The role will be part of our Aseptic Operations Team.
Responsible for oversight of an assigned plants standard cost system including analysis of material consumptions, labor utilization, variable conversion costs, and logistics costs. Provide analysis, reporting, and planning of plant activities including, but not limited to, new product analysis, capital expense payback, and asset performance (throughput). Identify and support cost optimization activities related to indirect spending, labor utilization, and overall supply chain costs (direct materials, co-manufacturing costs, freight, etc) relative to assigned plant.
Foster an environment where cost control and strong financial stewardship are embraced at every level.
Ensure credibility of both the standard cost system (incl. yield and variances) and plant financial reporting / analysis.
Support capital expense process and project justification practices through use of payback and analysis and prioritization against business strategy. Ensure zero tolerance compliance with approval levels and use of control documents (request documents, purchase orders, construction contracts, etc)
Create, and interpret advanced financial analysis related to "make vs buy" decisions, manufacturing metrics, key performance / industry leading indicators, and new product analysis.
Support daily/weekly/monthly/quarterly/annual plant performance reviews by providing financial insight to trends, financial metrics, and develop proactive alternatives for improving results for above mentioned areas.
Other duties as identified or assigned based on needs of the plant leadership team or finance senior leadership team.
Candidates should have 5-7 years of progressive accounting experience, preferably with exposure to standard costing in a manufacturing environment as well as capital expense tracking
A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration
Strong written and verbal communication skills
The ability to effectively work with all levels of staff and management
Use of analytical techniques to identify and communicate performance improvement opportunities within a business
Knowledge of MS Office applications including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, and effective use of manufacturing cost within a major ERP system
High degree of attention to detail and process control with the ability to meet deadlines
The ability and desire to grow with a growing, entrepreneurial organization
Demonstrate a very high sense of urgency, speed to market is critical
Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Heartland Food Products Group