Indirect Procurement Controller Job at Emerson, Saint Louis, MO

  • Emerson
  • Saint Louis, MO

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for an Indirect Procurement Controller that will be based in our St. Louis, Missouri location, and in this role your primary objective is to support our indirect procurement transformation, ensuring consistency and compliance with Emerson guidelines. You will provide strong leadership and management of the finance and procurement team, working in partnership with collaborators across the function to offer consistent, high-quality, and proactive advice. A key focus will be on organizational change, working closely with executive leadership to drive and embed the transformation initiatives. Your role will include proactive management of the financial position, leading effective financial planning, forecasting, and monitoring of financial performance. Additionally, you will work across the procurement functions to embed a culture that is financially literate and capable of making sound financial decisions after optimally considering available options. Ready to make your mark and embark on an exciting journey with us? We can't wait to hear from you!

In this Role, Your Responsibilities Will Be:

Change Management and Transformation

  • Lead and support the indirect procurement transformation initiatives.
  • Work closely with executive leadership to drive and embed organizational change processes.
  • Ensure alignment of transformation goals with overall financial and organizational objectives.

Financial Reporting & Planning

  • Preparation, management, consolidation and delivery of the annual plan and quarterly re-forecast
  • Creating and maintaining systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of Emerson
  • Design, implement, document and maintain policies and procedures that support efficient and effective procurement processes as well as maintaining strong internal controls.
  • Lead all aspects of all financial reporting including daily, weekly and monthly reports of operational and financial performance and budget variances

Financial Management

  • Ensure that accurate monthly management accounts are prepared, and circulated, in compliance with a published annual timetable and development of financial reporting that is future focused and supervises progress towards Emerson annual procurement budgets .
  • Work with the performance and planning team to supervise financial performance within the context of other Emerson functions and their key performance indicators.
  • Carry out financial modelling to support strategic financial planning with emphasis on income drivers and prioritized expenditure options

Financial Accounting, Advice and Specialist Expertise

  • Provide timely and accurate information, financial advice, to business collaborators and other colleagues to advise and influence planning and decision-making. Promote standard methodology on financial and tax issues, sourcing guide advisors as required. Coordinate delivery of inductions and other training in finance and procurement for non-financial staff.
  • Lead on preparation of the annual report and accounts that are compliance with global audit standards.
  • Responsible for the management of investment and cash portfolios, ensuring that functions are fully advised and able to make appropriate decisions. Ensure that cash and investment returns are improved, and that disinvestment/investment is carried out in accordance with the Emerson investment strategy.

Program Administration & Governance

  • Develop controls to supervise & examine transactions for discrepancies / noncompliance to support monthly reporting
  • Develops guidelines to approve new user setup / changes to ensure they have access to vital resources
  • Build and maintain a program roster to keep track on the CTS (Cost to serve)
  • Develop Emerson employee reimbursement and purchase policies
  • Develop & streamline processes to conduct periodical reviews with procurement collaborators to acquire feedback and consensus
  • Develop scorecard with appropriate KPI's & metrics to supervise the program health
  • Lead the implementation of new processes, conduct follow-up of improvement projects as needed to assess efficiency of new processes
  • Review contract renewals along with assessing supplier performance and develop renewal strategies
  • Confers with Category Teams / Business Stakeholders/ AP to resolve root causes for payment adjustments for purchases, propose solutions to payment problems, review supplier/vendor contracts and payment terms, make business decisions on payment disputes/adjustments to ensure best interest of Emerson

Financial Compliance & Adherence

  • Implements controls and works to ensure compliance with US GAAP and local statutory requirement
  • Prioritize and maintain comprehensive financial and procurement files to ensure compliance with Internal & External audit requirements
  • Ensure adherence of ledger closing deadlines with all the internal & external collaborators.
  • Work in partnership with the cross functional leaders that all relevant legal, regulatory and compliance matters are appropriately handled. Ensure that all key contracts are appropriately checked and supervised.

