Finance Director-Performance Chemicals

Cabot Corporation Billerica , MA 01821

Posted 4 days ago

Position Summary

The Finance Director for the Performance Chemicals segment is responsible for the financial management of the business segment. The position oversees financial management, tracking, and reporting of the segment and its five businesses. The Finance Director, in conjunction with the business GMs, are responsible for driving the performance of the segment and delivering of targets.

Job Responsibilities

  • Design, implement and direct the management reporting and analysis of financial results, forecasts and budget. Lead and direct analyses to generate insights to support more informed decision making.

    Identify and initiate studies to define opportunities for business profitability improvement. Advise segment management on critical financial matters and assist with strategic decision making. Synthesize and communicate performance and business results to the Segment leadership team and to Corporate.

    Lead financial forecasting and budget process for the Segment. Responsible for monthly and quarterly communication/presentations to Segment leadership team and to Corporate. Ensure all financial transactions/activities are in compliance with statutory accounting principles, generally accepted accounting principles and corporate accounting policies. Effectively practices Performance Based Management by coaching and developing employees, direct as well as matrix reports, and assuring effective alignment with the matrix functions.


  • Bachelor/University degree in finance or relevant university degree. MBA or equivalent work experience required. 15+ years of related experience, including prior managerial experience.

  • Excellent knowledge of financial principles and analytical skills to oversee analyses and projections Excellent communication skills to synthesize and distill complex issues into clear, succinct messages. Ability to plan, organize and manage financial and human resources. Leadership skills to motivate and direct a Finance organization across region.

About the Company

Cabot Corporation is a leading global specialty chemicals and performance materials company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

We strive to be the most innovative, respected and responsible leader in our markets delivering performance that makes a difference. As a market leader we collaborate with customers to find innovative solutions that will help them advance their own products for a wide range of industries, from transportation and infrastructure to environment and consumer goods.

Our customers worldwide trust our solutions to help them address their needs and accelerate innovation in key applications creating value and delivering an advantage over the competition. To learn more about Cabot products and applications please click here.

Our culture is based on four core values: respect, integrity, responsibility and excellence in everything we do. We understand and value the power of diversity and collaboration.

We strive to create an environment that is conducive to the spirit of entrepreneurship, innovation and accountability, and empowers every team member to take responsibility for the execution of our strategy. We support and encourage our people to share ideas and explore ways to do things differently. Our passion for excellence and commitment to creating value and business success creates a culture in which everyone can contribute. We are known as one of the global leaders in safety, health and environmental performance, motivated in large part by the commitment and drive of our colleagues around the world.

Our global network consists of over 40 manufacturing facilities throughout North America, South America, EMEA, and APAC regions. Learn more about the Billerica site here.

EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled

Cabot Corporation is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

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