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Finance Director, Mobility Americas

Company: Axalta Coating Systems LTD
Location: Clinton
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

Primary ResponsibilitiesAxalta Coating Systems is seeking a Director of Finance for its Americas Mobility business unit. The position will report directly to the VP Finance, Global Mobility and partner with Vice President, Americas Mobility. The Finance Director, Mobility Americas position will have significant interaction and collaborate with the Global FP&A organization for guidance and alignment on corporate FP&A processes, corporate/functional leveraged costs and working capital initiatives. Additionally, this position will have extensive interface with all levels in the North America Mobility organization, Global Mobility Management and, to a lesser extent, executive management team of Axalta.Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: Lead detailed financial analysis of Mobility Americas business: Review monthly operating performance of the business and provide in-depth analyses to management of performance of results and variances versus budget, reforecast and prior year Develop and review quarterly customer profitability and provide in-depth analyses to management of performance of results and variances versus budget, outlook, and prior year Review of Working Capital and drive initiatives through terms management for commercial contracts & Past due improvements Review of SG&A, Operations, and Functional costs in partnership with Global FP&A Develop reporting capabilities and cadence in alignment with the global finance organization Oversee and coordinate the annual Mobility Americas budgeting and monthly outlook processes in partnership Global Mobility Finance Organization and Global FP&A Coordinate ad-hoc high-value strategic projects which will include (1) M&A, (2) revenue enhancement opportunities, (3) cost reduction efforts and (4) IT projects Support the following key areas: Act as a thought leader / change agent by providing insight and perspective to the business Partner with business leaders to drive performance through analytics and influencing decisions Partner with Customer Business Teams and other senior leaders in the region to design and make key strategic decisions to achieve committed performance. Financial & thought leadership for Customer Contracts Develop financial tools to support operations including pricing, supply chain and competitive analysis Partner with Product Technology, Global FP&A and Business on design and execution of R&D initiatives enhancing business performance and new product introduction Partnering with Global FP&A, develop, support, and implement global transformational business and financial plans such as S4, enhanced financial reporting, and organizational change Partner with Global FP&A to design and establish clear / consistent finance management processes Drive Mobility Americas Financial Budget, Forecast and 5-year Strategy Process Support M&A activities in the Americas, leading financial analysis and integration Manage Mobility Americas Finance team 4 people (direct reports) that support the Mobility businesses in North America, Mexico and Brazil Enhance engagement and ensure career developmental plans for the team Continue to develop team skills and capability to increase efficiency with focus on analytical work Ensure highest level of support to the Regional Team to help business achieve objectives Travel approximately 20%Minimum RequirementsRequired Skills and Experience: Bachelor's degree from a leading institution in business administration, economics, engineering, mathematics, or similar quantitative discipline is preferred 10-15 years of work experience in financial planning and analysis, corporate finance, and cost accounting Experience in Manufacturing, Chemical and Automotive sector preferred Strong knowledge of financial accounting and corporate finance Exceptional proficiency in financial modeling in Excel Solid PowerPoint and presentation development skills Excellent written and oral communication skills Superior problem solving and analytical skills (both quantitative and qualitative) Ability to explain complex financial concepts to non-finance people (e.g., cost verse capital) Experience with SAP, Business Warehouse, Microsoft Teams a plus Ability to juggle multiple projects under tight timeframes with impeccable attention to detailRequired Personal Characteristics Demonstrated passion for making a difference Focused, organized, results-oriented individual Ability to work effectively and build strong relationships with peers Successful candidate will be a self-motivated individual able to achieve high impact in matrixed environmentOverviewAxalta Coating Systems Ltd. ("Axalta," or the "Company"), is a leading global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of high-performance coatings systems. With over a 150-year heritage in the coatings industry, Axalta is known for manufacturing high-quality products with well-recognized brands supported by market-leading technology and customer service.Over the course of the Company's history, Axalta has remained at the forefront of the industry by continually developing innovative coatings technologies designed to enhance the performance and appearance of customers' products, while improving the customer's productivity and profitability. Axalta's diverse global footprint of 50 manufacturing facilities, four technology centers, 47 customer training centers and more than 14,000 team members allows the Company to meet the needs of customers in over 130 countries. Axalta serves its customer base through an extensive sales force and technical support organization, as well as through approximately 4,000 independent, locally-based distributors. The Company's scale and strong local presence are critical to its success, allowing leverage of the technology portfolio and customer relationships globally while meeting customer demands locally.Axalta operates its business in two operating segments: Performance Coatings and Transportation Coatings, serving four end markets, including: Refinish, Industrial, Light Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle, across the following four regions: North America, EMEA, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.For more information visit and follow us @axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn.

Keywords: Axalta Coating Systems LTD, Ann Arbor , Finance Director, Mobility Americas, Executive , Clinton, Michigan

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