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Senior Finance Manager - Asset Productivity, Finance Strategy, and Capital Management Georgia

Company: Brambles USA Inc
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: September 16, 2023

Job Description:

CHEP helps move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organization on earth via our 300 million pallets, crates and containers. We employ 11,000 people and operate in more than 55 countries. Through our pioneering and sustainable share-and-reuse business model, the world's biggest brands trust us to help them transport their goods more efficiently, safely and with less environmental impact.

What does that mean for you? You'll join an international organization big enough to take you anywhere, and small enough to get you there sooner. You'll help change how goods get to market and contribute to global sustainability. You'll be empowered to bring your authentic self to work and be surrounded by diverse and driven professionals. And you can maximize your work-life balance and flexibility through our Hybrid Work Model .

Job Description

We are seeking a highly action-driven and motivated Senior Finance Manager to lead a team responsible for driving Asset Productivity, Finance Strategy, and Capital Management within our CHEP US operations. This position requires a strong bias towards driving results and will play a critical role in providing financial support, analysis, and insights to support key strategic initiatives, propel growth, increase profitability, and optimize capital allocation decisions. The Senior Finance Manager will directly manage a team of 2. The role, in combination with the Senior AP Director, is directly accountable to deliver Asset Productivity targets and financial improvements across the P&L and Cash Flow. The Senior Finance Manager will, from time to time, step in and represent the Senior Asset Productivity Director.

Scope: CHEP USA; 2 Direct Reports

Major/Key Accountabilities

Accountable to deliver Asset Productivity targets.
In partnership with the FP&A team, lead and manage the Capital Management process, designing and implementing evolving capital allocation mechanisms, including investment reviews and approvals. Drive savings in cost to serve and CAPEX. Be accountable for the improvement of Cash and Capital metrics.
Provide dedicated financial support to strategic initiatives across the full CHEP US P&L and Cash Flow, demonstrating a proactive approach to achieving results.
In partnership with the FP&A team, lead the long-term planning (4YP), lead Quarterly Forecast updates, Monthly Performance Reviews, Standard Reporting, Cash flow statements, and other ad-hoc financial analyses, using actionable insights to influence decisions.
Drive optimal capital allocation decisions, providing financial modeling and scenario analysis for investments and actively seeking opportunities to improve ULP (unit load platform) metrics. Deliver improvements to CAPEX/Sales.
Autonomously lead end-to-end projects to deliver material financial improvements, taking ownership of projects and driving them to successful execution.
Develop and maintain complex financial models to assist with decision-making and long-term planning, using data analytics to drive actionable recommendations and results.
Accountable to track of risk and opportunities within Asset Productivity, taking decisive action to optimize financial outcomes. Drive the reduction in losses and optimization of the pallet pool.
Collaborate with various stakeholders to identify revenue opportunities, maximize capital asset utilization, and reduce costs, demonstrating a strong bias towards driving savings in cost to serve.
Use data analytics to provide insights, actionable recommendations, and influence improved business performance and capital allocation decisions, proactively driving Losses Reduction, and reduction in cost to serve.
Navigate complexity within a matrix structure while collaborating with diverse stakeholders across different time zones and cultures, using effective communication to drive results.
Drive step-change improvements in how CHEP US finance teams organize, utilize, and extract insights from data to support strategic initiatives, using advanced data analytics techniques to demonstrate data's applicability to solve business problems and improve financial results.

Challenges/ Problem Solving

Develop and take decisive action to drive the financial strategy for Asset Productivity (AP) in North America, collaborating with Finance Business Partners and cross-functional teams to deliver key initiatives and business growth.
Be able to step in and support and/or represent the Senior Asset Productivity Director on a variety of financial discussions, updates, and initiatives, including direct support to the Finance Leadership Team and CHEP Executive Leadership.
Be accountable to provide regular business updates on the progress of asset productivity initiatives and KPIs.

Authority/ Decision Making

Provide strategic and operational decision-making guidance to the leadership team, demonstrating a strong bias towards driving results, to enhance business performance regarding Asset Productivity and Capital Allocation.
Work closely with the Senior Asset Productivity Director, Global AP SVP, CFO, and the Executive Leadership Team to identify and lead Brambles Strategic initiatives, ensuring proactive action is taken to execute projects from identification to completion. Represent the Senior Asset Productivity Director when needed.
Lead strategic initiatives from inception to the delivery of results and be accountable for keeping leadership informed of progress towards performance objectives and risk/opportunities that might exist. Create narratives linking business metrics to financial outcomes and be accountable for telling the story behind the numbers.
Ensure the timely and accurate delivery of a 4-year financial plan, taking ownership of the process to drive accountability and results. Deliver Business Unit Budgeted Asset Productivity KPIs, taking proactive steps to achieve targets for Capex/Sales ratio, Cycle Time improvement, Lower Losses, and Profit. Be accountable for maintaining a strong partnership with FP&A, Retail Team, Asset Recovery, Asset Controls, Procurement, Planning, Supply Chain, Controllership, and Global AP team.

Key contacts

Finance Business Partners (including NAM CFO)
Asset Productivity & Commercial & Supply Chain
Regional Controllership/GFS
CoE - Internal audit, tax, treasury and Finance systems teams
Local President
Functional Leaders (Sales, Asset Productivity, and Supply Chain)
Business Partners (Sales, Asset Productivity, and Supply Chain)

Qualifications & Experience

Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting or a related field; Master's Degree CPA Preferred
Proven experience in leading and managing fast-paced teams, with a focus on finance strategy and capital management, showcasing a strong bias towards driving results.
Strong financial modeling and analysis skills, with experience in strategic decision support, scenario analysis, and long-term financial planning, using data-driven approaches to achieve goals.
Expertise in data analytics, using advanced quantitative models and data mining techniques to provide business insights, ensuring a proactive approach to driving financial improvements.
Experience working in a fast-paced, multinational environment with regular exposure to senior finance leadership, showcasing a strong sense of urgency in delivering business outcomes.

Skills and Knowledge

Excellent project management, presentation, and communication skills, enabling effective collaboration and influence with stakeholders.
Ability to influence and collaborate with stakeholders at various levels of the organization, driving action and results.
Strong problem-solving and strategic thinking abilities to address complex challenges, ensuring proactive problem-solving to achieve financial goals.

Languages Required: English


Preferred Education

Bachelors - FinancePreferred Level of Work Experience

7 - 10 yearsHybrid RemoteWe are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are committed to developing a diverse workforce in which everyone is treated fairly, with respect, and has the opportunity to contribute to business success while realizing his or her potential. This means harnessing the unique skills and experience that each individual brings and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

Individuals fraudulently misrepresenting themselves as Brambles or CHEP representatives have scheduled interviews and offered fraudulent employment opportunities with the intent to commit identity theft or solicit money. Brambles and CHEP never conduct interviews via online chat or request money as a term of employment. If you have a question as to the legitimacy of an interview or job offer, please contact us at

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