Assistant Plant Controller

Unilever Canada Inc

The Assistant Plant Controller is a key role on site and will be an innate problem-solver, with the ability to support the business in developing and executing on effective business strategies, including the planning and budgeting process.

  • Contribute to drive financial performance of the site together with leadership team and through World Class Manufacturing (WCM)
  • Lead annual business planning process, forecasts and actual reporting.
  • Lead for cost improvement / restructuring / capex / sourcing projects, and challenge, calculate sensitivities and build business cases.
  • Provide financial expertise and challenge on ad hoc projects.
  • Provide leadership and vision for process improvement and automation opportunities in the Finance and Performance Management space.
  • Lead/Monitor all Cost Controlling activities (Month-End Close, Fixed Assets, Costing) performed by colleagues in Supply Chain Financial Services (SCFS)
  • Liaise with SCFS to ensure complete and timely running of the ABC model and generation of overhead allocation to products.
  • Provide analysis of the output transfer prices, detailing reasons for movements.
  • Maintain a robust forecasting system in operation and assure budget holders are involved.
  • Play a key role in the finance community within the North American supply chain, developing relationships to drive performance improvements in the SU, sharing best practices with colleagues
  • Play an active role in driving for change and continuous improvement in the business and within finance; identify areas that require improvement.

You love to win, and have fun doing it

Models success and fulfillment, achieves satisfaction by helping others to continue developing their skills.

You’re a changemaker:

Ability to drive change and innovation by gathering knowledge and resources to ensure tasks are completed within timelines to a high degree of accuracy and professionalism.

You’re a paradox navigator: The ability to navigate the many embedded operational tensions.

You’re a culture & change champion: Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to build collaborative relationships with multiple and diverse stakeholders.

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • Bachelor degree in a related field; Masters degree or CPA preferred with 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Prior work experience in Supply Chain Finance strongly preferred; Consumer Product Goods (CPG) preferred
  • ERP Experience required; SAP preferred
  • Microsoft Office required; Advanced Excel required
  • Business partnering experience with clear, focused and sound financial assessment and guidance (strategic insights, risks, and opportunities)
  • Leading efficient and effective budgeting and forecasting activities (complex and time sensitive, cycle driven and continuous forward look approaches)
  • Providing incisive and persuasive management performance reporting and analysis solutions across multiple organizational dimensions
  • Developing strong personal and team relationships across a multitude of business stakeholders

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