Plant Controller (Remote w/travel - East Coast)

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Job Description

Pactiv Evergreen Inc. (NASDAQ: PTVE) is a leading manufacturer and distributor of fresh food packaging and food merchandising products and fresh beverage cartons in North America and certain international markets. It supplies its products to a broad and diversified mix of companies, including full service restaurants and quick service restaurants, food packagingdistributors, supermarkets, grocery and healthy eating retailers, other food stores, food and beverage producers, food packers and food processors. To learn more about the company, please go to the company website at (url removed).

64 miles south of Montreal, Canada, and just west of Lake Champlain, Plattsburgh is a city in and the seat of Clinton County, New York. The population was 19,989 at the 2010 census. The population of the unincorporated areas within the surrounding Town of Plattsburgh was 11,870 as of the 2010 census, making the combined population for all of Plattsburgh to be 31,859.

The plant was built around 1902, manufactures sustainable molded fiber products such as cup carriers, school lunch trays, plates, and bowls, and has approximately 125 employees. Plattsburgh has been awarded multiple safety and environmental awards over it's illustrious history within the community.

Pactiv Evergreen is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Pactiv Evergreen is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics or statuses protected by law. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please call (phone number removed) or email (url removed).

All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines and applicable laws.

Plant Controller

Are you a self-driven individual with Manufacturing Finance experience and the desire to support and grow a business? Are you inquisitive, resourceful, motivated by challenge and seeking to expand your ability to partner with business leadership? In this role, you will partner with the business leader to drive improvements, effect change and improve financial performance.

Preferred candidate can be located in Plattsburgh, NY or located anywhere along the East Coast.

This position is for Pactiv Evergreen. We are looking for a dynamic, self-driven team member to join the Food Packaging Manufacturing Business Unit in the role of Plant Controller.


This role serves as the financial lead for a manufacturing plants within the Food Packaging business and interacts with functional areas from the Operations, Commercial, Engineering and Shared Services teams.

The role consists of four core areas of responsibility with additional opportunities related to projects and subject matter expertise.

Managing Financials- Responsible for the accuracy of all plant financials including production volume, conversion costs, material usage variance, and standard costs. A clear understanding of inventory and the controls process are key.

Reporting & Analysis- Provides accurate, actionable and timely financial reporting, variance analysis, and commentary that leads to an understanding of the business enabling improved decision making and identification of opportunities.

Planning- Partner with the Manufacturing Team on the development of periodic forecasts based on fact or sound judgment. Drive to achieve business objectives.

Capital Management- Supports capital investment requests by providing accurate financial analysis that meets profitability goals.

Projects- Identifies areas of opportunity in the business associated with continuous improvement in areas of financial performance, business acumen, processes, standard work, systems and other areas.

BA/BS degree with an emphasis in finance/accounting and 5+ years relevant experience

Strong communications and process skills - able to evaluate and challenge the current state of the business

Detail oriented - able to drive down to a product level to develop an understanding of the business drivers

Ability to effectively influence key decision makers to support recommended areas of opportunity

Capable of communicating summarized results clearly and concisely at both a strategic and tactical level

Strong analytical, research, and financial modeling skills

Cost Accounting in the manufacturing industry - a PLUS

Proficient computer and Microsoft Office skills with expertise in Excel data compilation and aggregation (i.e. pivot tables, VLookup, and Macros)

Solid experience in the use of SAP, (Essbase and HFM, a Plus)