BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Plant Controller - Columbus NE (West) in Columbus, Nebraska

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Associate Director, MDS Operations Finance, the Columbus Plant Controller will be the primary financial business partner and a member of the Plant Leadership Team. This position will over-see the creation, validation, analysis, and communication of financial and operational data relating to cost to win, CB-2 preparation, and the capital process.

In addition, this individual will work closely with the Operations Finance Center of Excellence (COE) on processes and analysis related to annual plant budgeting, quarterly forecasting, month-end closings, and other ad hoc reporting. The Plant Controller will also be responsible for leading the 3 year strategic plan for the site as well as serving as the financial expert on cross-functional project and operations teams.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide finance support to the Columbus, NE (West) operations team to aid in decision making including:

  • Continuous improvement project analysis

  • Capital and CB-2 development and analysis

  • New product cost development

  • Strategic sourcing analysis

  • Other Ad Hoc analysis

  • Partner with the COE to develop and ensure that standard costs are accurate and meet the cost improvement objectives set by MPS Operations.

  • With COE support, lead the development of 3 year strategic plans, annual budget package, and quarterly forecasts for the Columbus, NE manufacturing site including:

  • Validating production volumes and analyzing leverage

  • Ensuring that productivity factors are in-line with expectations

  • Working with Operations and Strategic Sourcing to minimize material inflation

  • Conducting reviews to ensure staffing and overhead structures are appropriate

  • Ensuring that manufacturing variances to standard and start-up costs are accurate

  • Prepare capital expenditure authorizations and analyze capital spending by project. Drive capital budgeting, forecasting, depreciation, and reporting requirements.

  • Assist with the analysis of inventory levels and days inventory on-hand (DIO) to ensure they meet ISC/Operations targets

  • Responsible for ensuring the site meets compliance to GAAP, legal/statutory, and BD internal accounting policies

  • Ensure timely and accurate financial performance reporting prepared by the COE

  • Review annual physical inventory and/or cycle-count program to ensure accuracy

  • Work with Operations Finance and the COE to drive further standardization and process efficiency

  • Special projects as required


  • BS in Accounting / Finance; CPA/CMA/MBA desirable

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience of increasing responsibility in a manufacturing environment

  • SAP experience required (demonstrated proficiency)

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel required

  • Strong analytical

  • Knowledge of capital budgeting, including IRR / NPV principals and product costing methodologies

  • Supervisory experience preferred

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment under pressure with tight deadlines and handle multiple/detail-oriented tasks.

  • Strong collaboration and demonstrated ability to establish relationships and build rapport with all stakeholders, and influence at all levels of management through informed discussions and presentations.


Primary Work LocationUSA NE - Columbus (West)

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