Inventory/Accounts Payable - JAX at Danone North America in Jacksonville, Florida

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Job Description:

About the job

  • Directly report to the plant Controller with ad hoc assignments from Plant Leadership team

  • Assist with preparation, processing, and quality of Month End Closing, including SAP transactions, Close Analysis, and corporate file updates and inventory reconciliation.

  • Participate in supervision of data quality and publish key performance weekly and monthly reports

  • In conjunction with the Finance Team, coordinate annual Plant Budgets and Forecast preparation covering file preparation, team meetings, historical cost analysis and future cost trends

  • Supervise Goods & Services activity for plant purchases, including Purchase Order creation, processing, and closing within SAP, covering Plant Services and Spare Parts

  • Assist Spare Parts Manager with accounting controls for Spare Parts

  • Assist with preparation of cream sale data, including invoicing, customer settlement, and verifying inventory changes

  • Work cross-functionally with the Continuous Improvement team and Operations leadership to understand and improve loss results; providing quality in reporting and analysis of trends

  • Identify areas of cost savings and influence key leaders in implementing savings

  • Assist Controller in monitoring internal controls covering inventory, misc. cash, and fixed asset management and recommend course corrections where needed

  • Other roles as required to ensure successful actions to accomplish team targets

  • Assist in preparation of monthly variance reports on Plant cost trends to identify linear, mix, rate and other factors within Labor, Utilities, Plant Services, Other Cost, and Depreciation

  • Seek opportunities to improve Plant accounting capability and processes

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About you

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting or Finance preferred

  • 2 years post-college experience in Manufacturing-based financial analysis (preferred)

  • SAP (FI, CO, MM modules) proficiency

  • Strong Excel (report formatting with automation/macros, data mining, functions)

  • Strong analytical and interpersonal support skills (Data driven and team engager)

  • Learning agility / comfortable in a fast-paced and highly flexible environment

  • Strong organizer who can handle constant interruption while keeping eyes on target

  • Ability to quickly summarize data and capture quickly changing assumptions

  • Experience in Dairy and/or Food manufacturing environment a plus

  • Skill set in understanding Union Labor constraints, Impact of scheduling on Cost a plus

  • Self-motivation and desire to progress to higher, more demanding roles within Finance

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About us

At Danone North America, you'll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Horizon Organic, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You'll be part of the largest Certified B Corp in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.

Danone North America doesn't just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We're proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect.

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