Brookville, Indiana, United States

Plant Controller

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Job ID 53316

Purpose of the role:

The Plant Controller provides financial leadership to the Brookville Team. The Plant Controller will be responsible for maintaining a control environment that complies with the Company’s internal control policies and Sarbanes Oxley. The Plant Controller is expected to be a dynamic leader on the plant leadership team by contributing to all areas of plant management.  The position is an important part of the financial talent pipeline and serves as a feeder for larger plants as well as corporate roles (i.e. Mfg Financial Leader, Segment Analyst, etc.). 

Reports to: This position reports directly to the plant leader with strong reporting accountability for driving results to the segment manufacturing financial leader.

Span of Control: This individual may be responsible for leadership of non-financial plant administrative processes such as sourcing, information systems, scheduling, warehouse and shipping depart ents.

Responsibilities:

  1. Operations planning
  • Participates in the development of operational objectives for the plant that are aligned to Corporate and Division strategic objectives
  • Leads proactive development of contingency plans, productivity improvement and corrective actions to ensure facility financial results and shareholder value is optimized.

    2.  Financial and Operational Controls

  • Ensures that there is an effective and efficient system of internal controls including; data integrity, asset protection, segregation of duties, budgeting, financial reporting, information systems and adherence to corporate policies and governmental regulations (GAAP, SOX compliance, etc.)
  • Drives a robust representation letter process that provides assurance and visibility to a sound internal control environment.
  • Leads the Continuous Sign-off process to ensure that accountability for internal controls is clear and that processes are documented.

    3.  Reporting and analysis

  • Leads financial planning, budgeting and forecasting processes
  • Prepares and delivers the plant financial forecasts and projections
  • Monitors the plant’s monthly closing process in conjunction with the Accounting team
  • Communicates results effectively to management and non-financial personnel
  • Provides in-depth analysis on variances to plan and forecast
  • Provides risk analysis for contingency planning
  • 4.  Driving plant profitability
  • Leads actions in line with achieving targets, mitigating risk and prioritizing resource needs
  • Leads proactive development of contingency plans, productivity improvement and corrective actions to ensure facility financial results and shareholder value is optimized.
  • Provides insightful and competitive analytics that anticipate change and drive decision making
  • Provides investment analysis
  • Assists in contract evaluation and negotiation
  • Educates plant personnel on key performance metrics

    5.  Cross-functional leadership and team contribution

    • Work across organization boundaries and all levels of the company to achieve plant, division or corporate objectives
    • Shares best practices across division, i.e, process improvements, financial modeling and procedures changes.
    • Aligns teams and resources in order to solve problems and drive results
    • Provides support to team members at plant, segment and corporate level

6.  Leading and developing talent

  • Creates an environment where talent is developed through effective performance management, talent evaluation systems and utilization of people.
  • Acts as a resource to the non-financial leaders of the business providing education and training on the key principles of Finance
  • Invests in the growth and development of their direct reports and other identified talent in their organization. 
  • Ensures succession plans are executed for focus roles

  1. Plant process and administrative leadership
  • Leads non-financial plant administrative processes such as sourcing, information systems, scheduling, warehouse and shipping.
  • Assigns resources and provides support and direction as needed.

  1.   Leadership for the oversight and accountability of plant security
    • Ensures the delegation and successful completion of site security functions, included but not limited to: Managing/implementing OC Security Standards, quarterly assessment of security equipment, security capital project management, incident investigation coordination (contact for local authorities, communication with WHQ), talent management of security guards, site contact for security audits and visits, and monitor completion of WHQ required training.

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or relevant discipline a must. 

  • 5+ years operating in a range of economic conditions, i.e. expansion, contraction, stable economic conditions—forecasting, scenario planning, risk analysis and contingency development.
  • Strong financial acumen with demonstrated analytical ability accompanied by knowledge of corporate finance and manufacturing costing principles—understands P&L and balance sheet dynamics
  • Candidates must be willing to relocate in the future for growth opportunities

Experience:

  • MBA, CMA, CPA preferred.
  • Providing leadership to organizations within a manufacturing operation(s)—leading operations planning, savings, forecasting and investment analysis
  • Delivering continuous improvement.
  • Participating in the development of strategic plans.
  • Negotiating, developing and evaluating customer and supplier contracts
  • Attracting, developing and retaining outstanding talent—growing talent and succession planning.
  • Demonstrated high growth in previous experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to teach and communicate in simple, impacting terms
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and control costs—effectively develops business cases and enroll leaders at all levels in taking appropriate action.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and intimate knowledge of customers, competition, and the market and uses this knowledge to drive customer and product profitability decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and execute strategic directions.
  • Conducts himself/herself with the highest ethical and moral standards.
  • Intelligent, creative, analytical.
  • Highly motivated and results driven with a high energy level—has a bias for proactive action.
  • Broad operating style, ability to adapt across cultures, environments and styles.
  • Forward thinking leadership abilities, including the ability to motivate, lead by example, and encourage teamwork and effective communication.
  • Passionate, charismatic personality; articulate, approachable and friendly.
  • Makes decisions and commits to a course of action with appropriate information and recognizes uncertainty of success; weighs and manages risk in decision making; able to make decisions detrimental to a few but helpful to many.
  • Behaves in a mature and appropriate manner.  Shows good judgment, does not allow feeling or biases to distract reasoning, does not rationalize failures.
  • Freely states opinions and feelings.  Expresses him/her self directly and candidly.
  • Shows appreciation for and understanding of the feelings of others.  Aware of personal impact on others.  Expresses opinions without offending or creating defensiveness. 

About Owens Corning  

Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) develops, manufactures and markets insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites. Global in scope and human in scale, the company’s market-leading businesses use their deep expertise in materials, manufacturing and building science to develop products and systems that save energy and improve comfort in commercial and residential buildings. Through its glass reinforcements business, the company makes thousands of products lighter, stronger and more durable. Ultimately, Owens Corning people and products make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, Owens Corning posted 2015 sales of $5.4 billion and employs about 15,000 people in 25 countries. It has been a Fortune 500® company for 61 consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.owenscorning.com.

A career at Owens Corning offers the ability to enhance your expertise and achieve your personal and professional aspirations. Through it all, we’ll empower you with an environment that encourages open communication and big ideas, competitive pay for your performance, comprehensive benefits, and more opportunities to make your impact.

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. on a permanent basis.

Owens Corning is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.

Please note:Applications must be filled out completely—incomplete applications will not be considered. Resumes are welcome, but are not a substitute for completing the application.

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