Director of Finance

Job Title: Director of Finance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Yokohama Kanagawa, Japan
Industry: Accounting & Finance
Salary: 14000000 - 17000000
Reference: 11204
Contact Name: Anthony Trotter
Job Published 18th Jun 2019


An internationally recognized and respected company with a long history in Japan is seeking a Director of Finance capable of managing both a domestic and overseas team.

Experience in manufacturing will be a fundamental requirement along with at least 10 years of management experience.

Key components of this role are:

  1. Provide financial and operational measures & analysis, identifies opportunities & gaps, and holds Operations accountable for improvements.
  2. Provide supports on investment decision balancing Business and Financial acumen and help improving quality of decisions.
  3. Support mid/long term business plans such as manufacturing capacity / footprint plans by sort out alternatives and modeling.
  4. Overseeing Production Costing platform and ensure the product cost & process cost information are accurate & effective and support decision making appropriately.
  5. Develop talents and the team across countries to be competitive and be able to create higher values to Operations & Businesses.

Key Skills and Experience that you will possess are:

  1. Good working experience as a leadership in Finance, Costing or equivalent capability in Manufacturing entity with ‘global’ flavor.
  2. ‘Intellectual Honesty’ with learning mind-set. Challenge to status quo, willing to change and leading changes based on new knowledges and learnings.
  3. Good understanding on Costing in relation to discrete production process and inventory.
  4. Has balanced capabilities of Hands-on and Hands-off.
  5. Strong & logical communication skill to serve as a business partner and a leader in multi-country organization.
  6. Strong ability to analyze information and draw relevant recommendations for decision making purposes.
  7. Capable for demonstrating high performance standard and promoting team/individuals the growth culture.
  8. Ability to liaise and work with multiple stakeholders in good humility and respectful attitude.
  9. Has business level Japanese and English communication skill


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