Plant Controller

  • One Snackfood Ln, Minong, WI 54859, USA
  • Full-time
  • Sub-Department: Finance
  • Department: Finance & Accounting
  • Site Location: Minong

Company Description

When it comes to being wild, we know a thing or two. We’re not afraid of trying something new or the hard work it takes to make it happen. It’s in our DNA. We’ve turned a family recipe into the world’s largest meat snack business, that’s still proudly family owned and operated.

We’re a company built by innovators, and are driven to not only satisfy your hunger, but to also feed your journey – whether that journey is on the road, on the run, at the campground, at the playground, in the office or in the moment. It’s a journey we share with you. It’s the journey forward of our people, of our communities, of our category…with a reverence for quality and an irreverence for the status quo.

At Jack Link’s Protein Snacks, we see every moment of every day as an opportunity to move forward, to forge new ground, to realize our vision of becoming the World’s #1 Protein Snack Company. We never give up. You never give up. Together, we keep going. Are you wild enough to join us?

Join the team, make a difference, be part of something bigger.

Link Snacks, Ink (“Jack Link’s”) is the #1 Meat Snack brand in the U.S. Headquartered in Minong, Wisconsin, Link Snacks is a family-owned and operated company that represents a heritage of quality, safety and innovation. The company is made up of passionate team members who share an uncompromising commitment to delivering awesome products. Sold in more than 40 countries, the Link Snacks’ family of companies owns a portfolio of brands that includes Jack Link’s®, Lorissa’s Kitchen®, Wild River®, Golden Island®, MATADOR®, BiFi®, and Peperami®.



Job Description


The primary purpose of the Plant Controller is to provide management, both corporate and plant, with accurate and timely accounting and financial analysis support to assist in making informed production, sales and marketing decisions and to direct an accounting staff. 


The duties and responsibilities of this position shall consist of, but not be limited to, the following: 

·         Develop and maintain effective cost reporting and accounting mechanisms for production and inventory expenditures 

·         Analyze production, inventory, and labor costs – working with plant leadership to recommend and implement cost saving opportunities.

·         Oversee fixed asset management – capitalizing, transferring, and retiring assets as needed.  Supervise annual fixed asset audit and prepare capital expenditure requests for the plant.

·         Maintain accurate inventory records and administer plant cycle counting program

·         Post transactions to the General Ledger and otherwise assist in month end closing and preparation of monthly financial statements 

·         Ensure POs and invoices are properly coded to the correct general ledger accounts and work with AP department on timely payments

·         Assist in the evaluation and modification of accounting policy and procedure to increase accounting productivity 

·         Prepare plant budgets and forecasts 

·         Present plant financial results to Sr. Leadership on a monthly basis 

·         Manage and lead a team that includes plant accounting, office support staff (receptionist), and business process control (inventory management) team

·         Assist the corporate cost accounting team in the development of periodic reporting on key plant KPI’s (key performance indicators) for senior operations leadership 

·         Performs other duties and responsibilities as necessary. 



Required Education: 

·         BA/BS Degree in Accounting or Finance 

Required Experience: 

·         3-5 years of prior experience in a cost accounting capacity 

·         3-5 years of prior experience in a supervisory capacity in an accounting function 

·         Advanced PC skills, particularly Excel 

·         Advanced mathematical skills 

·         Excellent interpersonal skills 

·         Excellent oral and written communication skills 


·         Prior cost accounting experience, either in a retail, food, grocery or consumer goods organization 

·         Experience working with SAP 

·         CPA license 

·         Prior business management experience 


·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills; must work effectively with all levels of management and employees 

·         Must demonstrate effective leadership, problem solving, presentation, and employee motivational skills. 

·         Proficient in Internet navigation, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook 

Additional Information


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to be 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 this job the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or more up to 25 pounds.  Must have the ability to wear required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):       

·         Earplugs and/or hearing protections

·         Hairnet

·         Beard-net

·         Protective eyewear

·         Slip resistant footwear


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment is a plant / office setting with varying degrees of temperatures and noise levels. Work is performed primarily in an office environment .  At times, incumbent may need to enter production environment where there could be exposure to moderate cold,  manufacturing equipment movement, loud noise levels, strong odors (spices, jerky, sauces, etc.) and wet / slippery floors. Travel may be required.


Able to support and lead Jack Link’s vision, purpose, mantra, and values:

OUR VISION - Be the World’s #1 Protein Snack Company

OUR PURPOSE - We Feed the Journey

OUR MANTRA - We Feed Your Wild Side.


BE REAL - I am humble and authentic, and I contribute to a fun work environment.

SPEED MATTERS - I drive results with innovation, creativity, and a clear sense of urgency.

STEWARDSHIP - I act like an owner to build, improve and protect the quality of the brand and its people.

RELATIONSHIP DRIVEN - I foster collaboration with internal and external partners, and respect diversity, because people matter.

SELF DISCIPLINE - I am accountable for my responsibilities and driven to exceed short- and long-term expectations.

SHOW AWESOME CHARACTER - I am optimistic and enthusiastic while acting with honesty and integrity.

Jack Link’s provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic that is protected by federal, state or local law.

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