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Plant Controller

Company: Campbell Soup
Location: Willard
Posted on: October 11, 2021

Job Description:

Imagine...working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.

We cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.

General Summary:

As part of the Plant leadership team, you are the go-to person in the plant for supply chain-related financial insights, planning and performance support. You deliver robust analysis to guide manufacturing, supply chain and investment decisions, assess future optimization opportunities, and analyze actual and forecasted financial performance. You proactively highlight performance concerns / opportunities and partner with the plant managers and Snacks Supply Chain Manufacturing team to plan activities required to close any gaps. You lead reporting on past and future trends for the plant and ROI in support of future decision making.

The plant controller directs and manages all financial functions for the Willard and Ashland plants. Partnering with the site leads, this role will have ownership for product costs, variance analytics, enabler delivery, working capital improvements, and monthly projections.  This position will lead annual budgeting, monthly forecasting, analyzing efficiency variances, and financial performance reviews.

The successful candidate must be able to work effectively within the supply chain matrix.  The candidate will be expected to partner with site leadership, operations, finance, procurement, and supply chain leadership.  

Principal Accountabilities:

Maintain adequate system of internal controls and ensure general ledger accounts are accurately stated. Ensure the delivery of the plant’s financial commitments including Net Sales, EBIT, Enabler attainment, and Working Capital. Collaborate with leadership to create, implement, and execute corrective action plans for unfavorable variances. Mentor, provide leadership, and develop supply chain finance team   Partner with regional Vice President and site leadership to develop sustainable capital, enabler, and continuous improvement plans. Provide understanding regarding monthly financial results and review cost projections. Evaluate labor efficiency, bottleneck, and cost reduction studies. Supplement enabler process end to end for regional spend including:

  • Detailed GAP analyses
  • Benchmarking and Best Practice sharing
  • Individual site execution strategy and probability

Create direction for capital management and lead analyses process for project justification. Lead lowest landed cost delivery by partnering with planning, operations, and logistics finance. Provide financial leadership to plant salaried leaders.

Job Complexity:

  • Drives strategic business analysis that includes short term and long term value creation.
  • Partners with Supply Chain Leadership to establish aggressive but realistic financial goals that are consistent with Corporate Objectives
  • Requires ability to communicate effectively business results with varying levels of the organization including shop-floor employees and senior management.
  • Must be comfortable dealing with multiple agendas and driving decisions through influencing without authority
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.  Timeline to action may be tight and require significant cross-functional coordination.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to build and maintain strong working relationships across multiple business functions.
  • Proactively identify continuous improvement opportunities and demonstrate intellectual curiosity.
  • Ensure financial processes are adhered to according CSC standards and best practices.

Competencies / Prior Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required – preferably in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration
  • Minimum 10+ years of professional experience required , preferably in the CPG industry
  • Business partnering skills – with an uncanny ability to explain complex financials in a succinct, logical and straightforward manner
  • Dependable advice – ability to influence and have the confidence to challenge and push for value and returns
  • Technical know-how – extensive financial planning and analysis experience ideally within CPG industry
  • Strong problem solving and analytical abilities including prior financial modeling
  • Superior analytical skills and a demonstrable track record of driving financial success and ROI
  • Proficient with MS Excel, Word, Access and Power Point
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential
  • Team player – can take an enterprise view of the value chain, and build strong relationships across the business (particularly with Supply Chain and COE)
  • Experienced in mentoring, leading, and developing individuals
  • Knowledge of SAP and EPM a plus.

Skills Required:

  • Action Oriented
  • Business Acumen
  • Functional Technical Skills
  • Communication
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Problem Solving
  • Process Management
  • Ability to work in a team environment

ACR

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

In that regard, U.S. applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Keywords: Campbell Soup, Toledo , Plant Controller, Other , Willard, Ohio

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