Plant Controller Tier 2 in Robersonville, NC at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 3/29/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


NC Robersonville

Job Type:

Finance Plant Accounting

Job Posting Title:

Plant Controller Tier 2

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The Plant Controller will be a key player in the plant management team providing key analysis and insights to guide decision making, as well as taking a leadership role in challenging the plant to improve financial performance.  Provides strong leadership and direction to the local plant finance team to ensure the financial accounting and reporting needs of the plant are met to enable the plant management team to meet their budgeted financial goals and objectives.  Ensures all plant accounting/reporting is done in a timely and accurate manner and in accordance with US GAAP Accounting Standards and accounting policies/ procedures of TreeHouse Foods, Inc.

Position Responsibilities:

•    Lead and develop the plant finance teams at the Robersonville plant.

•    Provide financial advice to the plant management team to ensure sound financial and operational decisions

•    Provide accurate and timely operational performance reporting to the plant management team

•    Use analysis techniques and metrics to identify and make recommendations to plant management to improve operational performance and lower unit costs

•    Provide finance leadership for Lean Manufacturing/TPM initiatives at the plant level

•    Instill strong cost control and planning discipline to assist senior plant management in controlling manufacturing costs

•    Lead the annual business planning process for the plant, including preparation of the financial manufacturing business plan and product standard costs

•    Assist plant management team with capital planning, including calculating and evaluating financial payback on all capital expenditure proposals

•    Work with divisional and corporate finance/business units on a number of initiatives including: providing cost information for innovation and cost reduction projects, identifying cost/performance improvement opportunities and leadership of divisions or companywide initiatives

•    Ensure the accuracy and integrity of the plants accounting systems and records, as well as strict compliance to all company policies, procedures and controls

•    Develop necessary ERP system proficiency for both finance and other plant functions (SAP experience preferred)

•    Leverage systems capability to enhance data access, analytical information and management reporting

•    Key focus areas include materials cost and usage management, labor cost and utilization, asset utilization and overhead expenditure control

Qualifications and Requirements:

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and/or Finance. CMA or CPA preferred.

•    7 years of related experience, food industry experience preferred

•    SAP experience preferred

•    Ability to deal with ambiguity, change and a dynamic business environment.

•    Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite

•    Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills under pressing time constraints. 

•    Ability to prioritize and control multiple tasks at the same time

•    Ability to develop collaborative relationships across various functional areas both internally and externally. 

•    Strong verbal and written communication skills


Bachelor’s Degree Required – Type: Accounting or Finance preferred

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

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


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