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Vice President of Finance and Operations - MI #3035

Anderson Recruiting Associates
Detroit, Michigan, United States
November 19, 2016

Posted By Premium Recruiter


Vice President of Finance and Operations needed! Job #3035

Location: Detroit MI

Compensation: Competitive

Relocation: Not Available

Privately-owned medium sized industrial manufacturing company with several U.S. & European locations seeking candidates for a Vice President of Finance & Operations.

Directly reporting to the position is Accounting, IT, HR, Procurement and Payroll. The position requires an operational background with prior experience in General Management with Profit & Loss responsibility. Position requires analyzing and interpreting financial and operational data, identifying cost reductions and productivity improvements, and recognizing growth opportunities while partnering with the business unit leadership teams.


* Be a World-Class Business Partner on the Executive Team, influencing Sales to Procurement strategies and tactics

* Develop, shape and execute the business strategy for profitable growth in the interests of all stakeholders.

* Recommend capital structure and allocation strategies plus financing needs

* Coach and mentor business unit managers in achieving financial goals and implementing performance management

* Establish and track business unit Key Performance Indicators and goals

* Ensure financial reporting accurately reflects business performance

* Oversee the capital budgeting process

* Manage treasury functions: banking relationships, cash management, investing

* Ensure accurate and timely information is provided to outside auditors

* Manage company insurance policies, 401(K), and pension plan

* Design and implement standardized business-unit reporting and costing

* Oversee and drive job costing analysis

* Present effective tax strategies to Executive Team

* Support the company's business acquisition process

* Develop human resources, enhancing professional development, compensation and benefits, performance evaluation, training and recruiting


* Degree in Accounting/Finance/Engineering with minimum of ten years of financial management and three years in General Management in a manufacturing environment including P&L responsibility

* Desire to work in a flat organization where resourcefulness, candor and initiative are vital often with constrained resources.

* Proven ability to drive cost reduction and productivity initiatives by eliminating waste in all functions on the shop floor and in the office.

* Proficient in the use of performance based metrics, score cards, etc.

* Knowledge of cost accounting, working capital management, payroll, IT & HR

* Hands-on Change Agent never satisfied with the status quo who aspires for Excellence by setting high standards

* Results-driven, Team player in a high performance culture environment

* Sound Leadership and management qualities with a bias for action

* Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team

* High standard of computer literacy, particularly Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

* Working knowledge of ERP; preferably Microsoft Dynamics AX

* Travel within the United States could be up to 50% of the worked time.

Added considerable consideration given to:


* Lean / Six Sigma Training or TPS

* MBA - Finance/Accounting

BOTTOM-LINE REQUIREMENTS: (Candidates must answer)

1. Bachelor's Degree.


2. 10+ years of financial management in a manufacturing company.


3. 3+ years of experience in General Management in a manufacturing environment including P&L responsibility.


4. Experience with cost accounting, working capital management, payroll, IT & HR.


5. Working knowledge of ERP, preferably Microsoft Dynamics AX.


6. CMA, CGMA, CPA, MBA, Lean Six Sigma Training are pluses.


Please send resume in Word format to as an attachment and include salary, phone number and reference Job #3035. Candidates must also provide responses to the employer's BOTTOM-LINE REQUIREMENTS which are numbered and listed above