Finance Manager (Operations)

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Date: Feb 18, 2024

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Job Title: Finance Manager (Operations)

Job Location: Wickliffe, Ohio

Job type: Full-Time

Type of role: Hybrid

 

​About Lubrizol  

The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty chemical company whose science delivers sustainable solutions to advance mobility, improve wellbeing and enhance modern life. Founded in 1928, Lubrizol owns and operates more than 100 manufacturing facilities, sales, and technical offices around the world and has about 8,000 employees. For more information, visit www.Lubrizol.com.

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life.

 

What You'll Do:

Lubrizol is currently looking for an Operations Finance Manager to join our Global Supply Chain Finance team. In this role, you will provide financial insights to support operations objectives in the areas of Warehouse operations, Customer service, Inventory, and Tolling operations. Additionally, you will provide accurate and compliant financial reports to ensure a strong internal controls environment. This position will be based out of our Global Headquarters in Wickliffe, OH following a hybrid working model.

 

What We're Looking For:

  • Participate in the monthly closing and quarterly close job tasks, including journal entries, reviews, account reconciliations, reporting, and property accounting.
  • Complete variance analysis and report key supply chain financial and performance metrics.  Communicate results through published reports and personal communication.  Review and analyze variances and adjustments monthly.
  • Drive Continuous Improvement initiatives, including process optimization, standardization, metrics harmonization, project review and benefit sign-off
  • Complete government, tax, and insurance requests relative to global operations team inclusive manufacturing plants and warehouse operations.
  • Assist in the annual budget process.
  • Lead the annual operating expense budget process and complete forecasting requirements.  Establish applicable annual labor and overhead rates.
  • Ensure that internal controls and measures on spending, production, working capital, and fixed assets are in place and functioning appropriately. Safeguard company assets. Ensure compliance with internal control narratives and policies.
  • Responsible for driving effective inventory controls (Non-Working Slow Moving (NWSM), cycle counting, inventory reconciliations and physical inventories) at 3rd party locations.
  • Participate in Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning (SIOP) processes to ensure operations connectivity to demand drivers and improvements to spend forecasting. 
  • Global ownership of 3PL expense tracking and make vs. buy decisions.
  • Expected to offer surge capacity to Procurement team during monthly closing and annual operating plan cycles.

 

Skills That Make a Difference:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or relevant field
  • 7+ years’ experience in manufacturing accounting and/or varied financial/analytical accounting positions.
  • Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Office.
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and change management skills.
  • Proven self-starter with a desire to achieve, strong team focus.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to work in teams and communicate effectively with other departments
  • Previous plant, cost accounting, supply chain or operations finance experience.
  • Proficiency in SAP, SharePoint, BOBJ, Power BI, or advanced Excel functions.

 

Perks & Rewards That Inspire:

  • Competitive salary with performance-based bonus plans
  • 401K Match plus Age Weighted Defined Contribution
  • Competitive medical, dental & vision offerings
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation, Parental Leave
  • Flexible work environment

Learn more at benefits.lubrizol.com!

Ready for your next career step? Apply today and let's shape the future together!

It’s an exciting time to be part of Lubrizol. Lubrizol is not staying put. We are continually learning and evolving. Our passion delivers our success — not only for Lubrizol but for those who count on us every day: our employees, customers, and communities.

As a diverse, global team, we work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing challenges. We impact everyday lives through science only Lubrizol can deliver, and we never stop pushing to do it better.

One of the founding principles of The Lubrizol Corporation more than 90 years ago was treating every employee with dignity and respect. That same commitment is only stronger today. More than that, we are committed to providing an environment where every employee can be the best they can be, no matter their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic. #LI-HD1


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