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Sr Finance Manager / Business Partner - Hybrid

Company: Cabot Corporation
Location: Billerica
Posted on: June 13, 2022

Job Description:

Your Role at Cabot:The Sr Finance Manager / Business Partner is a critical role in our Performance Additives business which is accountable for creating a real and active partnership with operations, commercial, technical and management teams. This role functions as a trusted advisor to the business and is sought out for both Finance and Business expertise; communicates the story behind the numbers and makes a compelling case to a variety of audiences; effectively challenging others - assumptions and redirects thinking. This role is based at the Billerica, MA, Business and Technology Center, but is eligible to follow the current Flexible Working Arrangement/hybrid model.
This opportunity is responsible for accumulating, analyzing, validating and reporting of forecasted and actual monthly results focusing on the business. Act as finance lead on all strategic investments and projects for the business (thought partner, case analysis, DCF/IRR). Support the global business finance team in the monthly, quarterly and other periodic reporting requirements. Contributes to the formulation of the global business "story" that is communicated to the corporation and to business leadership. Provide insights for opportunities/risks through the monthly financial analysis. Assist and advise management in all Business financial matters. Design reports and processes to ensure that business management receives timely and relevant information in financial and business activities with analytical support. Provides broad and complex business analysis for management, the region and business units. Ensures that relevant information is being gathered and used in the development of strategies and programs. Critical member of the segment's global Finance and Operations team.
This role reports directly to the Performance Additives Segment Finance Director with a dotted-line reporting relationship to the business VP, GM.
How You Will Make an Impact:

  • Proactively advise on critical financial matters of moderate complexity and participate in projects by providing analytical decision support and financial expertise.
  • Responsible for accumulating, analyzing, validating and reporting of forecasted and actual monthly results for the Segment's global business operations. Contributes to the formulation of the global business "story" that is communicated to the corporation.
  • Prepare and communicate monthly analysis of business results to senior management team. Coordinate, prepare and communicate forecasts, budgets and other financial information required by management. Initiate studies to clarify results and define opportunities for profit improvement.
  • Conduct analysis of volumes and variable margins by working closely with the regional teams and gaining a deep understanding of the drivers of actuals and forecasted results.
  • Initiates/executes analysis to support business case development for new opportunities, product portfolio and asset optimization by working closely with supply chain, product management, commercial, and marketing resources.
  • Partner with marketing counterpart to prepare competitive analysis of key market players. Specifically, provide analysis and insights from financial data (both public and word of mouth).
  • Responsible for providing detailed analyses of margins and costs to segment leadership team on monthly basis.
  • Takes the lead in the financial element of the Long-Range Planning process for the business
  • Perform pricing consistency analysis for the business and communicate recommendations to Global and Regional Account Managers
  • Contribute to, and/or lead strategic project implementation on behalf of the General ManagerWhat You Will Bring to Cabot:
    • Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, or finance
    • 7+ years demonstrated Finance partnering experience acting as a trusted advisor using strategic insight to deliver tangible performance improvements.
    • Chemicals, manufacturing, or similar industry experience
    • Familiarity with commercial, business, and financial data sets (e.g., chart of accounts hierarchy, product attributes, other dimensional modelling)
    • Analytical and research skills and ability to review and interpret large amounts of data and provide insight regarding observable trends.
    • Demonstrated ability of verbal, written and presentation skills that ensure effective information delivery to various levels of stakeholders
    • Ability to create financial models and business case scenarios
    • DCF/IRR analysis in support of Capital Project justification
    • Strong Excel skills: able to manipulate, data mine, clean, troubleshoot, and analyze information using database, formulas, power query/pivot, etc
    • Expert knowledge of financial principles and their applications in a business setting.
    • Detailed knowledge of manufacturing environment and product costing applications
    • MBA preferred.
    • Ability to make decisions and take initiative in the absence of perfect information and to respond to issues quickly and effectively
    • Ability to build trust and gain support of personnel across organization.
    • Ability to collaborate and provide guidance to regional commercial teams
    • Ability to respond and adapt to changing work situations and environments
    • Ability to deal with uncertainty and adopt a flexible approach to effectively help manage and drive all types of planned and unplanned change that improve support to the business.
    • Is seen by business partners as a trusted advisor and is sought out for both Finance and Business expertise; communicates the story behind the numbers and makes a compelling case to a variety of audiences; effectively challenges others - assumptions and redirects thinking; manages conflict and negotiates effectively
    • Learns new technology quickly and is adept at using data to create existing reports
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Keywords: Cabot Corporation, Billerica , Sr Finance Manager / Business Partner - Hybrid, Executive , Billerica, Massachusetts

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