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Plant Controller

Company Name:
McCormick & Company
McCormick & Company, Incorporated , a global leader in flavor, is seeking a Plant Controller for it's Spice Mill Plant located in Hunt Valley, MD . With $4 billion in annual sales, the company manufactures markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry - retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. McCormick Brings Passion to Flavor(TM).
As an employer recognized for our exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick & Co., Inc. offers a wide variety of benefits, programs and services which address the needs of employees and their families. McCormick's benefits include, but are not limited to tuition assistance, medical & dental, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), paid holidays and vacations.
POSITION OVERVIEW:
Under the general supervision of the Finance Director - Operations, this position is responsible for all the cost and accounting activities for the Spice Mill Plant as well as partnering with the Plant Leadership Team (PLT) to provide overall financial guidance. This includes significant analysis of actual results, preparation and communication of financial forecasts and responsibility for a portion of divisional manufacturing budgets. This position may also lead cross-functional projects and standardization efforts in certain areas across the Operations Finance Team.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide guidelines for approaches to cost analyses used in business decisions.
Perform financial analysis as assigned for use in the development of business strategies and tactics. Submitting financial findings and interpretations for review and assisting management in the development of recommendations to business issues.
Assist in the implementation and interpretation of plant metrics and critical indicator reports. Quantify the financial impact of the opportunity or issues resulting from those interpretaions, including impacts of operational decisions.
Participate in the development of financial forecasts and related budgets, considering alternative scenarios as appropriate and performing variance analysis to the forecasts and budgets.
Prepare economic forecasts of business conditions and trends impacting the manufacturing site and drawing relevant conclusions.
Develop and analyze standard product costs using labor and machine rates as well as activity based costing & analyzing actual to standard variances.
Assist in the identification, validation and monitoring of CCI (Comprehensive Continuous Improvement) programs. Actively participate on Continuous Improvement teams providing financial support and insight.
Participate in the definition of assumptions for the quantification, analysis and audits of investments. Includes capital investments, with measurement of return, and balancing inventory holding costs and operational performance.
Maintain an effective control environment.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or a related field
Minimum 8 years of accounting and/or financial analysis experience
Minimum 2 years' experience participating on projects
Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated experience working across functions and interacting with all levels of the organization
Excellent analytical skills and problem solving capabilities
Proven knowledge of financial accounting standards and GAAP
Excellent theoretical and practical knowledge of different financial and analytical techniques and the capability to plan work and meet deadlines
Demonstrated ability to be a dynamic self-starter, work independently and apply sound judgment to solve complex problems with incomplete and/or ambiguous information and proactively initiate action steps
Excellent communication and organization skills
Ability to propose and implement improvements to systems, methods of work and analysis methods and contribute to ensuring that they are continuously adapted to the business requirements
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, with advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
MBA
CPA
Minimum 2 years in manufacturing (cost) accounting
Knowledge of Activity Based Costing
Experience leading or managing projects
Experience leading large complex projects and supporting finance initiatives with the business functions
SAP experience
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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