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VP Finance APAC

VP Finance APAC

About the position

A member of the APAC management team.  Responsible for overall finance in Höganäs APAC and a leader of the APAC financial organization via matrix reporting.  Supporting business growth with deep commercial understanding and experience, as well as analyzing sales, financial figures and trends in various industries.  Identifying financial risks, meanwhile driving price and cost optimization, also reporting of financial results and forecasts of the region.  On time completion of monthly reports, year-end closing, annual audits and/or other routines to support the Continents and overall Höganäs strategies and plans of different business lines.

A leader for developing the finance organizations and teams in APAC.  Create a culture for continuous improvement with right processes in placed and an environment for young talents to develop skills, embrace continuous improvement and problem solving mind-set, and enable sustainable growth of business, organization and people. 

In addition, one of the main responsibilities includes making sure that Höganäs in APAC follows local laws and regulations besides the global policies of Höganäs, maintain proper financial controls and represent the organization in various business related forums internally and externally.   

Lead IT function by working with countries, Group IT and Business Systems teams, as well as to lead Legal and Governance activities in the Region.

Your Profile

  • Education: BS/MS degree in finance or a related field.
  • 15+ years of professional experience, preferably being a member of a management team with experience of working in a matrix set-up.
  • M&A experience with sound skills from due diligence, financial planning, scoping, and integration etc.
  • Multi-cultural working experience or cross cultural savvy is a plus.
  • Personal drive and high energy with passion in team development.
  • Good command of English.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

The Job Competencies

Strategic thinking: Business partner for APAC in supporting current business performance results (price/profit) and the Group business transformation from PM to more diversified areas, such as in Surface & Joining Technology and other new technological areas.  

Leadership: A member of the APAC management team and a value bearer of leading, working and developing teams in ways that are in line with the Höganäs values. Fostering open communication, trust and respect for the team environment with a high degree of integrity.  Hiring, retaining and building multi-cultural teams and treating all with equality while encouraging diversity.

Makes the strategy happen: supporting and challenging business results with good levels of agility, resilience and savvy. Strong commercial sense. 

Customer focus: centers on creating value adding solutions to internal and external customers, solidifies partnership with a keen sense of empathy. Acting proactively and effectively at the local level yet understanding the global platforms and contributing to Höganäs’ growth with insights on local markets in the region.

Change champion: constant and constructive drive to improve, harnesses individual passions, ability and will to develop a strong team with curiosity and drive to achieve the Company’s mission, in collaboration with APAC country and functional leaders.

Stakeholder management: managing expectations and requirements of internal and external stakeholders. This involves identifying and analyzing the context, maintaining good relationships, and systematically planning, communicating and engaging with them.

Sustainability: a sufficient understanding of corporate and social responsibilities to successfully manage this agenda at APAC level.

Managing the matrix: balancing decision making and alignment needs in a matrix organizational environment.

Working at Höganäs

We aim to offer a great and meaningful place to work where you can fulfil your potential and ambitions. We have a clear management philosophy, and just like us, you believe that through collaboration and openness we develop as individuals and as a company. We see all employees, regardless of position, as leaders when we approach the challenges that the world - and we - face. In close cooperation with our stakeholders, we steer towards our vision of a sustainable society – and inspire industry to make more with less.

More about Höganäs

Höganäs is the world leader in the iron and metal powders market, with an annual capacity of 500,000 tons. Together with our customers, we develop tomorrow’s solutions for the automotive industry, surface and joining technologies, additive manufacturing and water treatment, which contribute to a more sustainable society. Höganäs was founded in 1797 and today we employ 2,400 committed people in 16 countries in Americas, Europe and Asia. Our turnover in 2020 was €0.8 billion. Our owners are Lindéngruppen and FAM.

Höganäs Region APAC started exporting metal powder to Asia already in the 1950's. 

Now Höganäs' sales subsidiaries are in China, Japan, Korea, India and Taiwan, serving more than 1000 customers including East Asia and Australia.  The four plants in Shanghai, Ahmednagar, Saitama and Busan are ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified.  Our teams in APAC handle all Höganäs products, services, and solutions for the Asian market and provide services to Asian customers’ transplants in the region.



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