Manufacturing Financial Analyst

Full-time, Group Control

Texas, United States Apply Now Apply until: further notice


AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals is world leader in the production of essential chemistry with operations in 80 countries and over 10,000 employees. Here in North America, our Specialty Chemicals business operates across 22 production, research and office sites in Canada, Mexico and the United States, including the world’s largest fatty amines facility, located in Morris, IL. Nearly 2,000 employees in the region are dedicated to providing industries worldwide with the materials they need to manufacture everyday essentials such as paper, plastics, detergents, personal care and hair styling products, as well as key ingredients for the construction, oil and gas, agricultural, mining and pharmaceutical sectors. Building on our long-standing commitment to safety, sustainability and open innovation, we have established a world-class business built on strong partnerships with our customers. The global headquarters for two of our core businesses – Surface Chemistry and Polymer Chemistry – is located in Chicago, and the region as a whole accounts for approximately one quarter of Specialty Chemicals’ annual worldwide revenue. For more information visit
Our Polymer Chemistry Business Unit is one of the world’s leading producers of organic peroxides, metal alkyls, organometallic specialties and polymer additives for the thermoplastic, composite and rubber industries.
AkzoNobel Polymer Chemistry has an outstanding opportunity for a Manufacturing Financial Analyst. This position is responsible for capital management, month end process, inventory management, support to improve productivity (fixed and variable), and OWC reductions between two manufacturing site.  In these areas, this person is responsible for organizing, maintaining, and supporting activities and functions. 
This role is an individual contributor who will report the site controller at Pasadena. 
The Pasadena site manufactures organic peroxides which are sold to major manufacturers of thermoplastic resins such as PVC, LDPE, polypropylene, EPS and acrylic resins.  Organic Peroxide products are hazardous, mainly due to temperature controlled transportation and handling.  The Pasadena site also manufactures thermoset and crosslinking peroxides, as well as toll produces optical monomers.

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further notice
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North America
United States
Business unit
Group Control
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Full time/part time
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Job Requirements

Specific Tasks:
·         Support capital investments. This includes capital submission, approval, reporting, fixed assets, and engaging with project leaders to support capital projects.
·         Financial support in cross functional teams and L6S projects to improve the profitability of the site.
·         Report productivity and work with production to improve efficiencies and BOMs.
·         Perform product costing activities monthly and BOM updates annually and as needed
·         Report inventory and slow moving / block stock reductions.
·         Rendition for property taxes and other government request (MA10,000)
·         Support for budget and forecast process.
  Health, Safety, Security and Environment Specific Responsibilities
·         Understand and help implement the Pasadena Functional Chemicals Site Operating Policy and Objectives which includes ISO/RC 14001.
·         Be aware of potential environmental impacts in your area of responsibility and the consequences if an upset occurs.
·         Be aware of potential health, safety, security and environmental impacts in area of responsibility and the actions required should an issue occur
·         Understand and implement any parts of the Pasadena Environmental Compliance Plan and Waste Management Plan that apply to your area of responsibility.
·         Participate in the site's on-going Pollution Prevention Process.
Job requirements / Candidate profile:
·         Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business with 5+ years of relevant business experience or a Bachelor’s Degree combined with additional certification (e.g. CPA, CMA, MBA) and a minimum of 3 years related, functional business experience. 
·         Specific knowledge of the chemical industry and/or background in manufacturing is desired.
·         Strong analytical, conceptual thinking and influencing skills required.
·         The ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff is required.
·         Excellent computer skills required.  Especially proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, business intelligence systems and ERP software.  SAP experience preferred.
·         Must be an independent self-starter with a high level of confidence and a critical approach to matters.
·         Communicates tactfully and effectively both verbally and in writing, and maintains effective work relations with those encountered during the course of employment.
·         Flexibility and adaptability to new instructions and/or dynamic organizational priorities is critical for job success.
Employment at AkzoNobel is contingent upon the successful completion of both a pre-employment background check and a drug screening.  In some case, pre-employment physicals may also be required
All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US
AkzoNobel is an E-Verify Employer 
AkzoNobel is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans (M/F/D/V)

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We are a global specialty chemicals leader. Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items. Building on our nearly 400-year history, the dedication of our 10,000 employees, and our shared commitment to business growth, strong financial performance, safety, sustainability, and innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.

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