Director, Supply Chain & Operations Finance at Interstate Battery System of America Inc

Posted in Other 18 days ago.

Location: Dallas, Texas

Job Description:

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Purpose of Job:

The Director, Supply Chain & Operations Finance provides financial leadership and vision across the business to ensure that financial commitments are achieved. This role is a face to the executive team, senior Supply Chain, Commercial, Distributor Operations, and Transformation leadership, and acts as a business partner to provide analytical rigor and insight for profitable growth. This is a critical role in driving financial accountability and acumen through the organization. This role is a member of the Finance team, reporting to the Vice President of Finance, and is responsible for the ongoing coaching and development of their Team Members.

Job Components:

  • Accountable for the financial management of IB's Supply Chain costs, accounting for ~$1.0B in cost of goods sold (COGS), ~$100M in working capital and ~$28M in operating expenses.

    • This process will involve gathering, organizing, interpreting, and reporting on large amounts of business performance data, from which they develop financial forecasts and models to drive the business.

    • Assess and communicate key drivers of cost and expense changes to Supply Chain and Finance leadership as well as provide guidance and recommendations on additional levers to drive profitable revenue growth.

    • Directly partner with the Supply Chain and Finance leadership teams to ensure that cost analytics are robust and fully vetted; ensure that all appropriate cost actions are being implemented.

    • Responsible for solid analytics around drivers of COGS, including actionable volume, rate and mix analytics.

    • Responsible for appropriate operating expense management with the Supply Chain team, including people costs and all discretionary spend; partner to build and instill a zero-based budgeting mindset across the organization.

    • Approve relevant balance sheet reconciliations and analysis to ensure accuracy in asset valuation and adequacy of vendor accruals and appropriate reserves.

  • Oversee all financial components of the Interstate Owned Territory (IOT) business segment.

  • Accountable for all phases of the financial planning cycle including collection, consolidation, preparation, and maintenance of data, models, and schedules related to the planning cycle.

    • Assess and communicate key risks and opportunities to plan and/or forecasts to Supply Chain. Distributor Operations, and Finance leadership; provide guidance and recommendations to course correct performance, as necessary.

    • Analyze and explain trends not consistent with plan and/or forecasts to Supply Chain, Distributor Operations, and Finance leadership; provide guidance and recommendations to course correct performance, as necessary.

  • Accountable for timely and accurate periodic reporting of actual performance versus plan and/or forecast expectations and prior year performance.

    • Communicate insightful and actionable explanations of variances; provide guidance and recommendations on risks and opportunities to the plan and/or forecasts

    • Present financial results to Finance leadership in Monthly Business Reviews and executive team, Supply Chain, and Distributor Operations leadership in Quarterly Business Reviews

  • Provide financial support to the Procurement team and challenge them for optimal cost positioning.

  • Initiate and oversee the annual standard cost setting process and the rolling of new standards in the SAP system.

  • Support Interstate's annual financial statement audit by ensuring that requested audit schedules are prepared and providing necessary accounting support for Supply Chain related items.

  • Collaborate with Supply Chain, Distributor Operations, and Commercial leadership on the development, evaluation, and execution of specific business initiatives. Appropriately challenge and fully vet decisions that may negatively impact IB's financial standing.

  • Provide financial thought leadership for the organization and play a major role in the development of new strategies.

    • Lead ad-hoc analysis and cross-functional projects that will help to drive operational efficiency and optimize profitability.

  • Lead and motivate a team of managers and analysts, promoting a working environment aligned with our Purpose & Values


  • Bachelor of Finance, Accounting, or Economics, or relevant work experience; MBA strongly preferred

  • 10+ years of professional finance experience required

  • Strong business acumen with an ability to anticipate impact of decisions and initiatives

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to influence others, including senior leadership

  • Continuous improvement mindset

  • Demonstrated ability to lead dynamic teams

  • Strong oral and written communication, presentation, and organizational skills

  • Proficient in the utilization of MS products (Excel, Word, PPT, and Outlook)

  • Experience with SAP is desirable

Scope Data (List all relevant scope data i.e. budget, revenue, management of staff, financial & resource accountability, interaction with others, review and approval of work):

Work Environment:

  • Work is primarily performed in an indoor office setting with extended periods at a computer.

  • Ability to work both onsite and work remotely.

  • Travel required up to 20%

Note: We do not accept resumes from headhunters, placement agencies, or other suppliers that have not signed a formal agreement with us.

Interstate Batteries provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Interstate Batteries complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Interstate Batteries expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Interstate Batteries' employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.
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