Finance Operations Leader

Location: Granville, Ohio - United States The Advanced Manufacturing Finance Operations Leader is responsible for building and leading a world class Center of Excellence for business case development, Life-Cycle Cost analysis, LRP analysis, and Capital Efficiency reporting, and best practices in Cost Control and Project Estimating. The position is an integral partner in executing the Advanced Manufacturing strategic direction, data driven life-cycle cost decisions, and creating competitive advantage in the marketplace. The position collaborates closely with the Advanced Manufacturing NLT and their teams, and business unit Operations and Finance teams. This position reports to the Director, Global Capital Sourcing. Responsibilities: Business Case, Life Cycle Costing and Value Creation - Center of Excellence Lead business case development for major projects partnering with members of the Adv. Manufacturing Team, Technology and Finance Lead creation and deployment of an OC specific Life-Cycle Cost Analysis framework, aligned with TPM, to guide optimal capital investment decisions to maximize ROI Provides decision support through financial modeling, business case analysis and financial/management reporting in support of projects and corporate objectives Acts as the liaison between Adv. Manufacturing and business segment (BMG &CSB) Manufacturing Finance with active involvement in key performance indicators, cost drivers, and process and calendar integration Drives, and leads through influence, to standardize and consolidate cost estimating and cost control across the business units to reduce waste, reduce cycle time and improve accuracy and accountability. Be recognized as a trusted advisor to senior leaders and stakeholders through excellence in business case development, data modeling, and scenario planning Provide ad-hoc analytical support on cross functional projects and capital supplier negotiations Lead a robust post audit process to ensure learning and continuous improvement. Using LRP (Long Range Plan) to drive informed business decisions and supplier partnerships Working closely with business units to develop collective LRP to enable a proactive view of strategic opportunities for the creation of external partnerships. Collaborate with Adv. Mfg. NLT and Leaders with utilization of LRP for resource planning by discipline and global/regional requirements. Lead the utilization of the LRP to eliminate surprises and insure that our 7 Stage Process in initiated with the right involvement of resources. Knowing the Company and our Suppliers from an external and internal perspective, Continuously builds intimate insight and knowledge of critical supplier base, their business, what is necessary for the supplier to be successful, and the value that our current and future global supply base delivers to Owens Corning. Collaborates with the business and Adv. Mfg. NLT & Leaders to assure supplier management strategies are aligned with commercial strategies for the businesses and investment plans for the plants. Ensures operations are consistent with the global supplier code of conduct and OC values. Ensures appropriate level of Supplier Management (including overall commercial account management) for supply base and make this a linchpin of continuous improvement for OC/supplier relationship and results. Develops strong understanding of key supplier industries through ?outside in? perspective and regularly calibrate the contemporary state of this perspective. Provides a sophisticated view of our Suppliers so risks and opportunities are well understood by business decision makers, and specific actions are taken as a result. Assist in establishing a global outsourced operating model, strategy and program, focused on delivering results, driving continuous improvement and collaboration to optimize business value. Develops an enterprise-wide strategy and framework, including, but not limited to supplier governance, performance management, continuous improvement and joint collaboration; introduction of TPM principles; coordination with Adv. Mfg. NLT & Leaders and business partners, as appropriate; development and implementation of supporting systems, processes and tools; and risk analysis and mitigation. Develops, prioritizes and implements global supplier management processes and tools that are timely, complete, and meet end-user needs. Keeps a forward looking, long term view of key trends and activities which will significantly impact the business, and adjusts programs as needed. Works closely with business partners in the selection, qualification and understanding of supplier risk and capability. Develops and deploys supplier quality system assessments and process audits in to assess compliance to defined requirements. Improves performance levels of purchased services through coordination of supplier workshops, improvement meetings, etc. Drives strategic implementation of processes and procedures to address supplier performance deficiencies. Lead coordination of improve Cost Control and Project Estimating model and technology that will drive towards consistency between all business units, and financial metrics that demonstrate leverage in the supplier base and best practices in commercial contracting. Leading and developing talent. Creates an environment where talent as deployed drives performance management, and accountability through Owens Corning Values Ensures development of each individual on the team through robust succession planning and growth and development plans Takes ownership of personal development. Creates an environment where talent is developed through effective performance management and talent evaluation. Effectively builds a diverse team with competent people using the appropriate mix of internal promotions and external recruitment to satisfy near-term performance, longer-term succession needs and to insure the organization has the necessary outstanding talent. Invests in the growth and development of direct reports and other identified talent in their organization. Engaged in personal development. Encourages cross-functional moves and talent planning. Partners with other business leaders in driving performance management throughout the function by recognizing strong performers and coaching marginal performers. Leading with the Adv. Mfg. team. Teams with the other Adv. Mfg. leaders to deliver on the objectives of the function and our businesses. Inspires teamwork across business segments and departments to maximize the performance of Owens Corning, the sourcing function and the development of people. Is regarded by the employees of Owens Corning as a role model for their growth, development and conduct. Participates on various teams and supports initiatives outside the function where appropriate. Job Requirements Experience: 5- 7 years of experience in global finance and sourcing environment. In addition, must have a minimum of 7 years of Operations, Engineering, or other highly technical background experience. Experience at creating and implementing strategies at a comprehensive and global level within a corporate environment for supply chain or businesses. Strong team player, with experience and strong results in team-based matrix organizations geographically and functionally Strong negotiating and contract skills Motivator of teams, able to select, develop and retain high quality staff. Has significant experience managing high performing teams across geographic boundaries and bringing fresh thinking to talent management and succession planning. Demonstrated track record of results, strong commercial orientation, with thorough understanding of financial statements, especially cash flow and cash generation, cost reduction, productivity, and working capital. Demonstrated success in implementing best practices or programs throughout a business unit or across business units. BS degree in Business, Engineering, Operations or related field is required; MBA from a well-regarded institution is beneficial. Knowledge and Skills: Business Partner : Strong ability to build business partnerships across the company and influence and participate in decisions of senior management. Leadership and communication skills : Demonstrated executive presence that enhances relationships with senior management and all stakeholders. Positive influencing skills, able to interact with professionals in various functional areas to resolve issues throughout the organization. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Communicates in a manner that encourages an ongoing dialogue with complete candor that builds trust and encourages creativity within the team. Results orientation and business acumen : Will have a genuine interest in how the underlying business works, and be skilled at seeing new possibilities for enhancing the value of the business, as well as proactively helping management understand the requirements and parameters of Sourcing. Strong collaboration and influencing skills : Will have demonstrated the ability to work credibly and collaboratively with global cross-functional management teams. Will have shown responsiveness to business unit and corporate office needs and have had success in advancing initiatives across an organization. Outside in Perspective: Good understanding of global markets, and how externally oriented outside-in thinking affects business and decisions within a company framework. Intimate Supplier and Industry Knowledge . Position also requires a thorough knowledge of the engineering, construction and manufacturing business, markets and industry, including well-developed technical and commercial knowledge of Facilities, Equipment, and Engineering and Construction sectors that provides competitive advantage in support of capital execution and technology needs. Project Management Leadership : Demonstrated ability to lead all commercial aspects of complex projects to successful and on-time completion. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of budget formulation, administration, capital program budgeting, resource allocation, program and supplier evaluation, and reporting. Abilities and Personal Characteristics: Unquestionable Integrity : Is a person of high character; is consistent and acts in line with a clear and visible set of core values and beliefs; is direct and truthful but at the same time can keep confidences. Acts a model for OC values in this highly internal and external visible job. Strong Intellect: Demonstrated intellectual capacity and aptitude required to lead and manage a sophisticated team. Able to deal effectively with strategic issues, as well as tactical operational details. Business Savvy : Knows the business and the mission-critical technical and functional skills needed to do the job; understands various types of business propositions and understands how businesses operate in general; learns new methods and technologies easily. Change agent . Comfortable designing for the future, while managing day-to-day project requirements. Never satisfied with status-quo, continually striving for excellence, but in a collaborative spirit. Ability to operate and execute effectively in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and challenging deadlines. Problem Solver : Can solve the most complex of problems; great at gleaning meaning from whatever data is available; is a quick study of the new and different, adds personal insight and experience to come to the best conclusion and solution, given the situation; uses multiple problem-solving tools and techniques. Organized : Is well organized and resourceful; effective and efficient at marshalling multiple resources to get things done; lays out tasks in sufficient detail to mark the trail; can work on multiple tasks at once without losing track; foresees and plans around obstacles. Confident : Fearlessly takes on all issues, challenges, and people; comfortably confronts and works through conflicts; delivers negative feedback and messages without hesitation; deals promptly and fairly with problem performers; lets everyone know where they stand; thrives in crises and is energized by tough challenges; not afraid to make difficult decisions and take tough action; challenges the status quo. Team based: Works seamlessly through the entire business and functional organizations to achieve One Company results for Owens Corning. Action-Oriented : Attacks everything with drive and passion with a focus on the bottom line; not afraid to initiate action before all the facts are known; drives to the finish line. Approachable: Interpersonally agile; easy to approach and talk to; relates well to all kinds of people; makes a good first impression; builds solid relationships; and listens attentively. Brings a collaborative and charismatic personal style that creates commitment and enthusiasm throughout an organization. Entrepreneurial Spirit: Possesses a sense of ownership and entrepreneurial spirit. Comfortable in a dynamic and evolving organization. Innovative in developing organizational processes and procedures. About Owens Corning Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures and markets insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale, the company?s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in materials, manufacturing and building science to develop products and systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger and more durable. Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2017 sales of $6.4 billion and employs 19,000 people in 37 countries. It has been a Fortune 500? company for 64 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com . A career at Owens Corning offers the ability to enhance your expertise and achieve your personal and professional aspirations. Through it all, we?ll empower you with an environment that encourages open communication and big ideas, competitive pay for your performance, comprehensive benefits, and more opportunities to make your impact. Must be eligible to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis. Owens Corning is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

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