Director of Manufacturing and Supply Chain Finance - Santa Cruz , California, United States, 95060

We're looking for a candidate to fill this position in an exciting company.

  • Drive an essential strategic initiative for product cost reductions, provide reporting on progress, and identify improvements for a more efficient and/or systematic approach to monitoring.
  • Business partner with operations executive staff, and build trusted relationships with
  • Reinforce existing, and identify new, financial targets and drive global monthly forecast and actuals reporting for the manufacturing business.
  • Manage the cadence of reporting for relevant manufacturing metrics, gross margins, department spending, absorption and overhead to draw meaningful business conclusions to recommend courses of action.
  • Lead operations finance team, mentor and develop staff for their performance and professional growth, and promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality and timeliness.
  • Prepare for and participate in monthly and quarterly business reviews with executive management.
  • Work cross-functionally to provide finance support that focuses on growth and profitability of the business. Suggest solutions, resulting implications, key actions and strategic implications
  • Develop and/or enhance existing financial models to enable robust and dynamic financial planning on a rolling basis.
  • Partner with R&D finance team to support financial and data-driven aspects of Engineering and Product Management including total cost investment, return on investment, and go-to-market strategy.
  • Proactively work to identify, assess and manage financial risks.
  • Lead continuous improvement of financial systems and processes.
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance from an accredited university or college
  • Minimum 10+ years' relevant finance experience
  • Significant experience in manufacturing environments and an understanding of cost accounting principles
  • Demonstrated leadership ability with regards to direct supervision of a team and coordinating multiple people and projects, as well as cross-functional business partnering and influence.
  • Excellent analytical, modeling, presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with Oracle Financial Applications and reporting analysis tools such as Oracle Inventory, Oracle Business Intelligence, and Hyperion Essbase
  • CPA, CMA, or MBA preferred
  • Experience in a multicultural, global environment preferred