Factory Finance Manager

Your Role!

Current Manufacturing/Factory experience is a must.

This position will be based in New Century, Kansas – Upfield’s largest factory with a production cost budget of over €50m. The role will partner with the Supply Leader and management team at the site as well as the Head of SC, North America. This role is instrumental in the delivery of Manufacturing/Operation savings, and as such, is a key element in the Upfield SC strategy. This role reports to the Head of SC Finance, North America and will have 2 direct reports along with many indirect cross-functional and shared-service reports.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Controller of all local accounting processes, ensuring compliance with corporate policies: monthly journal entries, spend analysis, fixed assets, payroll, accounts payable, cashflow management, audit reviews, and risk management.
  • Deliver excellent performance management of factory costs, utilizing detailed analysis and strategic cost studies.
  • Own the Value Creation savings agenda through tight management of projects and ‘out of the box’ thinking.
  • Deliver sound financial analysis for site Capex projects and ensure business cases justify investment – improve Return on Assets.
  • Build close relationships with cross-functional and shared-service teams in the areas of production controlling, payroll, accounts payable, and period-end closing.


About you!

  • 6+ years in Accounting and/or Finance.
  • Prior managerial experience, strong leadership skills required.
  • Factory/manufacturing experience required.
  • Excellent leadership and organization skills.
  • Passion for cross-functional involvement – driving results/accountability from Operations team while fostering a collaborative working relationship.
  • System expertise with SAP or another business ERP (Oracle, JDE).
  • Strong analytical & management accounting skills, building credibility and influencing senior stakeholders.


About Upfield!

We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet.

At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic.  We’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.

We are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business across 60+ countries with the mind-set of a start-up! We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers.