plant controller resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Impact player in search of opportunity to apply strong and versatile manufacturing, operations, accounting, and financial experience for a company in need of solutions to their day-to-day challenges and strategic development needs. *Twenty years of manufacturing and distribution industry experience. Well versed in lean manufacturing, safety as a cultural imperative and statistical process control in high volume continuous manufacturing environment. Experienced with ERP, Oracle, SAP, AS 400, SQL, Hyperion and skilled with system implementation and roll out (Oracle and SAP). *Entrepreneurial mind set, project oriented with excellent critical thinking skills and risk awareness. *Record of accomplishments include improving productivity, reducing costs, and optimizing assets. *Excellent communication and negotiation skills and the ability to assess, understand and meet internal and external customer needs.
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  • Inventory control procedures
  • Merchandising expertise
  • Loss prevention
  • Cash register operations
  • Product promotions
Plant Controller, 01/2017 to Present
CampbellsWoburn, MA,
  • Participating team member with KPMG and B-way subject matter experts to streamline manufacturing and distribution footprint, enhance cost structure and optimize pull manufacturing environment.
  • Developed internal mill policies to facilitate integration of ASK product line.
  • Efforts included process mapping/value stream mapping existing manufacturing process, develop gap analysis to identify focus areas and evaluate proposed process enhancements (Teleflex).
  • Designed and implemented standardized reporting and variance analysis methodology amongst ten bread and roll plants.
  • Identified relevant KPI's and implemented data collection (Weston/Bimbo).
  • Assisted in the development of and coordinated the implementation of the production reporting program and integration into Oracle.
  • Provided financial management and leadership to a sixty-four-million-dollar capital project involving coordination of mill staff, consulting engineers, general contractors, and major customer.
  • Completed project on time and within budget (Schweitzer).
  • Conducted in depth analysis of Pouch Sales, Margin, Standard Cost and Material, the end goal being to rehabilitate the product line.
  • Organized a process around Inventory management by establishing both a Slow Moving and Obsolete and, Quality Hold Review meetings with Plant Operations and Quality Staff.
  • Provided financial support and direction to FIT event that successfully identified subsequently implemented improvements with annualized savings of $1.5MM.
  • Organized a process to both account for and manage Maintenance Spare Parts in accordance with Corporate Directives.
  • This helped facilitate the creation of a critical Spares program in the Maintenance Department.
Plant Controller, 01/2014 to 01/2017
CampbellsAnaheim, CA,
  • Primarily responsible for transitioning plant from MAS 90 to IQMS (ERP system designed for plastics industry).
  • Reviewed/verified 1700 BOM's with operations personnel, validated transaction execution, account mapping and, operations and administrative personnel training as well as gap analysis to identify current/future needs.
  • Validate system reporting, assist in report development when and where required.
  • Design/redesign plant operating procedures/policies to align plant goals and software capabilities to accomplish corporate commitments in terms of financial reporting, cash management and profitability.
  • Developed financial model to introduce Styrofoam line (Coolers and Insulated Concrete Forms) into plant.
NE Regional Controller, 01/2013 to 01/2014
CampbellsArlington, TX,
  • Responsible for the financial management of three plants.
  • North Brunswick (Metal stamping and pail assemble), Trenton Material Center (plate manufacture and lithography) and York Pa (Can assemble).
  • To include preparing weekly, monthly quarterly forecast and budget, analysis of operating results vs budget identifying cost/performance drivers and developing corrective actions.
  • Manage plant capital programs for all locations.
  • Evaluate sales and margin by customer to optimize plant profitability and identify opportunities to improve margin.
  • Significant project work on an as needed basis.
  • Recent examples include redefining material flow through the Trenton Material Center, Identifying and developing skilled labor sources for the plants.
Plant Controller, 01/2010 to 01/2013
Acadia Healthcare Inc.Fayetteville, AR,
  • Personally, responsible for financial oversight of $2MM ASK transfer project with respect to capital spend, financial performance of ASK manufacturing activities and financial reporting of segment and plant results.
  • Acted as Interim Plant Manager entrusted with full plant manager spend authorization for expense as well as capital spend.
  • Manage plant staff, responsible for meeting all production and quality criteria.
  • Develop and monitor standard cost for 800 SKU ASK product line.
  • Track variance to standard and recommend remedial actions based on variance trend lines.
  • Review standards and recommend revision to standard during annual cost roll.
  • Directly involved in improving materials group process and warehouse organization and throughput.
  • Developed and implemented 2011 budget for new manufacturing lines and, developed 2011 Key Performance Indicator's (KPI) for monitoring performance relative to budget, sister plants and competitors alike.
Regional Controller, 01/2007 to 01/2010
CampbellsAtlanta, GA, USA
  • Provide direction and oversight of plant controller organization for 6 plants with manufacturing cost budget in excess of $ 300 MM and capital budget of $ 30 MM.
  • Responsible for developing, installing and, monitoring cost controls as well as ensuring financial oversight of spending, budgets, forecasts, variance analysis and strategic planning.
  • Provide financial counsel to Operating Vice Presidents (Regional) as well as advise Director of Finance on operating implications of financial policies particularly with respect to product costing strategies and product transfer costs as well as sourcing issues.
  • Develop and implement standardized accounting, reporting and analysis program for regional plants as well as develop and train to competency plant financial resources.
  • Provide detailed analysis on complex issues.
  • Managed cost audits and developed reports and analysis on an as needed basis.
Plant Controller, 01/2006 to 01/2007
Congoleum CorpCity, STATE,
  • Coordinated implementation of cost system over multiple plants - integrated with J.D.
  • Edwards.
  • Coordinate implementation of system of internal controls across multiple locations.
  • Responsible for multi - plant financial transactions, budgets, forecasts, variance analysis and strategic planning.
Plant Controller/Operations Manager, 01/2000 to 01/2006
Schweitzer-Mauduit, International, IncCity, STATE,
  • Coordinate the efforts of a professional staff which includes three degreed professional accountants and four clerks in U.
  • S.
  • and Canada.
  • Responsible for adequacy and accuracy of mill cost system (Oracle/OPM) as well as general ledger activities.
  • Managed $50MM budget for Spotswood mill and Canadian fiber operations.
  • Personally, responsible for development of and adequacy of the mill internal control plan.
  • Ensure adherence to mill's internal control plan and that plan satisfies all corporate financial instructions.
  • Coordinate mill compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley implementation.
  • Successfully meet all Sarbanes-Oxley requirements prior to the December 31, 2004 deadline.
  • Responsible for monthly/quarterly/annual reporting of mill and Canadian fiber operations performance to budget, variance analysis, product line performance, specialized reporting for tax purposes and other ad hoc reporting as required to support corporate senior management.
  • Responsible for capital project evaluation and recommendation ($5 -$8MM/annum).
  • Responsibilities extend to financial oversight of approved projects during construction, project close out and post completion evaluation.
Education and Training
Master's Certificate - Project Management, Villanova University, Philadelphia PA -: , Expected in 2003
- ,
*Six Sigma Green Belt Certification: , Expected in 2002
- Spotswood, NJ
MBA: , Expected in 1999
Robinson School of Business (GSU) - Atlanta, GA
BS: Accounting, Expected in 1989
Georgia State University - Atlanta, GA
accounting, administrative, streamline, ad, ASK, budgets, budget, cash management, consulting, controller, costing, data collection, direction, drivers, ERP, senior management, Finance, financial, financial management, financial reporting, focus, Forms, general ledger, Inventory management, J.D. Edwards, leadership, Director, manufacturing process, MAS 90, materials, meetings, mill, Oracle, personnel, personnel training, policies, Project Management, Quality, reporting, Sales, Sarbanes-Oxley, Six Sigma, strategic planning, tax, trend, variance analysis
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School Attended

  • Robinson School of Business (GSU)
  • Georgia State University

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  • Plant Controller
  • Plant Controller
  • NE Regional Controller
  • Plant Controller
  • Regional Controller
  • Plant Controller
  • Plant Controller/Operations Manager


  • Master's Certificate - Project Management, Villanova University, Philadelphia PA -
  • *Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
  • MBA
  • BS

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