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Energizer Plant Controller (Maternity cover for 11 – 15 months) in Washington, United Kingdom

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At Energizer Holdings, we are passionate about bringing our brands and products to the world better than anyone else. It’s our passion and drive that makes us proud stewards of iconic brands including AC/Pro, Armor All, Energizer, Rayovac and STP, part of our broad portfolio of products that millions of consumers know, trust, and rely on every day.

When you come to work here, you’ll quickly see that we love what we do, we care about each other, and we continuously learn and improve to meet the needs of our customers and consumers around the world.

We have talented colleagues around the world with varied skillsets, backgrounds and experiences, and we embrace this diversity because it’s a big part of what helps us deliver results to grow the company. We support flexible working arrangements wherever possible. Whatever your specialty, you'll find that excelling at Energizer provides opportunities to grow in ways you never expected.

Come join our team!

Position Summary

As Plant Controller, the successful candidate will be responsible for all finances related to the plant / factory and will work very closely with the plant management team. The role will manage a small team and will be the main finance contact for any site projects. In addition, the post holder will be responsible for the following:


  • Financial performance of the plant

  • Month end cost reviews with senior management

  • Act as strategic partner to plant leadership and provide insightful analysis to improve plant performance to meet product cost commitments

  • Annual business plans (budgets) and quarterly forecasts

  • Product cost accounting and analysis, ensuring accurate standard costs are implemented and maintained on existing and new SKU’s, working with supply chain team to

  • Create & revise bills of materials

  • Create and revise labor and overhead routings

  • Perform cost runs, check for accuracy, and release costs for use.

  • Annual re-costing of all product

  • Internal and external audit controls

  • Control of the cycle count process for all materials on site

  • Implement initiatives required by Global Operations Leadership and Global Finance & Controllership teams

  • Balance sheet reviews

  • Evaluation and sign off for plant capital expenditure

Required Skills and Experience

  • Qualified (CIMA, ACA, ACCA)

  • FMCG / Manufacturing experience

  • Proficient use of Microsoft packages

  • Working knowledge of ERP systems, specifically SAP would be advantageous

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to present financial information to others from non-financial backgrounds

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain working relationships at all levels of the organisation

  • Ability to identify opportunities and implement process improvements

  • High level of commitment, positive attitude, flexible and proactive

  • Self-motivated and takes ownership of tasks and ability to drive results

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Managerial experience is preferred but not required

Working Relationships & Environment

  • Direct supervisory accountability

  • This role will report to the Senior Manager, EMEA GPS F&C. The Plant Controller will work with all levels of exempt and non-exempt colleagues including the Plant Manager, Operations Managers, Supervisors and Hourly colleagues, ISC Finance IT, Supply Chain, Procurement both locally and globally.

  • Work Environment: Production manufacturing facility.

Come join us!

Energizer offers a competitive total rewards package which includes a range of health, wellness and retirement savings coverage, paid time off and holidays, and many opportunities to learn, develop and grow. At Energizer, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute and make an impact every single day.

Energizer is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.