INTREN CFO in Union, Illinois
Department: Executive Staff
Location: Union, IL
Job Title: CFO
Reports To : CEO
FLSA Status: Exempt
Strategy and Leadership:
Take a strong lead in the development of the company’s annual and strategic plans, including competitor performance and market trends.
Work with the CEO to ensure the company’s strategic direction is clearly articulated to the investment community in a fashion that maximizes value creation.
Ensure that sound financial controls, policies and procedures are in place to safeguard the company’s assets, providing timely and accurate information, and maintaining control of the operations.
Manage the capital structure to provide capital for growth, maximizing cash flow and minimizing financial risk.
Enhance/develop and implement financial policies and procedures to improve the overall performance of the corporation. This includes developing and reinforcing disciplined capital allocation decision-making and investment follow-up processes to ensure that capital is optimally deployed across the portfolio and increases the return on invested capital for the company.
Build a “best-in-class” finance team focused on serving customers and delivering results, while minimizing bureaucratic systems and controls. This should include a strong emphasis on leadership development and building succession depth.
Maintain the commercial and investment banking relationships necessary to meet the company’s current and future capital needs. Proactively manage working capital needs to deliver best-in-class cash returns.
Manage enterprise risk (input pricing and hedging, credit volume, legal, and governmental) related to commodity inputs (e.g., commodity, foreign exchange, freight) with a proven ability to establish world-class financial controls and compliance.
Provide cost analysis and product line/market segment profitability to allow meaningful decision-making.
Assist in the development of strategic alternatives, including the establishment of long-term goals and objectives, and evaluation of opportunities. Help in the execution of acquisitions, divestitures or integration.
Serve as the primary interface with the Audit Committee with the ability to forge solid relationships with the entire board.
Manage the relationship with external auditors to ensure best service is provided to the company with audit fees minimized.
Serve as an authorized spokesperson for investment relations matters.
Able to Drive Performance in an Organization
Positive, driven, and energetic; able to roll-up his/her sleeves to get the job done in a lean environment.
Able to manage complexity and to deal with issues directly.
True thought leader; ability to develop, articulate, and execute a clear pragmatic strategy.
Significant maturity; able to balance the understanding and appreciation of existing business strengths with the need to anticipate new competitive imperatives.
Decisive leader who sets high standards and drives performance; able to motivate, inspire, engage and develop a financial organization to achieve results.
Able to empower the organization to advance a common vision.
Optimizes the employee skill sets already available while identifying and addressing potential competency gaps.
Ability to recruit, mentor and develop the next generation of financial leadership.
Advocate of a strong, diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.
Ability to build trusted relationships with the other Executive Leadership Team members and the extended business and functional leaders across the company.
Strong written and verbal communication skills coupled with solid executive presence and the ability to establish credibility.
Demonstrated commitment to corporate citizenship and servant leadership.
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Proven track record of successfully working with a CEO and as a business partner with a top management team.
He/she must be capable of dealing with multiple, complex strategies related to treasury operations, cost accounting and determining profitability by accounts and markets.
A proven track record of successfully managing a diverse portfolio of complex businesses, with a challenging matrix of business lines, geographies, and cultures.
Demonstrated success building, leading and managing a finance organization with an emphasis on people development.
Experience in M&A, including the vision to identify and create new initiatives to drive additional value and growth.
Minimum of 20 years of finance function and/or operating experience of increasing scope and responsibility. Experience in the industrial manufacturing and services sector is preferred.