Business Finance Leader

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Date: Nov 5, 2022

Location: Portsmouth, NH, US, 03801

Company: Milliken and Company

Milliken & Company is a global manufacturing leader whose focus on materials science delivers tomorrow’s breakthroughs today. From industry-leading molecules to sustainable innovations, Milliken creates products that enhance people’s lives and deliver solutions for its customers and communities. Drawing on thousands of patents and a portfolio with applications across the textile, flooring, chemical and healthcare businesses, the company harnesses a shared sense of integrity and excellence to positively impact the world for generations. Discover more about Milliken’s curious minds and inspired solutions at and on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.


Business Finance Leader, Healthcare – Portsmouth, NH


Milliken Healthcare

As Milliken’s newest division, we are a team of innovators advancing healthcare technologies to improve patient care. Our technically advanced products are designed to help heal and protect with consistency, dependability, and ease-of-use. We provide superior quality products, dedicated support, and ongoing education to drive positive outcomes for patients and those who care for them. We develop and manufacture innovative products that serve the Healthcare, Animal Health, and Sports Medicine industries.

Milliken & Company

Globally headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, our eight thousand associates across 46 locations are a diverse global team of scientists, engineers, manufacturers, designers, thinkers, and problem solvers. People who come to work every day with curious minds and an unwavering commitment to delivering sustainable solutions for our customers and communities. Named to the World’s Most Ethical Companies list by Ethisphere Institute for 16 consecutive years, Milliken was founded in 1865 and continues to rally behind a common purpose: to positively impact the world for generations.


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As a financial leadership position, this role is based in the Milliken Healthcare headquarters in Portsmouth, NH. The division, with primary manufacturing in New England, secondary manufacturing at our sister sites in the Carolinas, and satellite offices in Milliken’s global headquarters in Spartanburg, SC, offers a unique dynamic and entrepreneurial environment. 

Reporting to the Division CFO, this role will serve as the primary business finance partner and the lead finance contact for the New England (Andover) based Healthcare business; leading business planning, forecasting, strategy, and performance analysis. In addition, the individual must be able to drive outcomes for the division through valuable insight and solution/opportunity focused partnership in execution of the business’s long-term performance objectives and metrics. Travel between locations in Salisbury, MA and Portsmouth, NH will be expected and encouraged. Travel elsewhere to other Milliken sites will be only as required, and is expected to be minimal.



  • Act as a strategic business partner and trusted source of accurate data to the Leadership team across the division
  • Evaluate and advise on financial impact of business activities and provide recommendations to improve business performance, drive accountability, and encourage smart decision making
  • Collaborate with, support, and challenge business partners to optimize short and long-term financial performance in alignment with established strategy
  • Drive profit, ROIC, and process improvement initiatives to help deliver cost reductions and financial performance
  • Lead all FP&A and accounting for the Andover Healthcare business unit including period-end close and related financial reporting packages
  • Serve as the primary liaison to the corporate finance and accounting teams, leveraging relationships and resources where needed
  • Champion an effective internal control environment while adhering with all governance, risk, and compliance guidelines including account reconciliations
  • Act as a representative of the Healthcare division in key projects and initiatives, both within the division and within the greater finance community of Milliken, providing a voice of influence on behalf of the division
  • Support M&A and overall business/division strategy as needed



  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field required (MBA is preferred)
  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience, preferably in a manufacturing and/or product based organization
  • SAP Experience: FI/CO, BPC, SAP Analytics Cloud
  • Diverse experiences of progressive responsibilities in finance business partner role
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office programs skills


The successful candidate will have strengths in the following:

  • Ability to analyze complex business problems to develop appropriate solutions in a timely and responsive nature
  • Solid analytical skills with the ability to draw conclusions and make decisions based upon sound financial modeling
  • Proactive tendencies with a willingness to take ownership and responsibility as a highly motivated self-starter
  • Leadership skills with the ability to influence others and promote and influence change, set priorities and hold others accountable for performance
  • A strong track record of leading courageously through facts and data
  • Demonstrated ability to simplify complex information for audiences of varying financial acumen
  • Desire to continuously lookout for improvement opportunities (simplify, standardize, automate)
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills, including written and spoken English language skills


By combining science with design and insights, Milliken tackles the issues and concerns of today. Every day, our community of innovators is invigorated by the challenge of finding creative ways to enhance people's lives and make the world around us easier, safer, more sustainable and more beautiful.