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Plant Controller

Company: Merrimack Manufacturing
Location: Manchester
Posted on: January 10, 2022

Job Description:

Merrimack Manufacturing, an affiliate of DEKA Research & Development (DEKA), is a startup medical device manufacturer, initially acting as a contract manufacturer for DEKA. DEKA has a rich heritage of developing world changing ideas into products that help people thrive, and Merrimack Manufacturing will be key to bringing those products to life.

We are recruiting for a very specific position - Plant Controller - to help establish and manage our cost accounting and financial management processes. This position will be our key hire to finance/accounting and will be the cornerstone for developing this function. This role will report directly to the General Manager, be a key member of Merrimack leadership, and will actively interface with the DEKA team.

Responsibilities:
Working closely with the GM and DEKA's financial accounting team, establish and manage processes for budget management, financial analysis and reporting, cost accounting, forecasting, and month/year end closing
Cost Accounting: plan, collect and analyze data to determine the costs of business activities including component purchases, manufacturing expenses, capital equipment expenses, labor and overhead
Financial Analysis and Reporting: review and report on various activities such as inventory management, production costs, budget management, cost variances, cash flow and balance sheet, profit and loss by product line and in aggregate
Budget Management: work with Merrimack team to establish budgets for ongoing production activities, and project specific requirements such as introducing new products or manufacturing processes
Establish processes for and actively manage inter-company payables and receivables
Period Closing: work with Merrimack team and DEKA financial accounting team to create processes for and execute month and year end closing to include annual inventory count
Forecasting: work with the Merrimack and DEKA teams to forecast customer sales through Merrimack purchasing and production planning, and the related impact on cash flow
Team Building: while developing and executing new processes work with the GM to determine what additional roles will be needed for Merrimack financial accounting team and when they will be needed. Be prepared to provide training, leadership and mentorship to new team members as they are added.
Continuous Improvement: continually look for opportunities to improve processes and business tools to allow us to more efficiently and effectively manage our company

Qualifications:
BA/BS in Finance/Accounting
8+ years of progressive accounting experience with at least 3 years in a manufacturing environment
Team player who prefers to take a collaborative approach in problem solving
Intellectually curious and not afraid to delve into various operational processes
Systems oriented with solid and demonstrable ERP experience
Strong business analysis and problem solving skills
Experience leading teams is preferred
Experience working in a contract manufacturing and/or startup environment is a plus
Well-versed in MS Office with particular proficiency with Excel
Organized, detail oriented and self-directed, able to meet goals and deadlines without constant supervision

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Keywords: Merrimack Manufacturing, Manchester , Plant Controller, Professions , Manchester, New Hampshire

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