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Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Date: Jul 8, 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


The Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) is responsible for leading the Company’s Annual Operating Plan (AOP) process and provides support to the Strategy team to develop the company’s three-year Strategic Plan (STRAP). This position is also in charge of the monthly Free Cash Flow (FCF) calculation and analysis including working capital benchmark and partners with Treasury to develop financial models for bank financing and credit rating agencies. As part of the FP&A team, the Finance Manager will also be required to lead and support special projects and ad hoc analyses as required. 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. He/She 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. The ideal candidate can think critically to navigate through financial information systems, can simplify information to create clear outputs to support decision-making and propose corrective actions as necessary. 

  • Manage and coordinate the Annual Operating Plan across all Divisions, Regions and Functions
  • Develop templates and presentations to be used throughout the organization to support the review of the Annual Operating Plan
  • Prepare presentations for the Executive Committee and Board of Directors to highlight financial trends and summarize business plans.
  • Partner with the Strategy team to support the Strategic Planning process, including the development of the financials and the preparation of the Strap presentation to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors
  • Responsible for the consolidated monthly Free Cash Flow reporting and forecasting process.
  • Conduct analysis to understand major variances between actual and plan. Coordinate corrective actions.
  • Drive improvements for Sealed Air Free Cash Flow forecasting process.
  • Collect and analyze benchmarking data on working capital for peer companies.
  • Provide financial models and support the Treasury team to evaluate the Company’s capital structure and use of Free Cash Flow (e.g. debt repurchase, return to shareholders, etc.).
  • Prepare five year financial models and sensitivity analysis supporting Rating Agency presentations and debt capacity review.
  • Calculate and analyze key financial metrics including Return On Invested Capital.
  • Identify and implement improvements across financial processes
  • Support and lead special projects and ad hoc analyses, as required
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance; MBA in Finance or Accounting preferred
  • 5 – 8 years of work experience, preferably in a corporate finance setting of a multi-national or multi-location business
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience in working directly with senior management
  • Solid knowledge of accounting principles
  • Lean or Six Sigma certification highly desirable
  • Strong verbal and written presentation skills; highly comfortable with Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Advanced Excel user – VBA programming a plus
  • High level of financial information systems knowledge; preferably SAP, BW, Hyperion Planning and HFM
  • Strong analytical skills including financial planning analysis
  • 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
  • Ability to organize, manage and prioritize work for self; able to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Collaborative team player, excellent interpersonal and team building skills
  • Comfortable with driving change within the team and out to the organization

Requisition id: 27719 

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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