Messer Americas

Manager, Operational Budgets

Job Location US-NJ-Stewartsville
# of Openings
Accounting & Finance


Manager, Operational Budgets


We are a technology and applications leader with the industry knowledge and applications expertise to meet customer needs across industrial, food, medical, chemical and electronics industries. We offer over 120 years of proven experience in the safe and reliable production and delivery of industrial, medical and specialty gases. We’re the talented people you know and trust, now with a new name.  


Today our deep understanding of industry trends and customer requirements allows us to collaborate intensely with customers to identify and develop long-term solutions that deliver competitive advantage. Our in-depth knowledge of customers’ manufacturing processes enables turn-key engineering with minimal plant downtime, and our technology development capabilities are unrivaled


Monthly Reporting

  • Prepare and deliver monthly Operations Performance Workshop (OPW) to Executive Vice President of Operations and their direct reports.
  • Manage in support of the Bulk Supply strategy the combined area KPI and plant and fleet maintenance performance definitions, target setting process, and reporting:
  • Manage KPI and combined area performance definitions including efficiency, power, fleet maintenance, asset management and staffing. Recommend and agree targets that achieve Area financial goals with the Regions, ROC, management, and platforms
  • Utilize and/or develop systems and methodologies that provide validated data for reporting
  • Using validated data construct and deliver on a regular basis to required parties concise exception-based management reports on performance overall and by specific KPI or area
  • Provide ad hoc reports and studies as required including the provision of validated data for all significant data driven projects, local or Global

Performance Transformation

  • Provide or assist with business case justification and review process with Finance/RBU team to move projects through the process
  • Assist in Identification and prioritization of improvement opportunities by plant, region, transportation fleet, platform, asset management, or business process
  • Analyze performance v targets and provide exception based reporting

Benchmark Combined Area Performance

  • Analysis performance to identify internal best practice: plants, efficiency, losses, business process, plant and fleet maintenance, assets, and reliability
  • Identify external benchmarks and review indicated improvement or knowledge sharing opportunities for application internally
  • Recommend projects for Performance Transformation or general business consideration as indicated

Manage yearly budgeting process

  • Develop transparent, timely, and straightforward processes to establish the yearly combined area Bulk Operations  Distribution maintenance expenses, Purchases, Feedgas, Distribution KPI, Carrier rates, and fixed costs budgets
  • Provide or work with stakeholders to develop business case justifications where required
  • Provide challenge to status quo year on year budgeting by comparing to bottom up or best practice examples
  • Manage the revision process such that final budget is optimized, agreed with stakeholders, and supports the overall Supply strategy and priorities
  • Support ongoing operations through outage costing, cost training and management of costs


Required Skills:

  • Understands overall Supply area cost drivers, business process, and contractual approaches for bulk and tonnage supply and distribution
  • Ability to translate complex data from various and disparate systems into cohesive and effective management information
  • Ability to interface with and understand the business process needs of diverse groups within the organization; sales, contracts group, finance, product management, engineering/technical, distribution, HR, IS and field operations
  • Must be very knowledgeable in SAP, Excel, Access, and related reporting environments and tools
  • Line management experience of professional or technical staff recommended
  • Strong business systems experience essential

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree required, preferably in finance or accounting. Graduate level business degree a plus.


  • Minimum 7 Years of relevant experience

Other Qualifications

  • Must be knowledgeable in financial systems and possess a thorough understanding of capital/expense budgeting and project financial evaluation
  • Six sigma black belt certification a plus



Join us

and you will be part of a company that values and supports your career. We offer competitive pay and benefits, with set schedules, steady work and opportunities for ongoing training and career progression. 


Together we value innovation, efficiency and flexibility. Putting safety first, working with integrity and respect, we encourage everyone to find solutions for success. That means for our customers and for our colleagues. This makes us a great place to build

a career where your skills are valued and developed. 


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If you need assistance with the application or would like to request an accommodation, call (877) 243-1030. 



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