Regional Operations Controller

Date: Jun 18, 2024

Location: Grass Lake, MI, US

Company: Tenneco


Highly critical operations finance role reporting to the Executive Director Finance. Using advanced, broad-based financial, accounting and business knowledge, delivering value-added business analysis that supports the leadership team in identification of opportunities to achieve overall business goals and objectives. Ensures the integrity of the financial information generated at the plant and local levels and implements consistency and process improvements. Analyzes monthly financial results and establishes and measures key financial targets. Assists in preparation of operations reviews, profit plans, forecasts and capital appropriation requests. Leads all core financial planning and analysis processes to ensure predictability, accountability and high performance inside the operations region. 



  • Lead the best business practices (BBP) process from a financial perspective and facilitate the propagation of these practices throughout the region and participates in the sharing of financial best business practices across the region
  • Oversight of North America Plant Controllers
  • Validation and reconciliation of continuous improvement (CI) projects
  • Reviews and maintains integrity of regional performance data for CI, BBP and other key measures for the business
  • Proactively works with the regional operations leader and plant teams to improve actual financial results consistent with operating plan commitments and objectives
  • Coordinate and consolidate material cost reporting for all plants in the region
  • Support month-end close and review monthly financial results and key metrics for plants in the region with operations leadership. Identifies corrective actions and communicates these to the operations leadership
  • Supports the financial/business planning and forecasting process for the plants in the region. Reviews the plant plans and forecasts for alignment with the business objectives and the ability to execute. Provides recommendations and direction to the regional operations leader and their team
  • Ensures adherence to Corporate and Divisional accounting/internal control procedures and reporting requirements for plants in the region
  • Ensures plant readiness for all internal / external audits
  • Ensures the appropriate financial tools are utilized to support all capital and strategic investments and communicates results to operations leadership
  • Provides back up to plant controller duties, as required
  • Supports ad-hoc request and other duties and responsibilities as assigned




  1. Education and/or Experiences
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) required. Major in Accounting or Finance. MBA or CPA highly preferred
  • 7-8+ years’ progressive financial experience preferably in a manufacturing environment including
  • Broad financial experience in all aspects of business control


  1. Requirements/Skills
  • Broad background in all aspects of financial planning and analysis
  • Experience in leading finance professionals
  • Strong knowledge of internal controls and US GAAP required.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft suite, HFM (Hyperion Financial Management) and SAP
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication/presentation skills and overall business acumen required.
  • Highest standards of accuracy and precision as well as highly organized
  • Solid project management and problem solving capabilities
  • Demonstrated results in improving processes and developing financial analysis that provides business insight
  • Partners with the leadership team to build a climate that energizes the team and drives accountability and demonstrated personal commitment to Customer Satisfaction
  • Ability to work well in a dynamic and complex environment and on cross functional teams in a highly matrixed environment
  • Ability to travel 50% of the time