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Plant Controller, Automated Packaging

LOCATION: 

Streetsboro, OH, US, 44241

REQ ID:  33850

Sealed Air is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges and to leave our world better than we found it. Our portfolio of leading packaging solutions includes CRYOVAC® brand food packaging, SEALED AIR® brand protective packaging and BUBBLE WRAP® brand packaging, which collectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.9 billion in sales in 2020 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 115 countries. To learn more, visit www.sealedair.com.

Summary

The Plant Controller is responsible for ensuring consistency and transparency in financial reporting as well as compliance with all internal controls for six manufacturing facilities. This role will collaborate with sister sites in the development and application of best practices throughout the organization and will serve as the financial business partner to supply chain plants. This is a fast paced, high volume role with interaction including Plant Operations leadership, Finance leadership and Sales & Marketing. This role will have key responsibilities to support the implementation of SAP over the next 18-24 months and has oversight over a team of two Plant Accountants.

Responsibilities

•    Provide accurate and timely analysis and interpretation to ensure accurate and actionable plant business decisions.
•    Coordinate site finance for manufacturing variances, costing, general ledger accounting, performance metrics, inventory valuation and analysis, forecasting and budgeting. Deliver monthly financial results to supply chain management and division finance.
•    Provide a leadership role that ensures a proper control environment
o    Compliance with accounting policies and chart of accounts
o    Co-ordinate and ensure that all accounting bookings are complete and accurate
o    Evaluate business controls applied to the sites impacting manufacturing and inventory. Work with local management to implement and improve controls as needed.
o    SOX compliance testing and documentation
o    Ensure that budget & forecast processes are completed within the business timetable, assist in driving accountability.
o    Certify that all transactions are recorded in line with Corporate Policy & Company Code of Conduct.
o    Safeguard all company assets; participate in reviewing asset inventory and utilization.
•    Lead the financial review of local site capital projects, to include working with the company Capital system, approvals and make good analysis.
•    Provide facility finance support including reviewing and delivering monthly financial results, identification of areas needing corrective action, tracking of committed cost savings, supporting corporate and regional projects as needed.
•    Review manufacturing information; work with the business to understand weekly/monthly performance versus standards to enable improvement in performance.
•    Analyze, understand and explain the reasons for movement in all manufacturing costs including month and year to date comparisons to budget and prior year.
•    Support the implementation of SAP
•    Other analysis as needed for product lines or Supply Chain Finance. 
•    Responsibilities are not limited to the above requirements.
•    Some travel required (up to 15% - 20%)
 

Qualifications

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: 
•    Bachelor’s degree required (Accounting or Finance strongly preferred), advanced certifications preferred.
•    5 years relevant finance experience with a background in manufacturing preferred.
•    Must have ERP experience, preferably IFS (current ERP in use at APS operations) or SAP (ERP to be rolled out in the next 24 months). 
•    SAP implementation experience a plus. 

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
•    Experience with BI and HFM are a plus
•    Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
•    CMA preferred but not required, other accounting qualifications may be considered.
o    Able to work both independently and within a team, generating results with general/minimal guidance from management.
o    Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with professional presentation.
o    Must be flexible, innovative, and comfortable in setting own priorities.
o    Ability to understand, interpret, and summarize large sets of data, and determine if the data accurately represents the business. 
o    Strong problem solving & analytical skills.
o    Experience with high volume operations.
o    Strong organization and planning skills.
 

Requisition id: 33850 

Relocation: Yes  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.

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WHY WORK AT SEALED AIR?

It is our responsibility to leverage what we have to affect positive and meaningful change for our communities and planet using Sealed Air’s global resources and expertise.

  • Corporate sustainability. It’s about improving the lives of people around the world by addressing pressing needs in the communities where we and our customers operate.
  • Customer Success. Meeting our customers' needs. At Sealed Air it’s more than a goal, it’s an integral part of our business practices, our innovative solutions, and our values.
  • Leaving our communities better than we found them through dedication of time, talent and resources.


Nearest Major Market: Akron
Nearest Secondary Market: Cleveland

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