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VP Finance Global Supply Chain

  • Location: County Westmeath
  • Job Type:Permanent

An excellent opportunity for a Vice President of Finance – Supply Chain operations to join a Global Medical Devices company in Ireland. This position will report to the senior VP based in the US. This is a senior-level position and will form part of the Global Supply Chain Senior Leadership Team.The ideal candidate will be a proven Finance leader with extensive financial and accounting leadership experience with global manufacturing organisations. This position is a key role within the Global Supply Chain Senior Leadership Team in terms of developing, shaping and driving Supply Chain strategy. This position will lead and manage a Global Finance team supporting manufacturing locations and distribution centres globally. The ideal candidate will have experience in a company known for having a “state of the art” Supply Chain.

This position is a Hybrid based opportunity.

Onsite location is Athlone.

Overview of your responsibilities (full job description available on request): 

  • Financial leadership of our worldwide manufacturing plants, distribution networks and productivity initiatives related to Global Supply Chain.

  • Managing the financial reporting and control environment of all worldwide plants and distribution networks.

  • This position will provide operations, corporate finance and business unit management with financial data and analyses as required for decision support and strategic direction.

  • Responsible for identifying key business and financial trends and developing action plans to position the company and its business units for profitable growth and efficiency. 

  • Direct responsibility for the Global Supply Chain P&L, balance sheet and inventory controls and costing.

  • Act as primary interface with worldwide operations and plant managers to report financial results and assure proper controls. Develop and implement procedures that ensure compliance and consistency across the business.

  • Maintain and develop key performance measures.

  • Advise senior management team regarding strategic initiatives.

  • Fully participate in developing and driving the wider strategic goals for Global Supply Chain.

  • Contribute to acquisitions and divestments by joining due diligence teams, participating in closings, and leading the manufacturing financial integration process.

  • Drive the Finance transformation roadmap through a continuous improvement mindset

  • Lead a diverse group of people by sustaining an inclusive and empowered organization.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required for the Role:

  • Degree in finance or accounting is required. An MBA and/or CPA is desirable.

  • Proven finance leader with 15+ years of progressively responsible financial and accounting leadership experience with global, manufacturing driven organizations.

  • The candidate will have ideally worked in public company so will be familiar with the requirements of a publicly reporting organization.

  • A track record managing change plus international experience.

  • Extensive experience in a matrix management organization is a must.

  • A career history that includes positions in control and financial analysis, as well as exposure to other

  • financial disciplines, to include cost accounting, financial reporting and consolidation

  • Strong systems background and broad understanding of Global Supply Chain management.

  • Proficiency with ERP, ERD system implementations (SAP or similar).

  • Experience in a company known for having a “state of the art” supply chain.

  • Six Sigma and/or regimented process methodology experience is desirable, but not a requirement.

  • Experience in a Medical Device organization is a plus.

  • Must be fluent in English (Native or bilingual proficiency).

For a confidential discussion and more information on the role contact Gillian Nicholson

+353 90 6450665