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Plant Operations Controller / Finance Manager

Adler Pelzer Group

Location: Salem, Virginia
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: February 8, 2024
Full-Time Salem, Virginia Job Details Description Are you looking to join a pioneering team working in the evolving world of heavy trucks in the US? If so, then the Plant Operations Controller / Finance Manager position with STS North America at the brand new facility in Virginia is the role for you! Adler Pelzer Group (APG) - a growing global Tier One supplier of Acoustic and Soft Trim products to the automotive industry recently acquired the STS Group. The STS Group is a stock listed, globally leading supplier of components and systems for the commercial vehicle and automotive industries headquartered in France. Together, APG and STS are pioneering operations of Class A surface components for the heavy trucks in the USA. We are seeking an experienced Plant Operations Controller / Finance Manager to support the manufacturing operation in the opening of the first brand new STS facility in Salem, Virginia. The Plant Operations Controller / Finance Manager is responsible for creating financial and operational analysis for the manufacturing operation, and developing budgets and forecasting for manufacturing operation. This role is similar to a Financial Analyst role but with the added responsibility of being part of the plant's management team. The Finance Manager completes financial analysis and reports generation activities in a manner designed to protect assets, meet reporting requirements, provide timely, meaningful reporting of operations and effectively plan for and audit the financial needs of the firm. Benefits for the Plant Operations Controller / Finance Manager:  Opportunity to be a part of a brand-new launch pioneering STS North American and grow one’s career. Competitive pay and benefits package. The range for this position is $110,000 to $125,000. Specific salary is commensurate with relevant experience and factors such as education, certifications and licenses, skills, and training. Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance options from day one Generous and flexible paid time off 401(K) match, fully vested Company provided life insurance, short term and long term disability insurance, employee assistance program Variety of automobile purchase discounts (Stellantis (FCA), BMW, Ford, GM, Subaru-many others) Tuition reimbursement and professional development, and more.  To learn more about our Company and our rich history, visit our websites: & Duties & Responsibilities of the Plant Operations Controller / Finance Manager: Responsible for reporting plant performance, actual sales vs. budgeted sales, plant profitability, total cost improvements.  Develop accurate financial forecasts on a monthly basis in conjunction with Plant Management.  Responsible to develop 5-year budget for the plant operations.  Will be required to communicate and interpret budget analysis to Plant and NAFTA Management. Responsible for enforcing financial policies and attain controls where financial policies lack structure Develop and report to upper management key ratios, figures, and statistics for the manufacturing operation (similar to a Financial Analyst tasks), especially focused on labor hours.  Advise management on matters, such as effective use of resources and assumptions underlying budget forecasts.  Responsible for submitting Capital Requests and tracking of Capital Projects from inception to completion.  Assist in the development of manufacturing standards and utilization rates as well as periodic review and audit of Bills of Materials and Routings. Note: This section is not inclusive. Other duties are assigned as necessary to support team goals. The profile we look for the Plant Finance Manager: Please refer to the required list of skills and experience below. Education can be substituted with equivalent experience. Licenses & Certifications are preferred but not required. Please respond with resume. **NO RECRUITERS INQUIRING TO ASSIST WITH THIS SEARCH PLEASE** We are an equal opportunity employer. APG and STS participate in the E-Verify Program. Qualifications Skills Required Mathematical competency: Advanced Microsoft Office Suite: Advanced Analytical: Advanced Budgeting: Advanced Capital Reqs Database: Intermediate Communication Skills: Advanced ERP Software: Advanced Reporting: Advanced SAP - FI Financial Accounting: Intermediate Behaviors Required Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well Team Player: Works well as a member of a group Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity Motivations Required Entrepreneurial Spirit: Inspired to perform well by an ability to drive new ventures within the business Education Required Bachelorsor better in or better in Finance or related field Experience Required 3-5 years: Experience with Financial Software such as SAP-Purchasing, Production Planning, Inventory, Fixed Assets, and Sales 3-5 years: Experience using MS Excel spreadsheet to create complex reports 3-5 years: SAP in the Finance module experience is a plus 3-5 years: Financial experience in an operations manufacturing environment is a must. Financial experience in the automotive manufacturing sector is a plus 3-5 years: Financial Analyst  / Finance Manager experience