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Compton, California, United States

Plant Controller

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Job ID 54552


The Plant Controller provides financial leadership to the Compton, CA Roofing & Asphalt Plant. This position reports directly to the plant leader with dotted line reporting to the Components manufacturing financial leader to drive results. The Plant Controller is responsible for maintaining a controls 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.). This individual will also be responsible for controls at all third-party logistics warehouses in the USA for the Components business.


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 are optimized.

•    Operating rhythm and cadence in place and being followed
•    Operations plans executed
•    Process expectations and timing

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.

•    Controls performance ratings
•    Audit ratings

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

•    Timely and accurate Closing process
•    Forecast accuracy and timeliness
•    Balance Sheet Integrity

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 are 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

•    Key performance indicators
•    Productivity against plan
•    Financial performance against plan
•    Return on capital
•    Results of capital projects

5.  Cross-functional leadership and team contribution
•    Works across organization boundaries and all levels of the company to achieve plant, division, and corporate objectives
•    Shares best practices across division, i.e, process improvements, financial modeling, and procedure changes
•    Aligns teams and resources 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 identified talent in their organization. 
•    Ensures succession plans are executed for focus roles

•    Rate of turnover
•    Rate of turnover for poor and marginal performers
•    Talent additions through external recruiting
•    Number of turnovers of high performance and high growth talent
•    Talent developed and promoted under their leadership

7.  Plant process and administrative leadership 
•    Leads controls process/compliance at third-party logistics warehouses and observes inventory counts as needed
•    Assigns resources and provides support and direction
•    Monitors and holds self and others accountable for safety
•    Ensures delegation and successful completion of site security functions such as; managing/implementing OC security standards; quarterly assessments of security equipment; site contact for security         audits and visits



•    High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
•    Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or relevant discipline required
•    Providing leadership to teams within a manufacturing organization – such as leading operations planning, savings, forecasting
•    Delivering continuous improvement.
•    Demonstrated high growth in previous experience
•    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.
•    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, knowledge of corporate finance and manufacturing costing principles – understands P&L and balance sheet dynamics
•    Demonstrated ability to teach and communicate clearly and concisely
•    Demonstrated ability to manage and control costs – effectively develops business cases and enrolls leaders to take appropriate action
•    Demonstrated ability to develop deep knowledge of customers, competition, and market and uses this information to drive customer and product profitability
•    Demonstrated ability to think strategically and execute strategic directions
•    Broad operating style, ability to adapt across cultures, environments, and styles.
•    Forward thinking leadership abilities, including ability to motivate, lead by example, and encourage teamwork and effective communication.
•    Makes decisions and commits to action with appropriate information, weighing and managing risk
•    Conducts himself/herself with the highest ethical and moral standards

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position.  Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties.  All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbents(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others.  The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and abilities.  

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship. #LI-KJ1

About Owens Corning  

Owens Corning is a global building and industrial materials leader. The company's three integrated businesses are dedicated to the manufacture and advancement of a broad range of insulation, roofing and fiberglass composite materials. Leveraging the talents of 19,000 employees in 33 countries, Owens Corning provides innovative products, manufacturing technologies, and sustainable solutions that address energy efficiency, product safety, renewable energy, durable infrastructure, and labor productivity. These solutions provide a material difference to the company's customers and make the world a better place. Based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, the company posted 2019 sales of $7.2 billion. Founded in 1938, it has been a Fortune 500® company for 65 consecutive years. For more information, please visit

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.

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