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Saint-Gobain Assistant Controller - North America Manufacturing Operations in Beaverton, Michigan

If you want to reshape the world and discover your greatest potential, Saint-Gobain provides one-of-a-kind opportunities for innovative problem solvers.

We're one of only two companies in the world that is consistently recognized as both a top Global Employer and a Top 100 Global Innovator, but Saint-Gobain's remarkable story and culture of innovation begins with a team of nearly 200,000 creative, diverse and passionate team members collaborating across the globe. We are committed to our mission to improve lives because, every day, we witness the enormous impact of our efforts on the world around us.

The incumbent will work in collaboration with finance, operations, application engineering, advanced concept engineering, R&D and commercial/marketing teams across sites and business units.

Working with key sites primarily throughout the U.S. Market (i.e. Clearwater, FL; Solon, OH; Akron, OH; Beaverton, MI; Gaithersburg, MD; Portage, WI; et al), the incumbent can be remote based, although ideally within reasonable proximics one of our key locations.

He/She will be responsible for reviewing | implementing | improving internal business & finance processes to support the Life Sciences growth/profitability model, and provide financial analyses and recommendations to support alignment with strategic objectives of growth and profitability.

Specific areas of focus for improvement will include costing data accuracy|timeliness and all financial processes that support quoting, transfer|interco pricing, external pricing and new product introduction.

Finance Processes Improvement with focus on costing master data, quoting rates, transfer|interco pricing, external pricing, new product introduction and new part review:

  • Assess existing financial and transversal business processes in the focus areas

  • Propose recommendations for improvement (organization/people, process and/or systems)

  • Design and implement agreed upon solutions

  • Document changed processes, provide training for Finance community (for transversal processes, will work as the finance team leader or member within multi-functional project teams.)

Costing Master Data maintenance and communication

  • Maintain master product line and cost center mapping including exceptional sales rules for shared product lines, and in collaboration with Supply Chain | Data Governance Manager. Make information available to interested parties using digital platform

  • Coordinate the annual standard cost development process for the US sites to ensure transparency of product cost and standardization of calculation/reporting

  • Drive continuous improvement on internal cost accuracy to ensure standardized reporting

  • Publish annual work center rates broken out by element on digital shared platform

  • Gate keeper for new part creation: verify product line, quantity, cost roll, controls activation, controls NP status codes

Reporting & Analysis:

  • Drive monthly new products tracking and reporting analysis post launch (including orders, sales, margin, implementation costs, and other NPI scorecard measurements)

  • Perform root cause analysis on variances between actuals to target assumptions (price, costs, margin)

  • Organize reviews with relevant parties (AE, Ops, Commercial, Purchasing, Finance etc…) with a goal of generating actionable plans

Special projects:

  • Cost/benefit analysis, payback calculations, forward looking financial profitability impacts of projects (ACE & R&D)

  • Customer specific product profitability analysis

  • Adhoc initiatives / analysis: can be site and/or BU specific


Bachelor's Degree - Finance or Technical Operations; Required.

Master's Degree - Preferred.


3-5 years of working experience within Finance/Operations within Manufacturing Environment; Required.

Strong project management skills, Required.

Excellent financial analysis skills, plus ability to communication financial information to leadership, stakeholders and non-finance groups, Required.

Strong collaboration skills: Ability to understand changes in manufacturing, engineering, R&D and Commercial Strategy and provide insights; Required.

Advanced Computer/System Skills: Excel, PowerPoint, plus ERP Systems (i.e. SAP, QAD, Oracle); Required.

Experience implementing digital solutions & tools; Preferred.

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.