Kerry Group

Plant Controller, Rochester, MN

Kerry Group
Not disclosed
07 May 2024
07 Jun 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry

Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment.

Our next Plant Controller

We are looking for someone to provide accurate plant financial and statistical data in order for management to make timely and informed decisions concerning financial performance of the business. The plant controller is an integral part of the plant management team.

What would you do?

You will be responsible for monthly operations report published by Friday following month end summarizing the following:

  • Responsible for weekly operations report published on Wednesdays summarizing the following:
  • 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.
  • Challenge and work with plant managers and materials managers in all areas of materials management including inventory levels, aged inventories and plant capacities by production line.
  • Management of Capital Expenditure. 
  • Management of financial aspects of site CAPEX process through timely submission of Capital Projects, monthly tracking of cashflows & commissioning completed projects. 
  • Providing financial stewardship and project management to major infrastructural and investment projects.
  • Responsible for timely communication of cost issues to the commercial accounting group for inclusion in pricing considerations
  • Management of Site Wave Accelerate Target. 
  • Management through KPI monitoring of each project with project owner & escalating accordingly. 
  • Correctly validate each profit improvement project.
  • Monitor & control:
  • Accounts Payable
  • Payroll
  • Freight Subsystems
  • All key forms of statistical measurement (% Loss, % On-line, % Shippable, Plant Throughput, Shippable Pounds/Day)
  • Labor Reports vs. Targets; Headcounts and Overtime
  • All daily, weekly and monthly reports containing statistical and financial information.
  • All site costs whether indirectly (plant overhead) or directly allocated to the product.
  • Attending and participating in the weekly manager operations meeting and daily stand-up meetings.

What will you need to be successful?

  1. Bachelor’s degree in accounting (preferred) or Finance.
  2. 3-5 years’ experience in Manufacturing is preferred.
  3. Excellent communication skills, written and verbal. Being able to lead and motivate staff while maintaining an environment conducive to working, good business acumen, performance measurement (consolidation & evaluation), control and risk management, and information management.
  4. Strong IT Skills, particularly Excel and Accounting systems.

The typical hiring range for this role is $105,129 to $150,000 annually and is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, location, etc. In addition to your pay, Kerry offers benefits such as a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and retirement contribution (all benefits and incentives are subject to eligibility requirements

What is in it for you?

Our Rochester, MN site is one of the most important sites for us in Kerry, we are happy to give visibility or you, your profile and with great chances of growing in the company. Be part of our Food Protection & Preservation site.

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here.

Beware of scams online or from individuals claiming to represent us. A Kerry employee will not solicit candidates through a non-Kerry email address or phone number. In addition, Kerry does not currently utilise video chat rooms (e.g., Google Hangouts) to conduct interviews. Refuse any request that asks you to provide payment to participate in the hiring process (e.g., purchasing a “starter kit,” investing in training, or something similar). Kerry will not ask you to pay any money at any point in the hiring process with the exception of reimbursable travel expenses. In addition, any payments made by Kerry will be from official firm accounts bearing the Kerry name.

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

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