Avient Corporation (formerly PolyOne Corporation), with 2019 revenues of $4 billion, provides specialized and sustainable material solutions that transform customer challenges into opportunities, bringing new products to life for a better world. Examples include:
Barrier technologies that preserve the shelf-life and quality of food, beverages, medicine and other perishable goods through high-performance materials that require less plastic
Light- weighting solutions that replace heavier traditional materials like metal, glass and wood, which can improve fuel efficiency in all modes of transportation
Breakthrough technologies that minimize wastewater and improve the recyclability of materials and packaging across a spectrum of end uses
Avient employs approximately 9,100 associates and is certified ACC Responsible Care® and a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste. For more information, visit www.avient.com.
At Avient, we strive for a culture of trust and engagement. Our associates are leading company initiatives such as Lead by Women, HYPE and Pride to advance diversity in professional and personal development. We also provide our associates with robust development programs such as Avient Academy, Lean Six Sigma, and various leadership workshops to allow for career growth in a variety of ways. With workplace flexibility, health and wellness programs, casual dress days, and paid time off for community service, we are committed to building upon our positive momentum.
At Avient, we believe diversity of ideas and backgrounds gives us the creativity to be successful in a rapidly changing world. In support of this, we stress equality of opportunity for all qualified individuals in accordance with applicable laws. Decisions on hiring, promotion, development, compensation or advancement are based solely on a person’s qualifications, abilities, experience and performance.
Reporting to the Director of Global Tax, the Transfer Pricing Manager is a key role responsible for holistically managing transfer pricing matters and operational business model relating to strategic and operational transactions.
Manage all aspects of the company’s transfer pricing compliance obligations including country-by-country report, masterfile, local files, IRC Section 482 and OECD-compliant documentation and all related notifications globally with the assistance of a Big Four public accounting firm
Support Avient’s intercompany transfer pricing policies, including intercompany tangible pricing software, R&D reimbursement, royalties, HQ and regional management services, financing, secondments, and cost-sharing agreements
Manage or assist with audit defense related to transfer pricing
Manage or assist with internal valuations and review of third-party valuations
Complete pre-acquisition due diligence and post-acquisition integration for transfer pricing and operational business models
Assist with legal entity rationalization and operating model simplification
Draft and maintain step plans and associated documentation including the preparation of transfer pricing analysis and auditing associated journal entries and P&L line items to ensure they reflect the intended transaction
Manage external advisors and engagements related to the above
Independently gather relevant data from HFM and SAP and design and maintain complex Excel-based models
Provide tax support to Avient finance and business leaders globally and work with the business and corporate departments to make decisions and drive value for the Company
Other duties as assigned
Education, Experience and Skills
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Economics, Advanced degree in related field
5+ years of Transfer Pricing experience at a public multinational or in consulting for same
Knowledge and experience in applying US and OECD transfer pricing laws and regulations
General understanding of US international tax law related to US multinationals making outbound investments
Advanced analytical and IT systems skills, experience with SAP and HFM a plus
Advanced written and verbal communication skills in English
Critical thinking and the ability to “own” responsibilities in a fast-paced environment focused on results
Team player with proven ability to lead and manage projects
Able to work in a dynamic, fast paced, informal, often ambiguous and rapidly changing business environment
Each position at Avient focuses on eight Core Competencies as a Leader of Self. Additionally, management positions focus on Leadership Competencies as a Leader of Others and/or a Leader of the Business. These competencies are designed to drive behavior that will ultimately help our associates excel at their current roles, while supporting individual and career development.
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
Must be able to walk and use hands
Typically work is in an office environment where the noise level is low to moderate
Avient Corporation is a drug free workplace. Avient 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 federal, state and local law.