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Financial Planning & Analysis Director

LOCATION: 

Charlotte, NC, US, 28208

REQ ID:  37630

Sealed Air is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges and to make 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 www.sealedair.com.

Job Summary

 

The Director of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) is responsible for providing senior management with the Company’s monthly financial performance, leading the financial rolling forecast process, analyzing variances versus operating plan, conducting profitability analysis and working on special projects as required. This position is also responsible for leading the Annual Operating Plan (AOP) process and plays a major role in supporting the Strategic Plan.

 

The Director of FP&A has a team of 4 finance professionals and is responsible for their career development.  The role reports to the Executive Director Financial Planning & Analysis.

 

The ideal candidate will have experience working in a project team environment and must be a team player with ability to influence others towards the successful completion of group objectives. The candidate must be a self-starter capable of identifying and effecting change within the organization. The ideal candidate must be skilled in recognizing and implementing process improvements and able to set priorities and create a work plan to facilitate the group’s achievement of these objectives.

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Oversee and manage the continued development of monthly reporting & analysis to the Senior Leadership Team for the monthly Executive Operational Review.
  • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including all areas of revenue, cost of sales, expenses and working capital. Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyzing causes of unexpected variance.
  • Prepare reporting and analysis to support the quarterly earnings release or as requested.
  • Oversee the monthly Free Cash Flow reporting and forecasting process. Conduct analysis to understand major variances between actual and plan. Coordinate corrective actions and implement process improvements as needed.
  • Oversee and support the development, coordination and management of the Company’s Financial Planning processes including the Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and the monthly Rolling Forecast.
  • Define and review the presentations distributed to the Senior Leadership Team and the Board of Directors including the Annual Operating Plan and Strategic Plan Financials.
  • Partner with Corporate Financial Systems team to design and maintain financial planning systems/tools used globally.
  • Identify and lead continuous improvement initiatives on Corporate FP&A processes through collaboration with the Regions and Functions.
  • Drive business goals, supporting cost reduction initiatives, working capital management and return on capital by ensuring they are adequately measured, managed and reported.
  • Support and lead special projects as required.

 

Qualifications

 

  • 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 analytical and project management skills
  • Solid knowledge of accounting principles
  • Collaborative team player with team building skills
  • Demonstrated success acquiring, developing and leading top financial talent.
  • Comfortable with driving change within the team and out to the organization
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with all levels of the organization.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment; able to multi-task with proven follow-through and adherence to changing priorities and deadlines.

 

Requisition id: 37630 

Relocation: Yes  

The Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and to all employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, protected disability, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state or local laws.

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WHY WORK AT SEALED AIR?

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.


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