Sr. Finance Director, Equipment Business Group, Chattanooga

Date: Nov 23, 2022

Location: Chattanooga, TN, US

Company: Dover Corporation

Environmental Solutions Group encompasses industry-leading brands — Heil Environmental, Marathon, Bayne, The Curotto-Can, 3rd Eye, and Soft-Pak — to create a premier, fully integrated equipment group serving the solid waste and recycling industry. Through extensive voice-of-customer outreach, in-house engineering and manufacturing capabilities, a wide-reaching service network, and proven industry expertise, Environmental Solutions Group is focused on solving customer problems through environmentally responsible products and providing world-class support.  For more information, visit


ESG is a Dover Corporation operating company. Dover is a diversified global manufacturer and solutions provider with annual revenue of approximately $7 billion. We deliver innovative equipment and components, consumable supplies, aftermarket parts, software and digital solutions, and support services through five operating segments: Engineered Products, Fueling Solutions, Imaging & Identification, Pumps & Process Solutions and Refrigeration & Food Equipment. Dover combines global scale with operational agility to lead the markets we serve. Recognized for our entrepreneurial approach for over 60 years, our team of over 23,000 employees takes an ownership mindset, collaborating with customers to redefine what's possible. Headquartered in Downers Grove, Illinois, Dover trades on the New York Stock Exchange under "DOV." Additional information is available at



Operating Company: Environmental Solutions Group – Equipment Business Group

Location: Chattanooga, TN

Reports to: ESG Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Department: Finance



Environmental Solutions Group (ESG) is searching for a Finance Director for the Equipment Business Group. Based at ESG’s Corporate Office in Chattanooga, TN, it will also be critical for the role to visit two main manufacturing locations located in Alabama on a regular basis. This high-profile role, reporting to the CFO, will manage finance teams at both plants in Alabama, owning all financial aspects of the business unit.  The position will require working closely as a business partner with management and multiple functions including Sales, Product Management, Operations, Supply Chain, and Research and Development (R&D), to develop and implement strategic, operational, and process improvements that will drive business performance and margin growth.  This key strategic role includes taking ownership for reporting/analyzing monthly financial performance, preparing budgets and forecasts, working closely with plant management in analyzing, improving and measuring operational performance for each site, developing pricing strategies with product management, supporting new product due diligence, working with sales to understand growth opportunities and trends, assessing CAPEX requirements and measuring the return on these investments, and optimizing working capital through inventory forecasts and controls.  You will support the Operations and Supply Chain leaders to drive process improvements, establish rigor and action with operational scorecard/metrics that will improve productivity and reduce costs (including make/buy analysis).


As an inquisitive, data and process orientated person, you’ll have demonstrated knowledge of primary finance cycles such as budgeting, accounting, costing, and forecasting preferably within an industrial manufacturing environment preferably with strong lean/process improvement experience. You’ll want to have an intellectually curious mindset which always seeks to improve where we are at, a desire to continually develop a deeper understanding of data/drivers/processes, that will collaboratively drive effective change.


You should be someone who wants to lead by example, demonstrating strong leadership, good accounting skills and business acumen with ambition and potential to move upward within the organization.  You’ll need to possess excellent communication and process improvement skills as well as the characteristics needed to proactively establish and develop internal business partnerships across all levels of the organization.  This position is an excellent career step for a candidate whose long-term goal is to be a CFO and will provide both challenging and rewarding advancement opportunities to the right candidate.



  • Candidate must have ability to lead and develop a small effective finance team, with an emphasis on a timely and accurate financial reporting close, as well as, continuous improvement of management accounting information including product costing, trend analysis and accurate forecasting.
  • Partner with plant leadership teams to identify opportunities that will increase productivity and deliver cost savings.
  • Enhance the processes and tools used to deliver management reporting to provide relevant, timely financial information to support decision-making, aligned with organizational objectives.
  • Analyze current and past trends in key performance indicators including revenue, cost of sales, expenses, capital expenditures, free cash flow, and other relevant areas.
  • Provide commentary and presentations of financial performance trends and root cause analysis of forecast/plan variances.
  • Complete financial reporting, forecasting and analysis in accordance with established time frames.
  • Establish and maintain labor and overhead rates appropriate by department and product lines.
  • Support planning to understand capacity versus demand in forecast process.
  • Develop and utilize robust analytical tools to identify areas for operational efficiency improvements and cost savings.
  • Manage reporting to analyze and communicate critical business drivers.
  • Participate in Lean Manufacturing events, Gemba walks and other cost reduction initiatives.
  • Budget and forecast preparation and analysis.
  • Provide mentoring, leadership, and development to the finance team.
  • Provide support and training for succession planning in key areas of responsibility.
  • Ensuring accounting policies and procedures are followed and a strong internal controls environment maintained.
  • Ability to effectively interact when dealing with internal and external personnel.
  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality with all information obtained.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required.
  • Preferably have either CPA and/or CMA or an MBA.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment using ERP systems.
  • 8+ years’ experience in a professional finance/business environment.
  • Business-oriented financial professional.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills, proven results orientation, and ability to deliver quality, on-time results are key.
  • Significant ability in financial modeling with advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Ability to maintain honesty, integrity, and professionalism in all interactions.
  • Must be knowledgeable in financial accounting and reporting.
  • Possess excellent analytical and financial modeling skills.
  • Be skilled in ability to effectively communicate accounting and financial information to all levels across the organization.
  • Have a sense of urgency in their delivery and flexibility in terms of their style and approach.
  • Must possess a strong professional diplomacy, ability to work independently and accept outside direction.
  • Must be a strong leader and change agent with high integrity and proven success managing and developing a team.
  • Take full ownership and accountability for their group performance and will always strive towards continuous improvement.



Change Leadership 

Results Driven 

Strategic Mindset 



Ethics and Work Standards: Maintain the highest ethical and work standards, while promoting the same attributes in co-workers and others.  Ensure that all business activities – with both internal and external customers – to be performed with a professional demeanor and that all participants be held accountable to this high standard.

Communication:  Expresses thoughts clearly, both orally and in writing, using good grammar. Presents concise, well-organized reports in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.  Listens to understand input, feedback, and concerns.  Provides complete information in an open, honest, and straightforward manner.  Responds promptly and positively to questions and requests.

Teamwork and Relationships:  Works with other employees willingly and in a spirit of cooperation and teamwork.  Supports cooperation.  Demonstrates a commitment to the entire business and is supportive of all initiatives (company and departmental) to help grow Environmental Solutions Group business in the United States and abroad.  Cooperates fully with others to achieve organizational goals. Is tactful, courteous, and considerate.  Embraces a positive outlook.  Is respected and trusted by others.

Continual Improvement and Problem Resolution: Identifies and communicates suggestions for work improvements.  Uses technical and analytical abilities to assure existing work practices are the most efficient and cost effective possible. Performs root-cause analysis and implements viable, permanent solutions to problems.  Works with both internal and external customers to develop solutions which meet company-wide needs and objectives.  Applies a sense of urgency to resolve problems or creates opportunities that will increase productivity and create value.  Shares best practices with other employees across the business.

Accountability:  Accepts responsibility and accessibility for both the strategic planning and the successful implementation of all projects, programs, and duties as outlined in this job description. Advises supervisor of concerns, problems, and progress of work in a timely manner.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Tennessee : Chattanooga

Sub Division : Chattanooga

Job Requisition ID : 41423

Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

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