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At Novolex, we take pride in supporting our families across the globe. Our team is rich in diversity and our entrepreneurial culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork. Our careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain, finance, HR, product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth.

 

 

Director of Finance (Waddington, Eco-Products)

 

The Company

Novolex is a leading manufacturer of a broad range of flexible and rigid, paper and plastic packaging products for consumer-focused end-markets with annual sales of approximately $3.5 billion dollars.

Our Eco-Products business unit, based in Boulder, Colorado has annual sales approaching $300 million and is one of our fastest growing product lines. Eco-Products has been providing customers with sustainable choices in foodservice packaging and paper products made from renewable resources and post-consumer recycled content.  We continually strive to drive innovation in our field in all areas of sustainability and strive to be a leader in in our industry and local communities wherever we operate. Eco-Products is part of the Waddington Group business segment which has global sales of approximately $900 million.

 

Position Summary:

The Director of Finance is a key leadership position in the Eco-Products business unit.  The role serves as key financial advisor and business partner to the commercial and operational business teams providing both financial and business guidance. The position, based in Boulder, Colorado has a team of accounting and finance professionals. This position reports to the Vice President of Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis.

 

Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Actively participates and provides leadership in the development of business strategies and plans, and their execution.
  • Develop, create and maintains a strong, cost-effective controls environment ensuring compliance with US GAAP and Novolex internal accounting policies, procedures and reporting regulations.
  • Maintain overall responsibility for the financial operations of the Eco-Products including all monthly accounting (month-end closing process) and FP&A activities, forecasting and budgeting, cash flow management.
  • Plan, coordinate, lead weekly, monthly and quarterly financial reporting & analytics, communicating opportunities, risks and performance issues to business segment leadership.
  • Prepares and communicates analyses of business performance for business segment team members as well as corporate executive level teams.
  • Leads Annual Operating Plan (AOP) process for Eco-Product business unit, responsible for coordinating this core business process across all functional teams.
  • Participate in M&A projects including due diligence and integration processes.

 

Leadership Behaviors:

  • Exceptional business acumen, ability to quickly learn and understand industry, product lines, competitive and customer environments.
  • Outstanding skills in both understanding and interpreting financial statements (income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement), and financial modeling skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills, interacts effectively with all levels within the company. A strong team player across a multi-functional organization, ‘ego’ checked at door.
  • Highly motivated and driven professional, able to manage multiple high priority projects simultaneously; exceptionally strong work ethic.
  • Demonstrated strong people management skills, creates and leads a high-performance finance team, promotes career development, effectively coaches / counsels’ employees.  Creates future finance leaders for the organization.
  • Commitment to excellence, personally demands excellence in every aspect of the position, intentional focus on what could have been done better vs. what was done well.
  • Simplifies the complex, able to dissect and communicate complex, detailed issues in a simple manner to those who have less background or less details relating to an issue or opportunity.
  • Change agent, demonstrated 6-Sigma or Lean or process improvement skills, possesses an exceptional internal drive toward continuous improvement.
  • Flexible to change work priorities and direction based on a fast-paced, ever changing business environment.
  • Strategic thinking, knows how to apply knowledge of business and organization in decision-making, understands the interaction of multiple functions and how they are impacted by decisions. Views decisions in context of company, not just own position or functional team.
  • Outstanding ERP and financial system skills and demonstrated ability to learn new systems.

 

Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting required, MBA or CPA desired.
  • 15+ years financial experience in a manufacturing or distribution environment, required.
  • Strong hands on technical skills (US GAAP, financial systems, FP&A, manufacturing cost accounting, cash flows) with a strong operational orientation.

 

 

Eco-Products

Our Vision

Eco-Products will be in the vanguard of our Zero Waste Future

 

Our Mission

At Eco-Products, we understand the connection between the health of the planet and the impacts of disposable packaging.  Every day we work to advance Zero Waste systems, and help our customers be better stewards of the environment.

 

Our Industry

Sustainable disposables sounds like an oxymoron, but we live in a consumer culture where disposable products are ubiquitous.  And they aren’t going away any time soon.  We see this as an incredible opportunity to help change the world – and more importantly each of the local communities we serve – by making sustainable disposable products that shift an industry.

 

The Eco-Products Difference

We’re the most recognized and authentic brand in sustainable food service packaging.  As category leaders with an exclusive commitment to environmentally preferred packaging, we’re able to deliver benefits to our partners that are unavailable anywhere else on the market.

Please no recruiting agencies

Following GMP in compliance with all food safety requirements.

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Novolex™ is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including but not limited to, selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, handicap or disability, genetics, citizenship status, service member or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Any individual, who because of his or her disability, needs an accommodation in connection with an aspect of the Company’s application process should contact Jamie Wells at hrcompliance@novolex.com.

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