Operations Finance Director – HPC and Spirits

Finance Rosemont, Illinois


Build your Career with an Industry Leader 
Multi-Color Corporation and Fort Dearborn have merged and are now the world’s largest prime label and packaging supplier. Join the new MCC and you will have the opportunity to become part of an organization that has been committed to excellence and industry leadership for over 110 years. 
The Operations Finance Director – HPC and Spirits will manage a 20-30 employee operational finance team, the organizational structure will support all financial aspects of the HPC (Home & Personal Care) and Spirits business unit. This individual will have a strong business relationship with MCC’s corporate finance team and peers on our other segment teams.  
MCC is a high energy, team-oriented organization and while a team is in place, part of the role will be to continue to assess, develop, recruit, and build a highly energized, skilled and goal-oriented team focused on supporting business growth. 
Why work at MCC:  
  • Attractive compensation package, including a competitive base salary and performance bonus.
  • Generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance and 401(k) 
  • Paid Holidays: New Years, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, plus two floating Holidays 
  • Hybrid work from home schedule  
  • Managing processes for financial forecasting, cost accounting, budgets and consolidation and reporting for the segment.  
  • Provide support for accounting related issues, and act as subject matter expert for complex operational transactions. 
  • Lead and manage a group of Plant Controllers, including the development, goal setting, hiring and training program of plant accounting staff. 
  • Provide financial support to Operations leadership and plant General Managers; ensure plant controllers engage and partner with plant leadership to support improved business performance, connecting business decisions and financial performance. 
  • Analysis and review of Segment financial and operational performance, including monthly KPI’s and metrics such as budget adherence and productivity.
  • Drive transactional engagement with Corporate Accounting and Shared Services organization to ensure data accuracy and integrity, as well as compliance to closing deadlines and schedules. 
  • Review of plant performance bridges and calculation of segment performance bridge, incorporating standard templates and processes for inclusion in Monthly Operations Review 
  • Account reconciliation evaluation and governance, including participation in quarterly Balance Sheet reviews. 
  • Complete ad-hoc reports and analysis, as required, for Segment reporting and further deep dive as necessary. 
  • Support periodic reporting for CFO and VP, Finance, related to quarterly Board of Directors Meetings and Monthly Management Review, as well as any other special requests. 
  • Develops processes to ensure compliance to accounting policies and procedures. Ensures GAAP compliance. 
  • Oversees financial controls per MCC policy and ensuring the closing process is both timely and accurate. 
  • Analysis of gross margin, product line & customer profitability. 
  • Degree in accounting, finance or economics required; an MBA or relevant advanced degree and/or CPA certification is preferred. 
  • Experience leading a finance team within a multi-site industrial manufacturing organization known for strong financial and operational excellence in a business with similar challenges, opportunities, and footprint. 
  • This executive must be an effective communicator and have strong relationship (team building) skills. Driven to see tangible results, able to push for results but also collaborate with others to drive them. This executive will be a good listener who seeks out and hears the point of view of others but not afraid to voice their own.   
  • Ideally, experience with a company that has a decentralized operating structure. This person must show a demonstrated ability to adjust and adapt autonomously and without direction.  
  • This person will have very strong strategic agility and the ability to contribute beyond the core finance and accounting disciplines. She/He must have outstanding analytic skills, a high degree of intellectual curiosity and the ability to engage with other senior leaders in addressing complex business issues.  
  • This person will come from an enterprise known for developing outstanding financial talent and will have a demonstrated track record of building and leading high functioning teams through recruitment and development. They must possess a “hands-on” and proactive style, while still able to delegate authority as appropriate. 
  • The ideal candidate will be deeply rooted in operational finance, however, developmental rotations through corporate finance in Controller, Treasury, Investor Relations, and/or Audit roles are a plus.
  • Cultural fit is critically important and includes trust, pragmatism, humility, professionalism, collaboration, and high energy. 
  • Track record of developing meaningful relationships at all levels within an organization, including as applicable, at both the segment and corporate levels, and a history of performing effectively in a matrixed reporting structure.
  • Unquestioned ethics and a commitment to doing what’s right. 
 Other considerations: 
  • Ideal candidate is in the Chicagoland area and will work out of  the new Rosemont Corporate Office 2-3 days per week. 
  • Relocation to the area is not required, but relocation package will be provided to those interested in moving to Chicago.  
Diversity & Inclusion At MCC, we believe what makes us unique, makes us better. We embrace & care deeply about creating a workplace where our people feel valued & empowered. We are committed to providing an environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly & with respect. We consider our people our best asset & understand the importance of bringing different perspectives. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity/expression or ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or life stage. We encourage & welcome all genders, people of disability, LGBTQI+ community, refugees & people from culturally & linguistic diverse backgrounds to apply