Participates in and is considered a vital role in the China Leadership team and expected
to be the lead executive on all matters involving financial decisions, performance
monitoring and financial planning. Provides financial and balanced business
perspective/wisdom to the successful development and implementation of operational
plans that deliver business results aligned with agreed upon goals. Ensures regular
and accurate reporting of important financial business plans, strategies and other
relevant operating information throughout M&M.
Leads the preparation of financial cycles such as yearly plan, forecasts, long range
plan, and critical guiding measurements that will enable Metals to achieve its business
objectives; monitoring financial and business performance throughout the year. Works
closely with the Metals President to present and gain approval of plans and forecasts.
Works closely with the Metals President to gain approval of plans and budgets. Closely
monitors execution of operational plans against China Annual Plan – and any other
relevant business goals and objectives – with a particular focus on EVA, and return on
Establishes, builds, and leverages value adding commercial relationships with those key internal and external customers, suppliers and partners. Coordinates with other
Financial Directors and CFOs representing vendors, customers, financial institutions, and/or other executives and resources to ensure that appropriate market intelligence is acquired and “factored-in” to China business decisions.
Manufacturing & Supply Chain
Oversees controllers at sites and country level to ensure a wide range of accounting
policies and practices are being adhered and deployed to effectively and efficiently
manage company assets and operations. Ensures that appropriate analysis is
performed and utilized to support the management of the business. Ensures complete
cooperation with all government regulators, auditors, and other agencies that
periodically assess China operations.
Shares responsibility with other management team members to ensure all company
activities/operations are performed in accordance with government, agency or professional regulations, and with those of Group.
People and Performance Management
Safeguards all company assets – physical and intellectual. Works closely with Legal
and other management team members to develop, engage, and monitor policies that
enable management team members to effectively manage employment relationships,
establish performance goals and objectives for China that are consistent with those for
Group, and ensure we are maximizing our potential.
A. Education or Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, or Accounting.
CPA or MBA is strongly recommended. Masters Degree in business, engineering is
desirable, or equivalent work experience.
Previous experience (>5yr) in an international management team environment
Previous Experience with SOX and US-GAAP
Minimum of 5-10 years of progressively increased management experience – a
significant portion of which is preferable inclusive Metals and Minerals, Professional
Services, Project Management or manufacturing company experience.
Previous FP&A, Treasury, M&A, Strategy other continuous improvement experience
is a plus
Excellent English speaking skills
B. Interpersonal Skills
Possesses strategic agility/vision. Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future
consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future
oriented; can articulate visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive
and breakthrough strategies and plans; can inspire and motivate entire groups or
Demonstrated leadership skills. Proven experience in the matrix management of
multiple operations. Possesses high degree of integrity. Possesses the willingness
and ability to accept responsibility and the desire and capability of motivating and
directing others to achieve results including the ability to take calculated risks and
stimulate new ideas within the organization. Ability to motivate others to steadfastly
push for results.
Possesses a strong results orientation. Ability to consistently meet and exceed goals.
Capable of making commitments, setting priorities and delivering results on time and
Outstanding customer service skills. Develops and maintains effective relationships
with customers and is capable of quickly gaining their trust and respect.
Effective team building skills. Demonstrated sensitivity for the feelings and needs of
others with the ability to obtain cooperation and participation of individuals and
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical data
Ability to write in a clear and concise manner
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions
Able and willing to play in a shared service environment (Finance, Asset/Fleet