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Operations Controller NZ

Employer
Essity Aktiebolag
Location
Kawerau Kawerau, Bay of Plenty Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 28, 2024

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Job Role
Controller
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Essity Australasia (formerly Asaleo Care) is a leading consumer care and hygiene solutions company, manufacturing and marketing a number of market leading brands including Sorbent, Purex, Handee Ultra, Libra, Tork and TENA. Essity's purpose is to make it easier for hygiene, health and well-being to be part of everyday life.

Are you a motivated and enthusiastic professional with a solution-oriented mindset? We're seeking an Operations Controller to join our Australasian Finance team. This exciting role is based at our longstanding Kawerau site in the Bay of Plenty, surrounded by a community that offers affordable living options and abundant outdoor adventure opportunities.

About the Role:

As the Operations Controller - New Zealand, you'll play a pivotal role in driving and managing the financial performance and accountability of our Kawerau site. Your primary focus will be on enhancing decision-making processes by providing comprehensive financial and operational reporting, analysis, cost management, and support to Site Management team.

This role is instrumental in providing independent financial support, offering insights into the profitability of products and business proposals, and contributing to the future development of our organisation through sound financial advice and improved systems.

Responsibilities:
  • Partner with Kawerau Operations to drive profit improvement through quality commercial analytics, financial recommendations, and driving performance improvement processes.
  • Managing the accounting for inventory valuation and stock control for accurate inventory, COGS valuation, and product costing.
  • Facilitate the monthly planning cycle (IBP process) and analyze deviations from previous plans.
  • Handle month-end/quarter-end/year-end closing for the Operations P&L, including reporting and analysis of planned and actual financial performance.
  • Improving commercial understanding and performance across the business by providing a clear understanding of results and drivers to business owners, challenging plans appropriately, and influence future plans.
  • Demonstrating leadership by building relevant models to highlight more efficient business operations and playing a lead role in profit improvement.
  • Ensuring conformance with internal control procedures and maintaining accurate general ledger records.

You will bring to the role:
  • Accounting Degree
  • CPA or equivalent qualification or studying towards
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Experience with a large ERP system
  • Experience in similar roles within a manufacturing organisation
  • Experience in an FMCG organization desirable
  • Financial analysis skills and knowledge of accounting standards
  • Manufacturing reporting and analysis
  • Manufacturing KPI development and implementation
  • Budgeting, forecasting, and planning experience
  • Direct exposure to standard product costing and inventory valuation
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Innovative and practical mindset with attention to detail

What We Offer

At Essity, we believe everyone's learning and professional development is unique and want to empower employees to reach their full potential in a winning culture motivated by a powerful purpose.

What we have on offer for you:
  • A dynamic team environment built on the foundations of authenticity, respect, and a passion for what we do
  • An opportunity to contribute to a flourishing and vibrant global business with a focus on employee development and improving everyday living through our tailored offerings
  • A competitive salary package, because we want you to be rewarded for what you do best
  • Fully funded RegularCare Southern Cross medical insurance
  • Free income protection, permanent disability, and life insurance
  • Free onsite Annual Health Checks, Flu Vaccinations and Nurse & Doctor Appointments
  • Annual wellness day and free onsite parking

If this sounds like your next move, please apply with your up-to-date CV & cover letter by clicking on the APPLY NOW button.

Applications Close: Friday 7 June 2024.

Please note: we do not always work to fixed closing dates and may start considering applications as they are received so we encourage you to apply early.

Together, we are improving lives, every day.

Working at Essity is not just a career; it is a chance to directly make the world a healthier, more hygienic and safer place. With impactful innovations coupled with sustainable solutions, we strive to reach more people every year with the necessary and essential solutions for well-being.

Collaborative and Inclusive Culture | Empowering & Engaged Leaders | Working with Powerful Purpose & Sustainable Impact | Learning and Growing in your Career | Supporting Well-being & Sustainable Working Life | Life-changing Innovations | Competitive Total rewards

Together, we are improving lives, every day.

Working at Essity is not just a career; it is a chance to directly make the world a healthier, more hygienic and safer place. With impactful innovations coupled with sustainable solutions, we strive to reach more people every year with the necessary and essential solutions for well-being.

Application End Date:

25 Jul 2024

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