Plant Controller - Food

Newell Brands - Fishers, IN (30+ days ago)3.6


Reports to: Sr. Manager, Operations Finance
Location: Fishers, IN

Plant Controller is responsible for all aspects of plant financial management, planning, reporting, systems, and controls to accurately reflect the locations profit and drive improvements. Provide leadership and look at opportunities for cost savings, along with system improvements. This position reports directly to the Sr Manager, Operation Finance. Perform as an expert in all aspects of financial planning, reporting, controls and administration including essential functions mentioned below.

Job Duties:
Prepare, maintain and analyze product standard cost including cost roll over in the system.
Preparation of detailed monthly forecasts for the full year based upon the production drivers and key performance metrics at the facility
Protect and raise the flag when margins are at risk
Manage the timely completion of the month-end financial close
Prepare all post closing plant financial analysis, performance reports and meaningful commentary including detail manufacturing variance analysis.
Demonstrate awareness of all elements of a plant’s financial statements
Partner with plant management to increase plant efficiency and profitability
Prepare analysis to understand the financial ramifications of current and proposed business actions
Identify issues and proactively initiate analyses / solutions to plant issues and raise the flag when margins are at risk.
Plan and oversee annual physical count of inventory. Implement strong cycle counting system and controls and reconcile inventory.
Track cost reduction projects and maintain required reporting
Evaluate and provide financial analysis for capital appropriation request.
Support six sigma by auditing results, training black belts, and suggesting new projects.
Prepare and coordinate the annual budget at the plant level
Supervise and develop Cost Analyst and Cost Accountant including goal and objective setting and training
Ad hoc analysis
Poses no direct threat to the health or safety of himself/herself, of others, or to property. Defined as a significant risk of substantial harm that cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by reasonable accommodation.
Requires regular attendance to perform essential element as contained herein between the assigned start and end times for work.
Performs such individual assignments as management may direct.
Establishes and maintains effective work relationships within the department, the Corporation and the community; and maintains the professional competence, knowledge and skill necessary for the satisfactory performance of all assigned responsibilities.
Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
Minimum 7 years of progressive cost accounting and analysis experience with a major manufacturing organization and a minimum of 2 years at a supervisor level.
A strong emphasis should be put on knowledge of management accounting, cost and inventory accounting, and GAAP.
Strong analytical skills are required to quickly grasp issues impacting the plant’s financial results.
Strong experience in standard costing is a must.
Experience using SAP Inventory and Costing module is a must
Integration / acquisition experience
Multinational experience and knowledge of foreign exchange effect on cost

Preferred Qualifications:
MBA; Experience using Hyperion; Fluent in Spanish
Experienced with fortune 500 company

Technical Role Competences:
Strong IT aptitude to deliver effective desktop reporting (paperless web-enabled environment), utilize business warehouse tools and MS Excel and PowerPoint for analysis and presentations.
Excellent communication and presentation skills are required.
Capable of leading a process team and able to define clear vision, goals, and service standards.
Ability to manage projects, work independently, and communicate effectively to all areas and levels of the location.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships across plant and functional organizations. Demonstrated client service orientation.
Requires the intensity, agility and aptitude to successfully manage multiple simultaneous priorities and projects to support a matrix of diverse customers.
Must have a broad enough understanding of the business to be credible, make impactful changes, and support other projects that impact areas outside of accounting and reporting.
Focus on continuous improvement and the elimination of non-valued activities.
Ability to effectively develop people and transfer knowledge down into, and across, the financial and manufacturing organizations.

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:
Sitting at workstation approximately 85 percent of work time. Standing and walking approximately 15 percent of work time.
Must be able to travel 10-15 percent of work time.
Ability to work overtime or occasionally on weekends with short notice.
Typical office environment with shelves overhead and above work surfaces.

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.