Finance Director and Metal Controller, GRP in Pittsburgh, PA at Arconic

Date Posted: 12/12/2019

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Job Description

Arconic is seeking a Finance Director & Metal Controller for our Global Rolled Products group. This position supports the Group CFO, and partners with Operations teams on financial planning, budgeting, forecasting and all other collateral financial requirements necessary to operate the global business. This is a highly visible position in the succession pipeline for top finance leadership positions, including VP of Finance and Financial Planning and Analysis. This position will report directly to the Group CFO, and will be located in Cranberry or Pittsburgh, PA. The ideal candidate will be able to collaborate across functions, and help drive business initiatives with accurate financial planning, analysis and reporting. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.
Arconic creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensures customer success and shareholder value. Global Rolled Products (GRP) is a global leader in aluminum sheet, plate, extruded products and architectural systems with approximately 15,000 employees, 61 facilities and revenues of $7.4 billion in 2018.
Strong base salary plus variable compensation bonus structure
Generous Health Benefits beginning day 1; medical, life, dental and vision plans
401(k) Program with a Company Match (up to 6%)
Retirement contribution (3%)
Competitive annual vacation accrual
10 annual paid holidays
Employee discount programs
Profile: The GRP Finance Director & Metal Controller's primary objective is to implement financial practices that drive business profitability. The incumbent will develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of the metal factors impacting financial performance and have final responsibility for providing effective financial forecasting for the organization, partnering with Procurement, Commercial, Supply Chain and location teams on managing key financial and operational KPIs related to metal management, including but not limited to margin analysis, inventory management, and providing clear connection from operational KPIs to financial metrics. The position will participate in valuation of acquisition, merger/joint venture, divestitures opportunities as requested, corporate activities and initiatives and special projects as required.

Essential Functions: The GRP Finance Director & Metal Controller position includes both creation of strategic vision, and tactical management including execution, examples include but are not limited to: 
  • Development, analysis, and interpretation of statistical and accounting information in order to appraise operating results in terms of profitability, performance against budget, and other matters bearing on the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of the organization.
  • Development, analysis, and interpretation of statistical and accounting, financial and non-financial information in order to appraise operating results in terms of metal profitability, performance against budget, and other matters bearing on the fiscal soundness and operating effectiveness of the organization.
  • Completion of monthly forecasts, profit and COGS analysis, cost management, inventory   control, capital investment, working capital, and all reporting related requirements.
  • Develop appropriate accounting, analysis and reporting formats, procedures/policies and schedules to support the reporting and analysis process for metal related items.
  • Develop regular reporting and analysis, including key metrics reports, and conduct ad hoc financial analysis as required. Investigate significant trends/variances in financial data.
  • Provide daily and/or weekly analysis and reporting on operational performance as it relates to the business activities including monitoring margins, variances, and giving. feedback as well as highlighting opportunities for improvements to upper management.
  • Partner with Procurement, Supply Chain and Commercial teams to deep dive on metal pricing, customer and supplier contracts and opportunities to further improve business efficiency and reduce overall risk.
  • Prepare and present narratives, graphs, and other reports as required to support business reviews, management and customer presentations.
  • Maintains full compliance with Company policies/procedures and conducts all activities in accordance with the Sarbanes Oxley and all other applicable laws.
  • Support and facilitate the introduction, analysis and execution of cost saving opportunities
  • Serve as key liaison to coordinate metal financial business processes across the company
  • Leadership: Ensure the team delivers the highest standard of departmental, cross departmental and cross foundation teamwork and customer service. Ensure optimal deployment of resources to achieve project and business goals. 
Essential Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
  • Leadership — Job requires ability to engage, motivate and lead others in a demanding environment.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Job Requires the ability to communicate and manage well at all levels of the organization.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures.
  • Mastery of Technology Skills — Accounting and Finance software: Hyperion, Oracle E-Business Suite; Spreadsheet software: Microsoft Excel; Office Suite software: Microsoft Office
  • Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, government regulations, executive orders, and agency rules.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance and time management of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Disciplined Execution — Job requires partnering with the Operations team through daily execution of the financial plan. When required, he/she will need to be able to dive into details to ensure financial success.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Basic Qualifications:  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting from an accredited institution.
  • 10+ years’ experience in the finance function of a publicly-traded corporation in increasingly responsible leadership roles.
  • International experience.
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S> person as a U.S> citizen, U.S> Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder), Political Asylee, or Refugee. 
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Master of Business Administration preferred.
  • CPA accreditation preferred.
  • Background in Industrial Manufacturing is preferred.
  • Additional language skills are highly desirable.