Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

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Date: Feb 25, 2024

Location: Wickliffe, OH, US, 44092

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

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. 

Lubrizol's Operations Finance team has an immediate need for a Sr. Manager, Operations Financial Planning and Analysis, based in Wickliffe Ohio.


What you will do:

  • Provide anchor support for the operations leadership team with timely, accurate and actionable analytics.
  • Gate keeper of restructuring initiatives ensuring functional compliance with accounting principles tracking applicable expenditures
  • Own and drive clarity in Lubrizol corporate reporting by maintaining sound operations finance calendar and ensure appropriate support of corporate reporting deadlines and submissions.
  • Drive excellency in CAPEX analytics by promoting accountability for cash flow optimization and benefits.
  • Financial gatekeeper of long-range strategic initiatives especially operational excellence targeting capacity optimization, demand planning improvements, and material productivity
  • Collaborate w/relevant functional teams including information systems to revamp operations finance Power BI dashboards in support of periodic reporting routines
  • Collaborate cross functionally to drive Lubrizol’s productivity initiative and actively participate in the productivity council.
  • Instrumental in managing, defining, consolidating, and driving clarity of operating mechanisms, governing metrics, and underlying IT updates critical to productivity initiative success
  • Participate in closing processes as necessary, performing journal entries, review of plant spending, communication of results, and driving operational excellence to streamline closing processes
  • Play critical role between operations metrics and free cash flow tracking.
  • Consolidate and track productivity improvements across manufacturing facilities and prioritize key projects offering the highest payback for Lubrizol; support the Operations teams in prioritizing projects and offer insights into key projects and their ability to achieve results.
  • Act as site controller for our Brecksville and Wickliffe facilities by supporting site leadership with reporting and analysis on monthly, quarterly and year spending; provide support as needed for site related capital investments.
  • Responsible for the development, training and advancement of less experienced members of the operations finance team


What you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance from an accredited university
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in accounting or finance
  • Experience working with GAAP accounting, financial modeling, and analysis involving financial statement ratios
  • Ability to concisely contextualize financial information and provide analysis in a variety of ways (1-1 meetings, written reports, formal presentations, etc)
  • Motivated team player, with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively.
  • Capable of building relationships cross functionally.
  • Proficiency in SAP, Microsoft Office, BOBJ, Power BI tools, SharePoint


What will put you ahead:

  • CPA and/or MBA equivalent a plus
  • Previous plant, cost accounting, supply chain, procurement or operations finance experience
  • Experience leading cross-functional project teams
  • Prior exposure to Lean Six Sigma operating environment with a bias for continuous improvement



What Lubrizol offers:

  • 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


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If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you. #LI-HD1

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

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