• Plant Controller

    Job Locations US-WI-Jackson
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  • Company Overview

    Want a job you can feel good about? Leading to better encompasses everything we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the world's leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building sustainable solutions for consumers or building benefits and opportunities for employees, the main thread of the Kerry fabric is #LeadingToBetter. With focus on a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.


    Leading to better.

    Through sensory science and technology, Kerry develops and manufactures food and beverage solutions for popular brands throughout the world. In fact, you've most likely experienced Kerry in the food or beverages you've consumed in the past few days!


    Leading to better, together. 

    Together, we shape how the world views food and beverage.  Leading to better, together means we do this in a culture that nurtures agility, speed, quality and safety and we do this through:

    • Celebrating curiosity that leads to action
    • Empowering our people
    • Promoting diverse thinking
    • Investing in innovation
    • Acting on sustainability
    • Embracing our differences

    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

    Description and Responsibilities

    The Plant Controller for the facility will lead and support the Operations Finance function for the site in addition to assisting with reporting and identifying of cost savings opportunities.  This includes providing accurate financial and statistical data in order for Management to make timely and informed decisions concerning financial performance of the business.   The position has dual reporting between the plant manager and the finance function.   This role is a key member of the management team in the facility.


    Day-to-Day responsibilities include:

    • Proper control and valuation of inventory.
    • Review Plant expenses monthly and be proactive in cost control.
    • Complete monthly reporting pack for plant (including KPIs)
    • Complete daily, weekly, and monthly statistics
    • Manufacturing order cost vs budget / target
    • Manufacturing order efficiency vs budget / target
    • Direct allocated cost analysis vs budget / target
    • Indirect cost analysis vs budget / target
    • Inventory management vs budget / target
    • Continuous Improvement and KPI reporting (including operational efficiencies)
    • Capital projects performance reporting
    • Supply Chain / distribution efficiency measurement
    • Budgeting/ Forecasting / Planning
    • Kerry Best Practice Implementation
    • Least cost formulation evaluation
    • Joint and by-product costing
    • Engagement with plant personnel including daily plant walks



    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Accounting required.  
    • CPA, CMA or equivalent is desired but not required.
    • Expert knowledge of Excel, ERP and Accounting Systems and experience with Performance based measurement.
    • 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.
    • Prior experience with long term strategic planning, investing analysis, acquisition, capital, cost management, capital reporting, budgeting, forecasting, profitability analysis, financial reporting, managing fixed assets, closing the books, processing accounts receivable and accounts payable, budgeting, intercompany allocations, year-end audit and technical accounting are all highly desired
    • Experience in commercial or manufacturing ( food, chemical or Pharmaceutical industry) beneficial, but not required



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