Manager, Plant Finance

  • Charlotte, NC, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

BIC® products are recognized all over the world for their quality, safety, affordability and ease of use. The ballpoint pen, the pocket lighter, and the shaver are all part of the daily lives of millions of consumers. These products make BIC® an iconic international brand, present in more than 4 million retail outlets in more than 160 countries around the world.

BIC’s founder, Marcel Bich, understood that to succeed, BIC needed hands-on team members who were willing to take measured risks and assume responsibility for their role in a team.   Today, we provide our more than 15,000 team members in 61 countries with the opportunity to invent BIC’s future – together – while honoring our past achievements. We are committed to our team members’ development and empower those who wish to discover different areas of our business or acquire international experiences.

Job Description

The Manager, Plant Finance/Plant Controller is the Finance Business Partner responsible for assisting and supporting the North American (NAM) Co-Packing & Distribution Operations (Charlotte & Saltillo, MX) team in examining and managing the expenses of the facilities. They should be a highly analytical specialist that reviews costs and reports analysis to management. Their main tasks include creating new product standard costs, analysis of line performance/efficiencies, preparation of the annual budget, cycle count audits, month-end closing procedures, monthly reporting and analysis of spending, variances and absorption, and monitoring of expense and capital project spending to budget. The Plant Controller will work with their business partners to challenge and propose recommendations to improve productivity and enable tactical and strategic decision making process.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Offers a clear holistic and consolidated view of co-packing performance in Charlotte and Saltillo to their stakeholders: from the consolidated analysis of the product allocation impact, to cost of both sites, to a consolidated forecast release and the actual cost consolidated view.
  • Leads the deployment of all financial tools and processes to ensure the consolidation of both sites’ analytical information is accurate.
  • Delivers a wide range of business insightful information that supports strategy data driven decision-making on the current business and new projects.
  • Challenges performance and provides recommendations for cost-saving strategies to meet targets and improve performance.
  • Anticipates: Shines the light on issues or/and opportunities (risk and opportunities analysis) to enable timely and effective action plan.
  • Define an action plan to improve the efficiency of financial processes and tools.
  • Team Management: Ensure to define an efficient and under control organization on both sites (clear roles and responsibilities, transparent communication, motivation, team development).
  • Ensure financial deliverables requirements with the support of their team:
    • Yearly Operating plan and forecast report follow up (alignment with all function GSC + Commercial)
    • Month-end closing accruals
    • Monthly Expense and Inventory Reports
    • Audit weekly Cycle Counts and review any variances
    • Fixed Asset Tags  
    • Labor Cost weekly invoices for average headcount & invoice charges 
    • Production rates assigned for accuracy and reasonable standard cost


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business/relevant field required
  • 7+ years’ proven experience as an analyst in supply chain, manufacturing, or finance with experience in a regional scope
  • Excellent analytical, mathematical, and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to analyze on a micro and macro level
  • Superb communication and presentation skills
  • Aptitude to succeed in a high-paced and results-oriented environment
  • Excellent understanding and ability to learn new Information Systems and MS Excel: 
  • JDE, Power BI, Cognos, AS400, S2M, and Hyperion experience a plus
  • Proficient in Spanish a plus


Additional Information

BIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly commit to hiring people with different backgrounds and experiences to help us build better products, make better decisions, and better serve our customers.  We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability status, or similar characteristics. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

BIC is not seeking assistance or accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms for this employment opportunity. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any team member at BIC via email, or directly to a BIC team member in any form without a valid written search agreement in place for that position will be deemed the sole property of BIC, and no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by BIC as a result of the referral or through other means. 

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