Toledo, Ohio, United States

Global Manufacturing Senior Finance Analyst

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Job ID 53886

This Global Manufacturing FP&A analyst is a key member of the Insulation Global Manufacturing Finance team.   The Global Manufacturing Financial Analyst partners with the Manufacturing, FP&A, Sourcing and the Supply Chain organizations by providing in-depth and high quality financial analytics that lead to sound decision making.This role is also key to ensuring management reporting is accurate, timely and insightful.

This position reports to the Global Manufacturing Finance Director for Insulation


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Business planning and Forecasting

  • Develops and maintains financial models and consolidation tools to support the operating and strategic plans and forecasts.
  • Ensures integrity and quality of financial and statistical data.
  • Identifies process inefficiencies and information gaps, and bridges those gaps through process design and re-engineering as it relates to forecasting, planning and financial modeling.
  • Continuously builds an intimate knowledge of the Insulation businesses to provide insightful analysis in comparison of actual results to submitted budgets and forecasts.
  • Works closely with the Insulation Manufacturing, FP&A and Corporate FP&A team to ensure timely and accurate consolidation of operating and strategic plans including assumptions on demand, productions, cost, capacity utilization etc.
  • Works closely with Director on critical financial matters.

Reporting and analysis

  • Design, maintain, deliver, and own an integrated and consolidated financial forecast analysis model that provides a forecast of the business for Insulation globally (with special focus on Americas glass plants).
  • Monitor the closing process in conjunction with the Insulation Accounting team.
  • Demonstrate strong ability to complete accurate forecasts in a timely manner.
  • Able to report the manufacturing cost ‘story’ and provide a clear cost walk to FP&A in support of monthly and quarterly performance reviews, and earnings calls.
  • Develops and distributes a manufacturing monthly deck for purpose of providing key insights to manufacturing stakeholders.
  • Acts as a liaison between the Finance and the Operations organization to align on initiatives and provide insights across the network.
  • Ensures key financial controls are operating effectively and delivers materially correct information.
  • Provides analytical support for annual operations planning and forecasting.
  • Accountable for division period reporting.

Analyze Manufacturing Productivity for Insulation

  • Design, develop and maintain a tool to track and analyze productivity across all Insulation manufacturing sites.
  • Analyzes productivity, understands its drivers and initiates actions by leading the productivity metric across all plants and business segments and interacts with both financial and manufacturing organizations to impact business results.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of our customers, our competition, our manufacturing processes and our business environment.
  • Provides risk analysis and mitigation planning.
  • Provides in depth analysis on variances to plan and forecast.

Lead development and enhancement of analytical capabilities globally

  • Become the BI superuser by maintaining BI skills through training, demonstrating ability to train and teach technical capabilities across manufacturing finance and build strong relationships with BI Systems Team, FP&A and manufacturing
  • Leverage SAP and BI to create simpler, more efficient reporting; support MI and BI working teams by improving reporting tools with the intent of driving manufacturing simplification
  • Have a working knowledge of SAP standard costing and have access to SAP 6.0 to pull various plant reports on an ad-hoc, as needed basis.

    Lead an effective financial controls environment
  • Supports process of ensuring 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, OC Financial Standards and governmental regulations (GAAP, SOX compliance, etc.)
  • Maintain a clear tone regarding business conduct, ethics, the law and financial controls.
  • Ensure assets are safe-guarded to maximize financial performance.
  • Solve controls issues at the “root cause” and create broad organizational learning.
  • Maintain independence in the view and assessment of the business control environment.
  • Raise all issues of significant risk and non-compliance to the VP of Finance for the business.

Provide financial analytical support

  • Provide integrated manufacturing and supply chain financial support
  • Participate in the S&OP process as requested by FP&A by providing financial analysis and recommendation to the Supply Chain Leader with regards to demand/supply decisions (curtailments, expansions)
  • Plant and Division financial forecasting
  • Month-end closing


  • Serve as the financial resource to support ad hoc projects for support of the manufacturing organization. Examples of projects include capital productivity projects, rebuilds, technology, infrastructure, curtailment/expansion analysis to support supply and financial planning
  • Productivity reporting
    • Manufacturing gain/loss analysis by line
    • Capital investments
    • Product costing
    • Profitability reporting



  • 3 years’ experience in Corporate or Business Finance, FP&A, Manufacturing Finance
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or related field required.


  • Preferred experience in manufacturing
  • Experience in multi-national, manufacturing corporations is desirable.
  • CPA and/or MBA highly desirable.
  • Strong understanding of financial measures (e.g. NPV, TARR, RONA, Payback, WACC, Cash Flow)
  • Strong expertise in Microsoft Excel & PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of SAP, Microsoft Power BI and BPC


Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Demonstrates strong analytical skills working a corporate multi-national environment.
  • Demonstrates an ability to identify associations between seemingly independent events to recognize trends in financial forecasts, problems before they arise and possible cause-effect relationships.
  • Demonstrates strong ability to accumulate, organize and manipulate quantitative data to identify and explain trends, problems and their causes. Compare, contrast and combine information to determine underlying issues.
  • Strong superlative communication (written/verbal) skills to work with colleagues across various geographies, including logically structuring and delivering presentations.
  • Demonstrates strong ability to organize, deliberate, and reliable in structuring work, and effective problem solver.
  • Demonstrated some experience in working on cross-functional and multi-department enterprise-wide projects.

Personal Characteristics:

  1. Competes on Analytics: Bright individual, with ability to combine analytical reasoning, creativity and judgment. Quick study, able to handle complex matters, deal effectively with strategic issues, as well as tactical operational details.
  2. Adaptability:  Ability to respond quickly to the demands of the moment.  A flexible person who can stay productive when the demands of work pull in many different directions at once.  Maintaining effectiveness in a variety of environments.
  3. Accountability: Knows what needs to be done and gets it done. Willingly takes responsibility for the organization as a whole; unafraid of owning the results, actions and decisions of self or organization. Committed to follow through to completion – excuses and rationalizations are totally unacceptable.
  4. Curiosity: Naturally curious, leading one to seek knowledge about people and things that stretch beyond one’s own work environment. Thrives in a dynamic work environment, where new subject matter is learned and quickly put into practice. An information “sponge” – constantly absorbing new methods, technologies and approaches that will deliver business outcomes.
  5. Edge: Strives toward goals with decisiveness and determination. Demonstrates courage to take risks, demands excellence and drives for results with speed. Faces into conflict, interacts with candor and addresses challenges with urgency.
  6. Judgment and Decision Making: Recognizes issues, problems, or opportunities and determines whether action is needed.  Chooses appropriate action by formulating clear decision criteria and evaluates options by considering implications and consequences.  Implements decisions or initiates action within a reasonable time. #LI-KJ1

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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