Segment Controller in Cleveland, OH at Arconic

Date Posted: 10/10/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Cleveland, OH
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  • Experience:
    At least 7 year(s)
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Job Description

Arconic Engineered Structures (AES) is seeking finance professional for a Segment Controller supporting locations in North America, Europe and Asia. Our organization is dedicated to rapid, profitable growth through continuous capital investment, operational excellence and career development. This is a highly visible, analytical position that provides business leadership and guidance to executive and business unit leadership in manufacturing, sales/marketing and finance for Arconic Engineered Structures and reports to the VP of Finance, AES.

Arconic Engineered Structures (AES) serves the global aerospace and automotive markets with the most specialized engineering, highest quality, and the greatest breadth and depth of forgings and extrusions. Our vertically integrated capabilities and deep materials science expertise in aluminum and titanium structural casting is taking the industry to new heights. This BU is also home to our suite of direct and hybrid additive offerings. Headquartered in Cleveland, OH; AES employs 6000 people in 6 countries at 30 locations. AES is a business unit of Arconic (NYSE: ARNC).
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
Profile: The AES Extrusions and Forge Segment Controller will have responsibility working with locations in North America, Europe, and Asia. The AES Extrusions and Forge Segment Controller will manage business unit forecasting, planning, reporting, consolidation and analysis functions. The Segment Controller will also develop and manage processes to ensure compliance with ASAT and other internal audit requirements as well as providing leadership, guidance, coaching, and mentoring to Location Controllers and Finance Teams. 
Essential Functions: The Segment Controller, AES position includes both creation of strategic vision, and tactical management including execution, examples include but are not limited to:
  • Identify and recommend key opportunities to drive business improvement in manufacturing operations.
  • Determine and implement, in conjunction with BU and manufacturing leadership, targeted goals for profitability, productivity, cycle time, inventory, optimization, delivery and quality as well as headcount adequacy
  • Implement and continuously improve the daily performance management system.
  • Actively participate in business reviews and brainstorming for growth/profit improvement opportunities.
  • Actively manage the Capital requirement process and forecasting (IRR, Payback, etc…)
  • Track execution of cost savings projects for the BU and manage the reporting process in the cost savings system as well as developing and enhancing the cash management system
  • Mentor the finance and operations organizations to promote a better understanding of financial tools and metrics designed to enhance profitability.
  • Major role in reviewing monthly and quarterly forecasts from the segment facilities.
  • Major role in coordinating and preparing analysis for the annual business plan for the business segment and reporting to executive leadership.
  • Financial analysis for special projects, as required.
  • Analyzing financial data, identifying and reporting progress toward budget commitments, financial performance achievements and trends, and identifying opportunities to influence financial performance.
  • Play a major role in driving the compliance activities to meet SOX criteria and internal Self-assessment Tool requirements
  • Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Mastery of Technology Skills — Accounting and Finance software: Hyperion, Oracle E-Business Suite; Spreadsheet software: Microsoft Excel; Office Suite software: Microsoft Office
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, government regulations, executive orders, and agency rules.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  • 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.
  • Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  • 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 Accounting or Finance from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience managing or supervising others in a direct reporting relationship
  • 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.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or consulting experience highly desirable.
  • Expert at Microsoft Excel, all Hyperion planning and reporting applications.
  • Experience in using queries, including Essbase, Hyperion, Oracle or similar systems.
  • Previous experience with cost accounting.


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