Synthomer is an innovative and differentiated global leader in sustainable polymer solutions. The Group is one of the worlds foremost suppliers of water based polymers and has leadership positions in many markets. Our polymers help customers create innovative new products and enhance the performance of existing products in key industries such as coatings, construction, adhesives, textiles, paper and nitrile medical gloves. With the acquisition of Eastman Adhesive Resins in 2022 and Omnova Solutions in 2020, Synthomer grew its global manufacturing network, expanded its product portfolio and boosted its geographical presence, allowing it to better serve over 6000 customers around the world.
Synthomer has its operational headquarters in London, UK, and provides customer-focused services from regional centres in Harlow, UK; Marl, Germany; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Beachwood, Ohio, USA. It employs more than 5000 employees across over 40 sites and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Purpose of the Job:
As a trusted advisor to the VP Group Finance and Group CFO, the aim of the role is to provide hands on leadership to the group treasury function. Developing, implementing and owning the Groups agreed treasury strategy.
Providing advice and support to the VP, Group Finance, CFO and Chief Executive to on all aspects of financing and treasury management relating to M&A activity and other corporate activity
Communicate treasury strategy to key stakeholders including an annual finance plan for the Groups financing and treasury activities
Managing capital markets and funding related activities. Developing new relationships as required to support the Groups growth and development
Being the focal point for relationships with banks, rating agencies and debt capital markets. Effectively communicating the financing requirements of the Group to these capital market participants
Managing the Groups financial risks within the Boards agreed treasury policy limits (in particular bank counterparty, foreign exchange and interest rate risks)
Leading, coaching and developing the staff of the Group Treasury function
Managing and developing the Groups treasury systems
Ensuring that there are adequate procedures and internal controls over Group Treasury activities, and that there are adequate business continuity plans
Managing the budget for Group Treasury activities within the limits agreed by the CFO
Responsible the Groups capital structure within the framework of the Groups overall financing and tax objectives
Arranging core debt facilities for the Group
Approving any financing transaction which requires a Synthomer plc guarantee
Managing the Groups surplus cash and short term liquidity
Initiating and implementing project and structured financing solutions
What skills and attributes are we looking for..
A qualified Accountant with the MCT qualification
Significant treasury experience with a good working knowledge of the dynamics of financial markets, and understanding of financial risk management
Experienced in structuring and project managing the development and execution of financing solutions
A strong team leader who has the ability to coach and develop the Group Treasury team and manage change effectively both internally and externally
Professional gravitas, assertive and confident with a high level of personal and professional credibility
Strong cultural awareness, adaptability and confidence to operate across geographic regions
We are ambitious!
We have grown significantly both organically and inorganically. We are a FTSE 250 listed company, 22% of our revenue comes from newly commercialized products, and were recognized in the top-quartile for chemicals manufacturing safety.
We believe in high challenge, high support!
We are keen to let you contribute in real roles from day 1. We expect a lot, but offer a lot, too. This includes onboarding, induction and learning events, networking opportunities, mentoring and personal development planning. So, be up for an inspiring long-term career adventure.
We personalize our approach to development!
At Synthomer, you won’t find generic career tracks or development programs but rather a one-size-fits-one approach to employee development. We’ll partner with you to ensure you have the right experiences that build your capabilities and accelerate your career growth.