Plant Controller

Location US-WI-Menasha
Job ID
Finance & Accounting
Position Type


Coveris is looking for an energetic Plant Controller to manage the financial team at our Menasha, Wisconsin Plant.


The Plant Controller provides financial leadership to the plant facility and leadership team. The Plant Controller will be responsible for the financial transactions and maintaining a control environment that complies with the Company’s internal policies. The Plant Controller is expected to be a dynamic leader on the plant leadership team by contributing to all areas of plant management.

Reports to: This is an important part of the financial talent pipeline and reports directly to the Regional Controller. The position will also report indirectly to the Plant Manager with strong reporting accountability for driving results.

Span of Control: This individual will have direct reports.




Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Treats others at all levels with a high level of kindness, dignity, and respect

Financial and Reporting

  • Ensures that there is an effective and efficient system of internal controls including; data integrity, asset protection, segregation of duties, budgeting, financial reporting, and adherence to corporate policies
  • Leads financial planning, budgeting and forecasting processes with focus on Sales, Cost of Goods Sold, EBITDA, Working Capital and Free Cash flow
  • Prepares and delivers the plant financial forecasts, actuals and projections
  • Leads the plant’s monthly closing process in conjunction with the Accounting team
  • Ensures inventory accuracy
  • Reports productivity improvement and facility financial results
  • Drives continuous improvement activities

Driving Plant and Operational Results

  • Participates in the development of operational objectives for the plant that are aligned to strategic objectives
  • Communicates results effectively to management and non-financial personnel
  • Provides in-depth analysis on variances and productivity improvements
  • Provides capital investment analysis, and risk analysis to drive business decisions
  • Works across the organization with linkage at the plant and corporate levels
  • Oversight of productivity savings calculations
  • Review of all capital project payback calculations
  • Develops and creates a world class team


Key Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or relevant discipline a must
  • At least 2 years in a Controller role
  • At least 5 years operating in a range of economic conditions, i.e. expansion, contraction, stable economic conditions—forecasting, scenario planning, risk analysis and contingency development.
  • Strong financial acumen with demonstrated analytical ability accompanied by knowledge of manufacturing costing principles—understands P&L and balance sheet dynamics
  • MBA/MS preferred; CPA designation a plus
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and Kaizen practices a plus
  • Advanced Excel skills along with working knowledge of ERP systems

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Highly motivated and results driven with a high energy level—has a bias for proactive action
  • Demonstrated ability to drive EBITDA via cost management
  • Effectively manages cash, inventory and customer opportunities
  • Broad operating style, ability to adapt across styles
  • Forward thinking leadership abilities, including the ability to motivate, lead by example, and encourage teamwork
  • An outstanding communicator at all levels from daily decisions to board room



Coveris offers excellent benefits and the opportunity to be part of a dynamic team.

To learn more about us, please visit our website at www.Coveris com.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer of individuals with Disabilities/ Male/Female/Veteran



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