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Date: Jan 29, 2023

Location: Columbia, MD, US, 21044

Company: W. R. Grace & Co.

Requisition ID: 21414 

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 Leadership, operations personnel, outside consultants and Corporate Finance/IT leadership.  Includes ownership of design, implementation, and management of the financial structure required for the implementation of MRP at Grace.  This role will be required to present findings, recommendations, solutions and implementation plans to all levels of Global Operations, IT, and Financial Leadership.



  • Collaborate with Operations and Finance to determine the optimal financial structure and processes to support the implementation of the MRP system.
  • Develop, test and implement the corresponding financial structure (transactions, processes, controls and financial statement presentation) required for the successful launch of MRP.
  • Develop learning and training materials for end users and lead training classes on new functionality.
  • Provide troubleshooting support during and after implementation to ensure a smooth transition into the new MRP processes.
  • Lead change management throughout the process in a spirit of collaboration shared learning.
  • Maintain working lines of communication with all applicable leadership to address issues and concerns as well as aid in removing roadblocks to a successful implementation.
  • Assist in SAP HANA transition preparation, and potentially take leadership role in that project if/when appropriate.

Required Qualifications

  • 10 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Experience optimizing current processes within new SAP framework
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, IT or related field
  • Microsoft Office Suite capabilities are essential (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications

  • MRP/SAP HANA Implementation 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