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Stanley Black and Decker Plant Controller, Holliston in Holliston, Massachusetts



Plant Controller, Holliston


Corporate - Global Ops



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Job Description:

Plant Controller

Stanley Black & Decker is seeking a Plant Controller for its Manufacturing site in Holliston, MA, USA. The Plant Controller functions as the leading financial planning & accounting professional in the plant and is responsible for the accurate and timely reporting of results and maintenance of the company’s assets through balance sheet integrity and ensuring a strong control environment. The Plant Controller also serves as the business partner to the Plant Manager focusing largely on providing financial and operational leadership and improvements, including identifying and driving cost reductions.

Major Accountabilities:

The Plant Controller position is accountable for the Financial & Accounting operations of the site. Responsible for the plant’s Balance Sheet reporting (US GAAP), provides periodic operations financial reports (Actuals, Forecast, Budget, KPIs), maintains an adequate system of accounting records, and oversees Internal Controls site capabilities and processes.

Major Responsibilities:

Accountable for ensuring balance sheet integrity, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and fostering a strong control environment in the plant by:

  • Managing a complete and thorough month-end close process;

  • Ensuring full compliance and improvement to site Sarbanes-Oxley requirements;

  • Being a strong example of integrity and ‘Doing the Right Thing’;

  • Noting and appropriately mitigating business risks; and

  • Proactively seeking and improving any deficiencies.

Functions as a business partner with the Plant Manager to effectively manage and control all facets of the plant’s efficiency and productivity by:

  • Framing financial and operational issues in a complete business case format and positively contributing to the

strategic direction in the plant;

  • Driving negotiations with key vendors either directly or via partnering with procurement;

  • Leading and/or participating in presentations to plant employees, plant management; and

  • Accepting responsibility for plant accounting operations as well as financial and operations management.

Provides operational financial reporting, financial analysis, and manufacturing cost analysis by:

  • Preparing and managing actual, forecast, and budget scenarios throughout the course of the year;

  • Analyzing and interpreting plant performance, evaluating variances and assessing the effects on plant results;

  • Providing management with the strategic tools and reports to drive business results;

  • Serving as project manager on cost reduction initiatives, working cross-functionally with engineers,

procurement and plant operators to drive cost reductions;

Leads a high-performance Financial Team by:

  • Establishing clear roles & responsibilities for each team member;

  • Providing continuous coaching & feedback to drive team’s personal and professional development; and

  • Promoting finance team members engagement and involvement with other functional areas at the site.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance required; CPA or MBA a plus

  • SAP and HFM experience a plus

  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office applications and possess strong background with information technology

  • US GAAP Experience

  • At least 5 years prior experience in a multinational manufacturing company/ environment;

  • Fluent in English;

Core Success Skills:

  • Willingness to embrace SBD Leadership Qualities

  • Controllership mindset

  • Proactive not reactive

  • Continuous improvement mindset

  • Acts as an involved business partner to Controllership and Operations teams

  • Demonstrates effective teamwork

  • Clear and concise visual presentation skills

Job Specific Competencies:

  • Demonstrated leadership of diverse teams

  • Excellent communicator

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Able to interact with all functions and levels of employees

  • Highly motivated

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment


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EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants to Stanley Black & Decker are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected characteristic.

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