Job ID: BH489765
Category: Controller, Assistant Controller
Specialty: Accounting & Finance
The Plant Controller is responsible for partnership with executive business group leadership to drive comprehensive understanding of cost performance and planning at multiple domestic manufacturing facilities. This role will drive forecasted cost modeling allowing for strategic planning on capacity, make vs buy scenarios, and manufacturing footprint alignment. The role will be both a strategic thinker and an individual tactical contributor comfortable with influencing and educating multiple levels within the organization to achieve results. The role is a key partner with each plant operations manager, driving performance review and delivering recommendations for cost optimization strategies. This role will specifically work with the plants in Whitewater and Jefferson, WI. The individual can sit at our corporate headquarters in Waukesha with visits to the plants or sit in either of the plant locations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Prepare and present monthly costing KPI’s from the manufacturing facilities including but not limited to: variances in spend, labor efficiencies, material variances, and cost of goods produced
Understand and present monthly manufacturing variances in a manner which enables clear understanding, leading to driving performance improvements
Review monthly spend to budget, providing analytics and insight into deviations.
Utilize data mining techniques to research, model, and generate “what if” scenarios on facilities, production transfers, and component make / buy decisions.
Identify and drive common costing structure between domestic manufacturing facilities
Assist in annual budget and quarterly forecast process
Build and maintain forecasted labor and overhead rates to be used in strategic planning
Identify issues with system transactions creating variances and work with Operations team to implement corrective actions.
The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.