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Plant Controller

Hamilton, IL · Manufacturing

We seek a hands-on, experienced Plant Finance Manager to be part of the Plant Senior Leadership Team in this CPG (consumer packaged goods) Manufacturing operation.

If you are looking for a dynamic and challenging work environment, with opportunity to expand your influence across the organization, grow personally and professionally with long term goals, this position has much to offer.

This position requires a financial leader, who will partner with Operations Management to provide decision support, drive cost and process improvements, as well as taking a leadership role in challenging the plant to improve financial performance in support of the vision for manufacturing excellence.

The Plant Finance Manager will be a key player in the plant management team, providing key analysis and insights to guide decision making and challenge the plant to improve financial performance. Also ensure the financial accounting and reporting needs are met.

Compensation: Base 105K - 135k+ 15% bonus + 9% 401K match + excellent relocation

Location: Border of IL and IA. Near Burlington, Iowa / Keokuk, IA / Mount Pleasant, IA 



Direct Business Partnering:

  • Develop and leverage relationships with Operations and corporate functions to achieve manufacturing and related finance KPI’s and goals.
  • Develop and implement business plans aligned with enterprise strategy.
  • Provide leadership with a physical presence on the production floor, driving continuous improvement.
  • Provide financial advice, along with accurate and timely operational performance reporting, to the plant management team to ensure sound financial and operational decisions
  • Be a trusted adviser and expert to the Plant Manager and others.

Decision Support:

  • Articulate actionable data-driven insights by leveraging BI tools and storytelling techniques.
  • Formulate innovative ideas and map steps that will clearly accelerate the organization toward its goals.

Budget/Forecasting/Action Planning:

  • Assist plant management team with capital planning, including calculating and evaluating financial payback on all capital expenditure proposals
  • Understand all cost drivers in order to provide accurate and challenging budgets and forecast.
  • Prioritize activities and align with stakeholders to deliver results with a high degree of predictability.
  • Analyze industry trends and evolving technology to pro-actively identify improvement opportunities, minimize risk, and protect continuity of supply.
  • Develop necessary ERP system proficiency for both finance and other plant functions (SAP experience preferred).
  • Key focus areas include materials cost and usage management, labor cost and utilization, asset utilization and overhead expenditure control.
  • Coordinate activities with corporate accounting to ensure accurate financial results and other financial closing activities.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA or CMA, a plus.
  • 5+ years’ experience finance/accounting experience in a Manufacturing environment.
  • 3+ years of Leadership experience.
  • Experience in a medium to large manufacturing plant.
  • Experience with Excel.
  • ERP systems (SAP preferred).
  • Experience with Financial Modeling.
  • Continuous improvement experience and/or cost reduction recommendations.

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