Plant Controller - Huntington, WV

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.

Alcon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. As part of the Novartis Group of Companies, Alcon takes pride in maintaining a diverse environment and our policies are not to discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or 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. Alcon is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information
Posting Title
Plant Controller - Huntington, WV

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.

Job Type
Full Time


Work Location
Huntington, WV

Functional Area
Audit & Finance


Business Unit

Employment Type

Company/Legal Entity
Alcon Research, Ltd.

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.

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