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Plant Controller - Blue Earth

Requisition ID 14660
Position Type FT Permanent
Career Function Accounting/Finance 
Recruiter #LI-MQ1
Posting Type LI

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

We are Kerry. The Taste & Nutrition Company. We make products people enjoy and feel better about. And, we are growing. We need talented, passionate people who want to help us make the business better. People who expect better from themselves. People who care about delivering better for customers, their colleagues, the company and their own career. People who take pride in paving new paths to lead the business forward. We need great people who want to do great things. People like you, perhaps.

If you are high energy, self-motivated, creative, collaborative, and enjoy executing against the demands of a fast-paced high growth organization, then consider joining our team to help drive your career and Kerry forward.


What you'll do:

The Plant Controller for the facility will lead and support the Operations Finance function for the site in addition to assisting with reporting and identifying of cost savings opportunities.  This includes providing accurate financial and statistical data in order for Management to make timely and informed decisions concerning financial performance of the business.   The position has dual reporting between the plant manager and the finance function.   This role is a key member of the management team in the facility.

  • Proper control and valuation of inventory.
  • Review Plant expenses monthly and be proactive in cost control.
  • Complete monthly reporting pack for plant (including KPIs)
  • Complete daily, weekly, and monthly statistics
  • Manufacturing order cost vs budget / target
  • Manufacturing order efficiency vs budget / target
  • Direct allocated cost analysis vs budget / target
  • Indirect cost analysis vs budget / target
  • Inventory management vs budget / target
  • KPI reporting (including operational efficiencies)
  • Capital projects performance reporting
  • Supply Chain / distribution efficiency measurement
  • Budgeting/ Forecasting / Planning
  • Kerry Best Practice Implementation
  • Least cost formulation evaluation
  • Joint and by-product costing


What you'll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Accounting required.  
  • CPA, CMA or equivalent is desired but not required.
  • Expert knowledge of Excel, ERP and Accounting Systems and experience with Performance based measurement.
  • Strong analytical mindset with attention to detail, good communication, organization, prioritization and time management skills while handling multiple ongoing projects in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
  • Prior experience with long term strategic planning, investing analysis, acquisition, capital, cost management, capital reporting, budgeting, forecasting, profitability analysis, financial reporting, managing fixed assets, closing the books, processing accounts receivable and accounts payable, budgeting, intercompany allocations, year-end audit and technical accounting are all highly desired
  • Experience in commercial or manufacturing ( food, chemical or Pharmaceutical industry) beneficial, but not required

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .                                                                                                         

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