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Manager - Treasury - 3016 in Houston, TX at Westlake Chemical

Date Posted: 2/12/2018

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Description:

Reporting to the VP and Treasurer, this position will be responsible for the following areas:  Corporate finance, global cash and liquidity management, negotiation and execution of debt and equity financings, loan programs, leases, debt compliance, and banking relationships.  Responsibilities will also include providing analytical and implementation support for treasury policy, financial strategy development, and providing financial and treasury support of business operations. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage domestic and global cash and liquidity for the company continually enhancing cash management efficiency, including design and implementation of a centralized global cash banking provider and associated structure and system.

  • Develop and maintain strong banking relationships to ensure delivery of appropriate and cost effective global banking services and support.

  • Provides assistance to effect efficient negotiation, documentation and execution of borrowing programs.

  • Monitor and analyze interest rate trends to identify opportunities and risks relating to financing programs and strategies.

  • Analyze corporate and subsidiary foreign currency/exchange flows to minimize financial impact of foreign exchange fluctuations.

  • Supervise the analysis of cash and its avaiability for use for general corporate purposes.Work with rating agencies, financial advisors, monoline insurers, export credit agencies and others to ensure the appropriate financing terms and conditions for Westlake.

  • Assist in reviewing the company’s business performance and financial strengths with rating agencies maintaining or improving company’s investment grade rating.

  • Develop appropriate working capital funding strategies working with Westlake personnel, financial advisors, tax advisors and other consultants.

  • Work with cross-functional teams to explore finance/tax structures, capital and trade financing, and other operational finance matters.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
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  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting or Finance with an advanced degree (MBA) and/or professional certifications (CFA or CPA) desirable. 
  • A minimum of 10 years experience in progressively responsible treasury, finance and project finance roles and a minimum of 5 years in a supervisory role.

  • Excellent grasp of theoretical and pratical treasury and finance knowledge, including corporate finance, cash management, and investments.

  • Excellent analytical and critcal thinking skills.

  • Working knowledge of financial accounting, financial statement interpretation and knowledge of tax.

  • Must demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills and have a well-developed ability to negotiate.

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