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  Product Supply Finance and Accounting Mgr LatAm
  Company Type: Consumer Products - Latin America
  Location: South Florida
  Compensation: Excellent Compensation - Full Benefits
  Languages: Fluent English/Spanish
  Job Code: mk/1308
  Date Posted: Completed
  This is a key position with significant visibility in the Latin American and U.S. organizations. The individual, upon successfully meeting the objectives set for the position, will have other opportunities for significant career growth and advancement

  LAD Product Supply F&A Manager  Major Responsibilities (MRs)

  • Targets
  • Deliver Base Business
    • Monthly Plant financial information timely and accurate
    • Scorecard published monthly
    • Budget forecasts delivered on time
    • Monthly PS KPIs, both non-financial and financial KPIs accurate and timely
  • Internal Audit Compliance
  • Utilize PS Variance reports to forecast quarterly Division PS impact
  • Ensure compliance with US GAAP & Corp Accounting Policies


  • People
  • Develop and lead through indirect influence of the function across all countries
    • Develop Manufacturing F&A group into a cohesive, service oriented group that works to drive cost out
  •  Build organizational capabilities, assessing each country, identifying and recommending changes or training needs when necessary
    • Drive for standardization across Countries
    • Lead through actions - display the highest personal standards and integrity in daily actions
    • Ensure alignment and conformance with CAPEX Policies
  • Serve as the bridge between PS and F&A at all levels to balance priorities and deliver the best value to LAD. As a member of the F&A functional team, help shape F&A strategy
  • Provide performance/PMP feedback to PS Mgrs on Country F&A PS Mgrs

·        Business Support through Functional Expertise

  • Lead the PSF&A function for LAD, set strategy and processes/systems to insure a standardized PS cost structure, budgeting process and monthly report-out process
  • Provide strategic input to PS decisions to ensure current and future plans are in line with the financial targets of the organization
    • Review capital projects per approval matrix
    • Ensure full alignment among LAD countries and the US, develop strong functional relationships with US counterparts to maximize sharing, development and standardization
    • Field requests as needed
  • Standardize PSF&A processes and controls to ensure accuracy in PSF&A information across LAD.
  • Identify best practices opportunities to be implemented in all LAD countries
    • Analyze cost structure by country to identify best practices opportunities that generate future cost savings initiatives.
    • Tools: KPIs, Budgets, Working Capital, Monthly Variances
  • Ensure alignment between forecast and actual PSF&A results reported
  • Analyze and fully understand PS forecasts (annual & mid-year) and final Reconciliation submitted
  • Provide direct support to the LAD Manufacturing Strategy
  • Own Cost Savings tracking and reporting accuracy

·        Connectivity

  • Build tight integration within the Country F&A organization and PS Mgrs, for information sharing to increase mutual understanding, to open doors for best practice opportunities in F&A & insure alignment
  • Ensure strong cross functional bridging with Sales, Marketing and F&A functions (lead by example)
  • Build bridges of connectivity across the US F&A organization to
    • Maintain knowledge of best practices to leverage to LAD where appropriate or bring US initiatives to LAD where it makes sense
    • Be the point of contact with Corporate PSF&A o:p>
  • Own conformance of PS Financial controls to insure compliance to standards (Use Internal Audits as indicator)
  • Maintain tight alignment with LAD PS Director for priority setting and alignment with LAD F&A Director for functional direction
  • Communicate clearly & timely, give clear direction and priorities  no surprises
  • Fluency in Spanish and English
  • 10 years Financial Management Experience with demonstrated financial leadership on significant projects in a manufacturing and distribution environment.
  • Experience in a financial management position in Latin America
  • Excellent Analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • A thorough understanding of a consumer products business with sales, marketing and manufacturing functions.
  • A Masters in Business Degree with a CMA or CPA designation.

  Cover Letter: Please include cover letter with salary requirements when responding.

  Work Authorization: Must have legal residency.
  For consideration include resume as a Microsoft Word attachment or as text and submit to Margaret Kurtzman and reference the job title and reference number.
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