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Robert Half Manager of the Manufacturing Finance in Niles, Illinois


To apply to this role, please send your resume to John Sadofsky at john.sadofsky@roberthalf.c0m

Let’s get you into a job where you’re not under compensated for your hard work. How about one where the company values your time? A high-end firm that was just rated one of the top places to work in Chicago just created a new Business Controller position. Which may seem pretty standard…until you get to the best part: The perks.

1) The pay rates are above what their top competitors pay their employees

2) They have higher bonus structures

3) There’s work from home flexibility and prioritization for employee work/life balance.

4) The position is a fast-track career growth opportunity (as the company is expanding rapidly thru acquisitions)

5) And more…

Job Description:

  • Partner with manufacturing plant leadership to develop, track, and execute on annual productivity targets

  • Support Supply Chain Annual Plan, forecasting, and Actual variance analysis

  • Report results to Market Unit (MU) leadership teams, communicate COGS risks and opportunities versus MU Annual Plan

  • Advise on strategic initiatives within manufacturing plant or MU related to sourcing changes, capital spend, and innovation

  • Work with cross functional partners including supply/demand planning, Revenue Growth Management (RGM), and Transport teams to understand fully burdened COGS within the Market Unit

  • Support Market Unit and Manufacturing teams on analysis of co-pack business, pallets/shells, and purchased finished goods

  • Develop understanding of transport, commodities, and manufacturing process in order to assess impact on COGS and set standards for designated Market Unit

  • Develop, implement and educate business partners on non-Financial KPI’s

  • Partner with manufacturing plant leadership and/or supply chain management to develop projects/plans to improve KPIs

  • Partner with manufacturing plant leadership and/or supply chain management to improve profitability/productivity of plants

  • Perform frequent walkthroughs of manufacturing plants to address production and cost related issues

  • Delegate and prioritize workload to business partners and other members of finance team

  • Conduct presentations of analyses and recommendations to senior leadership and business unit leaders

  • Other projects or duties as assigned.


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 8 plus years of Accounting/Finance experience and 4 years of people leadership experience

  • Distribution or manufacturing corporate environment experience supporting Cost of Goods Sold (COGS), Financial, Planning and Analysis (FP& A) or having controllership responsibilities

  • Strong communications skills including verbal, written and ability to give presentations to all levels of the organization

  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills

  • Excellent problem solving skills

  • Exceptional project management and time management skills

  • Ability to delegate and prioritize workload

  • Ability to comprehend systems, their functionality inclusive of Business Intelligence tools

  • Advanced Proficiency in Microsoft Office i.e., Excel, Outlook, One Note, etc.

  • Outstanding customer relationship skills and a customer service mindset

  • This position must pass a post-offer background and drug test.


  • Master’s degree

  • CPA

  • Experience in Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), Food or Beverage environment

  • Anaplan experience

  • SAP experience

To apply to this role, please send your resume to John Sadofsky at john.sadofsky@roberthalf.c0m

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