MANN-HUMMEL is seeking a director of finance for its Kalamazoo-area operation.
The person who successfully attains this position is responsible for the direction of the company’s finance, accounting, and information systems functions.
Internally, this position is a key member of the MHUS leadership team providing analysis and insight to setting and over-achieving key business targets.
Externally, this position is responsible for communicating the state of the business and required actions in a matrix organization (Region and Business Unit).
Leadership – responsible for providing analysis and insight to setting and over-achieving key business targets.
Finance – responsible for the organizational development and control environment for the following areas; monthly close/reconciliation cycle, revenue and expense recording, variance recording, allocation recording, cash management/reporting, accounts receivable management, inventory management, fixed asset management, internal order (project) management, intercompany transaction management, accounts payable/disbursement management, payroll recording, other assets/accruals/liabilities management, audit management, tax management, risk management, legal issues management.
Operational Controlling – responsible for the organizational development and control environment for the following areas; business strategy/planning, forecasting/projections, actual to forecast analysis, product margin / cost accounting analysis, material cost assessment, inventory performance analysis, capital employed control, variance analysis, cost reduction analysis.
Project Controlling – responsible for the organizational development and control environment for the following areas; investment analysis, new business opportunity assessment, existing business improvement opportunities, market price vs. cost structure analysis, program gate assessments, make vs. buy analysis, supplier cost analysis.
Information Technologies – responsible for the organizational development and control environment for the following areas; ERP improvements/maintenance, network improvements/maintenance, user software improvements/maintenance, communication systems improvements/maintenance.
Desired Skills and Experience
• Bachelors or Masters Degree in Accounting / MBA Preferred / CPA Preferred
• Minimum 2-3 years experience at Director/Leadership level responsibility
• Minimum 8-10 years experience in leading finance organizations within automotive tier 1 manufacturing with demonstrated experiences in financial accounting, tax, treasury, controlling/cost accounting, and project/investment analysis
• International experience preferred
• Candidates should have excellent communication skills
• Working knowledge of IFRS. Experience with German Accounting Practices is a plus
• Working knowledge of IT systems management. Experience in an SAP environment is a plus
• Experience/training in lean manufacturing concepts is a plus
• German language skills is a plus
The MANN+HUMMEL Group is a leading global expert for filtration solutions and development partner and original equipment supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industries. Employing 14,338 people at more than 50 locations worldwide, the company achieved turnover of about 2.5 billion euros in 2011. The group’s product portfolio includes air filter systems, intake manifold systems, liquid filter systems, cabin filters and cylinder head covers made of plastic with many integrated functions for the automotive industry, as well as filter elements for vehicle servicing and repair. For general engineering, process engineering and industrial manufacturing sectors the company’s product range includes industrial filters, a series of products to reduce carbon emission levels in diesel engines, membrane filters for water filtration and filter systems.
Mann+Hummel is a German based, private, professionally managed, global automotive supply manufacturer with 2.6 billion Euro in sales. Mann+Hummel US (MHUS) has 160 million Euro (200 million USD) in sales with 3 manufacturing locations primarily focused on OEM customers.
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