Plant Controller

OWENS CORNING - Fort Smith, AR3.8

Full-timeEstimated: $120,000 - $150,000 a year
Location: Fort Smith, Arkansas - United States


The Plant Controller provides financial leadership to a manufacturing facility(s) and will be responsible for maintaining a control environment that complies with the Company’s internal control policies and Sarbanes Oxley. The Plant Controller will be a dynamic leader on the plant leadership team by contributing to all areas of plant management. The position is an important part of the financial talent pipeline and serves as a feeder for larger plants as well as corporate roles (i.e. Mfg Financial Leader, Segment Analyst, etc.).

The Plant Controller reports to the Fort Smith Plant Leader, with strong dotted-line reporting relationships to the Non-Wovens Finance Leader and CSB Manufacturing Finance Leader.

Operations planning
Participates in the development of operational objectives for the plant that are aligned to Corporate and Division strategic objectives.
Leads proactive development of contingency plans, productivity improvement and corrective actions to ensure optimal facility financial results and shareholder value.
2. Financial and Operational Controls

Ensures the internal controls environment is operating effectively in all areas including data integrity, asset protection, segregation of duties, budgeting, financial reporting, information systems and adherence to corporate policies and governmental regulations (GAAP, SOX compliance, etc.).
Leads and coaches Fort Smith plant Natural Leadership Team (NLT) to ensure that accountability for internal controls is clear and procedures documented.
Leads the continuous sign off process and works with plant NLT to modify procedures for changes in policy.
Drives a robust representation letter process and provides assurance and visibility to the internal control environment.
Owns the representation as well as the financial return of plant assets.
3. Reporting and analysis

Leads financial planning, budgeting and forecasting processes for Fort Smith
Prepares and delivers the plant financial forecasts and projections
Monitors the plant’s monthly closing process in conjunction with the Accounting team
Communicates results effectively to management and non-financial personnel
Provides in-depth analysis on variances to plan and forecast
Provides risk analysis for contingency planning
4. Improve plant profitability

Leads actions in line with achieving targets, mitigating risk and prioritizing resource needs
Leads proactive development of contingency plans, productivity improvement and corrective actions to ensure optimal financial results and shareholder value
Provides insightful and competitive analytics that anticipate change and drive decision making
Provides investment analysis
Assists in contract evaluation and negotiation
Educates plant personnel on key performance metrics
5. Cross-functional leadership and team contribution

Work across organization boundaries and all levels of the company to achieve plant, division or corporate objectives
Shares best practices across division, i.e. process improvements, financial modeling and procedural changes.
Aligns teams and resources in order to solve problems and drive results
Accountable to deliver functional leadership to team members at plant, segment and corporate level
6. Leading and developing talent

Creates an environment where talent is developed through effective performance management, talent evaluation systems and utilization of people
Acts as a resource to the non-financial leaders of the business providing education and training on the key principles of Finance
Grows and develops the strategic finance skill set of the Plant Analyst
Ensures succession plans are executed for focus roles
Plant process and administrative leadership
Leads non-financial plant administrative processes such as information systems
Assigns resources and provides support and direction as needed
Leadership for the oversight and accountability of plant security
Ensures the delegation and successful completion of site security functions, including but not limited to: Managing/implementing OC Security Standards, quarterly assessment of security equipment, security capital project management, incident investigation coordination (contact for local authorities, communication with WHQ), talent management of security guards, site contact for security audits and visits, and monitor completion of WHQ required training.
Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or relevant discipline a must
5-7+ years of manufacturing finance experience
Providing leadership to organizations within a manufacturing operation(s)—leading operations planning, savings, forecasting and investment analysis
Operating in a range of economic conditions, i.e. expansion, contraction, stable economic conditions—forecasting, scenario planning, risk analysis and contingency development
Delivering continuous improvement
Participating in the development of strategic plans
Negotiating, developing and evaluating customer and supplier contracts

MBA, CMA, CPA preferred
Demonstrated high growth in previous experience
Attracting, developing and retaining outstanding talent—growing talent and succession planning.
Experience working in a start-up operation is preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong financial acumen with demonstrated analytical ability accompanied by knowledge of corporate finance and manufacturing costing principles—understands P&L and balance sheet dynamics
Demonstrated ability to teach and communicate in simple, impacting terms
Demonstrated ability to manage and control costs—effectively develops business cases and enroll leaders at all levels in taking appropriate action
Demonstrated ability to develop and intimate knowledge of customers, competition, and the market and uses this knowledge to drive customer and product profitability decisions
Demonstrated ability to think strategically and execute strategic directions
Conducts himself/herself with the highest ethical and moral standards
Intelligent, creative, analytical
Highly motivated and results-driven with a high energy level—has a bias for proactive action
Broad operating style, ability to adapt across cultures, environments and styles
Forward thinking leadership abilities, including the ability to motivate, lead by example, and encourage teamwork and effective communication
Passionate, charismatic personality; articulate, approachable and friendly
Makes decisions and commits to a course of action with appropriate information and recognizes uncertainty of success; weighs and manages risk in decision making
Behaves in a mature and appropriate manner. Shows good judgment and does not allow feeling or biases to distract reasoning
About Owens Corning

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures and markets insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale, the company’s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in materials, manufacturing and building science to develop products and systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger and more durable. Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2017 sales of $6.4 billion and employs 19,000 people in 37 countries. It has been a Fortune 500® company for 64 consecutive years. For more information, please visit
A career at Owens Corning offers the ability to enhance your expertise and achieve your personal and professional aspirations. Through it all, we’ll empower you with an environment that encourages open communication and big ideas, competitive pay for your performance, comprehensive benefits, and more opportunities to make your impact.

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis.

Owens Corning is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.