Plant Controller – Huntington, WV 25702

Lead Finance function for Alcon Manufacturing Plant. Oversee financial reporting; planning and analysis; capital appropriation request preparation; and internal control for the plant. Ensure compliance to all company policies and advise plant management on financial strategies.
Safety: Ensure that facilities comply with HSE standards at all levels of the organization and remain audit-ready. Ensure associates have tools and equipment needed to perform their jobs safely and effectively. • Direction Setting/Strategy: Represent the financial function in strategy setting; provide direction for growth of the organization. Contribute to development of annual site strategic plan to meet short term and long term business objectives. Monitor costs, identify variances, and facilitate initiation of corrective actions to meet business goals. Conduct business in accordance with company values and behaviors and in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and company policies. • Technical: Provide financial leadership for the manufacturing site to achieve business goals. oWork with the GM and site management team to develop and achieve long term financial objectives; support business decisions requiring a financial/business assessment. Actively manage risks and opportunities to ensure financial objectives are met. Develop, implement and oversee annual budget process for Manufacturing & Quality. Formulate capital expenditure plan to support the plant’s strategic and operational capital investment requirements. Ensure the accuracy, integrity and analysis of financial reporting is maintained in accordance with IAS and Novartis Accounting Manual. Establish accurate standard costs and inventory valuation for Manufacturing. o Ensure uncompromising integrity, transparent and timely internal controls and financial compliance process. • Team: o Develop and implement succession plans to develop a talent pipeline for the site, and for the company. Ensure associates receive training and development to acquire knowledge, skills and experiences required for the current and future success of the business. • Interfaces: Coordinate pro-actively with other facilities and division functions to ensure appropriate levels of involvement, guidance, and direction. Partner with operations to drive continuous productivity improvement focusing both on cost reduction and inventory optimization. Coordinate with Manufacturing, Corporate Engineering, QA, and MS&T to successfully execute engineering projects. Coordinate with MS&T to validate equipment, systems, and processes. o Coordinate with Research and Development to transfer technologies required for new and improved products.

EEO Statement

The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Minimum requirements

Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Excellent English and writing skills 10 years of relevant experience and 6 years of demonstrated leadership.
Preferred: 5 years leading finance in a medical or manufacturing environment. Knowledge of SAP systems, Capital, Budget Planning, CPA and/or MBA

Business Unit


Work Location

Huntington, WV

Company/Legal Entity

Alcon Research, LLC.

Functional Area

BD&L & Strategic Planning

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