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Plant Controller

Talalay Global Shelton, CT
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

Talalay Global, the largest producer of Talalay in the world and the only manufacturer in the United States, is searching for a Plant Controller! Our Talalay is used in millions of the finest mattresses, pillows and toppers around the globe. This is an exciting opportunity to join a world class team!

The Plant Controller position functions as a business partner with plant and financial management to effectively manage and control the business. Reporting to the CFO and a dotted line to the Vice President of Operations, key areas of responsibilities include spend analysis, material & labor variance analysis, forecasting, management and reporting, asset safeguarding and evaluating/tracking cost out opportunities. Will also partner with corporate financial staff, as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Financial Reporting/Forecasting:

  • Prepare monthly reports of results, monthly forecasts, annual operating plan and strategic planning for Cost of Goods Sold items
  • Develop and/or review budget/forecast inputs such as component material cost, bills of material, labor & overhead rates, expense budgets for manufacturing and service departments
  • Ensure bill of material and costing accurately reflect production operations
  • Perform audits of bill of materials to ensure product costs are accurate and accounted for properly. Report audit results monthly
  • Determine the appropriate inventory levels of finished goods and adjust the level based on production, shipping and returns.
  • Ensure accuracy of physical inventory, investigate and explain variances

Spend Analysis and Control:

  • Review labor reporting and cost, material costs, manufacturing overhead, distribution cost, returns and inventory levels. Highlight opportunities for improvement
  • Cost analysis- review and understand major operational cost drivers including reporting of key parameters
  • Labor analysis, including periodic reporting of key labor data/statistics
  • Develop cost estimates for new product initiatives
  • Review production variances (materials & labor) with management and help drive to root cause- in particular review of scrap data by area
  • As needed, capture relevant material content, scrap, workforce, throughput rates of department for use in updating Standard to Actual
  • Analyze potential excess and obsolete inventory items monthly
  • Work closely with Operations Management to recommend optimum factory planning

Other:

  • Responsible for internal controls at the plant for operations, sales and finance
  • Attend daily plant production meeting
  • Other Duties- Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration
  • 5+ years as a Plant Controller or Cost Manager in a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge and experience of accounting computer applications
  • Good technical computing skills including high level excel, and ability to work with data across multiple platforms
  • Experience using an ERP system
  • Inventory Management experience is a plus

Skills and Abilities:

  • Highly motivated self-starter with the ability to drive for results
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good problem analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Investigative mind
  • Team player who can work well on a cross-functional basis with excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and plan work activities. Uses time efficiently, develops realistic action plans

Benefits:

Talalay Global recognizes that talented people are attracted to companies that provide competitive pay, comprehensive benefits packages and outstanding advancement opportunities. For this reason, we offer a Comprehensive Benefit Plan that includes:

  • Medical and Dental Coverage
  • Vision Care Coverage
  • Disability Insurance
  • Employee Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401k and company paid pension plan
  • Paid Time Off

Talalay Global is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Drug-free workplace employer.

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