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Manager Finance Operations, RT

Date: Jun 13, 2022

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 20673 

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 and business partner with Global Operations, Refining Technologies, 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, Business and Financial Leadership. 


  • Lead and manage all operations finance reporting and consolidation; Coordinate with plant controllers on daily/weekly basis.
  • Facilitates the resolution of financial issues across the network as they arise including costing, forecasting and reporting.  This may include data gathering, analysis and solution determination.
  • Coordinate the productivity tracking and reconciliation process from a Finance perspective.  Determine and implement process improvements and standardization for productivity reporting.
  • Assume a leadership role in changing our standard costing, align new methodology with the MRP process and explore moving to a capacity-based format.
  • Assist in leading efforts to standardize processes for forecasting and budgeting across manufacturing sites.
  • May provide emergency backup for plant finance personnel as needs arise.
  • Learn the commercial/operations connections and impacts across the business

Required Qualifications

  • Ability to interface and partner with all levels of operations and financial personnel in order to achieve desired outcomes.
  • Demonstrated Leader of processes without direct line supervisory hierarchy.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and influencing skills - as well as excellent business acumen
  • Excellent Microsoft Office Suite capabilities (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • BS in Finance/Accounting or related field
  • 7+ years relevant experience in large multinational manufacturing corporation - progressing in finance/accounting and working in a matrixed environment
  • 2+ years of experience of manufacturing accounting in an SAP environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or CPA
  • SAP experience


  • 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

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