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Plant Controller

Company: WinCup
Location: Chicago
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details
Job Location: West Chicago Plant - West Chicago, IL
Salary Range: Undisclosed

DescriptionWinCup is a foodservice packaging company focused on providing our customers and consumers the highest quality products allowing them to enjoy the beverages and foods they love, whether at home, or on the go. WinCup was established in 1962 and is now a leading manufacturer passionately transitioning into an innovative, technology driven enterprise focused on creating superior products and brands directly addressing plastic pollution. WinCup is driven by our Vio biodegradable foam technology, Our Phade line of PHA based straws and stirrers is the only Marine Biodegradable, Home and Industrial Compostable straws and stirrers in the world.
We are a diverse team and bound together by our shared Values. We value:

  • One Team
  • Performance Based; Rewards & Recognition Driven
  • Excellence in All We Do
  • Respectful and Engaged Leadership
  • Always Do the Right Thing

    So, if working on fantastic brands through innovation that leaves a positive legacy for our environment is what you are passionate about - read on to see if you might be a fit with our growing team!
    WinCup offers our full-time team members great benefit choices for you and your family with most benefit eligibility 31 days after hire, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid holidays, accruing paid time off, short and long-term disability, EAP, 401(k) with a company match available after 60 days.
    Job Position: Plant Finance Controller
    Job Location: West Chicago, IL (Not a Remote Role)
    Reports To: Plant Manager with a Dotted Line to Corporate Finance
    WinCup is seeking a Plant Controller to join ourteam located West Chicago, Illinois plant.
    Job description:
    The position is responsible for all aspects of financial administration within their respective manufacturing facility. This includes responsibilities in G/L accounting functions, financial statement preparation, timely month-end and year-end close, prepare and review accounting entries in accordance with GAAP, balance sheet account reconciliations, audit support and providing guidance on technical accounting issues. This position is the financial business partner and reports to the Plant Managers.
    Primary Responsibilities:

    • Variance Analysis & Reporting of Plant Operating Metrics - combination of financial and manufacturing metrics including, labor, machine utilization, shift performance, cost controls, inventory management, etc.
    • Support the Plant Manager & Supply Chain in developing & updating monthly production Plan, and measuring actual performance to Plan on a daily, weekly & monthly basis.
    • Work with Plant Operating staff to understand and improve processes & workflow including, raw materials processing, inventory management, quality assurance, shipping, and customer service.
    • Assist in financial close and monthly forecast for Plant
    • Will have specific Journal Entry responsibilities to support monthly close
    • Will be responsible for analyzing Plant P&L's and conducting review with leadership team
    • Work with Plant Manager & staff in developing annual Plant Budget
    • Observe, analyze, develop and update actual labor cost per line & machine
    • Assist with ERP implementation at the Plant level
    • Capital expenditure tracking & cost improvement tracking
    • Work with Inventory Control to develop cycle counting process for raw materials and finished goods
    • Assist with corporate reporting and standard cost updates
    • Help drive and support a performance culture in a dynamic, fast paced environment
    • Other projects & assignments as needed


      • To be successful in this position, the individual performing the duties must successfully demonstrate the following competencies:
      • Planning and Organizing: Demonstrated ability to plan and organize your own work activities; analyze and disseminate numerical data; manage work time efficiently; follow procedures and policies; perform basic mathematical calculations; identify and solve problems; maintain a file system to include alphabetical, numerical, and chronological filing activities.
      • Communication: Must possess excellent interpersonal, communication, business writing, grammar and verbal communication skills.
      • Strong multi-tasking and prioritization skills, detail oriented, a team player and be highly deadline driven.


        • BS degree in Accounting or related field.
        • Minimum 5 years of related experience.
        • Cost Accounting/hands on manufacturing experience required.
        • Experience with FoodService, Consumer Products or the Automotive industry a plus.
        • Hands on, working in manufacturing plant to understand processes and identify improvement/savings opportunities.
        • Supports 2 manufacturing plants.
        • Overnight travel during the year is required.

          Skills and Knowledge Required:

          • Knowledge of plant accounting practices.
          • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
          • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
          • Strong planning, change management and organizational skills.
          • Demonstrate ability to solve problems, achieve results and foster strong customer service orientation.
          • High degree of initiative, team building and dedication to effective positive change.
          • Advanced computer skills. Advanced Excel skills required.

            The list of job requirements above is not intended to be exhaustive or all-inclusive. The Company reserves the right to revise this job description as needed to comply with actual job requirements.
            WinCup is an EEO/AA and E-Verify employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. In addition, we complete background checks and drug tests to ensure the safety of our team-members in the workplace.
            Thank you for considering WinCup and making a difference!

Keywords: WinCup, Chicago , Plant Controller, Professions , Chicago, Illinois

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