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Finance Director- G&A Functions

Date: Aug 4, 2019

Location: Charlotte, NC, US

Company: Sealed Air Corporation

Sealed Air partners with customers to solve their most critical packaging challenges with innovative solutions that leave our world, environment, and communities better than we found them. Our portfolio of widely recognized brands includes Cryovac® food packaging and Bubble Wrap® protective packaging which respectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.7 billion in sales in 2018 and has approximately 15,500 employees who serve customers in 123 countries. To learn more, visit


Reporting to the Vice President of Financial Planning & Analysis, the Finance Director G&A Functions will partner with several leaders of the Senior Management 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 over $200 million per year. This role will work closely with the Chief Information Officer to manage a global budget of $120 million dollars including capital requests of about $20 million a year. Responsibilities include managing all FP&A aspects for the G&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 3 direct reports and is part of the Information Technology Leadership Team.


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 Digital 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 3 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 and BW
  • 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: 27561 

Relocation: No  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. Sealed Air participates in the E-Verify Program (US sites only).


Nearest Major Market: Charlotte

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