Assistant Materials Accounting Manager

Nestle Purina PetCare Company - King William, VA3.9

Full-timeEstimated: $73,000 - $100,000 a year
The Assistant Materials Accounting Manager is responsible for coaching and developing a team of Accounting staff as well as working closely with all departments in the factory to ensure accurate materials inventory. In this role, you will develop and maintain the necessary accounting systems, procedures, controls, and audits to insure that plant and division management are provided with:
A continuous analysis of inventory results.
Accurate month-end results reporting.
An effective inventory accounting and reporting system.

The best of administrative professionals think ahead of our needs. You know all the ins and outs—many of the details most of us will never know. Nestlé Purina is a place where you’ll surround yourself with teams and projects that are making history in pet care. We’re leaning on you for those details that make an immeasurable difference.

Since 1997, our King William factory has been a major producer of the nation’s cat litter supply. Located on Tidy Cat Road just 25 miles northeast of Richmond, our 40-acre plant site is built adjacent to a 486-acre clay mine, so we’re able to efficiently and effectively mine, process, package and ship raw material and finished product from the same facility. We operate three shifts five days a week to mass produce both our conventional and clumping cat litter that supplies the mid-Atlantic region with nearly a third of a million tons annually—and over half a million tons by 2016. For 50 years, brands like Tidy Cats® have combined the highest quality ingredients and science to even the most disposable products. The 70’s advanced into microencapsulated deodorant, by the 90’s we were clumping and scooping, and in 2000 we introduced Crystals® made from silica gel, and designed to last 30 days between changes. Innovation continues today. In 2013, Nestlé Purina revolutionized the cat litter category, producing LightWeight® litter, which has all the strength, but only half the weight of conventional litter. These and future innovations have created demand that our King William, VA plant is proud to meet.

Maintain finished product, packing supply, ingredients and fines inventory, accounting systems and reports.
Establish, advise and modify plant procedures to provide an effective Material Control Program.
Coordinate, audit, and advise on physical inventory procedures and cut-off programs..
Attend and/or conduct management/supervisory, hourly, support staff meetings as requested
Provide plant management with analysis of inventory variances and factory performance data.
Conduct and/or coordinate studies, analysis of flows and problem solving events.
Collaborate with Plant Controller monitor/execute training and development for staff.
Supervise and provide direction to Accounting staff.

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a related field

2+ years’ accounting experience in a manufacturing, factory, military, or closely related environment

Preferred, but not required
1+ years’ supervisory experience in a manufacturing, factory, military, or closely related environment

To our veterans and separated service members—you’re at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé Purina. The skills you’ve gained while serving our country, such as adaptability, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. We hope you’ll consider sharing in our mission—you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé Purina home.