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Regional Controller - Plastics Division in Oak Brook, IL at Mauser Packaging Solutions

Date Posted: 2/17/2019

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    Oak Brook, IL
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Job Description

Plant Name: NASPS (BWAY)

Requisition ID:002883--Corp

Job Description

Mauser Packaging Solutions (formerly known as the BWAY Corporation) is the global leader of rigid metal and plastic containers in the world. We have over 11,000 employees worldwide with 150+ locations and approximately $4 billion in revenue. Our diverse products and broad geographic reach have made us a market leader in the general line packaging industry with an impressive track record of growth. The North American Small Packaging (NASP) business unit is the largest of the four business units / reporting segments and is headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois. If you are looking for an exciting employment experience and are driven to achieve in a dynamic, growth-minded environment, you have come to the right place! 


Position Overview

Key responsibilities include leading standardization and improvement of processes, centralized accounting, plant analysis throughout the month (not just month end), and adding value through insightful reporting, forecasting, and analysis. This person must be a self-starter, excited by the opportunity to make a tangible impact, adept at communicating with multiple levels of an organization, and have the ability to build trust, influence, and work with teams cross functionally. This role will be the primary financial resource for several plants within the Plastics Division (3-5 plants). The role is based in Oak Brook, IL but will require frequent travel to the different plant locations. This position reports to the Finance Director for the Plastics Division and will be joining a team dedicated to driving performance.



  • Serve as the primary business partner for the Plant Managers and their leadership teams.
  • Increase analytics, accuracy, standardization and ensure financial statements are in accordance to US GAAP. Responsible for ensuring compliance with the system of financial and internal controls.
  • This position provides critical linkage between sales, operations, and shared services teams ensuring that all perspectives are comprehended and acted upon in the reporting, planning and execution cycle.
  • Lead the forecasting process for their plants with responsibility for timely and accurate annual budgeting, quarterly forecasting, and current month reforecasts.
  • Develop and lead financial analyses relating to growth initiatives, cost savings, pricing, profitability, acquisitions, divestitures, investments, product development, and supply chain/operations initiatives.
  • Work collaboratively to establish a regular, standardized set of insightful reporting and analytics that drive fact-based performance metrics. Implement key performance indicators with granular analysis of internal performance drivers and levers to employ.
  • Work with Plant management and the central engineering team to develop annual Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) plans, develop compelling business and financial business cases for each initiative, ensuring projects stay within budget, and that all associated costs are accounted for properly.
  • Oversee centralized accounting entries and accruals, ensuring accuracy and management visibility. This will ensure the full understanding of financial and managerial accounting practices within a manufacturing environment (e.g. capitalization of labor and overheads, setting of product standards and absorption accounting, capacity planning, etc.).
  • Organize regular inventory (cycle counts and annual / semi-annual full physical inventories) for raw materials, work-in-progress, and finished goods ensuring rigorous processes and meticulous attention to detail.
  • Work with plant management for the rigorous control of costs (labor, fixed overheads, raw materials and components, etc.)
  • Ensure the full leverage of all financial and consolidation systems, including assisting with system upgrades and roll-out of new system functionality with the Plants. This includes the rigorous support for transactional and master data governance.
  • Partner with the business on quote/bid preparation, analyze customer and product profitability, and assist with customer presentations to drive sales.
  • Lead and participate in cross functional teams implementing strategies for key product lines.
  • Ability to build rapport, glean insights from, and influence project/product management and platform directors in order to deliver results.
  • Develop, propose, and drive the implementation of sustainable process improvements.
  • Participation in and support of relevant projects and initiatives.


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting; MBA or other applicable Masters-level degree preferred
  • 5-7 years of experience with progressively increasing levels of responsibility within a manufacturing industry.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive change across multiple functions.
  • Value streams, operations, & cost accounting knowledge/experience required.
  • The ideal candidate will be highly organized, detail oriented, and self-motivated. Capable of monitoring and prioritizing competing tasks and projects.
  • Team player attitude and adept at multi-level cross cultural communication.
  • Overall proficiency with software systems
  • Experience with SAP and consolidated reporting systems a plus.
  • Must be willing to travel up to 25%.

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