Operations Finance Manager
Ann Arbor, MI 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

Join Amcor and you can be part of the team that makes the packaging of the future better for people and our planet.

Here at Amcor, we work together every day to make a positive impact on the lives of millions of people across the globe by providing packaging for essential products, including food, beverages, pharmaceutical, medical, home and personal-care.

We are sustainability leaders in our industry. We are the first global packaging company to commit to make all our products recyclable or reusable by 2025.

Our products are vital to support the lives of millions of people across the globe every day.

We are always looking for talented and passionate individuals who are motivated to make a difference. Working at Amcor means you will have a unique opportunity to be a part of an organisation that is committed to innovating and driving new solutions to create more sustainable packaging solutions.

To find out more about our commitment to sustainability and about Amcor, visit I I III

At Amcor Rigid Packaging (ARP), our teams are focused on developing and making plastic bottles and jars that create a unique experience and are better for the environment. Our bottles and jars are primarily made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate), which has rapidly become the world's preferred packaging material. PET is lightweight, shatterproof, recloseable, resealable, reusable and infinitely recyclable*.

With approximately 6,000 people across about 50 manufacturing operations in 11 countries and an annual revenue of US$2.9 Billion, ARP provides rigid packaging solutions to the beverage, pharmaceutical, food, and home and personal care segments.

Learn more about the many benefits of PET bottles

*with existing technologies including chemical recycling

Amcor Rigid Packaging

Operations Finance Manager

Ann Arbor, MI

Job Description:

The Operations Finance Manager is a key member of the Finance and Operations Management Teams responsible for supporting the financial reporting and controlling functions for a group of manufacturing plants within North America. In this role, the successful candidate will:

  • Provide support in areas of forecasting, budgeting, reporting and analysis to the Specialty Containers (SC) Business Unit consisting of 11 plants
  • Analyze, understand and communicate financial results by plant/segment/manufacturing type and use analytical tools to identify trends and opportunities
  • Partner with Business Unit Controller to drive operational excellence within the plants and support the operations finance team at plants to maximize team effectiveness and performance

This is a hands-on role requiring a proven leader to work at both a detailed task level and at higher management support / leadership levels, with a strong background in accounting / finance and manufacturing operations.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

Controlling / Financial Analysis

  • Analyze segmented plant income statements, EBIT bridges and inventory transactions to identify issues, report on performance, and drive continuous improvement
  • Perform robust monthly tasks and activities to ensure a complete and timely month-end close process for plants within the SC Business Unit
  • Support on-going compliance with all ARP reporting timelines, policies, procedures, and SOX internal controls for plants within the SC Business Unit
  • Complete post-capitalization reviews of completed capital projects as assigned
  • Complete ad-hoc analysis and assist Business Unit Controller - SC and Senior Director - FP&A with special projects as required

Business Leadership

  • Analyze customer, product, and plant profitability, including review of segmentation results and make recommendations to improve margins (PMDB)
  • Support business profitability deep dives of operationally challenged business
  • Collaborate with the Commercial Finance team to help understand plant business capabilities, costs to produce and current / future financial results

Management Support

  • Provide financial information, analysis, and support to various stakeholders (Plant Management teams, Operations Directors, Business Unity Controller and SC management) as required
  • Support and track segment cost initiatives (i.e. Continuous Improvement type projects), and IT system enhancements as required

Skills Required / Key Success Factors:

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance. CPA / CMA / MBA designations a plus
  • 8-10+ years of experience in accounting / finance in a manufacturing environment (or equivalent), including 3-5+ years as a Plant Controller
  • Strong analytical skills and experience developing complex financial models
  • Strong IT systems skills and capabilities (SAP, BPC, BW, Business Objects, Microsoft Office, etc.)
  • Solid accounting knowledge and understanding of manufacturing
  • Good understanding of SOX internal control environment

Key Interfaces / Relationships:

  • Reports to: Business Unit Controller, SC
  • Other colleagues and Internal Customers
    • Plant Management teams
    • Operations Directors
    • VP Manufacturing & Senior Director - FP&A of SC Business Unit
    • Plant Controllers and Accountants
    • ARPNA Shared Services Accounting staff


Amcor Leadership Framework Competencies

Core Competencies:

  • Customer Focus
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Drive for Results

3-5 Applicable ALF Competencies:

Business Acumen

Functional/Technical Skills

Dealing with Ambiguity

Managerial Courage

ADA Requirements:

Physical Requirements

Normal Vision

Distant Vision

Near Vision

Hearing/ Listening



Hand/Finger Dexterity








Lifting (amount 50+ pounds)

Carrying (amount 50+ pounds)

Driving- Forklift

Lifting (amount < 50 pounds)

Carrying (amount < 50 pounds)

Driving - Automobile/truck/van

Other Physical Requirements: N/A

Work Environment:office environment

Amcor is a thriving S&P 500 organisation listed both on the NYSE (AMCR) and ASX (AMC) with US$13 billion in sales. We have a proud history dating back to the 1860's and come a long way from a single paper mill based in Melbourne to becoming the global leading packaging company. Today, Amcor is an international organisation empowering its 50,000 employees in over 40 countries and across 250 sites.

At Amcor we believe in talent through diversity and promote equal opportunity in the workplace and recognise that discrimination and harassment of co-workers based on race, creed, disability, gender, marital or maternity status, religious or political beliefs, age or sexual orientation is unlawful.




We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
8 to 10 years
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