Team Leadership & Development

  • Create an effective work environment by developing a common vision, communicating clear objectives, fostering collaboration, recognizing performance, and providing coaching
  • Ensure funding & approvals for employee training based on program requirements and continuous people development
  • Find opportunities to involve others in new and bold work assignments and/or rotations that advance the skills and capabilities of individuals and the organization
  • Lead resources and people processes (e.g., Performance Management, Career Development, Training, Staffing, etc.) to ensure the day-to-day administration of processes
  • Conduct performance evaluations in a consistent, fair, and objective manner to encourage continuous performance improvement
  • Make salary and bonus recommendations based on employee feedback & performance
  • Support HR with talent selection, retention, and development to maintain appropriate staffing for Corporate Supply Chain

For This Role, You Will Need:

  • Bachelors degree in Finance or relevant degree
  • Relevant years of financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting & supervisory experience commensurate with the level of the position
  • Able to travel 10% to meet business needs
  • Authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship now and in the future.

Preferred Qualifications that Set You Apart:

  • Master's or Advanced degree
  • CPA / CMA / MBA
  • 8+ years of experience with Financial reporting, budgeting & forecasting
  • 8+ years of experience in supervisory roles

Our Offer To You:

Flexible Work Schedule - Hybrid Work Option. This role has the flexibility of a work option; you could work two to three days a week from home. Our teams work together to ensure our chosen work schedules enable our creativity and efficiency as we serve the needs of our customers.

We recognize the importance of employee wellbeing and know that to do your best you must have flexible, competitive benefits plans to meet you and your family's physical, mental, financial, and social needs. We provide, a variety of medical insurance plans, with dental and vision coverage, Employee Assistance Program, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, employee resource groups, recognition, and much more. Our culture prioritizes work-life balance and offers flexible time off plans, including paid parental leave (maternal and paternal), vacation and holiday leave.

At Emerson, we are committed to fostering a culture where every employee is valued and respected for their unique experiences and perspectives. We believe a diverse and inclusive work environment supplies to the rich exchange of ideas and diversity of thoughts, that inspires innovation and brings the best solutions to our customers.

This philosophy is fundamental to living our company's values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place. Learn more about our Culture & Values and about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Emerson .

Our training programs and initiatives focus on end-to-end development, from onboarding through senior leadership. We provide a wide range of development opportunities, including face-to-face and virtual training, mentorship and coaching, project management, and on-the-job training.





Our Commitment to Our People

At Emerson, we are motivated by a spirit of collaboration that helps our diverse, multicultural teams across the world drive innovation that makes the world healthier, safer, smarter, and more sustainable. And we want you to join us in our bold aspiration.

We have built an engaged community of inquisitive, dedicated people who thrive knowing they are welcomed, trusted, celebrated, and empowered to solve the world's most complex problems - for our customers, our communities, and the planet. You'll contribute to this vital work while further developing your skills through our award-winning employee development programs. We are a proud corporate citizen in every city where we operate and are committed to our people, our communities, and the world at large. We take this responsibility seriously and strive to make a positive impact through every endeavor.

At Emerson, you'll see firsthand that our people are at the center of everything we do. So, let's go. Let's think differently. Learn, collaborate, and grow. Seek opportunity. Push boundaries. Be empowered to make things better. Speed up to break through. Let's go, together.

Work Authorization

Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1(including those with OPT or CPT) , H-1, H-2, L-1, B, J or TN, or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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Emerson is a global leader in automation technology and software. Through our deep domain expertise and legacy of flawless execution, Emerson helps customers in critical industries like life sciences, energy, power and renewables, chemical and advanced factory automation operate more sustainably while improving productivity, energy security and reliability.

With global operations and a comprehensive portfolio of software and technology, we are helping companies implement digital transformation to measurably improve their operations, conserve valuable resources and enhance their safety.

We offer equitable opportunities, celebrate diversity, and embrace challenges with confidence that, together, we can make an impact across a broad spectrum of countries and industries. Whether you're an established professional looking for a career change, an undergraduate student exploring possibilities, or a recent graduate with an advanced degree, you'll find your chance to make a difference with Emerson. Join our team - let's go!

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