02 Jul, 2019

Plant Finance Manager

  • Big House Group Ltd.
  • Decatur, IL, USA
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Plant Finance Manager

About Us

Love food? So do we. In fact, we pride ourselves on being food people. For more than 150 years, we’ve been driven by our passion to create food that people love. No matter your role or expertise, you’ll be helping us make food extraordinary across the globe to improve lives for generations. Join us and experience what it’s like to work with people who are passionate about food and strive for the extraordinary.

Key Relationships


  • Strong working relationship with the Plant Management teams
  • Ability to influence internal and external management
  • Strong working relationship with Global Operations and Group Finance teams
  • Liaison with internal and external auditors


Role Purpose



As the Finance Partner for multiple plants, support the operations, taking ownership of the financial outcomes, supporting and challenging the plant to deliver on working capital and key financial performance metrics.  Drive the understanding of financial implications of the business strategy both within the function and within the broader business. Provide insightful analyses & commentary facilitating the planning, budgeting & forecasting processes. 


The Recipe For Success:


Responsibilities And Accountabilities:


  • Be a proactive member of the plant leadership team, participating in the management of the business
  • Develop & monitor coherent and integrated KPIs and performance measures relevant to the plant.
  • Provide decision support on short, medium and long-term issues through the use of data, sensitivity analysis, information and business understanding.
  • Provide analysis and risk assessment of strategic, non-standard, material or commercially sensitive business contracts (including identifying FX and commodity exposure)
  • Provide clarity on actual and forecast / planned business performance and the implications on forward periods
  • Conduct analyses of opportunities and risk trade-offs
  • Provide capital investment decision support and analysis.
  • Provide investment and divestiture decision support and analysis.
  • Ensure the business always remains in line with control standards
  • Collaborate with Specialist teams, including Tax and Treasury to create effective and integrated  financial solutions, provide feedback  & help to identify continuous improvement opportunities
  • Review and decide on policy exceptions; work with the appropriate Specialist on specific exceptions

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Realization of business objectives, including profitability and working capital targets
  • Forecast accuracy
  • Adherence to control standards


Required Knowledge, Qualifications, And Experience:


The person is a self-starter with a strong understanding of the business with experience in Commercial and/or Operational Finance.  With a sound financial knowledge, they will be confident and experienced in challenging senior management from a financial perspective.


Beneficial to be successful in the role:


  • Advanced level in the use of Excel
  • Experience in SAP
  • Experience in either the corn or agricultural business segment
  • MBA a plus


Competencies And Characteristics:

  • Drive for results
  • Customer focus
  • Peer relationships
  • Organizing
  • Standing alone
  • Strategic agility
  • Perseverance
  • Perspective
  • Interpersonal savvy
  • Intellectual horsepower
  • Informing
  • Problem Solving


Our Culture

Our Values



  • Safety
  • Integrity
  • Respect


Leadership Behaviours

  • Partnership- We work together as one global team to deliver for our customers.
  • Agility-We have the courage to act quickly and allow others to experiment and learn.
  • Execution-We deliver long term results, balancing today’s needs with tomorrow’s possibilities.

Environmental Health & Safety

  • Comply with all environmental standards, procedures and work instructions at all times
  • Report any environmental violations or near misses in order to prevent any impact upon the local environment, its inhabitants and Tate & Lyle
  • Adhere to the safety policies, procedures and site rules
  • Fully participate in the safety programme, including reporting any incidents (or near misses) and participating in audits
  • Demonstrate understanding of the STOP Work Authority and be able to apply in any unsafe situation
  • Working knowledge and application of Tate and Lyle Life Saving Principles in day to day job
  • Participate in at least one emergency drill
  • Complete all required EHS facility trainings





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