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Finance Manager - Global Operations

Date: Mar 11, 2023

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 21507 

Built on talent, technology, and trust, Grace is a leading global supplier of catalysts and engineered materials. The company’s two industry-leading business segments—Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies—provide innovative products, technologies, and services that enhance the products and processes of our customers around the world. Grace employs approximately 4,300 people in over 30 countries.

Job Description

This role is a key financial partner with Global Operations and Corporate Financial Leadership.  This position assists in leading process improvement and standardization as well as troubleshooting and problem solving across the manufacturing network.  This role will be required to present findings, recommendations, solutions and implementation plans to all levels of Operations and Financial Leadership.  This role will also act as “mentor” to the Business/Regional Operations Finance Managers for onboarding, standardization, and project management.


  • Lead the consolidation and management of Global Operations financial results, managing the alignment between the regional leadership and business leadership.
  • Coordinate the Global Operations EIP alignment with Corporate FP&A, including the critical communications within the broader Grace EIP Program.
  • Manage Global Operations SG&A, partnering with Global Operations President and Leadership Team.
  • Assume a leadership role in changing our standard costing methodology to align with MRP process and explore moving to a capacity-based format.
  • Critical Problem solver - resolution of financial issues across the network as they arise including costing, forecasting and reporting.  This may include data gathering, analysis and solution determination.  Potential travel to sites to manage/work on large strategic/tactical issues (insurance claims, capital modeling, M&A, EIP, etc).

Required Qualifications

  • 10 years relevant experience in large multinational manufacturing corporation - progressing in finance/accounting and working in a matrixed environment.
  • Demonstrated Leader of processes without direct line supervisory hierarchy.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and influencing skills - as well as excellent business acumen.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Strong analytical abilities and financial modelling skills
  • Team oriented and capable of collaborating across multiple functions within the organization in order to achieve desired outcomes
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks/deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-starter, requiring little guidance or supervision
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • Microsoft Office Suite capabilities are essential (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or CPA


  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance and Disability
  • Grace Wellness Program
  • Flexible Workplace
  • Retirement Plans 
  • 401(k) Company Match – Dollar to dollar up to the first 6%
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Parental Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Company Donation Match Program

Other Compensation

Grace is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Grace via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Grace. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Grace as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore