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Finance Manager, North America Supply Chain

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Date: 25-Jul-2019

Location: Decatur, IL, US

Company: Tate & Lyle


Supply Chain Finance Business Partner, Americas

About Us

Love food? So do we. In fact, we pride ourselves on being food people. For more than 150 years, we’ve been driven by our passion to create food that people love. No matter your role or expertise, you’ll be helping us make food extraordinary across the globe to improve lives for generations. Join us and experience what it’s like to work with people who are passionate about food and strive for the extraordinary.

Reports to

Finance Lead, Supply Chain 

Key Relationships

  • Strong working relationship with the Supply Chain Management,  Global Operations, Commercial Finance
  • Ability to influence management
  • Liaison with internal and external auditors

Role Purpose

Position provides financial leadership, business insight and analytics for decision support to North America Supply Chain network. Also provides financial support to the commercial Business Units. Key responsibilities include: financial planning, analysis, and reporting of warehouse & transportation costs; development of budgets/targets; risk & opportunity assessments; project and investment analysis; inventory management and productivity support. Also, ensures that Supply Chain remains in compliance with control standards/policy.


This position will be based in Decatur, IL (preferred). 


The Recipe For Success:


Required Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience:

The person is a self-starter with strong analytical skills and understanding of Supply Chain and cost accounting.  The person should have the ability to provide business insight through robust analytics and be able to clearly communicate, present, and influence business recommendations.   


Essential to do the job:

  • Experience with Budgeting, Forecasting, Reporting and analysis of Supply Chain costs and Inventory
  • Advanced level in the use of Excel
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to see the wider context but also ‘deep dive’ into detail where necessary
  • Sound judgment, strong analytical  and problem solving skills
  • Confidence & experience in building financial models and business cases
  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Ability to lead meetings, challenge, and influence outcomes
  • Ability to develop collaborative working relationships
  • Some travel required; estimate at 10%


Beneficial to be successful in the role:


  • Experience with ERP system (T&L uses SAP)
  • Experience with Microsoft Power Point
  • Ability to work independently, formulate POV, make decisions with little guidance
  • Experience in commercial business unit


Competencies and Characteristics:

  • Drive for results
  • Problem Solving/Analytics
  • Customer focus
  • Building business relationships
  • Organizing/Time Management
  • Strategic agility
  • Written and verbal communication Influencing
  • Functional / Technical Skills
  • Interpersonal savvy
  • Intellectual horsepower
  • Informing


Our Culture



  • Safety
  • Integrity
  • Respect



  • Partnership- We work together as one global team to deliver for our customers.
  • Agility-We have the courage to act quickly and allow others to experiment and learn.
  • Execution-We deliver long term results, balancing today’s needs with tomorrow’s possibilities.



  • Comply with all environmental standards, procedures and work instructions at all times
  • Report any environmental violations or near misses in order to prevent any impact upon the local environment, its inhabitants and Tate & Lyle
  • Adhere to the safety policies, procedures and site rules
  • Fully participate in the safety programme, including reporting any incidents (or near misses) and participating in audits
  • Demonstrate understanding of the STOP Work Authority and be able to apply in any unsafe situation
  • Working knowledge and application of Tate and Lyle Life Saving Principles in day to day job
  • Participate in at least one emergency drill
  • Complete all required EHS facility trainings


Nearest Major Market: Decatur

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