Finance Director, Global Operations- Decatur, IL

Archer Daniels Midland Company Decatur , IL 62523

Posted 4 weeks ago

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Finance Director, Global Operations- Decatur, ILThis is an exempt level position.Position Summary:
The Finance Director, Global Operations will provide leadership and support within the group to meet financial, performance and projects/investment targets, and ensure true business outcomes from strategic manufacturing and operational projects and enhancements. The Finance Director will lead the development and reporting of key goals related to financial performance, with strong linkages back to the business unit performances, so that all operations metrics are aligned. This role will lead and supervise any dedicated Global Ops finance team resources, by ensuring we have a strong focus on results and develop processes to translate and clearly communicate bottom line impact. He/she will also ensure projects/investments are well-developed and analyzed and performance monitored after implementation. He/she will ensure our operations and manufacturing strategy is aligned with key business strategies across all business units.Job ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities span the following:*
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  • Directly report to and partner with the Senior Vice President, Global Operations and the Global Operations leadership team, with an indirect reporting relationship the Chief Financial Officer of ADM; develop robust processes for monthly reporting, operational metrics performance tracking/forecasting, annual budgeting and support the five year strategic planning process.-* Guide the cost analysis, operational planning, and Readiness process by establishing and enforcing policies and procedures; provide leadership to the global Performance Management Team. * Provide insights, analysis and forecast of trends and variances using as needed comparative benchmarks; recommend actions or perform financial modeling to assess optimization solutions or other courses of action, working closely with FP&A teams; proposed appropriate changes to methods and materials as necessary, and lead financial analysis of key projects/initiatives. * Identify and drive process improvements, including the creation of standard and ad-hoc reports, tools, and dashboards used by management as part of the monthly and quarterly reporting processes; develop and execute process for monthly Global Operations reporting.-* Play a key role in annual and five-year strategic planning; lead for Global Operations the strategic planning cycle and build the business plan, including: operating, capital and financial components; partnering with all BU's for alignment of global Operations with their respective BU goals, capital investments and cost management initiatives.-* Identifies risks and opportunities and provides input on recommendations to address while also maintaining a strong financial analysis foundation creating forecasts and models to increase efficiency and productivity * Support development of business cases to ensure robustness, advance the application of technology for better use of data analytics to provide valuable insights. * Train colleagues to ensure appropriate financial insights and opportunities are understood; perform other special projects as required to support key initiatives * Support 1ADM implementations as they pertain to Global OperationsEducational and Experience Requirements:* Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Economics or Business Administration; MBA preferred; Engineering background an asset. * Minimum 10 years of experience in a similar position in large multinationals close to operations, manufacturing, logistics and distribution operations; international or global exposure and breadth of experience; experience in processing businesses, ideally oilseeds or / and carb sol is definitely a plus to rapidly add value to the operations and businesses teams. * Experience working in an organization with centralized services functions or global centers of expertise; supervision of any embedded FP&A resources in Operations and working in partnership with the Operations Performance Management team. * Ability to work in a challenging environment with multiple, changing and competing priorities. * Results and continuous improvement oriented; ability to drive initiatives and lead changes. * Strong problem solving skills with a proactive and pragmatic approach; willingness to roll-up sleeves and make things happen; strong follow skills through and detail oriented * Proven experience in finance integration and handling complexity. * Effective oral and written communication skills as well as ability to work with various levels of office and operational contacts; good presentation with an ability to communicate clearly. * Positive, 'can do' hands on attitude with good influencing and stakeholder management skills; ability to travel as necessary.Functional experience: * Prior experience within ADM or in the industry is desired, as understanding ADM's complex business model will be an accelerator in the learning process. * Minimum of five years of experience in financial planning, reporting and analysis; conversant with corporate finance concepts. * Solid analytical, data analysis and valuation skills; PowerBI or related analytical toolsCapital budgeting and Investment experience including partnership opportunities and strategic investments; M&A experience desired; Experience with due diligence, forecasting, and financial analysis.Core Competencies:Every position in ADM requires commitment to integrity, safety, diversity, quality and the following: * Excellent influencing, communication and presentation skills * Strong business acumen including financial analysis * Project management skills, organization skills and an ability to multitask * Comfortable working in matrix and entrepreneurial environments Advanced proficiency in Excel and Powerpoint, Language- English requiredRelocation assistance is available with this position.This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.ADM requires the successful completion of applicable pre-employment drug screen, medical questionnaire and a background check
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