Director, Operations Finance

Interface, Inc. Lagrange, GA
Interface (Nasdaq: TILE) is a world-leading modular flooring company with a fully integrated collection of carpet tiles and resilient flooring. Our modular system helps customers create interior spaces while positively impacting the people who use them and our planet.

We're always looking for passionate, committed individuals to help us get there. Problem solvers. Creative thinkers. True individuals, who don’t follow convention but challenge it.

At Interface, that’s a responsibility we all share. From our research labs to our production floor, we’re always looking to design a better way. To inspire others, and to embrace a better tomorrow. If you’re ready to make a real difference, then join us.

Help us lead industry to love the world.

About the Role

In this highly visible role, the Director of Operations Finance is responsible for strategic and tactical execution, financial leadership and team development for the finance and cost accounting function supporting Interface Americas’ supply chain. The supply chain encompasses internal and external manufacturing, factory planning, supply chain, procurement, distribution and warehousing, inventory control, quality, organizational performance, site operations and environmental health and safety. The role reports directly to the Americas Vice President of Finance and strongly partners with the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain and his leadership team. The role is responsible for analyzing and controlling all financial matters for the Operations function, and inspires and involves all related parties through exceptional leadership. The role provides financial expertise to leadership, project teams, divisions and corporate while managing all financials related to operational departments. The Director of Operations leads activities to identify, articulate and quantify relevant business growth opportunities, ongoing business activities and projects and cost reduction opportunities; fully assessing the cost benefit of each opportunity. The role is also responsible for identifying hidden risks in projects and will take the lead in mitigating these risks and resolving any potential financial pitfalls.

What can you do for Interface

Be the financial business partner for the SVP Operations and Operations Leadership helping develop and execute the long-range strategy for our operations and supply chain function.

Be a leader in determining and managing our operation’s internal and external manufacturing capacity. Working cross functionally to understand near and long-term demand needs.

Working with the Operations leadership team to determine where our capabilities are differentiated for internal investment versus where outsourcing is a better solution in managing Company’s overall capital investment needs.

Lead and manage overall Operations annual and periodic budget and forecast processes.

Develop, with operations leadership team, the appropriate operational and financial metrics to measure and execute to achieve our operational goals.

Lead and manage inventory costing and reserves processes and systems.

Work with operations leadership to ensure security and physical verification of inventories and fixed assets.

Deploy processes and capabilities which help to minimize inventory obsolescence, reduces manufacturing scrap, and maintains the health of our inventory portfolio.

Work with Operations to set product cost reduction targets, proactively monitor product life cycles, and ensure timely achievement of new products cost reduction targets.

Analyze department budgeted and standard run rate by key spending category (Labor, Depreciation, Raw Material Consumption, Repairs and Maintenance, Operating Expenses, etc.), which includes comparison to actual, prior plan, and judgment of reasonableness.

Lead weekly and monthly financial reporting and analysis to the Operations leadership team to ensure operations is on track to meet or exceed its goals.

Provide business segment functional leaders analytical support for special projects and decisions (i.e. make vs buy decisions; participation in vendor RFPs, margin analysis for product/pricing decisions)

Manage special projects and reporting functions.

Lead the Capital project and expense accumulation, analysis and reporting process for Operations and Engineering capital projects.

Evaluate ROI (investment and cost benefits) associated with Value Engineering (VE) and continuous improvement initiatives.

Provide guidance and support to Marketing and Engineering on New Product costing and pricing strategy and execution.

Lead and support operation integration efforts with acquired entities.

Update / maintain process documentation and transaction support to satisfy external and internal auditors.


Educational Requirements:

Undergraduate Degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics.

MBA and/or CPA preferred

Skills and Experience:

10 - 15 years of experience in finance/accounting (FASB/GAAP Accounting)

Minimum of 5 years in a supervisory or management financial role within a manufacturing and/or engineering environment

Cost accounting, financial modeling and analyses expertise

Significant experience with ERP systems (including implementations) is strongly preferred

Leadership experience with senior management interaction

Proficient use of financial systems and Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office (e.g. Excel, Word, PowerPoint - spreadsheet creation/editing – pivot tables, data analysis / manipulation and formula creation, etc. Power Point – presentation creation, editing)

Strong analytical, problem solving and economic/financial modeling skills

Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communications

Demonstrated ability to foster and develop strong finance teams that partner with business teams to drive growth

Ability to assess risks and opportunities within complex business situations

Demonstrated ability to recommend and make decisions quickly under any situation

Essential Duties:

Manages the operational finance and controllership within the supply chain functional areas by driving operational excellence and strategic approach

Develops approaches outside of existing procedures and defines KPIs to measure financial performance.

Collaborates with regional and center led teams to coordinate timely and accurate closing, planning, budgeting & forecasting cycle – drives strong adherence to budget/forecasts using key performance indicators as the basis or objective measurement and accountability.

Analyzes monthly results and / or trending data to support the monthly/quarterly estimate, including risk and opportunity assessments

Manages the product and material costing analyses (including annual standard cost build) and reporting. Supports the enhancement of tools and data accuracy for project and materials costs analyses and reporting.

Prepares, analyzes, distributes and presents financial reports and executive summaries; consults with operations leaders to review financial operations/activities, review/resolve problems, receive advice/direction, and provide recommendations; analyze financial data and make recommendations to assist Operations Leaders in making financial decisions, including recommendations regarding product cost analysis and project spending.

Implements and drives simplification initiatives and continuous improvement projects in the operations finance environment. Conducts risk assessments to drive metrics and improvements and ensures strong routines and proper controls are in place.

Supports VP Finance in the overall Financial Management of the Americas business

Works with cross functional leadership and teams on a day-to-day basis to understand cost drivers and implement cost controls, provide departmental spend reporting and analyses to managers, provide routine and ad-hoc analyses of project/materials cost and engineering results, while demonstrating strong operational connectivity.

Provides Project Management and Risk Management Leadership

Actively engages senior leadership regarding the econo


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