Sr Plant Controller Memphis

Job Location: Memphis, TN


The Hershey Company Memphis plant is a Non-Union plant producing products such as Ice Breakers, Breath Savers, and Good & Plenty, in a high-speed complex environment.

The Sr Plant Controller will
  • Direct the plant's financial operations and assist Plant Management in improving plant costs through effective budgeting and analysis and by monitoring plant performance.
  • Manage the support of plant operations and provide for a sound internal financial controls environment.

The position requires a broad business perspective and must work effectively within a team environment to provide actionable information and services to plant and corporate departments.


Plant Performance Monitoring
  • Plant and line performance monitoring and control. Assure proper monitoring and financial performance of the Plant is accomplished.
  • Direct the reporting and analysis of the Plant's financial and inventory performance monthly.
  • Provide leadership and direction in investigating and understanding all major manufacturing variances to ensure timely, actionable information to management.
  • Provide analytical support to make timely decisions.
  • Provide analysis and leadership in business development such as margin improvement initiatives.

Budgets & Planning/Outlook
  • Forecasting/budgeting and planning. Lead and direct the preparation and presentation of annual budgets and quantitative standards. Develop monthly outlooks, and other financial analysis as required, through effective management of the accounting staff.

Guidance and Oversight
  • To direct and oversee accounting and purchasing activities to include payroll, monthly accounting close, inventory reconciliation and verification, cost accounting, and procurement of materials.

Financial Controls
  • Develops and executes control procedures to ensure the integrity of plant financial records and safeguarding of plant assets. This includes regular testing and reviews to ensure proper goods receipts, finished goods shipments, production reporting, cash management, account reconciliation's, material & parts obsolescence, inventory, and fixed asset accounting.

Capital Control
  • Review capital projects for compliance with Corporate Capital Control Policies and for adequate clarity of justification, consistent with the facilities' planned direction for investment of capital resources. Provide analysis for business growth and margin improvements.

Material Planning and Control
  • Provide overall direction and leadership to the material planning and control function. Provide oversight to (leadership) plant production scheduling, material requirements planning, material release and purchasing, warehouse receiving, shipping, and maintenance of logistics systems.

Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform major duties/responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and corporate financial policies
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good communication and leadership skills, ability to work with and/or supervise a variety of people.
  • Strong computer skills (Advanced Excel and PowerPoint)
  • SAP experience preferred

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

  • B.S. in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field required
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • CMA, or CPA preferred
  • At least 8 years of manufacturing or related accounting experience required
  • At least 2 years supervisory/managerial experience required


The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The policy of The Hershey Company is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's race, color, gender, age, national origin, religion, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

The Hershey Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veterans