Business Finance Leader - Floor Covering

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Date: Mar 14, 2023

Location: Spartanburg, SC, US, 29303

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 – Floor Covering



As a financial leadership position, this role is based in the Milliken Floor Covering division in Spartanburg, SC with manufacturing in Lagrange, GA.

Reporting to the North America Floor Covering Business Finance leader, this role will serve as the supporting finance contact for the Global LVT & OBEX Product Lines and Global Strategic Accounts businesses, 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 businesses’ long-term performance objectives and metrics.



  • 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 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 Floor Covering 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 3-5 years of related experience, preferably in a manufacturing and/or product-based matrixed organization
  • SAP Experience Preferred: 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.


Milliken is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, including but not limited to lactation), sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), ancestry, national origin, citizenship, age physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran or military status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.