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Plant Controller

City & State: 

West Columbia, SC, US, 29172

Job Category:  Accounting & Finance

ARYZTA is a global baking company with a Passion for Good Food. We provide our retail and foodservice customers with a portfolio of bakery solutions so they can deliver memorable, delicious food to consumers. With operations in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, ARYZTA has become a global leader in the baked goods industry and one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Our leading bakery brands in North America include La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. We have 58 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens around the globe, with 20 of those in North America, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. The Americas team champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.



Key Accountabilities

This position is responsible for leading the Supply Chain Finance activities at a bakery. A close working relationship with the bakery management team must be maintained in order to provide financial analysis and business insight on a daily basis.


  • Responsible for oversight / control of costs within the bakery. 
  • Provides commentary for cost variances from expectation and relevant actions items as necessary. 
  • Maintain ownership of the relevant financial statement assertions over the local balance sheet, including completeness of accruals, existence of assets and valuation of inventory.
  • Maintains and promotes a strong internal control environment within the bakery. Identifies possible weaknesses and develops systems/processes to close any gaps in conjunction with the financial policies of the company and IFRS
  • Coordinate the preparation of the annual bakery budget.
  • Ownership of accurate standard costs for all foods produced within the bakery.
  • Provide cost estimates for new food development which includes possible time/motion studies and eventual setup in SAP.
  • Assist with internal and external audits, answering queries and providing required supporting documents.
  • Participate in the Capital Expense Requests process as required.  Monitor project progress and ensure that closing notices are processed in a timely manner.   
  • Oversee bakery asset disposals and transfers. Perform fixed asset inventories as required.
  • Complete special projects or ad hoc requests as assigned.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships and two-way communication with peers and other personnel throughout the company.
  • This position will be based in Cayce, SC.  Annual travel beyond the Chicagoland area may be required to visit other bakeries and/or attend conferences (<10% travel).

 Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of related finance experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • CPA and/or CMA preferred.
  • Knowledge of ERP manufacturing system, preferably SAP.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word processing software, Excel spreadsheet software and Outlook email software
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced culture; must be able to re-prioritize tasks on short notice and adapt to a dynamic work atmosphere.
  • Ability to communicate complex information in a relatable manner, matching the message to the audience.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, financial standards, system manuals, procedure manuals and governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees or colleagues.
  • Ability to analyze performance trends across multiple periods of time, including price-volume-mix analyses.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.





ARYZTA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.