Starr, South Carolina, United States
Plant ControllerJob ID 54486
The Plant Controller provides financial leadership to the Starr, SC manufacturing facility. This position will be accountable for driving results to the segment manufacturing financial leader. 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. This individual will also be responsible for leadership of non-financial plant administrative processes such as sourcing, materials/production planning, warehouse operations, IT, and security.
Join an organization that believes that every employee owns a piece of our bold growth goals and ultimate success. We are a market-leading innovator that has placed on the Fortune 500®. Owens Corning is devoted to delivering sustainable solutions across our three business segments while striving to ensure our people and products make the world a better place. We take pride in having an inclusive and diverse workplace with employees around the globe. A holistic sense of community exists across our entire organization as our talent grows globally. We are a company that fully recognizes the importance of paving a path to a sustainable and safe enterprise through investing in our people. Our desire to make an impactful difference in the world flows from top down to all levels of the organization. By being a company that instills pride within each and every employee, we aspire to build market-leading businesses; global in scope - human in scale.
Reports to: Plant Leader
Span of Control: 3-4 Salaried Direct Reports
1. Live the Safety stand, adhere to the safety responsibilities.
2. 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
3. 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
4. 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
5. 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
6. Cross-functional leadership and team contribution
- Works across organization boundaries and all levels of the company to achieve plant, division, or corporate objectives
- Supports plant events and leads/participates on teams in plant (Leads TPM Office Pillar, participates on other TPM Pillar teams, Safety Committee, Emergency Response, Threat Management, Wellness teams, etc. as appropriate.
- 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
7. 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 development plans are executed for their team
8. Plant process and administrative leadership
- Leads non-financial plant administrative processes for sourcing, materials/production planning, warehouse operations, IT, and security
- Assigns resources and provides support and direction as needed
- Monitors and hold self and others accountable for safety
9. 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.
- Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or relevant discipline required. MBA, CMA, CPA preferred.
- Providing leadership to organizations within a manufacturing operation(s)—leading operations planning, savings, forecasting and investment analysis
- Operating in a range of economic conditions, i.e. expansion, contraction, stable economic conditions—forecasting, scenario planning, risk analysis and contingency development.
- 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 & ABILITIES:
- Strong financial acumen with demonstrated analytical ability accompanied by knowledge of corporate finance and manufacturing costing principles—understands P&L and balance sheet dynamics
- 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
- 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
About Owens Corning
Owens Corning is a global leader in insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composite materials. Its insulation products conserve energy and improve acoustics, fire resistance, and air quality in the spaces where people live, work, and play. Its roofing products and systems enhance curb appeal and protect homes and commercial buildings alike. Its fiberglass composites make thousands of products lighter, stronger, and more durable. Owens Corning provides innovative products and solutions that deliver a material difference to its customers and, ultimately, make the world a better place. The business is global in scope, with operations in 33 countries. It is also human in scale, with approximately 20,000 employees cultivating local and longstanding relationships with customers. Based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, the company posted 2018 sales of $7.1 billion. Founded in 1938, it has been a Fortune 500® company for 64 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.
Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.