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Plant Controller

Premier employer in Southern Vigo County, Industrial Park in Terre Haute, IN.



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The Plant Controller will be responsible for helping the plant achieve its financial goals. This includes establishing costing, the monthly close process, rolling forecasts and annual planning, inventory valuation, and internal controls.

Note: This requires applicants to be located near Terre Haute, Indiana, USA.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Follows and supports all Company Safety policies and procedures

  • Ensures proper accounting/financial procedures and computer application systems are configured and maintained as per company requirements.

  • Understand and apply core accounting principles such as debits, credits, product allocations, and accruals.

  • Manage and execute the monthly close process.

  • Report the financial figures (Balance Sheet, P/L and Cash Flow) detailing assets, liabilities, and capital to summarize and interpret the projected company financial position.

  • Reviews, investigates, and reports deviations on the Budget / MTP on a monthly basis preparing the correspondent set of reports, including the financial portion of the company’s KPI’s and makes recommendations regarding possible actions on the reported deviations.

  • Periodic comparisons of SAP moving average vs planned purchase prices, and revaluations as needed, for purchased component inventory items

  • Develop standard costs for new products

  • Calculate standard costs for all products annually.

  • Analysis of activity rates, work center rates, and related efficiencies

  • Participates in the planning cycle including rolling forecasts.

  • Ability to develop a bottom-up approach to planning and work collaboratively with all areas.

  • Assist in physical inventory process at year end.

  • Analyze production routings and costs.

  • Variance analysis in actual production costs vs planned.

  • Follows and supports all Company Safety policies and procedures

  • Participates in and/or leads cost reduction and process improvement activities.

  • Maintains established housekeeping standards for responsible area

Supervisory Responsibilities:



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Analytical – work with complex information; Collects and researches data; Uses curiosity and experience to complement data.

  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Ask the questions needed to be successful.

  • Communication - Must be able to interact with all team members. Ability to actively listen; to teach; and collaborate.

  • Project Management – Ability to develop project plans; manages project team activities; and be an active team member on projects.

  • Manufacturing mindset – Able to understand and have interest in manufacturing processes. How are things made? What are the key areas?

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelors’ degree, with at least three years of related experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment.

Computer and Technology Skills:

  • SAP experience, especially with the FI, MM. and CO modules

  • Microsoft office expertise, including creating presentations, consolidation of large sets of data, advance formula skills

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedural manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization. German language speaking skills is another advantage.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and ability to apply concepts such as: fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stand, walk, sit, and talk and hear. The employee must regularly lift and / or move up to 15 pounds, frequently lift and / or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift and / or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Allergen Awareness

Products produced in this facility may contain the following allergens: Egg, Shellfish, Fish, Gluten.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Job descriptions are not intended to create a contract, nor are they to be construed to constitute contractual obligations of any kind or a contract of employment between Saturn Petcare Inc. and any of its employees. The provisions of job descriptions have been developed at the discretion of management and may be amended or cancelled at any time by Saturn Petcare Inc. with or without notice.

Employment with Saturn Petcare Inc. is voluntarily entered into, and the employee is free to resign at will at any time, with or without cause. Similarly, Saturn Petcare Inc. may terminate the employment relationship at will at any time, with or without notice or cause, so long as there is not violation of applicable federal or state law.

About this role

September 5th, 2022

August 5th, 2022

Full Time

To apply, you must have a permit to work in this country.
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About Saturn Petcare Inc

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Premier employer in Southern Vigo County, Industrial Park in Terre Haute, IN. Come join our team! Climate controlled, great benefits and awesome team members.

We make our own contribution every day ensuring that people and animals can enjoy a long and loving relationship. We work on a daily basis to develop innovations and nutritionally valuable pet food concepts. Thanks to our long-standing experience, we can offer an uncompromising level of service from the first idea through to market maturity. This is why Saturn Petcare is your partner for private label pet food.

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