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Transformation Office Finance Lead

Company: W.L. Gore
Location: Phoenix
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

About Us: Gore is a materials science company focused on improving lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for our Associates.

About the Industry: Gore products help control emissions, optimize processes, and deliver long-term value across manufacturing types. Learn more at

About the Role: We are looking for a Finance Lead to join the Global Finance Team supporting the Enterprise Transformation Office. In this role, you will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of financial accounting, reporting, and ensuring financial disciplines are established and maintained. You will be working with cross functional and project teams. The Enterprise Transformation Office (ETO) is responsible for efficient and consistent design and rollout of projects across the enterprise, focusing on business process changes in coordination with technology enablement across a broad spectrum of applications, with the primary project related to the enterprise-wide implementation of SAP S4 HANA.

This position offers multiple work arrangements: on-site at our facility in Elkton, Maryland, hybrid or fully remote work allowedin most locations within the United States, depending upon the responsibilities of the role and business needs.*


  • Develop and provide financial reporting for ETO and Enterprise Leadership
  • Support accounting requirements including identifying and correcting inaccuracies or gaps in accounting processes
  • Analyze monthly results to identify areas of concern and opportunity
  • Develop a forecast process for initiatives and the broader ETO team while managing total lifetime versus approved spending levels
  • Work with various stakeholders to understand detailed level spend and impact against plan
  • Create and or maintain the cost center structure and other processes related to associate transfers across project cost buckets
  • Leads one financial analyst
  • Partner with ETO leadership to develop processes, controls, tools, and metrics that drive robust financial management and best practices across the platform
  • Collaborate with divisional and functional leaders on value assessment and tracking of pre and post project initiatives.
  • Help develop business cases and operating models as well as a strategic framework for value realization initiatives that include IRR and NPV analysis to support prioritization
    Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or business and minimum of 15 years of finance and business analysis experience including people leadership
    • Demonstrated ability to develop sustainable relationships with key business stakeholders at all levels in an organization,
    • Highly motivated team player with the ability to bring clarity to ambiguity in a dynamic, complex global environment while respectfully coordinating various cultural gaps
    • Demonstrated followership with the ability to effectively lead, network and influence across the organization, including indirect resources and third parties, while holding them accountable for results
    • Excellent verbal, presentation and writing skills with capability to translate complex information into business impact
    • US GAAP Working Knowledge
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools
    • Ability to travel up to 20%
      Desired Qualifications:
      • Experience working in a value realization or project management office either within industry or consulting
      • Applied understanding of planning, distribution, procurement, sales, and finance business process and data technologies
        *Remote Working Arrangements are permitted for Associates in the continental United States (US) and Canada, with appropriate approval and compliance with Gore's remote working policies, from the country in which they are employed. For fully remote roles, the following locations are not eligible for new fully remote work arrangements: Alaska and Hawaii (for all roles), and Rhode Island (for wage/hourly roles only).

        What We Offer: At Gore, we offer comprehensive, competitive rewards in the form of compensation and benefits. Among these are work-life balance and sports programs, 401(k) Plan with a gift, Associate Stock Ownership Plan, health & well-being program with full health plan, and a flexible working program. Within Gore, you will find a unique culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and opportunities for growth and development. Learn more at

        We believe in the strength of a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. In support of our values and continued success we are proud of Associates around the world who support an inclusive work environment, strive to reflect the diversity of the communities where we operate, and ensure all Associates and external partners are treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

        Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.

        Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the U.S. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.

        Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)

        Our Talent Acquisition Team welcomes your questions at

        Additional Information
        • Travel%: 20%
        • Shift: Day Job
        • Schedule: Full-time
        • Posting Date: Sep 5, 2023
          About Gore

          For 65 years, Gore has improved lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for Associates. We push the boundaries of what's possible - not just through our products and technologies but also through individual growth and development.

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