Kettle Cuisine

Plant Controller

  • Location:   Everett, WA
  • Position Type:   Full-Time

Join Kettle Cuisine, a leading food and beverage manufacturer, as our Plant Controller and be the financial backbone of our operations! In this pivotal role, you will oversee budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis to ensure efficient production and profitability. If you are a numbers guru with a passion for the culinary arts, come thrive in our dynamic team and help us craft excellence, one delicious dish at a time!

The Plant Controller plays a pivotal role in ensuring the financial health and operational efficiency of the plant. They are responsible for overseeing various financial aspects including inventory control, overhead management, and supporting the site's productivity agenda. The ideal candidate will possess a strong financial acumen coupled with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working with the site leadership team, build plans that deliver improved EBITDA.
  • Design and deliver daily, weekly and monthly performance reporting with a clear focus on driving improved performance and delivering commitments.
  • Develop effective loss analysis and work cross-functionally to drive the continuous improvement agenda. Ensure a robust productivity pipeline is in place.
  • Evaluate capital investment proposals and track capital spending.
  • Help the team manage overhead costs. Work with them to identify waste and challenge spending.
  • Ensure robust controls are in place across the site.
  • Understand how the ERP works. Understand and review inventory and job close transactions to ensure the accuracy of and be able to explain monthly material variances.
  • Monitor cycle counts to ensure accuracy of inventory records and reconcile any discrepancies.
  • Build financial acumen across the site by training and developing at all levels.
  • Contribute to the site leadership team beyond the Finance agenda. Lead cross-functional projects and take on additional responsibilities as assigned.

Required Skills

  • 5+ years of experience in Finance, preferably including experience as a Site/Plant Controller
  • Experience in Food preferred.
  • Bachelor’s or graduate degree in Business or related discipline

Desired Skills

  • Proven ability to build financial plans and deliver insight through analysis.
  • Commitment to financial controls
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills.
  • Drive to make a difference.
  • Proven ability to collaborate and work across sites.
  • Superior Excel skills and the ability to learn new systems.
  • Ability to multi-task, make quick decisions and work under short timelines.
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Courage and curiosity

Salary range: $115k + 10% Bonus Opportunity

Americans with Disabilities Act

Kettle Cuisine complies with all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability laws. This means we will not discriminate against qualified individuals with a disability in any phase of the employment relationship including application for employment, hiring, promotions and/or advancement opportunities, termination, compensation, training and any other conditions or privileges of employment.

Core Values

Kettle Cuisine takes the utmost pride in its people, products and reputation. Each employee is expected to understand and live our Core Values every day.

Honor Food – We create and produce the best tasting, safest, all natural recipes that strive for perfection in every batch, from bench to kettle

Honor Each Other – We seek to develop trusting, respectful and mutually rewarding relationships with all our team members and business partners

Honor Development – We recognize and nurture each other’s talents, strengths and interests in order to further strengthen and grow our team

Honor Innovation – We continually strive for creative and sustainable ways to achieve excellence

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