Finance Manager in Orlando, FL

Brambles   •  

Orlando, FL 32801

Industry: Transportation


8 - 10 years

Posted 56 days ago

Brambles companies, including CHEP, help move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organisation on earth. Our 330 million pallets, crates and containers are continuously in motion, forming the invisible backbone of the global supply chain and the world's biggest brands trust us to help them transport their goods more efficiently, sustainably and safely. As pioneers of the sharing economy, Brambles created one of the world's most sustainable logistics businesses through the share and reuse of its platforms under a model known as 'pooling'. Brambles primarily serves the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. dry food, grocery, and health and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries.

Brambles and CHEP provide you unparalleled opportunities to advance and accelerate your career. You'll be joining an international growth organization with a pioneering, circular business model. You'll be working for a company that is changing the way goods get to market. You'll become part of an efficient and collaborative global team making a real contribution to a smarter, more sustainable future.

Position Description

The Finance Manager leads the Commercial/Supply Chain Finance support organization within the Pallecon and Automotive divisions of CCPS, coordinating the design, structure and execution of Pallecon and Automotive Commercial/Supply Chain Finance support services; focused on the delivery of standard processes, improved service levels and enhanced operational efficiency


  • CCPS, Pallecon and Automotive, Financial Planning and Analysis
  • CCPS, Pallecon and Automotive, Commercial Finance
  • CCPS, Pallecon and Automotive, Supply Chain (Plant Operations and Logistics)
  • Any Additional Business Scope

Major/Key Accountabilities

  • Provides strategic and operational decision-making guidance to the operations leadership team and the commercial leadership team
  • Supports the long-term planning cycle and strategy setting within operations to deliver robust strategic plans and initiatives
  • Direct the execution of competitive assessment and cost analysis to identify improvement opportunities within the CCPS organization
  • Supervise the development and tracking of Commercial/ Supply Chain Finance internal service levels to improve customer support and efficiency
  • Engage with customers within Finance and the business to review service requirements and ensure Commercial/ Supply Chain Finance support effectively reflects customer needs
  • Supports the long-term planning cycle with the commercial team to deliver pricing and growth strategy
  • Provides inputs and advises on key business assumptions, trade-offs, risks and opportunities, in relation to the delivery of BU strategic plan, budgets and forecast
  • Provides the business with analytics and insights to support strategic and operational decision making, and in doing so, influences improved business performance and capital allocation decisions
  • Provides deep functional analytical insight through modelling detailed inputs on budgets and forecasts
  • Acts as the finance leader of the short term planning cycles, developing guidance to articulate the business requirements and expected growth targets relating to long term planning, budgeting and forecasting processes to deliver effective performance targets
  • Proactively identifies and supports strategic business initiatives and actions to drive operations performance to achieve forecast/targets
  • Provides operations specific business insights and commentary on the financial results and performance including interpreting, explaining with a view to driving improved performance
  • Provides ad-hoc analysis and scenarios to provide insights on specific business issues
  • Identifies and assesses potential risks in business cases and recommending actions to manage/mitigate risks.
  • Drive continuous process improvements in reporting, forecasting, and budgeting activities through automation, system enhancements, data quality, and quality improvement to track/review relevant KPI's
  • Manage continuous improvement initiatives at a global level in collaboration with the regional Commercial/ Supply Chain Finance teams to improve performance and service delivered for Intercontinental Automotive business


  • The quality and effectiveness of strategic decision support provided to the business within the market(s) under responsibility will be measured by the year over year and cumulative revenue growth for the business
  • Degree of standardized Commercial/ Supply Chain Finance process applied across divisions within the North American business
  • The quality and effectiveness of the capital allocation decision support will be measured by the growth or change in ROCI performance
  • The financial impact of strategic business initiatives identified to drive performance and achieve forecast/ targets as measured by their outcome
  • The level of forecast and budget accuracy and/or the achievement of the BU budget and forecast within the market under responsibility as measured by % variance
  • The effectiveness of operational and financial risk management initiatives
  • The quality of insight and commentary on the financial results and performance within market(s) under responsibility

Authority/Decision Making

  • As applicable and defined by the Brambles, Pallets and Regional LOA matrix


Ability to work across different time zones and cultures both within Finance and across the Business

Navigating the complexity of working in a matrix structure

Key contacts

  • Internal Finance
  • Internal Business Customers
  • Controller sub-function
  • FP&A sub-function
  • CoE – Group Reporting, Internal Audit, Tax & Treasury
  • Regional business leader & team
  • Plant Operations team
  • Pallets leadership team
  • Brambles executive leadership team & board (from time to time)
  • Brambles strategy/ M&A
  • Procurement
  • Auditors
  • Customers
  • Suppliers


  • Minimum: Bachelor's degree in Finance/ Accounting or in a relevant finance technical discipline
  • Desired Certified Accountant (e.g. ACA, CIMA, CPA, CA relevant to the market(s))


  • 8+ years of Finance or Accounting Management experience preferably in complex multinational businesses within Senior Finance roles, including previous business partnering experience
  • Previous experience managing people
  • Proven experience in driving change management initiatives

Skills and Knowledge

  • Has experience in driving change management and process standardization across markets and designated teams
  • Good understanding of FP&A, Commercial and Supply Chain Finance processes
  • Good understanding of complex Finance, Accounting and Tax principles
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Proven expertise in remote management and managing in a matrix experience
  • Decision maker, driven by objectives, solutions and results
  • Strategic and critical thinker, can anticipate & provide scenarios for different problems
  • Consistent behavior even under strong pressure

Valid Through: 2019-11-11