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Finance Director, Global Functions


Charlotte, NC, US, 28208

REQ ID:  36670

Sealed Air is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges and to leave our world better than we found it. Our portfolio of leading packaging solutions includes CRYOVAC® brand food packaging, SEALED AIR® brand protective packaging and BUBBLE WRAP® brand packaging, which collectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.9 billion in sales in 2020 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 115 countries. To learn more, visit


Reporting to the Vice President of Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis, the Finance Director Global Functions will partner with key leaders of the Executive Leadership Team to provide meaningful, accurate and timely information to enhance visibility on investments, promote decision-making, foster a culture of performance and accountability, and deliver against strategic goals on a total spend of ~$350 million per year. In addition, this role will work closely with Chief Information Officer to manage global IT capital requests of over $20 million a year, and with SVP and Chief Growth & Strategy Officer to support resource management for SEE’s vast innovation portfolios. Responsibilities include managing all FP&A aspects for the SG&A functions globally including monthly close process working closely with our Shared Services organization, monthly reporting and variance analysis, Forecasting, Strategic Plan, Annual Operating plan processes as well as partnering with Functional leadership to continuously optimize efficiency, costs, and services. The Finance Director has a team of 4 finance professionals.


Major responsibilities for this position will focus on:
•    Lead monthly analytical review and present variance analysis of actual results versus budget, forecast, and prior year at varying levels of the organization. Identify corrective actions and ensure implementation
•    Lead the monthly Forecast and the Annual Operating Plan processes for the functions in scope.
•    Design and implement financial and project reporting to support functional expense review. Institute appropriate controls to ensure integrity of our IT and Digital portfolio financial information.
•    Provide analysis and guidance on investments and make-good analysis of actual versus expected results. Provide sound financial guidance to functional leaders to ensure financial objectives are aligned with strategic goals and operational division plans, and provide recommendations on the prioritization process
•    Partner with the Divisions and the IT organization to ensure investments made in MySEE and digital platforms are delivered according to plan and have the financial return expected
•    Identify and lead process improvement opportunities aimed at enhancing the quality of the financial reporting process
•    Maintain excellent relationships and work closely with functional leadership and their teams to increase efficiency, optimize costs and service level.
•    Prepare financial modeling and sensitivity analysis to support large, complex contract negotiations.
•    Work closely with the Corporate controlling team to ensure appropriate accounting treatment of the IT procured spend – Software, Hardware, Services, Lease agreements, etc. - and make best use of accounting guidelines around capitalization to reduce operating costs. Prepare routine ad-hoc reporting and analysis as requested
•    Manage and develop a team of 4 full time positions 


•    Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field required; MBA/CPA preferred
•    8+ years finance experience, with FP&A and operational analysis strengths
•    Strong interpersonal skills and experience in working directly with senior management
•    System proficiency including Hyperion Smart View, SAP, BIA, and Power BI
•    Excellent Project Management Skills
•    Strong analytical skills including financial planning analysis
•    Solid knowledge of accounting principles
•    Effective, clear, and concise written and verbal communication skills
•    Collaborative team player with team building skills
•    Comfortable with driving change within the team and out to the organization

Requisition id: 36670 

Relocation: Yes  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.



It is our responsibility to leverage what we have to affect positive and meaningful change for our communities and planet using Sealed Air’s global resources and expertise.

Corporate sustainability. It’s about improving the lives of people around the world by addressing pressing needs in the communities where we and our customers operate.

Customer Success. Meeting our customers' needs. At Sealed Air it’s more than a goal, it’s an integral part of our business practices, our innovative solutions, and our values.

Leaving our communities better than we found them through dedication of time, talent and resources.

Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

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