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Carrier Operations Plant Controller in Ashland, Massachusetts

Date Posted:

2021-06-25-07:00

Country:

United States of America

Location:

CAFMA: FS Kidde Fenwal Ashland MA 400 Main Street, Ashland, MA, 01721 USA

We make the world a better place to live! At Carrier, we build and maintain comfortable, accessible, efficient, healthy, safe, secure, and sustainable environments.

Carrier's Fire & Security Products (FSP) business builds technology that saves lives and protects property by offering leading fire and security systems solutions globally.

Carrier Fire & Security Products is seeking an Operations Plant Controller for its Kidde Fenwal fire suppression business in Ashland, MA. Here at Kidde Fenwal, we are the world's largest manufacturer of fire safety products. Our mission is to provide solutions that protect people and property from the effects of fire and its related hazards. For more than 90 years, industry leaders, the military, airlines, and firefighters have relied on Kidde Fenwal to deliver outstanding fire detection and suppression.

The Operations Plant Controller will provide financial reporting, planning, and analyses for manufacturing sites' operational metrics. With a team of several business partners, this role will provide key reporting and analytics to management on operational performance/factory reporting, cost reduction initiatives, footprint optimization, asset management.

This position reports directly to the Director of Finance Operations for Residential/Industrial Fire Products, collaborating with the full spectrum of Kidde Fenwal leaders. You will interface directly with Carrier management, WHQ FP&A departments, Operations Leadership, business unit, and factory finance members.

Specific responsibilities for this position include:

  • Consolidate and analyze monthly operational results

  • Coordinate and consolidate monthly financial forecast and annual plans, specifically as it relates to factory performance and spend

  • Provide direct labor productivity reporting and analyses

  • Provide guidance with operations on aligning productivity and capacity planning

  • Consolidate and track footprint project costs and associated savings

  • Coordinate and prepare Excess & Obsolete Inventory financial reserve

  • Provide support in capital investments

  • Partner closely with the plant manager and provide financial guidance to business leadership

  • Support and participate in shop Gemba walks

  • Provide ad-hoc analysis as needed on various projects

  • Support accounting and controllership on an as-needed basis (inventory / controls / etc…)

  • Support in the development, preparation, and consolidation of monthly financial forecast and annual plans, specifically as it relates to factory performance and spend.

  • Support the development of periodic management presentations and supporting schedules, including business reviews, strategic plans, and other leadership presentations and annual plans as needed.

  • Must possess strong leadership, analytical skills, and sound business judgment, and be comfortable working with senior management.

  • 5-10% Travel

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree (Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration preferred)Strong ability to analyze and interpret operational metrics and investment models.

  • Advanced knowledge of HFM, Excel, and PowerPoint.

  • Strong financial/cost analysis and budgeting/forecasting skills.

  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills, proven ability to work across all levels and functions.

  • Detail-oriented with attention to quality/accuracy.

  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines, concurrently handling multiple projects.

  • Self-direction and organization skills are critical to achieving month-end reporting deadlines.

  • Strong financial analysis techniques, budgeting/forecasting processes.

Preferred Experience:

  • MBA, CPA/CMA (a plus, but not required)

  • 5+ years of experience in FP&A roles in the manufacturing environment

Carrier is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other federally protected class.

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