Plant Controller

Saint Gobain
09 Jul 2019
22 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Innovative? Customer Focused? Agile? Open and Engaging? Entrepreneurial? - The key attitudes and way we like to work at Saint-Gobain. If this sounds like you, please read on to find out more about the Plant Controller opportunity based in Hadleigh, Ipswich.

How will you support us?

This role is working with Celotex where you will be responsible for preparing and maintaining relevant, timely and accurate management information and product costing systems to support the decision making of the local operations management team. You will also ensure a robust business control environment is maintained.

In the role as a Plant Controller you will;

  • Prepare the detailed annual Budget for the Hadleigh operations.

  • Ensure the materials, labour and other costs of the Hadleigh operations are recorded and reported accurately and correctly in SAP and the monthly accounts.

  • Prepare and maintain regular reports on the performance of the Hadleigh operations and associated key performance indicators, to explain any significant variances against Budget / target, and to make recommendations on any actions to be taken.

  • To lead and work within cross-functional teams on projects to improve the performance of the business.

  • Play a key role within the Saint Gobain UK Finance team in ensuring the results of the overall business are reported accurately and a strong business control environment is maintained.

  • Control the total operating costs of the Hadleigh operations, including materials, labour, freight and overheads.

What kind of person are we looking for?

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working. In addition to the five Saint-Gobain attitudes we shared at the start, suitability for the role is always key; does the following criteria sound like you?

In order to be successful in this role, you must have;

  • Qualified ACMA/ACCA/ACA/CIMA accountant, or actively working towards qualification or equivalent experience in the role.

  • Experience of applying standard costing and variance analysis in a manufacturing business.

  • Intermediate or advanced Excel skills.

  • Experience of using SAP or other major Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

  • Proven success in implementing change to business reporting, systems or controls to improve their effectiveness and/or efficiency.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and influence at all levels within the organisation.

Who are Saint-Gobain?

Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 to deliver a world first - the production of glass on an industrial scale we have continued to adapt and grow through providing innovate ideas, services and products to our customers. 350 years later we have a presence in 67 countries and employs 170,000 people worldwide. The UK & Ireland is home to over 30 of our well-known and respected businesses within the construction sector including: British Gypsum, Jewson, Weber, Graham and Glassolutions.

You are applying to work with Celotex this is one of 32 fascinating Saint-Gobain businesses that operate within UK and Ireland. Regardless of which business you join, you are assured to be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times.

Our Ambition as a business?

At Saint-Gobain, our goal is to 'Create great living places and improve people's daily life'. We design, manufacture and distribute materials and solutions, which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.

Do you want to be part of this vision? Click apply, we would love to hear from you.

SAINT-GOBAIN ENCOURAGE AND WELCOME DIVERSE APPLICATIONS AND ARE COMMITED TO SUCCESS THROUGH OUR DIVERSE COLLEAGUE COMMUNITY. We're committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of ethnicity, colour, race, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, neurodiversity, taste in music, fashion sense or any other characteristic that makes you unique. If you have a disability or special need that requires support or adjustments to working or interview arrangements, please let us know.

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