Operations Controller Job at Plug Power Inc – 2.9 in Latham, NY

Status: Exempt (salaried)

Department: Finance/Accounting

Position Summary

The Operations Controller is a proactive business partner to the operations leadership team. This role is critical to help drive strategic decision making within the operations function based upon the measurement of financial data. The Operations Controller is tasked to build out and provide ongoing financial metrics and data points so that business strategies can be refined and improved. The Operations Controller must also be available to develop custom reporting and provide fact-based guidance upon request for various business purposes. The highest functionality of this role is that of a trusted strategic financial advisor to the operations leadership team.

Core Duties and Responsibilities

Drive fact-based financial and operational analysis to assist in the creation of meaningful, actionable conclusions to drive decision making

Manage direct report team members in the operational accounting area; guide their work activities and support their ongoing professional development through highly effective coaching

Coordinate all activities related to the annual establishment of product standard costs and establishing new product pricing

Assist in the preparation of operations budget plans and provide analysis of financial performance versus the operating plan

Publish monthly/quarterly analysis of actual results versus budget along with findings and conclusions

Provide operational insight for the leadership team, allowing the team to understand and manage the business at optimal levels

Provide detailed P&L reviews and analysis of monthly Cost of Sales/Margin analysis

Analyze cost and balance sheet risks and opportunities; project impact on financial results of the operation and provide recommendations

Summarize cost drivers and work with operations managers in developing assessment of performance

Assist in coordination of capital expenditure and capacity planning for operations

Lead efforts for inventory tracking; drive process changes and install best practices as needed

Prepare and execute strategies that optimize working capital

Prepare ad hoc reports and analysis as defined by the operations leadership team for business needs

Review and report on operations key performance indicators monthly and at other intervals as needed

Develop and grow strong cross-functional relationships to ensure the achievement of department and business objectives through collaboration and communication

Provide relevant, accurate, and timely financial information to management for decision making

Independently manage and execute special projects as required with buy in from functional business partners and senior management

Represent Plug Power in a professional manner at all times and in all interactions

Perform all other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

Bachelors degree in Accounting/Finance; CPA preferred

Ten (10) or more years of related work experience including experience within a public company manufacturing operation

Experience leading direct report team members with a commitment to coaching and development

Uncompromising dedication to customer service excellence

Demonstrated analytical abilities with strong attention to detail

Superior communication skills

Proficient with Microsoft Office software

Ability to manage complex projects and multi-task effectively

Ability to role model high standards of professionalism

Excellent follow-through

Must be driven and self-motivated

Must possess the highest ethical standards and a commitment to work quality

Plug Power, Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

About the Company

Company: Plug Power Inc – 2.9

Company Location:  Latham, NY

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About Plug Power Inc - 2.9