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Elkhart IN- Manufacturing Controller

Company: Dometic Corp
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: November 5, 2018

Job Description:

Dometic Overview:

Millions of people around the world buy and use Dometic products. They're RV users, boat owners, truck drivers, campers, outdoor people. And all part of a growing movement - a longing for freedom and adventure, a desire to explore the world and to stay away for extended periods of time. We call it mobile living. Our mission is to make mobile living easy through smart and reliable products with outstanding design.

Our values reflect the heart and soul of Dometic. They define what it takes to work here and how we do things. They give guidance to how we interact with customers and colleagues around the world, our shared values are a compass when we continue to develop and grow.

Four core values provide direction for our leaders and employees. These four core values and what they mean in practice are defined in the Dometic Way: Passion for Product; Responsibility; Teamwork; Ownership.

The Dometic Way:

1. We act with high integrity and have high ethical standards in everything we do.
2. We are passionate about our products and their quality and we show attention to detail.
3. We are fast and responsive towards customers but we know when to say 'No'.
4. We understand the end-users of our products.
5. We focus on what is best for the company as a whole.
6. We are performance driven and always strive towards continuous improvements.
7. We stick to our word and we work as a team.

Position Overview:

The Manufacturing Controller will oversee the day to day operations for 5 domestic production sites within Dometic-Americas. This position will be responsible for preparing month-end closings, financial forecasts, and consolidations; providing financial advice to the manufacturing department through the study of financial data; meeting corporate reporting requirements of the division; managing, training, and evaluating accounting personnel; ensuring accuracy of physical inventory; and controlling the flow of raw materials, tools, and other assets in the manufacturing departments. The Manufacturing Controller reports directly to the CFO of Dometic- Americas and will manage a department of accountants/analysts.


--- Partner with the Vice President Operations to drive production cost optimization and efficiency in product development costs; review the financial viability of new product ideas, and the projected cost of development
--- Analyze financial results and variances; identify trends; recommend and drive actions
--- Prepare annual business plans as well as quarterly forecasts
--- Provide information to management team by assembling and summarizing data; preparing reports; making presentations of findings, analyses, and recommendations
--- Develop, implement and track plant efficiency metrics
--- Analyze Cost Improvement Project (CIP) proposals, and track actual vs. projected performance
--- Track commodity inflation/deflation trends and projects; set targets and monitor performance of sourcing team
--- Assist with the preparation of capital expenditure requests
--- Provide support for logistics, production forecasting, and product development
--- Provide clarity of understanding and drive improvements in cost reporting and related infrastructure
--- Report manufacturing costs for Corporate-level issues
--- Maintain proper accounting processes and procedures for assigned areas of responsibility to ensure no significant control issues or audit comments
--- Oversee accurate and timely costs inputs for the Annual Operating Plans
--- Oversee clear, concise, and timely monthly closing of the manufacturing systems to meet the stated deadlines and reporting needs, as well as provide timely and accurate response to requests for accounting information
--- Maintain a strong and result-driven relationship with Site Controllers and all levels of management
--- Review financial transactions to ensure compliance with government requirements
--- Develop and improve financial systems and procedures
--- Perform other duties as assigned


--- Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/Finance or related field required; CPA and familiarity with GAAP highly preferred
--- Minimum of 5+ years of experience overseeing accounting/finance in a multi-site manufacturing environment necessary; experience working with complexities of a global/multi-national business is preferred
--- Strong background in financial analysis, inventory accounting, and a solid understanding of cost accounting are essential
--- Proficient in the use of technology and automation to achieve overall business goals
--- Strong project management skills; results-driven and proactive in achieving future goals
--- Possess a solid understanding all of the financial and operating aspects/measurements of the manufacturing areas of responsibility
--- Proven successful track record of analyzing information and gaps, presenting solutions, and implementing accordingly
--- Working knowledge of ERP systems (AS400 and Microsoft Dynamics preferred)
--- Extensive domestic travel required for the first six months; and then up to 15% travel, including some international travel, required

To be considered for this position, please email your resume directly to

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