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Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis

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PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL), is an award-winning workplace because of the value we place on our people and their contributions through, recognition programs, competitive pay, community involvement, and opportunities to grow professionally and personally. We have a proven track record of promoting from within by providing professional development opportunities. We are a $3 billion world-class, global provider of polymer solutions with our materials used in everyday products ranging from sports equipment to medical devices to electronics and more. With approximately 6,000 global associates and 70+ facilities around the world, we collaborate closely with our customers to deliver innovative products and services. If you like to be challenged in a fast-paced, team environment and to work with top, innovative talent, then PolyOne is the ideal company for you to build a career.


Job Summary 


The Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis, is responsible for all aspects of Corporate planning and analysis, having primary responsibility for supporting the Commercial and Operational Excellence teams at PolyOne.  This position has considerable interaction across all levels of the organization. This position has supervisory responsibilities and reports to our Vice President, Treasurer.


Essential Functions

  • Primary financial support for the Commercial and Operational Excellence teams, including monthly short term and long range planning, driving the annual budget process, monthly forecasting and ad hoc financial support. 
    • Support the Corporate Strategic Accounts and Inside sales teams, including developing sales and profit growth metrics and tracking progress.

    • Collaborates with our Lean Six Sigma program to develop plans to improve efficiency by driving operational improvements.

  • Primary resource for reporting monthly financial results and variance analysis - including associated analytical work to understand activity cost drivers and cost containment strategies.

  • Key analytical resource for strategic financial modeling to support Corporate financial planning activities for internal and Board requirements.

  • Manages ad hoc analyses for the Corporate finance team related to business performance analysis and support of investor relationship management activities.

  • Coaching/mentoring of team members.

  • Other projects/duties as assigned.


To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


In addition to the PolyOne Competencies required for all jobs, the following qualifications are required for this job:


Required Education:

  • Bachelors degree in Finance or related field


Required Length & Type of Experience:

  • 4-6 years of experience in the following:

    • Financial analysis

    • Financial reporting

    • Finance

    • Accounting


Knowledge & Skills:

  • Microsoft office

  • Hyperion Financial Management

  • SAP

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Excellent communication abilities

  • Time management and prioritization skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively and form a strong partnership with the business



  • Each position at PolyOne focuses on 12 competencies in the areas of Personal and Strategic Skills as well Thought Rigor and demonstrating an Action Bias. Each position ties to specific competencies and levels of proficiency which help individuals excel at their current role as well as chart their growth path with the company through our Career Planning process.

Physical/Environmental Demands

The characteristics listed below are representative of the physical and environmental demands required by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.


  • Requires standing and sitting for prolonged periods of time, talking and listening.

  • Typical work is in an office environment where the noise level is low to moderate.


Equal Opportunity Employer

We offer a competitive salary, incentive and benefit plan to eligible employees. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, spending accounts and 401(k).

PolyOne Corporation is a drug free workplace.  PolyOne is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to all qualified employees and candidates regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran’s status, or other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable state and local law. #LI-KD1

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