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Build a better career with MSC.Serving customer and community starts with the very best people doing their very best work. That is precisely what we have at MSC Industrial Supply Co., a leading North American distributor of metalworking and maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) products and services. Watch HERE (https://youtu.be/VvCFDMQRyM8) to find out why you should work at MSC and join us as we continue to build a diverse and inclusive workplace.Requisition ID :14358Employment Type :Full TimeJob Category :Accounting/Audit/FinanceWork Location :Davidson, NC (CSC)State or Province :North Carolina (US-NC)Potential Work Location :United States : North Carolina : DavidsonBRIEF POSITION SUMMARY:As the key finance business partner to the Customer Fulfillment Center (CFC) leadership team at that location, this person will be responsible for performance analysis, inventory management, budgeting and forecast while collaborating with various associates across other functions. This position is an integral part of the finance and cfc teams and driving and improving MSC’s performance.The main responsibilities will include monthly forecasts for the location for the P&L and balance sheet, driving continuous improvement in the facility, variance analysis of various spend line items, and serving as a member of the CFC leadership team. This person will also work closely with the MSC accounting team to partner through month end close and audits.DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responsible for financial closing process for CFC

Maintain/develop trackers for labor and variable spending to optimize performance

Work with plant leadership team to develop annual plant operating budget and management presentation, monthly forecast updates and full year forecasts

Identify key performance metrics that impact conversion costs and work with operations on reduction opportunities and report those metrics as appropriate KPI’s

Analyze conversion costs and productivity of the plant to drive operational improvement in focused areas

Provide financial leadership for capital management, including working with the manufacturing organization to prepare financial analysis related to cost savings & maintenance projects (“AFEs”)

Utilize forecast data to drive recommendations and actions in the facility

Key participant in other plant leadership team initiatives such as safety, quality, etc.

Inventory control focused on eliminating monthly physical count variances, reduction of slow moving/obsolete inventory; managing inventory on a FIFO basis, and coordinating a successful annual tagged physical inventory

Participate in review of RFP’s for plant equipment and support other indirect procurement projects

Control and maintenance of fixed asset inventory to include annual fixed asset audit

Finance representation on Lean events / ensure proper identification of hard vs. soft dollar savings

Review of CFC-originated capex deployment schedules / ensure compliance with capex policy

Evaluate and analyze plant profitability at a SKU level

Educate and engage staff on plant financials, spend tracking, and operational levers

Assist management with financial analysis or special projects

Maintenance of internal financial controls

Drives the MSC Culture in the department and throughout the company to ensure fulfillment of MSC’s vision and unity of purpose

Participation in special projects and performs additional duties as required


Bachelors’ Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, Supply Chain, or a related field required. MBA preferred

6+ years of related experience preferably in the areas of Supply Chain or Manufacturing


MS Office proficiency required and ideally proficient in Tableau or similar data and analytical platforms

Strong ethics and organizational courage required

Continuous improvement mind-set

Communicates openly and effectively

Financial acumen

Understanding of the distribution industry

Ability to identify problem areas and/or patterns and drill down to root cause required.

Ability to work autonomously; self-driven and cross functionally required.

Ability to clearly communicates data into actionable insights

Ability to drive decisions and change

Good interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate with Functional Leaders

Experience with cross-functional collaboration, especially with IT and Finance required.

Experience using financial and analytical tools required

Excellent analytical, data-manipulation, problem solving, and communication skills

Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to seek resources as needed


A valid driver’s license and the ability to travel up to 20% of the time may be required.

While performing duties of this job the associates may occasionally be required to sit or stand, climb or balance, kneel, stoop our crouch or lift up to 50 lbs. Specific vision abilities required for the job of close vision, distance vision, color or depth perception.

Why MSC? People. Collaboration. Insight. That’s how you build something that works. Built on a foundation of trust, MSC works side by side with our customers to help them drive business results. With more than one million product offerings and 75+ years of experience across industries, MSC strives to help our customers achieve greater productivity, profitability, and growth through inventory management and other innovative supply chain solutions. We care about our associates and have programs in place to help our 6,500+ team members achieve their potential.

When you join our team, you will receive rewards and recognition for your contributions, training and professional development opportunities, Associate Inclusion Circles: Women, Pride, Black, Veterans, HOLA and DisABLEd as well as a variety of benefits to support you and your family's health, well-being, and financial future. If you are inspired to learn, take risks, and succeed as a team, you can build a better career at MSC.

Equal Opportunity Statement: At MSC, we are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all qualified applicants and our associates without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or any category protected by applicable law. By applying to this job you agree to the Application and Acknowledgment Declaration terms. Click HERE (https://jobs.mscdirect.com/content/Acknowledgement/?locale=enUS&previewLink=true&referrerSave=false) to review.

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