Finance Director, Central & Eastern Europe

Date: 18 Jun 2024

Location: WOLKA KOSOWSKA, MZ, PL, 05-552

Company: McCormick & Company

Finance Director, Central & Eastern Europe

Stefanowo, Poland

Reporting to the Senior Finance Director for Consumer Finance EMEA, this is the most senior Finance position within the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) organisation. In addition to providing financial stewardship to the McCormick CEE Finance function, the Finance Director will provide strategic direction and support to the General Manager for CEE.

Focus will be both strategic and tactical to achieve targeted near and long-term goals and objectives. The candidate will work directly with key leaders to drive major business decisions related to revenue growth, pricing, building business cases, control SG&A and focus on profitability. Drive working capital and supply chain efficiency as well as liaise with procurement. The Finance Director is also responsible for maintaining a properly functioning internal control system and ensuring compliance with SOX (Sarbanes Oxley), FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act) and coordination of statutory legal matters. This role is responsible for the proactive pursuit, development and execution of key initiatives and profit-improving programs.

 

Activities/Accountabilities:

  • Direct and oversee all aspects of the Finance & Accounting functions of the organization.
  • Develops finance organizational strategies by contributing financial and accounting information, analysis, and recommendations to strategic thinking and direction and establishing functional objectives in line with organizational objectives
  • Establishes finance operational strategies by evaluating trends; establishing critical measurements; determining production, productivity, quality, and customer-service strategies; designing systems; accumulating resources; resolving problems; and implementing changes
  • Reports financial status by developing Budget, forecasts, reporting results, analyzing variances, and developing improvements.
  • Ensure cash flow is compatible with company operations, by overseeing the day-to-day accounting, recording, reporting, and internal control activities of the organization
  • Provide analysis of pricing and promotional activities to drive effective use of trade spend and impact to internal profitability.
  • Participate in the development and adoption of new reporting tools as needed.
  • Provide recommendations to strategically enhance financial performance and business opportunities
  • Participate in key decisions as a member of the executive management team
  • Maintain in-depth relations with all members of the management team
  • Hire, train and provide direction and leadership to Finance teams in Poland, Romania, and Ukraine.

Key capabilities

  • Good communication skills – ability to articulate points of view across levels and functions
  • Comfortable with constructive challenge and build process with senior leadership
  • Resourceful and proactive and takes initiative
  • High standards of accuracy
  • Strategic Business partner

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Bachelor’s degree in various technical functional fields including finance and/or economics but could include IT, engineering or related fields. An MBA is desirable with a concentration in finance or economics.
  • 15+ years' experience in finance and business management including work with marketing, sales and/or supply chain functions.
  • 3-5 years' experience in sales and account planning and analysis.
  • 3+ in financial planning and analysis
  • In-depth knowledge of profit and loss statements as well as excellent analytical with a strong financial planning and reporting experience.
  • Experience developing sales trends, forecasts, etc. and a demonstrated understanding of the impact of analytical data on company planning (volume/revenue).
  • Superior work ethic, flexibility, time management and organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple projects with tight deadlines and high accountability.
  • Accountable to lead and effectively develop a team at varying stages of development.
  • Ability to lead by influencing peers and colleagues using collaborative, flexible styles; generate buy-in and ownership.
  • Excellent organizational and communication (written and oral) skills
  • Fluent in English and Polish

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