Director, Finance (IBC) in Oak Brook, IL at Mauser Packaging Solutions

Date Posted: 10/7/2020

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Job Description

Plant Name: Oak Brook Executive Office

Requisition ID:005503--Corp

The Finance Director, Intermediate Bulk Containers (“FD IBC”), reporting to the Vice President of Finance, will be a member of the Finance Leadership Team (“FLT”).  Additionally, the Director will be a key member of the management team of a $500m Business Unit and work in collaboration with the Business Unit’s Vice President. This individual will be a proven leader with a focus toward operational analysis and performance. The Intermediate Bulk Container Business Unit includes a New IBC business with 11 plants and a Reconditioning IBC business with 23 plants.  The two groups work interchangeably and share common customers.

Basic Function: Key responsibilities include acting as the business partner for the VP IBC and providing an end to end business understanding from Sales, Operations and supply chain.  Lead the IBC dedicated analysis and processes to optimize the business and create/explain financial metrics and reporting.  Must be a self-starter, excited by the opportunity to make a tangible impact, adept at communicating with multiple levels of an organization, and have the ability to build influence and work with teams cross functionally.


  • Act as financial business partner for the VP IBC and provide an end to end business understanding from Sales, Operations and Supply Chain
  • Lead IBC dedicated analytics and processes to optimize the business and create/explain financial metrics and reporting
  • Drive standardization of monthly financial performance closing, including effective use of analyses, reporting and tracking
  • Responsible for all FPA and accounting in the IBC business
  • Coach, motivate, and challenge IBC finance team including 2 financial managers, 6 plant accountants, 1 financial analyst and the Atlanta based accounting team to increase analytics, accuracy, standardization, and ensure financial statements are in accordance to GAAP
  • Provide critical linkage between sales, operations, and shared service teams ensuring that all perspectives are comprehended and acted upon in the reporting, planning and execution cycle
  • Lead the forecasting process for the IBC business, with responsibility for timely and accurate annual budgeting, quarterly forecasting, and current month reforecasts
  • Develop and lead financial analyses relating to growth initiatives, cost savings, pricing, profitability, acquisitions, divestitures, investments, product development, and supply chain/operations initiatives
  • Manage capex expenditure and drive working capital improvement
  • Responsible for driving adherence to the DOA and creating a robust internal control environment


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting; MBA or CPA preferred
  • 12 years of experience with progressively increasing levels of responsibility
  • Manufacturing industry a plus
  • Value streams, operations, & cost accounting knowledge/experience required
  • Demonstrated ability to drive change across multiple functions
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, and self-motivated.  Capable of monitoring and prioritizing competing tasks and projects
  • Team player attitude and adept at multi-level cross cultural communication
  • Overall proficiency with software systems
  • Experience with QAD/Solomon and consolidated reporting systems a plus
  • Must be willing to travel up to 20%

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