Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
North Kansas City, MO, United States
Accounting, Manufacturing, Finance
The Role The Plant Controller will report directly to the Regional Controller and will have responsibilities for the NKC plant location specifically:· Responsible for the monthly closing process, analytical review of plant financial statements as well as forecasting and budgeting at the plant level;· Review and analyze data to identify actual plant manufacturing results versus established objectives;· Provide support to develop and track additional cost savings opportunities and monitor progress of current initiatives;· Collaborate with senior level business unit professionals to provide insightful, data-driven analysis and support;· Other responsibilities as needed. This role is segmented into 3 main themes – Insight, Control and Planning & Reporting. Insight· Identify key performance metrics that impact conversion costs and work with operations on reduction opportunities· Analyze conversion costs and productivity of the plant to drive operational improvement in focused areas; fully support A3 process and initiatives; drive A3 reporting requirements within the plant· Provide financial leadership for capital management, including working with the manufacturing organization to prepare financial analysis related to cost savings & maintenance projects (“AFEs”)· Drive team to utilize forecast data to drive actions in the plant with flexibility in spending, manning and overall structure· Key participant in other plant lead team support initiatives and other plant functions such as safety, quality, etc.· Evaluate and analyze plant profitability at a SKU or mold level· Educate and train staff on plant financials, spend tracking, and operational levers.· Assist Plant Managers when vacancies exist in other areasControl· External/Internal audit support· Monitoring of standard costs for accuracy· Assist in the management of the physical inventory audit process· Implement and ensure compliance of internal financial & operational controls and procedures and SOX related requirements (Building Blocks)· Inventory control focused on eliminating monthly physical count variances, reduction of slow moving/obsolete write offs; managing inventory on a FIFO basis; coordinating a successful annual tagged physical inventory· Control and maintenance of fixed asset inventory to include annual fixed asset auditPlanning & Reporting· Responsible for financial closing process for assigned plant manufacturing locationsScorekeeper of Daily Trackers for labor and variable spend; ensure team has the tools and training to track their spend on a daily basis to optimize performanceWork with Plant lead team to develop annual plant operating budget and management presentation, monthly forecast updates and full year forecastsAnalysis of monthly operating variances with explanations to plant team and executive leadership· Provide day to day financial and operational support· Perform manufacturing variance analysis· Responsible for developing plant standard costing· Review and approve product standard costs reasonableness and correlation to plant operations· Assist management with financial analysis or special projectsQualifications· BS/BA Required preferably in Accounting or Business· 3-5 years Accounting/Finance Experience, preferably in a manufacturing industry.· Must be highly proficient with Microsoft Applications· Experience with SAP, Business Information Warehouse and HFM desirable.· Excellent analytical, data-manipulation, problem solving, and communication skills· Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written· Strong problem solving skills with the ability to seek resources as needed Additional InformationThe above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.Graham Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. NOTICE TO RECRUITMENT AGENCIES:Graham Packaging is not accepting unsolicited resumes from agencies and/or search firms for any job postings on this site. Resumes submitted to any Graham Packaging employee by a third party agency and/or search firm without a valid written and signed search agreement, will become the sole property of Graham Packaging. No fee will be paid if a candidate is hired for a position as a result of an unsolicited agency or search firm referral.
Graham Packaging Company, L.P.
Website : http://www.grahampackaging.com
Graham Packaging Company, L.P. is a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of custom blow-molded rigid plastic containers Graham's value-added, blow-molded, rigid plastic containers are made primarily from high density polyethylene ("HDPE"), polyethylene terephthalate ("PET"), and polypropylene ("PP") resins For nearly 50 years Graham has made widely acclaimed technological advancements, provided unprecedented client service and developed significant major innovations in the rigid plastics packaging industry