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Senior Director, Manufacturing Operations Finance

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Hiring OrganizationMcCain Foods (Canada)
Post NameSenior Director, Manufacturing Operations Finance
Qualification Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, MBA
Employment TypeFull-Time
Work Hours8 Hours
Salary  CAD 67 To CAD 80 Per Hour
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4B 1B3

Job Description

The Senior Director, Manufacturing Operations Finance is responsible for Total Delivered Cost (TDC) consolidation and analysis. He/she will engage internally with the Finance, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain functions to provide recommendations to the business regarding cost.  The incumbent will engage frequently with the corporate Senior Leadership Team, especially the Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Manufacturing Operations Officer with operations-related recommendations, analysis, and action plans.

The Senior Director, Manufacturing Operations Finance will lead the implementation and rollout of the Product Cost Planning and Reporting tool for McCain on a Global basis. The product Costing and Planning Tool is a global initiative aimed to streamline, standardize, and simplify how McCain plans and reports costs.

The tool is one of the key initiatives identified by the CFO to enable accomplishing our business objectives set forth by driving active cost management and providing the business with valuable insights.  This includes inflation trends, manufacturing performance, mix analysis, etc., to support the business on pricing actions, demand shaping, network optimization, and areas of opportunity in manufacturing. This individual will be co-lead and will actively collaborate with Finance Transformation, IT, Procurement, and the external implementation partner to ensure efficient and timely implementation of the Cost Planning and Reporting tool at McCain.

This individual will be a key contributor to the accomplishment of our cost targets, providing leadership to challenge stakeholder assumptions in a collaborative manner supported by facts to increase the likelihood of success.  He or she will possess strong costing skills to drive the business and the global project rollout, as well as strong business partnership skills to collaborate with key internal and external stakeholders.

Core Responsibilities & Accountabilities:


  • Consolidates and analyzes the global Total Delivered Cost (TDC) in different planning scenarios and provides business recommendations
  • Drives cost competitive analysis through different tools such as the cost curve which, provides key areas of opportunities in addition to delivering guidance on future capital investments
  • On a monthly basis, consolidates and analyzes Total Delivered Cost (TDC), and highlights leadership areas of concern and opportunities along with recommendations
  • Plays a key role in the Global Investment Committee by supporting decision-making on new capitals
  • Drives capital analysis through different tools such as Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and ensures that all capital going to the Board of Directors has Monte Carlo analysis
  • Drives manufacturing and cost reporting improvements using tools such as Power BI
  • Member of the Finance Leadership Team and Global Manufacturing Operations  Leadership Team
  • Supports other departments with costing data


  • Implement and roll out the Product Cost Planning and Reporting tool in all regions aligned with global standards and policies
  • Collaborate with IT, Finance Transformation, Procurement, and the external implementation partner to ensure an efficient implementation
  • Liaise and translate the regional McCain team’s expectations and requests to the implementation vendor
  • Support User Acceptance Testing (UAT)
  • Ensure the proper change and stakeholder management is in place to guarantee a fast adoption of the Product Costing and Reporting Tool
  • Provide rollout approaches and implementation recommendations
  • Member of the Product Cost Planning and Reporting tool Steering Committee

Experience & Qualifications Required

  • A minimum of 7 to 10 years of progressive experience in Finance
  • Professional Finance designation (i.e. CPA or MBA preferred)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, MBA preferred
  • Strong standard costing knowledge and experience
  • Plant controller experience preferred
  • Strong analytical, data mining, and financial modeling skills using tools such as SAP, BPC/OneStream, SAP PaPM, SAC (Sap Analytics Cloud), and other data analytics technologies
  • Experience leading and managing large-scale projects and a fundamental understanding of the various elements of project management.
  • Develop and monitor process performance metrics. Interpret and accurately communicate trends and determine the root cause of underlying trends.
  • Strong modeling and excel skills with the ability to understand complex excel formulas and simplify templates
  • Ability to influence and provide leadership to large global teams in a highly complex, dynamic, and matrixed organization
  • Exceptional communicator with superior written and verbal communication and presentation skills. Clear ability to articulate complex financial concepts in a simple, compelling, and concise manner.
  • Ability to quickly establish trust and credibility at the senior management level as a strategic financial partner. Excellent interpersonal skills to work cross-functionally and foster positive and effective business relationships.
  • Strategic thinker and enabler with an inquisitive mind and healthy intellectual curiosity.

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