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Plant Controller

Location: Aiken
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Plant Controller Company Overview With approximately $800 million in revenue, The Carlstar Group, LLC ("Carlstar" or the "Company") is a leading producer of specialty tires, wheels, and assemblies for diverse end markets including: lawn & garden, construction, power sports (primarily all-terrain vehicle tires), trailers, and agriculture. Carlstar (and its predecessor) have been in the engineered rubber products business for over 100 years and sells its products under many of the most recognized brand names in their respective market segments including Carlisle, ITP, and Cragar, among others. In addition, the Company has one of the broadest distribution channels and the largest installed bases within its served North American markets. The Company is a strategic supplier to leading OEMs such as John Deere, Polaris, Husqvarna, MTD, and BRP, and is sole sourced on a number of their leading platforms. Approximately 59% of Carlstar's revenue is derived from higher margin aftermarket sales, leveraging the Company's large installed base of OEM products. Carlstar has approximately 3,400 employees and operates four manufacturing facilities in both North America and China and twelve distribution centers. Carlstar is engaged in serving lower volume, higher mix business where the Company must economically manage thousands of SKUs with low individual order quantities through a complex distribution network in a marketplace that highly values timely and accurate order fulfillment. Through the implementation of efficient operational (enhanced SIOP, lean manufacturing, inventory planning, optimization of the distribution network, redesign and value engineering of compounds and products, improved process control, activity based costing, etc.) and intelligent commercial (dynamic pricing and material margin management, new product development, refined channel management, new account conquests, etc.) strategies, the company is targeting improving performance to over 12% EBITDA margins on substantially higher revenue over time. The company is on a very strong performance trajectory today. To learn more about The Carlstar Group, please visit the company's web site: Position Summary: Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, this position will oversee the financial functions within the location. The position is mainly responsible for driving profitable growth, forecasting, costing, controls and closing the monthly books. Additionally, the position will be responsible for process improvement and standardization across the Aiken site. This position also provides financial support to other departments. The Plant Controller is responsible for planning and coordinating plant budget and business planning activities in alignment with corporate policies and practices. The incumbent will provide financial direction to the plant and provide recommendations to improve site performance. Pivotal Experience and Expertise: Carlstar seeks an action-oriented, self-driven, Plant Controller, who has demonstrated strong leadership, a problem solver and has an analytical mindset. A proven track record as an accounting professional. Development and continuous improvement of a daily management system to proactively ensure that forecasted profit is achieved Responsible for accurately forecasting the profitability of the location, product line and value streams. Monitors plant operation results against operating plans and direct preparation of financial, production output, and other reports to measure and control plant activities and costs. This includes leading the development of the plant's annual business plan. Improve the accountability and process of a cycle count process for the site and distribution center working closely with materials group Implements programs to improve productivity, increase efficiencies and reduce costs. Maintaining all aspects of fixed asset accounting. Responsible for supporting the reporting of location and departmental daily, weekly and monthly KPI's, driving accountability and countermeasures when goals are not being achieved Responsible to ensure current compliance of Sarbanes Oxley and Carlstar policies and procedures including 3rd party audits Works with and coordinates audits from 3rd parties as well as internal audit Bachelor of Business/Accounting is required. 5 years of financial experience in a lean manufacturing environment. Continued education (CMA, CPA or MBA), preferred. Leadership Capabilities & Culture Fit: Leadership and development of the accounting personnel He or she will embrace a philosophy of transparency, healthy debate, and accountability; and will work to weave them into the organization's Standard Operating Procedure. Demonstrated ability to influence others. Results-oriented approach to decision making. Proven ability to quickly assimilate and have an impact. Growth mindset personally and professionally. Skilled communicator across all levels, from the CEO to plant employees. PDN-993d6106-757c-46f6-b54e-5018bd923784

Keywords: THE CARLSTAR GROUP LLC, Augusta , Plant Controller, Professions , Aiken, Georgia

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