Senior Plant Controller 

Location: South Deerfield, MA, United States
Date Posted: 05-30-2018
Bob Jones & Associates, Inc. is a U.S. based recruiting firm providing permanent placement services through contingency or retained search. Our client is a leading designer, manufacturer, wholesaler and retailer of premium scented candles. Our customer has over a 40-year history of offering distinctive products and marketing them as affordable luxuries and consumable gifts. Our customer sells its products through a North American wholesale customer network of approximately 35,000 store locations, a growing base of more than 500 Company owned and operated retail stores, direct mail catalogs and eCommerce sales.  Currently, our customer is in need of a Sr. Plant Controller based in Deerfield, MA as a Controller for this prestigious company some of your responsibilities will be:

Position Title:            Senior Plant Controller 
Location:                    South Deerfield, MA
The Senior Plant Controller serves as the finance business partner for the Plant Management team. The role includes overall ownership for financial costing and accounting/reporting processes used at the plant, ensuring the plant leadership team understands the impact of operating performance on financial results, and driving a culture of continually improving both operating performance and financial processes while building and maintaining strong relationships with the plant leadership team. The Plant Controller has the responsibility to influence strategic and tactical decisions for the site and Purchasing organization, as well as advise, assist and influence senior management on significant financial decisions outside of this scope. This position is exposed to confidential financial statements, product costs, payroll and the strategic initiatives of the Company.
  • Refine and maintain key performance indicators closely linked with financial results
  • Own all plant accounting activities, including material, labor, scrap and plant overhead. Develop and/or maintain key reporting tools to ensure accuracy and identify key drivers of results.
  • Oversee the budgeting and other key FP&A processes for the plant and Purchasing; maintain and improve grounds-up cost models which drive both accurate forecasting and performance measurement
  • Analyze capital spending projects within overall Supply Chain; support cost/benefit analysis by calculating ROI/NPV and maintaining the capital budget
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis as necessary enabling team to understand expected financial impact of proposals
  • Own the annual standard cost update process
  • Work with Inventory Control group to review cycle count adjustments; ensure root cause has been identified and corrected
  • Oversee purchase price variance (PPV) and cash discounts reporting for Purchasing stakeholders
  • Provide cost estimates to support new product initiatives as necessary; review and approve costing on all new SKU’s, raw materials and purchased finished goods
  • Provide finance support for Value Analysis/Value Engineering and Lean Manufacturing initiatives, including analyzing and reporting potential/actual savings from actions.
  • Manage and develop two direct reports
  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement
Key Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting; significant Accounting coursework required.
  • 10-15 years total finance experience, including experience in a plant finance environment
  • Proven record of success as a strategically-oriented financial manager with knowledge of cost accounting, production planning and operations analysis
  • Strong analytical and proven statistical knowledge and experience required.
  • Excellent systems skill, including MS Office, especially Excel, as well as ERP system experience, preferably Oracle
This is an excellent opportunity to work for a leader in its industry.  This is a full time opportunity. Compensation commensurate with experience.  Relocation assistance may be offered for right candidate.  Please submit most recent resume for quick and confidential consideration.
Bob Jones
Professional Recruiter/Owner
Bob Jones & Associates, Inc.

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