Global Finance Controller (Procurement)

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    West Midlands, England

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    Vanessa Farrington

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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    6-12 months

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Global Finance Controller; Location: Redditch; Duration: 6-12 months; Rate on application
We have a requirement for a temporary Global Finance Controller (Direct and Indirect Procurement) for a 6-12 month contract, based at our client Redditch site. The role will require the post holder to travel 25% of the time (international travel).The successful candidate will need to be a self-starter and heavy hitter but with a co-operative and empathetic approach as they will be setting up and creating something from nothing and will need buy in from functions that are already under pressure.

Role Purpose

Support Global Finance & Global Procurement in having a transparent, aligned and documented way of reporting Procurement savings. Ensure that Procurement management and reporting data bases are fully updated on a timely basis and reported correctly. Manage financial aspects regarding Purchasing Savings

Key Responsibilities

Systems and Tools:
Drive through reporting units a single, universal, system of reporting to ensure minimal re keying of data, systematic collection, and standard recording and reporting processes, in order to assist transparency and understanding of savings data.
Liaise with Divisional Procurement controller to formalise rules and processes for modelling and recording spend and savings, and deploy them within Region. Ensure compliance.
Establish format/timing for dissemination and collation of budget, forecast and monthly reporting data in accordance with Global & Divisional requirements.
Define and ensure a strict implementation of standardised budget and reporting processes in the Divisions and Reporting units.
Develop a set of IT tools to automate and make more reliable reporting and budget construction processes.
Maintain a database of savings potential, as agreed with procurement team leads, including value and expected time frame for achievement

Budget Construction & Strategic Planning:
Support functional budget preparation.
Ensure consistency between the Plants and Regions for assumptions (raw material, cost reductions, etc.) and all other economic data.
Support annual strategic plan preparation, incorporating Global and Divisional input from Procurement.
Monthly Reporting:
Manage monthly reporting coordination between Plants and Regional consolidation to get accurate data on time. Ensure alignment with Regional Finance team.
Monitor performance against budget (actual and forecast) and inflation reporting, and provide a detailed analysis of any deviations.
Measure and track raw material and productivity gaps between Suppliers and Customers.
Report to the Procurement Leadership team, Aerospace management and Reporting Units, collating the expected savings, actual savings and reasons for variances on a timely (at least monthly) basis

Business Management Support:
Provide the function with complete and accurate financial analysis to support business strategy development, contract management, and sourcing decisions.
Manage Supplier financial risk management system, including reporting on potential risky suppliers (red list showing Suppliers in critical financial situation, etc.).

Liaise with Plant and Regional Controlling for development and application of the standard systems, procedures and formats.
Maintain and develop skills and professionalism in the network.
Liaise with HR function to ensure accurate and effective control of budgeted headcount

Skills and experience

Formal qualifications required:
Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting preferred from an accredited institution; other business-related disciplines may be considered. Master's degree preferred.
Fluent in English (fluency in additional languages preferred).

Previous experience required:
Minimum 5-7 years demonstrated success as a Financial Analyst, Plant Controller and/or Central Controlling position. Experience in a purchasing and/or commercial role is highly desirable. Experience in Aerospace is preferred. Experienced in an international matrix organisation preferred.
Results-oriented with excellent written and oral communications skills.
Strong leadership and charisma, with the ability to accomplish tasks through others.
Proven ability of working with a cross-functional team.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Detail-oriented with the ability to translate raw data into usable information.
Strong analytical and computer skills, with excellent experience in MS Office products. SAP & Baan LN experience preferred
Must have a valid driving license and be able to travel internationally up to 25%.
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