APAC Senior Finance Director - Supply Chain

Shanghai, SH, CN, 201806

APAC Senior Finance Director - Supply Chain

Snghai (China) - hybrid

Reporting to the VP Global Supply Chain Finance, APAC Supply Chain Senior Finance Director will be responsible for the Regional Supply Chain organization, including oversight and execution of the financial analyses and accounting of Manufacturing, Engineering, Planning, Distribution, Inventory, Procurement and Supply Chain CCI.

All SC financial results and analysis and processes would be coordinated by this role and would provide insights to the divisions and corporation to drive decisions and improve performance. This role is responsible for the standardization of cost policies and procedures globally, while facilitating the sharing of best practices across the function.


The role also partners with the APAC Supply Chain VP and his/her team, providing strategic guidance and financial analyses, and provides insight for the Global Supply Chain Organization, including driving financial analysis and partnership for all strategic priorities within Supply Chain. Internal customers rely on this position to influence and help drive improved performance in their function / business through identifying opportunities, setting strategies, respectfully challenging and debating with Supply Chain function heads and providing insights to drive decisions, investments and resource allocation.




  • Regional Lead for all Finance Operations activities with the team of SC Finance Directors/Senior Managers
  • Define and evolve the team structure to advance the team’s development, capabilities, career advancement and service level to the business. Create a workplace that fosters teamwork and strengthens communication within and outside the department.
  • Business partner with APAC SC VP on defining and implementing a holistic SC strategy, driving “Make” cost levers to deliver required levels of service at the lowest possible cost in a sustainable manner
    • Lead selected Transformational Productivity projects, business development analysis, major Capex Investment proposals
    • Partner with SCLT on Strategic Supplier Negotiations (Co-Man, Full Buy)
  • P&L Accountability for delivery of “Make” and Move Long Term Plan, Budgets, Forecasts
    • Partner with Regional SC VP to navigate cost performance of the business and deliver Budget targets
    • Oversee monthly accounting close process and timely and accurate reporting of financials to Corporate. Ensure statements correctly reflect the company's financial position in accordance with GAAP
    • Evaluate Make cost performance, liaise with SCLT and identify any trends that need further performance analysis and intervention
    • Lead deep-dives to fully understand and address performance issues
    • Provide input and recommendations on trade-offs within End to End SC, budget transfers, opportunity/risk
    • Present financial position at Monthly Divisional Business Review meeting to business leaders
    • Develop and implement financial policies, systems and processes
  • Capital project oversight – drive increase in IRR for capital expenditure with PICERs as regular follow ups after implementation
  • Play critical role in harmonization and standardization aimed at reducing complexity, improving accuracy, and reducing cost. Governance and adherence to the Policy and Procedures issued by COE.
  • Work to direct staff to improve the level of automation involved in generating standardized reporting through collaboration with IT.
  • Review & safeguard company assets through the maintenance of effective inventory controls
  • Work with Internal Audit and staff to improve the efficiency of our internal controls to focus effort on meaningful controls to provide assurances on compliance with minimal resource consumption.



  • CIMA, ACCA or equivalent Accounting Qualification and Degree.
  • Progressive, financial/business experience in Supply Chain finance in a Manufacturing environment.
  • Strong proven knowledge of financial accounting standards and Supply Chain principles/processes (eg. S&OP).
  • Excellent project management skills including the ability to manage cross-unit and cross-function teams including indirect reporting relationships.
  • Thorough understanding of business, processes, systems and internal controls.
  • Experience with ABC Costing and practical experience with cost accounting.
  • Demonstrated strong, sustained high performance coupled with the ability to lead people and change effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and sustain relationships at all levels and influence at high levels (Sr Leadership/Function heads) within a matrix organisation.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate people/teams in a matrix and global environment towards a common vision and achieve superior results and the ability to build integrated relationships with business partners.
  • Proven participation in region/global financial analysis and decision making.
  • Excellent technical aptitude including extensive experience with Excel spreadsheets, TM1 and Business Warehouse.
  • SAP experience across all financial modules desirable.
  • Fluent in Chinese and English.



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