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Owens Corning Lead Manufacturing Finance Analyst in Houston, Texas

Purpose of the Role:

The Lead Manufacturing Financial Analyst partners with Sourcing, Commercial Team, Operations leaders, Plant Leaders and the Plant Controllers to provide financial analytics that drive business results in support of the short-term and long-term vision of the Roofing & Asphalt (R&A) business with a focus on the Compenents Business, which includes the Coated Wovens and Roofing Accessories segments. The position delivers analysis as part of the finance processes, linking financial results to operational performance drivers. The position interfaces with internal customers and stakeholders in R&A and corporate finance functions, driving continuous improvement to deliverables and processes supporting these customers. The Manufacturing Financial Analyst will be a dynamic leader within the business by providing valuable decision support analysis that drives business success. The individual will provide concise and effective communication of financial results that will provide clear impact and direction to the business and supporting team members.

The position is an important part of the financial talent. This position reports to the Roofing Components Manufacturing Financial Leader.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead across the Company, business group, and Finance function

  • Live the Safety stand, adhering to safety responsibilities.

  • Team with others across the Company, business group and Finance function to maximize performance of Owens Corning and lead change.

  • Influence Business Segment leaders and elevate the performance of the Finance function; working across organization boundaries to achieve business objectives.

  • Lead the continuous improvement of systems, tools, and methodologies across the Finance function and throughout the segment and share best practices.

  • Acts as a resource to the non-financial leaders of the business by teaching financial acumen and business information concepts to ensure that financial based decision-making occurs throughout the corporation.

  • Influence the performance of the business segment

  • Provide decision support by financial modeling, business case analysis and financial/management reporting.

  • Gather, compile, analyze, prepare and summarize data for complex financial projects/subjects such as planning, formulating and conducting financial studies to define performance plans for short and long-range business segment goals.

  • Evaluate financial implications of specific business decisions/opportunities and advises management accordingly to ensure targeted financial performance achievement.

  • Exercise judgment to determine appropriate course of action and prepare business recommendations based on sound financial analysis.

  • Participates in the development of strategic and operational objectives for the segment that are aligned to Corporate and Group strategic objectives

  • Create Accurate Forecasts while managing clear, controlled Reporting and Analysis

  • Apply external perspective and maintain knowledge of the segment’s competitive environment, market conditions, customers, and profit drivers.

  • Lead financial planning, budgeting and forecasting processes for the segment

  • Lead the monthly closing process in conjunction with the Accounting team

  • Provides in-depth analysis on variances to plan, forecast, and prior year which includes risk analysis for contingency planning and competitive analytics that anticipate change and drive decision making

  • Provide effective and timely financial information, thoughtful business insights/analytics and business performance evaluations to ensure that Business leaders are effective in creating and executing the business segment’s strategy and operating plan.

  • Lead an effective financial controls environment

  • Support process of ensuring that there is an effective and efficient system of internal controls including; data integrity, asset protection, segregation of duties, budgeting, financial reporting, information systems and adherence to corporate policies and governmental regulations (GAAP, SOX compliance, etc.)

  • Maintain a clear tone regarding business conduct, ethics, the law and financial controls.

  • Maintain independence in the view and assessment of the business control environment.

  • Raise all issues of significant risk and non-compliance to the Financial Leader for the business group.

  • Provide financial analytical support

  • Partner with Sourcing, Commercial Team, Operations leaders, Plant Leaders and the Plant Controllers to support

  • Plant and divisional financial forecasting

  • Month-end closing

  • Manufacturing gain/loss analysis by line

  • Capital programs

  • Product costing

  • Profitability reporting

  • Inflation / Deflation analysis

  • Productivity Analysis

  • Lead annual budget process

    Job Requirements

    Minimum Requirements :

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline required; Post-graduate education or certification preferred – MBA, CPA, etc.

  • Experience with SAP, Business Objects, or similar systems required

  • 3-5 years progressive Financial experience in a manufacturing environment

    Experience:

  • Functioning in a highly-matrixed structure across functional, business, geographic and cultural boundaries

  • Experience leading financial planning and forecasting

  • Developing business cases and enrolling leaders at all levels in taking appropriate action

  • Demonstrated ability to identify, develop and implement process improvements

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong financial and analytical acumen with demonstrated analytical ability accompanied by knowledge of corporate finance and manufacturing costing principles - understands P&L and balance sheet dynamics, principles of cost control/management

  • Strong Microsoft Office Suite (Excel and PowerPoint) skills

  • Develops and uses knowledge of customers, competition, and the market to drive business decisions

  • Distills multiple points of view and inputs to develop near and long-term actions

  • Effective listening skills, with flexibility in approach to solutions.

  • Can successfully form and then share candid and sometimes unpopular messages

  • Must be a self-starter, be an active participant on teams, and proactively meet with internal or external customers to meet their needs

  • Must be able to manage many project simultaneously and prioritize workload appropriately

  • Highly motivated and results driven with a high energy level, has a bias for proactive action

  • Loves the best ideas, not his/her own ideas

  • Can teach and communicate in simple, impacting terms

  • Functions in a manner that defines winning for the team rather than the individual

  • Owns misses and learns from failure

  • Ability to develop strong partnership/teambuilding relationships

  • Ability to adapt quickly to new systems and a changing business environment

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About Owens Corning

Owens Corning is a global building and construction materials leader committed to building a sustainable future through material innovation. Our three integrated businesses – Composites, Insulation, and Roofing – provide durable, sustainable, energy-efficient solutions that leverage our unique material science, manufacturing, and market knowledge to help our customers win and grow. We are global in scope, human in scale with approximately 20,000 employees in 33 countries dedicated to generating value for our customers and shareholders, and making a difference in the communities where we work and live. Founded in 1938 and based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, Owens Corning posted 2021 sales of $8.5 billion. For more information, visit www.owenscorning.com .

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.

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