Kerry Group

Plant Controller

Kerry Group
Not disclosed
09 Feb 2024
23 Feb 2024
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Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Plant Controller

About Kerry

The aim to shape the future of food might seem ambitious to some, but to us in Kerry, it's all in a day’s work. Kerry is dedicated to helping create better-tasting, more authentic and nutritious food, and beverages. We produce safe, quality products that help feed millions every day. Wherever you are, we can work together to create inspiring solutions that nourish life.

About the role

We are looking for a Plant Controller to join us at our site in Carrigaline, The Plant Controller is accountable for turning information into performance insight / foresight to ensure value creation across the relevant Site and supporting the drive in business performance help position Kerry as the customer's trusted partner.

This role will play a key part in providing decision making support and challenge of key initiatives across the Site to ensure key operational, commercial and financial targets are achieved in line with Integrated Operations strategy.

Key responsibilities

  • Own the delivery of the Close out and Reporting of the Sites monthly performance, ensuring this is circulated at the right time to the relevant stakeholders
  • Continually review site performance (Actuals), raising risks / issues with the Site Management team / Cluster Controller
  • Work closely with Site Management & relevant personnel to continually review performance management - Implementation, timely reporting of & analysis of site KPI's as defined by central operations.
  • Development of remediation actions with relevant manager where KPI's deviate from accepted limits.
  • Partner and collaborate closely with the relevant GBS teams to ensure finance best practices are applied across all applicable processes, and identify opportunities for end-to-end process improvement and simplification
  • Supporting for reviewing and implementing internal controls
  • Cost Control: Management of Site Costs. Management of site direct & indirect costs through regular reporting & review of spends with relevant budget holders.
  • Site Capital: Management of Capex. Management of financial aspects of site CAPEX process through timely submission of CP's, monthly tracking of cashflows & close off of completed projects.
  • Finance business partner for site’s accelerate program, responsible for creating business cases to support initiatives and tracking monthly impacts.
  • Site review: All variances versus prior year and budget are explained to 80%/85%.
  • Site Inventory: Measure and report on monthly Valuation. Rework and Out of spec stock analysis monthly. Stock Provision explanation for auditors.
  • Budget: Design budget & projection models. Interact with department heads. Variances YTD actuals to be minimized and explained. Budget holders / department heads to sign off on Budget and Projections.

What’s in it for me?

At Kerry, we believe in giving talented, curious people the opportunity to make a difference.

We work as a team, searching for the best ways to inspire food and nourish life. We are a community of innovators, working across disciplines to solve global food challenges with a fresh approach. We want you to achieve whatever you put your mind to.

We also offer:

  • 25 days annual leave (excluding bank holidays)
  • Hybrid working
  • Health Care Cover
  • Matched pension scheme
  • Benefits platform offering discounts and cashback on major retailers

Qualifications and skills

In Kerry we understand that people have very different career trajectories and experiences. In order to be successful in this role we would be looking for the right competencies and aptitudes as well as your proven track record of success in a similar role and environment. (we can reword this slightly)

These include:

  • Knowledge of SAP (SRM and ECC) an advantage
  • Experience in Manufacturing / Supply Chain environment an advantage
  • Project Management experience an advantage
  • Strong analytical mindset with attention to detail
  • Good communication
  • Organization
  • Prioritization and time management skills while handling multiple ongoing projects in a fast-paced
  • Deadline driven environment.
  • ACCA/CIMA/ACA preferable or QBE/Part qualified

Get in touch today!

In Kerry we benefit from the knowledge of our colleagues who bring a diverse range of cultures, backgrounds, lifestyles and experiences.

One team fostering an inclusive culture that, above all, inspires food and nourishes life.

One culture where everyone brings their unique perspectives and experiences to help make us better, together.

We are committed to nurturing an environment of positivity and inclusiveness, where everyone can be at their best, both personally and professionally.

​Our recruitment, selection and assessment process are based on the skills and competencies of the specific roles and based entirely on merit. We are committed to and value Diversity and Inclusion in all recruitment processes within Kerry and do not discriminate based on gender, race, class, economic status, ethnic background, sexual orientation, age, political beliefs, veteran status, marital status or any other protected characteristic.

We look forward to meeting you!

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below. 

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