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Milwaukee Operations Controller

Company name
Merck KGaA

Location
Milwaukee, WI, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Accounting

Posted on
Oct 03,2019

Valid Through
Jan 16,2020

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Milwaukee Operations Controller

Your role:

As Financial Controller Manufacturing/Distribution - Life Science you act as the key financial advisor and partner to manufacturing production/distribution management teams of our production site in Milwaukee as well as supporting the North America Distribution team. In this role you prepare operative and strategic senior decisions on the divisional management and controlling side including deduction of recommendations. Being directly responsible for all Life Science production plants of Milwaukee and North America Distribution you are the primary point of contact for accounting, controlling and divisional management functions on all financial matters impacting Life Science production costs and cost of distribution. You manage all areas of financial responsibility, including but not limited to financial reporting and forecasting, operations analysis, resource allocation, capital expenditure planning, controlling and compliance.

You are part of the Integrated Supply Chain Operations Controlling team within the Divisional Controlling of Life Science.

Create financial reports and business analyses, acting as a developed expert with sound professional knowledge including providing guidance and support in developing and implementing improvement plans.

Deliver reporting requirements as defined by Life Science Integrated Supply Chain Operations management (Operations KPI’s, manufacturing costs, CAPEX, Inventory), including relevant site specific performance metrics.

Analyze and prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements in line with company policies focusing on providing insight into business drivers for the sites.

Identify improvement opportunities based on best practices and knowledge of internal/ external business challenges.

Collaborate on investment and liquidity planning, operational planning, budgeting and forecasting. Create and challenge business plans for financial assessments (e.g. investment decisions)

Support local site operations management during the annual budgeting phase as well as during periodic forecast updates (e.g. quarterly forecasts).

Responsible for local standard cost setting process and pricing calculations, ensuring accuracy and guideline conformity (Bill of Materials; Routings, Lot size, cost allocation).

Advanced analytical thinking and conceptual skills

Strong problem solving attitude (addressing and solving problems which do not have routine solutions)

Customer orientation and communication with impact and assertiveness.

Comfortable in working in an international team, in a changing environment with multiple focus areas as well as working independently

Ability to perform under pressure and meet timelines

Responsive to regular and ad hoc requests Integrated Supply Chain Operations Controlling team within the Divisional Controlling of Life Science.

Deliver reporting requirements as defined by Life Science Integrated Supply Chain Operations management (Operations KPI’s, manufacturing costs, CAPEX, Inventory), including relevant site specific performance metrics.

Analyze and prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements in line with company policies focusing on providing insight into business drivers for the sites.

Identify improvement opportunities based on best practices and knowledge of internal/ external business challenges.

Support local site operations management during the annual budgeting phase as well as during periodic forecast updates (e.g. quarterly forecasts).

Responsible for local standard cost setting process and pricing calculations, ensuring accuracy and guideline conformity (Bill of Materials; Routings, Lot size, cost allocation).

Who you are:

Degree in Accounting or Finance or related disciplines,

CMA or MBA or equivalent graduate business degree preferred

Substantial professional experience (6-8 years), including 3 years within manufacturing accounting or controlling

Senior knowledge and experience in financial controlling to supplement formal knowledge of reporting standards in order to apply principles and concepts in resolving issues as they arrive

Good knowledge of specific SAP modules FI/ CO and PS and experience with the common reporting systems (SAP BW, Hyperion, TM1 or other)

Proficient in the use of MS Office (particularly MS Excel)

Fluent in English in written as well as spoken manner

Advanced analytical thinking and conceptual skills

Strong problem solving attitude (addressing and solving problems which do not have routine solutions)

Customer orientation and communication with impact and assertiveness.

Comfortable in working in an international team, in a changing environment with multiple focus areas as well as working independently

Ability to perform under pressure and meet timelines

Responsive to regular and ad hoc requests

Job Requisition ID: 

198422

Location: 

Milwaukee

Career Level: 

D - Professional (4-9 years)

Working time model: 

full-time

US Disclosure

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

North America Disclosure

The Company is committed to accessibility in its workplaces, including during the job application process. Applicants who may require accommodation during the application process should speak with our HR Services team at 855 444 5678 from 8:00am to 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday.

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Company info

Merck KGaA
Website : http://www.merckgroup.com

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