Leads the analysis of production efficiencies and costs, providing related management with timely reporting and support, and driving actions to drive efficiency and improving cost performance. This position can be based out of one of our CA facilities in Sacramento, Salida or Turlock.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Develops and maintains annual plant budgets and resulting standard cost production models which include raw materials, labor, overhead, and packaging.
Communicates with plant management and Finance teams regarding production and standard cost challenges and variances.
Leads monthly financial closing functions related to manufacturing costs.
Reconciles production orders, analyze cost variances, and provide insight to Plant Management and Planning teams.
Leads analysis, reporting and reviews of labor and overhead spending and absorption budgets and variances.
Oversees opportunity and risk assessments and identification of action plans to mitigate financial variances.
Engages in financial leadership on major Capital projects, including in-depth ROI metrics and sensitivity/risk analysis.
Leads/facilitates Blue Diamond's Margin Enhancement initiatives, with active support of the role's specific manufacturing site.
Provides appropriate business support, including, but not limited to, identifying opportunities to streamline processes and improving reporting.
Prepares audit schedules for areas of oversight.
This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance.
5 years of professional cost accounting or production plant finance management experience.
Prior people management experience.
Must be able to communicate and interact effectively, both verbally and in writing with a broad spectrum of internal employees including all levels of management.
Must be a proactive team player with the ability to demonstrate cooperation and work in cross-functional teams.
Ability to present complex financial data effectively to executive level contacts.
Must have thorough knowledge of analytical techniques and procedures.
Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of SAP Production Planning and Product Costing.
Effective use of reporting tools and personal computer software (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint etc.).
Must be organized and able to prioritize multiple responsibilities to meet deadlines while maintaining accuracy, quality and quantity of work performed.
Must be able to work independently under minimal supervision.
Up to 50%-day travel
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES
8-10 years of professional cost accounting or production plant finance management experience.
CMA or MBA
Change management and the ability to diligently address all aspects of a business process.
Strong analytical disposition with high attention to detail and accuracy.
Effective in working independently or in a team environment.
Strong problem solving and negotiation skills.
Desire to learn and face new challenges.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Adaptable to changing environment.
While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to sit, walk and stand; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Employees work under typical office conditions, and the noise level is usually quiet.
Bachelors: Accounting (Required)
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Blue Diamond Growers (BDG) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. BDG provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information. BDG also complies with all provisions of the U.S. Government's Executive Order 11246 dated September 24, 1965 and the rules, regulations and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor.
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