Senior Finance Director, Manufacturing

Date: Jan 20, 2023

Location: Chattanooga, TN, US

Company: Dover Corporation



Operating Company: Environmental Solutions Group

Location:  Fort Payne, AL or Chattanooga, TN

Reports To:  Environmental Solutions Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Department:  Finance



Environmental Solutions Group (ESG)’s vision is about improving lives.  This includes how we serve our community by developing lower noise and cleaner air electric refuse trucks, reducing waste on our streets, and having cleaner neighborhoods, serving our customers with integrity, and through creating a safe, dynamic, and engaging workplace for our team members.


ESG’s Equipment business group is seeking a Senior Finance Director to lead its financial performance.  The group is a market leader in designing and manufacturing engineered-to-order refuse vehicles (RCVs), compaction and recycling units.  This high-profile leadership position will help drive both near term operational processes and continuous improvement initiatives, as well as long-term strategic planning that will drive business performance and margin growth.  It is a critical business partner supporting R&D, sales, product management, supply chain and manufacturing as well as leading the operations finance teams. 



  • Do you like to lead by example? 
  • Are you intellectually curious?  Through strong analytical skills, are you someone who likes to understand how things work, always seeking to improve where we are at, that will collaboratively drive effective change through teamwork?
  • Do you have demonstrated knowledge of key finance cycles (budgeting, forecasting) as well as operational accounting / Controllership experience (e.g., costing, operational processes/controls) preferably within an industrial manufacturing environment?
  • Do you have project management or continuous improvement experience (e.g., LEAN/Kaizens, operational process improvements, etc.)?
  • Do you have ambition to move upward within the organization (e.g., maybe a future CFO)?



  • Lead the monthly/quarter financial reporting and analysis and group’s financial forecasting and budgeting processes.
  • Work closely with plant management in analyzing, improving, and measuring operational performance for each site, productivity improvements, and drive processes to improve financial and operational performance.
  • Develop pricing strategic with sales and product management, while collaborating with supply chain team to optimize working capital and reduce material costs.
  • Support new product due diligence with R&D and product management.
  • Assess CAPEX requirements that drive performance.
  • Work with supply chain and supply chain to optimize working capital through inventory forecasts and controls.



  • 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.
  • Lead annual budget and strategic planning processes for the Group.
  • 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.
  • Support planning to understand capacity versus demand in forecast process.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required.
  • Preferably 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.
  • Significant ability in analytics and 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.




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 || Americas : United States : Alabama : Fort Payne

Sub Division : Chattanooga

Job Requisition ID : 41423

Nearest Major Market: Chattanooga

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Senior Product Manager, Finance MBA, Supply, Financial, Operations, Finance