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Lead, Operations Finance Process Excellence, Argo

Company: Ingredion
Location: Bedford Park
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

This role provides support as required by the facility to ensure its mission is executed trouble free and efficiently. They will be responsible for supporting the Plant Manager in managing day-to-day operations of the plant and the execution of control activities. They will become well versed in plant operations and be able to function as a member of the plant leadership team. They will help prepare and assist in the communication of periodic reports pertaining to production, costs and procurement. This position requires effective communication and people skills. They must possess the ability to rapidly change direction, as needed, as well as the ability to perceive changes needed in job content and the initiative to make those changes without supervision.Position will be responsible:Assist with development of business process documentation for new processes and ensure the corresponding change management is completed.Ensure robust internal control structure is in place for all inventory types and fixed assets, is functioning effectively, and appropriately tested in accordance with SOX. Ensure that identified control and internal audit gaps are remediated on a timely basis.Identify and drive improvements to enhance controls in day to day processes such as purchasing, receiving, production/consumption and shipping.Coordinate the setup and maintenance of databases and reports for critical plant performance KPI's such as chemical usage rates, chemical costs, manpower and raw material yields.Drive continuous improvement initiatives related to operations processes and systems. Participate in activities such as the annual operating plan, monthly/quarterly reporting, and special analyses as necessary.Understand and have an ability to summarize and communicate clearly the financial and operating results of the plants to measure progress against objectives and assess the effectiveness of decisions made. Work with the plant leadership to identify actionable cost reduction and cash flow generation opportunities.Support operations financial close processes for production reporting and yield coordination.Support the Operations Finance COE, as needed, in BOM reviews, internal and external audits, monthly financial statement close processes, and monitoring usage of machinery and equipment.Special projects and analyses as assigned.Knowledge, Skills, and Requirements: Bachelor's Degree required10+ years progressive manufacturing support experience (Finance/Accounting, Supply Chain or Operations)Proficiency in SAPStrong computer skills with knowledge in the use of Excel, SAP & BPC/BW, with PowerBI experience as a plusStrong written, verbal communication and presentation skills. Must be able to convey information in a clear, focused and concise manner.Proficient in the English languageTravel required as necessaryDesired Behavior and Experiences:Organizational Agility - Knows how to get things done through formal channels and through leveraging informal networks.Planning - Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects. Sets objectives and goals. Anticipates and adjusts for problems/roadblocks.Problem Solving - Uses rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.Interpersonal Savvy - Relates well to people at all levels of the organization and builds constructive and effective relationships.Business Acumen - knows how business operates and effectively provides business context for financial information.
Understands business strategy and translates effectively to analysis and decision support.Priority Setting - spends their time and the time of others on what's important, eliminates roadblocks and creates focus.Drive for Results - Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully, steadfastly pushes self and others.Peer Relationships - Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all. Is seen as a team player and easily gains trust and support of peers. Encourages collaboration and business partnering.Informing - Provides individuals with information so they can make accurate decisions. Is timely with information.Customer focus - Is dedicated to meeting expectations and requirements of internal and external customersDemonstrated ability to build, maintain and leverage relationships across local and remote locations We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, military status, or disability status. Relocation Available: Yes, Within Country

Keywords: Ingredion, Chicago , Lead, Operations Finance Process Excellence, Argo, Professions , Bedford Park, Illinois

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