Axalta Coating Systems

Senior Finance Manager, Refinish North America

Job Locations US-PA-Glen Mills
Posted Date 2 months ago(3/2/2021 10:27 AM)
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Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. ("Axalta," or the "Company"), is a leading global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of high-performance coatings systems.  With over a 150-year heritage in the coatings industry, Axalta is known for manufacturing high-quality products with well-recognized brands supported by market-leading technology and customer service.

Over the course of the Company's history, Axalta has remained at the forefront of the industry by continually developing innovative coatings technologies designed to enhance the performance and appearance of customers' products, while improving the customer's productivity and profitability. Axalta's diverse global footprint of 50 manufacturing facilities, four technology centers, 47 customer training centers and more than 14,000 team members allows the Company to meet the needs of customers in over 130 countries. Axalta serves its customer base through an extensive sales force and technical support organization, as well as through approximately 4,000 independent, locally-based distributors. The Company's scale and strong local presence are critical to its success, allowing leverage of the technology portfolio and customer relationships globally while meeting customer demands locally.

Axalta operates its business in two operating segments: Performance Coatings and Transportation Coatings, serving four end markets, including:  Refinish, Industrial, Light Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle, across the following four regions: North America, EMEA, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

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Primary Responsibilities

Axalta Coating Systems is seeking a Senior Finance Manager / Senior Finance Business Partner for its NA Refinish business unit. The position will report directly to the Global Finance Leader for our Global Refinish Business and dotted line to Vice President, Refinish North America.  In addition, this position will have significant interaction and collaborate with the Global FP&A organization for guidance and alignment on corporate FP&A processes, corporate/functional leveraged costs and working capital initiatives.  Additionally, this position will have extensive interface with all levels in the North America Refinish organization, Global Refinish Management and, to a lesser extent, executive management team of Axalta.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Role will support the Global Finance Leader for our Global Refinish Business / Vice President, Refinish North America in the following key areas:
  • Act as a thought leader / change agent by providing insight and perspective to the North America Refinish Business
  • Partner with Business Leaders to drive performance through analytics and influencing
  • Partner with Business Leaders to design and make key strategies decisions to achieve committed performance
  • Financial & thought leadership for Customer Contracts including Business Investment Program
    • Strategy, Development
    • Formal roll-out for tracking BIPS including anticipating renewals
  • Develop financial tools to support operations including pricing, supply chain and competitive analysis
  • Partner with HR, Global FP&A and Business Leadership on design and measurement of Sales Incentive Compensation
  • Partner with Product Technology, Global FP&A and Business on design and execution of R&D initiatives enhancing business performance and new product introduction
  • Partnering with Global FP&A, develop, support, and implement global transformational business and financial plans such as S4, enhanced financial reporting, and organizational change
  • Partner with Global FP&A to design and establish clear / consistent finance management operating processes
  • Drive the NA Refinish Financial Budget, Forecast and 5-year Strategy Process
  • Support M&A activities in North America, leading financial analysis and integration
  • Role will be responsible for the NA Refinish Finance team
  • ~2 people (direct reports) that support the Refinish businesses within the North America region
  • Key responsibilities include
    • Performance management and career developmental plans for the team
    • Manage North America Refinish Financial Analyst Team to support regional and global business objectives
  • Detailed financial analysis of North America Refinish business including the following:
  • Review monthly operating performance of the business and provide in-depth analyses to management of performance of results and variances versus budget, reforecast and prior year
  • Develop and review quarterly Customer profitability and provide in-depth analyses to management of performance of results and variances versus budget, outlook and prior year
  • Review of Working Capital and drive initiatives through Terms management for commercial contracts & Past due improvements
  • Review of Selling and General Administrative, Operations and Functional costs in partnership with Global FP&A  
  • Develop reporting capabilities and cadence in alignment with the Global Refinish Finance Organization and Global FP&A
  • Oversee and coordinate the annual NA Refinish budgeting and monthly outlook processes in partnership Global Refinish Finance Organization and Global FP&A
  • Coordinate ad-hoc high-value strategic projects which will include (1) M&A, (2) revenue enhancement opportunities, (3) cost reduction efforts and (4) IT projects
  • Travel approximately 20%


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a leading institution in business administration, economics, engineering, mathematics, or similar quantitative discipline; MBA a plus
  • 10-15 years of work experience in financial planning and analysis, corporate finance, and cost accounting
  • Strong knowledge of financial accounting and corporate finance
  • Exceptional proficiency in financial modeling in Excel
  • Solid PowerPoint and presentation development skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Superior problem solving and analytical skills (both quantitative and qualitative)
  • Ability to explain complex financial concepts to non-finance people (e.g., cost verse capital)
  • Experience with SAP, Business Warehouse, Microsoft Teams a plus
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects under tight timeframes with impeccable attention to detail

Required Personal Characteristics:

  • Demonstrated passion for making a difference
  • Focused, organized, results-oriented individual
  • Ability to work effectively and build strong relationships with peers
  • Successful candidate will be a self-motivated individual, able to achieve high impact in an matrixed environment


“Please note that Axalta Coating Systems will not accept any candidate profiles sent unrequested and unsolicited by recruiting agencies. Axalta Coating Systems collaborates with preferred providers based on framework agreements and will not pay any fees to recruiting agencies without an agreement. Should Axalta Coating Systems receive a candidate profile form a recruiting agency with which there is no framework agreement, and should the respective candidate be considered or hire, this will not entitle the recruiting agency to claim payment or fees.”


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