (15%). Your background
    • A Bachelor's degree in business administration, finance or accounting is strongly preferred; an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered..
    • 10+ years of experience, or alternatively, a special combination of education and experience and/or demonstrated performance and results; in the areas of business, finance, operational controlling and/or accounting.
    • Strong knowledge of ERP system settings (costing, system flow/routings) and functioning and ability to lead ERP enhancement teams.
    • At least 3 years of experience as a Finance Head of a large unit.
    • Strong financial manager structured and results oriented leader with strong analytical and operational controlling skills.
    • Change management experience
    • Relevant international experience and cross-cultural communication skills
    • Business oriented mindset to support business development
    • Strong Microsoft Office/computer skills and strong SAP knowledge/experience (CO/FI) preferred.
    • Candidates must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for ABB in the USBenefits
      • Retirement plan
      • Life insurance
      • Disability insurance
      • Accident insurance
      • Wellbeing programMore about usABB's Distribution Solutions Division provides utility, industrial and commercial customers with safe, smart and sustainable technologies for the distribution of electricity. With ABB AbilityTM enabled digital solutions at its core, our extensive portfolio includes distribution automation products, switching, limiting, measuring and sensing devices, switchgear, modular substation packages, and related services. We look forward to receiving your application. If you want to discover more about ABB, take another look at our website www.abb.com.Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at ABBABB is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, or protected veterans status. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites:http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdfhttp://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/poster.cfm. http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdfAs an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, applicants may request to review the Affirmative Action Plan of a particular ABB facility between the hours of 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. EST Monday through Friday by contacting an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762.Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access ABB's career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling an ABB HR Representative at 1-888-694-7762 or by sending an email to US-AskHR@abb.com. Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner.#LI-Hybrid

Keywords: ABB Group, Durham , Division Hub Controller Americas (ELDS), Accounting, Auditing , Mebane, North Carolina

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