Finance Continuous Improvement Manager
The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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The PositionFinance Continuous Improvement Manager
IMERYS is a world leader in creating specialty solutions that improve everyday life through minerals. Our success is built on our people, and creating an environment where our 16,400 employees around the globe can thrive.
Imerys reshaped its financial function, by creating a best in class organization with 3 pillars
Controlling (front office) is accountable for performance analysis and business partnering with the operational teams (operations, sales, supply chain…)
The middle office is called Consolidation, Accounting and Reporting (CAR). It is organized by countries and is accountable for the accuracy of financial statements, the compliance with local GAAP and tax. It als supports local sites’ Controlling
Shared Services act as Back office and manage the transactional activities of General Accounting, Fixed Assets, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivables.
The Shared Services are located in Athens, Greece (supporting 14 European countries) and Guadalajara, Mexico (supporting North America).
Imerys has also started the implementation of a common ERP: SAP S4 HANA (Project Opera). Shared Services are heavily involved in the preparation of Go-lives, change management and the identification of improvement opportunities.
We offer the opportunity to work in a structured multinational and performance driven Finance organization, international exposure, knowledge of new automated processes & tools as well as opportunities for development via internal moves and exposure to new challenges.
SUMMARY OF THE ROLE
The Finance Continuous Improvement Manager will take part in the optimisation of processes.
He/she will focus on how to continuously improve the interactions between the Shared Services Center and its internal customers, the Middle Office (CAR) but also other functions like procurement & supply chain.
For the roll out of Opera, he has a close link with Shared Services, BPO and Opera teams (technical and wave teams). The aim being to ensure go-lives are properly prepared and to assess when needed change requests.
He/she will help to harmonize the processes among the different teams.
He/she will also cooperate with the Continuous Improvement team.
For the Opera entities he/she ensures that automation possibilities are intensively implemented
Ensure Key Users & SSC Accountants are properly trained for Opera
Lead part of the P2P Compliance projects (change management with operations, procurement and vendors)
Develop and implement process improvements: identify pain points, analyze the root causes, resolve issues and propose improvements
Ensure collaboration across the end-to-end processes by defining clear roles and responsibilities
Identify needs for change management (organizational impacts, communication plan, training approach etc.)
Act as point of escalation for any service level related issues (day to day issues are firstly handled directly by Shared Services Accounts and their internal customers)
Track escalated performance issues and disputes, monitor timely implementation of actions plans by Shared Services and its internal customers
Continuously review end-to-end processes against ‘best practice’ processes and design and implement new/updated processes as necessary
Master in Accounting, Finance or Business
Having participated to ERP implementations
More than 5 years of relevant experience in Shared Services management or more than 5 years of relevant experience in management consulting
Proven success of project management and implementation of process improvements are a big plus
Working experience in a multinational environment
Fluent French and English speaker (C1/C2)
Soft Skills and Abilities
Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
Confident, proactive, goal and results orientated
Ability to understand the nature of problems and to explain to the users
Time management, planning and organization
Position TypeFull time
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