Toledo, Ohio, United States

Composites Finance Manufacturing Leader

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Job ID 53427


The Composites Manufacturing Financial Leader (1) provides financial leadership to the regional manufacturing team (which includes playing a key role on the team that drives the business’ strategic objective around productivity), (2) owns the reporting and analysis of regional manufacturing results to global and regional leadership and (3) provides functional leadership for the Composites Plant Controllers in region. The Manufacturing Financial Leader is a dynamic position on both the finance and operations teams.  It is also an important part of the financial talent pipeline and serves as a feeder for larger corporate roles.

This position reports directly to the Composites Global Manufacturing Finance Director with strong accountability for driving results to the Regional Operations Director and strong reporting, forecasting and analysis of manufacturing results to the Regional Finance Leader.


Live the Safety standard, adhere to the safety responsibilities.

  •   Adhere to Owens Corning safety policies and personal safety action plan at all times

Driving segment and group profitability

  • Leads initiatives in region to track and achieve productivity targets, mitigate risk and prioritize resource needs
  • Leads TPM in region by: (1) ensuring each facility in region has adopted the tools and techniques of Cost Deployment, (2) promoting a culture of waste elimination along with their operations partners, (3) pro-actively focusing the team to share and adopt best practices from other sites, and (4) ensuring a process to track execution of the zero waste projects within region, recognizing those that excel and highlighting others that need more focus.
  • Leads proactive development of contingency plans, productivity improvement and corrective actions to ensure facility financial results and shareholder value is optimized
  • Provides insightful and competitive analytics that anticipate change and drive decision making
  • Educates plant personnel on key performance metrics

    Operations planning and forecasting
  • Participates in the development of strategic and operational objectives for the region that are aligned to Corporate and Group strategic objectives, which includes productivity and other key performance indicators (KPI).
  • Participates in the development of strategic and operational objectives for the region that are aligned to Corporate and Group strategic objectives
  • Leads financial planning, budgeting and forecasting processes for the region’s manufacturing. Challenges the assumptions and targets set by the manufacturing sites and Regional Operations Leadership Team.
  • Responsible for Manufacturing (Gain)/Loss + Idle/Downtime forecasts and projections in the region, and the annual creation of standard costs
  • Proactively identifies risk and opportunities within the forecast process. Along with Operations, develops appropriate action plans and leads the tracking of plans with the manufacturing sites.

Financial and operational controls

  • Ensures that there is an effective and efficient system of internal controls including; data integrity, asset protection, segregation of duties, budgeting, financial reporting, information systems and adherence to corporate policies and governmental regulations (GAAP, SOX compliance, etc.)
  • Drives a robust representation letter process that provides assurance and visibility to a sound internal control environment.
  • Leads the Continuous Sign-off process to ensure that accountability for internal controls is clear and that processes are documented.
  • Drives best practice and risk mitigation across the network, including the learnings from prior audits and internal controls reviews

    Reporting, analysis and systems
  • Monitors the plants’ monthly closing process in conjunction with the Accounting team
  • Communicates results effectively to management and non-financial personnel
  • Appropriately elevates issues to business leadership timely to drive resolution
  • Provides in-depth analysis and insight on variances to plan and forecast
  • Provides risk analysis for contingency planning
  • Leverages systems to promote automation, standardization and simplification across the Region
  • Actively supports global system initiatives and leads region in development, implementation and adoption of those system enhancements

    Leading and developing talent
  • Creates an environment where talent is developed through effective performance management, talent evaluation systems and utilization of people.
  • Acts as a resource to the non-financial leaders of the business providing education and training on the key principles of Finance
  • Grows and develops both direct reports and dotted-line talent in their organization. 
  • Ensures succession plans are executed for focus roles

    Support Strategic Initiatives
  • Support and drive the strategic initiative around productivity thorugh utilizing tools like benchmarking and comparisons to  competitor cost
  • Benchmark cost within CSB facilities to determine and implement best practices
  • Support growth agenda including acquisitions and leading integrations in Manufacturing Finance area
  • (International) Lead Manufacturing Finance team to support statutory activities/requirements such as Customs audit, tax audit, etc.

Job Requirements

Minimum Required Experience:

  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in a large, multi-national corporation
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or relevant discipline
    Preferred Experience:
  • MBA, CMA, CPA preferred
  • Providing leadership/business partnership to organizations within a manufacturing operation(s)—leading operations planning, savings, forecasting and investment analysis

    Demonstrated Knowledge and Skills:
  • Operating in a range of economic conditions, i.e. expansion, contraction, stable economic conditions—forecasting, scenario planning, risk analysis and contingency development
  • Delivering continuous improvement
  • Participating in the development of strategic plans
  • Attracting, developing and retaining outstanding talent—growing talent and succession planning
  • Demonstrated high growth in previous experience
  • Strong financial acumen with demonstrated analytical ability accompanied by knowledge of corporate finance and manufacturing costing principles—understands P&L and balance sheet dynamics
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and communicate in simple, impacting terms
  • Capable to understand processes at a level that allows them to be involved in improvements/solutions accelerate best practice sharing
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and control costs—effectively develops business cases and enroll leaders at all levels in taking appropriate action
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and intimate knowledge of customers, competition, and the market and uses this knowledge to drive customer and product profitability decisions
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and execute strategic directions

About Owens Corning  

Owens Corning is a global leader in insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composite materials. Its insulation products conserve energy and improve acoustics, fire resistance, and air quality in the spaces where people live, work, and play. Its roofing products and systems enhance curb appeal and protect homes and commercial buildings alike. Its fiberglass composites make thousands of products lighter, stronger, and more durable. Owens Corning provides innovative products and solutions that deliver a material difference to its customers and, ultimately, make the world a better place. The business is global in scope, with operations in 33 countries. It is also human in scale, with approximately 20,000 employees cultivating local and longstanding relationships with customers. Based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, the company posted 2018 sales of $7.1 billion. Founded in 1938, it has been a Fortune 500® company for 64 consecutive years. For more information, please visit

A career at Owens Corning offers the ability to enhance your expertise and achieve your personal and professional aspirations. Through it all, we’ll empower you with an environment that encourages open communication and big ideas, competitive pay for your performance, comprehensive benefits, and more opportunities to make your impact.

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note:Applications must be filled out completely—incomplete applications will not be considered. Resumes are welcome, but are not a substitute for completing the application.

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