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Sr. Cost Analyst - Watertown at Johnsonville Sausage LLC in Watertown, Wisconsin

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

At Johnsonville, our members are responsible for everything! If you're passionate about making a difference, we want you to help make our products, our processes, our communities and each other better. Since 1945, Wisconsin-based Johnsonville has proudly made our products in the U.S.A.! Our family-owned company has grown from a small butcher shop to the No. 1 national sausage brand. We employ 3,000+ members. Johnsonville products are enjoyed in 45 countries and served in 130 sports stadiums throughout the U.S. Johnsonville, LLC Posting Sr. Cost Analyst - Watertown Position Overview This position is an excellent opportunity to be an integral member of the Watertown leadership team, which is committed to member development, manufacturing excellence, and continuous improvement. A successful candidate will leverage their product costing expertise and leadership skills in setting strategic direction, identifying key financial opportunities, and leading key improvement initiatives. Responsibilities:

  • Build Relationships at all levels of the plant including Core Team, Team Leaders, & Floor Members; Earn a seat at the table for both formal and informal meetings
  • Integrate and demonstrate the Johnsonville Way by engaging members to achieve required business results; Act as a role model and coach
  • Turn Data into Insight; communicate the what, why (drivers & trends), so what (ask rich questions, leveraging relationships to drive improvement), and what next
  • Bring numbers to Life; use clear & concise dashboards; translate numbers to a message; relate message to themes people relate to and understand easily
  • Lead the forecasting and annual budgeting process for Watertown. Ensure that facility processes are streamlined and align with overall company processes
  • Deliver for Results; Take a leadership role in ensuring that the facility cost savings pipeline meets expectations for the current and future years
  • Guide the Commercial teams in developing meaningful and reliable product cost estimates for new products by leveraging operational expertise from project team members
  • Critically evaluate new business opportunities; Participate and provide insight for proposed capital (IRR, cost savings, post-mortems) & productivity projects (continuous improvement)
  • Identify best practices and work with the Fresh Cost Manager to implement across the network
  • Drive the development of procedures and controls that ensure meaningful and reliable product costs and accurate inventories
  • Coach Watertown Production Reporter and Supply Room Attendant; challenge them and develop their God-given talents


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance


  • Five (5) years of analytical experience in a manufacturing environment; cost accounting and analytics experience strongly preferred; CMA a plus but not required
  • Experience in food or consumer packaged goods a plus but not required
  • Experience working with and/or developing meaningful operational reporting and guiding operations members on interpreting and using financial reporting
  • Experience coaching/leading a team a plus but not required

Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong communication skills, ability to present financial information in a meaningful and understandable way
  • Proven computer skills required (Intermediate Excel, Word, PowerPoint); SAP experience would be a plus
  • Strong analytical skills, including the ability to identify trends and develop action plans/recommendations to address

Posting Date: February 21, 2022 Coach for this position: WT Plant Coordinator Travel: 5-10% Location: Watertown Member Status: Fulltime, Salaried Referral Bonus: $1,000 External candidates: Apply on-line only at: We value the diversity of our workforce and we embrace the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment. M/F/Vet/Disability Johnsonville values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country. We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.

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