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Country: Mexico   - Position is located in Mexico City                                

Department: Finance Department

Position: Arkema CFO for Arkema Mexico entities in Mexico and Colombia

  

Position in the organization chart:

  • Reports directly to General Director of Arkema Mexico
  • Reports functionally to Arkema Inc. CFO
  • Works closely with CFO Group in headquarters

 

Aspects of the work:

  • Supervision and management of the financial affairs of Arkema Mexico, Arkema Colombia.
  •  In charge of all accounting, tax and related issues
  •  In charge of all finance issues (structure, financing, tax…) including projects in the region, in strong coordination with Corporate Finance Dept. (OPFI) at headquarters
  •  Coordination with outside providers of legal and regulatory issues
  •  Ensure that FP&A needs are fulfilled for the different Business Units
  •  Highly engaged with the business

  

Operations:

  • Guarantee the production and reliability of the local & group accounts in accordance with local and internal group rules (IFRS), on a timely basis.
  • Optimize Cash-Flow generation and working capital.
  • Guarantee all reporting to headquarters in due time of all BUs activities working closely with business operations.
  •  Implement Arkema internal control rules; Ensure compliance with such rules and alert, local management as well as Arkema corporate on any behavior appearing to be inconsistent or non-compliant  with local & group rules. 
  •  Organize and manage finance affairs (Treasury, Foreign Exchange Exposure, Tax, Credit Management, Transfer price policy...),
  • Define the right KPIs, implement Risks reporting,
  •  Coordinate external auditors missions
  •   Administratively manage IT staff (Direct line with Americas CIO), define local needs and advocate them.
  • Manage Insurance issues

 

Context and Environment:

          3 legal entities (2 in Mexico, 1 in Colombia)

          1 headquarter, 2 plants

 

Purpose:

  • Guarantee the operations in the region respecting local and group rules, managing Tax and foreign      

Exchange exposure and optimize the current situation (fixed costs, Tax, cash management, Automation)

  • Define the best organization for Finance
  •   Strengthen internal control in a complex environment
  •   Participate in future developments of Arkema in the region for finance related topics (Investment and M&A projects)

 

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree Business School +10 years’ experience
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities with ability to lead directly or through influence in a multicultural environment
  • Fluent in English
  • Comfortable and experienced with international and matrix environment
  • Experience abroad highly appreciated
  • Established proficiency in planning, analysis, written and oral communication
  • Strong business acumen and strategic thought process
  • Good working knowledge of SAP and manufacturing industry
  • Good interpersonal relationships, skilled in change management
     

 

 

A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans high-performance materials, industrial specialties and coating solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.8 billion ($10.4 billion USD) in 2018, we employ approximately 20,000 people worldwide and operate in close to 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.


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