Plant Controller

Oak Brook, Illinois Permanent USD120,000 - USD150,000 per year
  • Global, diverse manufacturer with lots of room for internal growth
  • Excellent internal mentorship and training opportunities

About Our Client

Great opportunity to join a global, household name manufacturer as a Plant Controller in one of their most successful and essential plants. This plant is located in Oak Brook, IL. This person will directly into the US CFO and will receive excellent mentorship and training.

Our client is a global powerhouse in the manufacturing sector with many well-known and reputable brands falling under the umbrella. This company has grown organically keeping quality products and customers at the forefront of everything they do. This person will join the senior leadership team and take full control and responsibility over the Oak Brook plant with revenues of c. $100m.

Job Description

  • Prepare, review, and analyze monthly financial statements/KPI reports for the plants in accordance with company policies and GAAP.
  • Proactively partner with plant management and the Controller's group to ensure that all parties have a clear and accurate picture of the plants overall financial performance.
  • Lead the preparation of the plants' business planning process, incorporating productivity and cost targets for both manufacturing and sourcing.
  • Prepare monthly rolling forecasts and provide plant and operations leadership with insight and commentary for all major variances from both plan and prior forecast.
  • Provide financial guidance for all plant capital investments and related business case justifications.
  • Lead and drive plant cost reduction efforts, holding plant management team responsible for delivering annual cost reductions and productivity improvements.
  • Develop and maintain accurate standard cost data for all products, working with both product teams and business management on new product development and new business opportunities.
  • Prepare and assist in recondition cost quotes on new business/contracts.
  • Ensure proper internal controls are in place to safeguard company assets.
  • Develop necessary inventory polices and controls to ensure integrity of financial statements.
  • Serve as the primary contact for internal and external auditors.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

To be considered for this Plant Controller position in Oak Brook, candidates will ideally have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance
  • CPA would be highly advantageous
  • 7+ years of accounting & finance experience with a proven track record of success
  • Excellent costing and inventory accounting experience
  • Ability to communicate with employees globally clearly and precisely
  • Manufacturing industry experience is essential

What's on Offer

On offer for the successful Plant Controller:

  • Competitive base salary of up to $140k
  • Generous bonus potential of up to 20% annually
  • Generous family healthcare plan
  • 7% 401k match
  • Flexible/Hybrid working schedule
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Job summary

Sub Sector
Financial Controller
Business Services
Oak Brook
Contract Type
Consultant name
Michael Younie
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