Cost Manager / Plant Controller

Requisition ID
2017-2938
Job Location(s)
Limerick Ireland
Company
Cook Ireland
Position Type
Full Time
Category
Accounting/Finance/Pricing

Overview

This role provides financial leadership to the manufacturing site as an integral part of the operational management team.

The Successful Candidate will need to have a strong understanding of the operational and financial performance of the plant and will partner with leadership to identify and drive improvements.  He/she will also need to manage and drive improvements in the financial systems, including planning, product costing, and operational controlling. 

 

Reporting to: Global Cost Manager

Responsibilities

  • Plays a key role in establishing the financial direction for the site, coordinates, consolidates, and analyses financial results, plans, and forecasts.
  • Prepares complex financial analysis for various business opportunities and continuous improvement initiatives, accesses associated risks, and makes recommendations.
  • Leads the month end close process, analyses and interprets actual results/cost trends, explains key variances, and makes recommendations for action.
  • Actively engages and works with the operations team and IT team to suggest and implement system improvements in order to deliver accurate product costs for all items manufactured.
  • Works together with business partners in order to determine reporting needs and delivers clear and effective reports, KPIs, and presentations, utilizing a variety of software packages.
  • Provide and analyse financial information in support of annual external audits.
  • Partners with Procurement and Operations to maintain accurate and efficient inventory and coordinates periodic inventory counts and variance reconciliations.
  • Ability to work in collaborative and independent work situations and environments with minimal supervision.
  • Contributes as a strong member of the global cost team that works to drive consistency and continuous improvement across the organisation.
  • Manage cost team, including training, development, & performance management.
  • Perform backup duties for cost team members as required.
  • Ensure that Cook’s Code of Conduct is considered in all business matters carried out on Cook’s behalf.

Qualifications

  • Professional Accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA).
  • 10 years operations finance experience with strong working knowledge of financial and non-financial metrics, lean manufacturing practices, and product costing.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to clearly communicate a vision, educate individuals and teams, and influence decisions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proven problem solving skills.
  • Strong organization skills.
  • High level of self-motivation.

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