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Global Industrial and Productivity Controller

Date: Jan 17, 2019

Location: White Plains, NY, US, 10606

Company: Bunge

Bunge Limited (www.bunge.com, NYSE: BG) is a leading global agribusiness and food company operating in over 40 countries with approximately 32,000 employees. Bunge buys, sells, stores and transports oilseeds and grains to serve customers worldwide; processes oilseeds to make protein meal for animal feed; produces edible oil products for consumers and commercial customers in the food processing, industrial and artisanal bakery, confectionery, human nutrition and food service categories; produces sugar and ethanol from sugarcane; mills wheat, corn and rice to make ingredients used by food companies; and sells fertilizer in South America. Founded in 1818, the company is headquartered in White Plains, New York.

Position Summary:

In this role,  you will lead all operational and financial tracking, reporting and analysis activities related to Bunge Global industrial assets, lead all tracking and analysis of benefits from productivity programs, primarily in -but not limited to- logistic, procurement and industrial operations. You will add value to Bunge operations by driving continuous improvement through standardization, benchmarking, identification and enforcement of best practices and insightful analysis and recommendations.

 

Core Functions:

  • Manage all aspects of financial and operating reporting / analysis for Bunge industrial assets, including costs, capacity usage, yields, asset optimisation, performance indicators, capital expenditure efficiency.
  • Manage all aspects of analysis and tracking of productivity programs across Bunge, spanning form Industrial programs in Food and Agri segments, logistic, procurement, maintenance and reliability, footprint and commercial productivity. Set up the tracking and validation of benefits in a consistent way across the company, help identify a pipeline of opportunities working with the productivity team leaders, track the results on monthly basis, and help a broad reconciliation with the P&L  
  • Prepare structured information and qualitative analysis, presentations to senior management, to Industrial leadership meeting, Business review meetings, ExCo meetings etc..
  • Lead the integration of all separate groups that currently deal with operational KPI and financial analysis and reporting for Bunge’s industrial assets and for productivity programs into a unique and coherent structure reporting to the position.  Lead definition and implement a balanced scorecard for Industrial operations across Bunge.
  • Drive uniformity, alignment and consistency in KPI reporting, financial accounting and reporting related to industrial operations costs by establishing and enforcing standards. Eliminate duplicative or redundant reporting. Own the one set of data and information (operational KPI’s, finance etc.) for Bunge’s total operations team, from local to corporate.
  • Drive data simplification, Lead implementation of systems and processes to rationalise and streamline the data collection and reporting across the scope of responsibilities (e.g. PQSE reporting, industrial KPI, reporting, cost reporting, productivity reporting) while continuously improving accuracy.
  • Drive establishment of simple consistent standard KPI’s, which enable benchmarking to identify performance gaps and areas for improvements. Increase the visibility of performance issues and opportunities of industrial assets, to achieve a no surprise environment and early warnings to support timely decision making.
  • Support Bunge SVP Global Industrial Operations, as well as the logistic director, PQSE leadership team and the leaders of all productivity initiatives with insightful, meaningful analysis and information towards achieving operational excellence.  Help to prioritize the actions of these different leaders, aligning with the global goals and priorities.
  • Work with FP&A colleagues and business leaders to reconcile the industrial performance improvement and productivity gains within the overall P&L results and ensure these are translated in cash values for Bunge and sustained over time.
  • Business partner for region and segment leaders in the establishment of Capex programs, budgets, prioritization of projects and in the tracking of capital expenses and benefits.
  • Lead and coach own team fostering teamwork and make them capable of working closely alongside business leadership to help drive results. Develop, motivate and retain a highly effective team, to ensure development of critical skills for financial and industrial operations reporting.

 

Skills/Experience Requirements:

  • 10+ years experience in Financial reporting/control;
  • Business degree in Finance or Engineering with a Master's in business or finance
  • Experience in FP&A, business analysis roles in an industrial environment, ideally having worked in a facility close to industrial leadership and has held plant / industrial controller role for large plant or group of plants (ideally in an organization recognized to have world class operations). Candidate must have understanding and experience with Industrial operations and Supply Chain.
  • Experience working in a large process driven environment and has demonstrated excellence in industrial reporting. 
  • Experience in setting up and managing an international team.
  • Experience in driving clarity, structure and getting things done in a complex matrix organization
  • Experience in running successful projects, programs, including developing reporting and control systems
  • IT literate: knowledge of SAP, and web based reporting systems
  • Ability to study and analyse KPIs and reports in an efficient manner and ability to enlighten the essential part for operation, business and streamline calculation
  • Ability to distil key management information insight from large databases
  • Exceptional Leadership and influence skills a must
  • Strong executive presence and managerial courage a must
  • Strong communication skill, ability to articulate complex matters in a clear and concise manner Leadership
  • Ability to drive simplification and conclusions in situations where there is complex legacy reporting and lack of clarity about priorities
  • Business delivery driven - Ability to prioritize and focus on what the organization “needs”, vs. what we “have” and vs. what each individual “wants”. 
  • Strong Project management skills
  • Ability to work as team player in a matrix environment (function / business/ global / regional)
  • Curiosity, drive to take initiatives, Biased towards action and results
  • Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills 

Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


Nearest Major Market: White Plains
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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