Supply Chain Finance Manager

Date: Nov 23, 2023

Location: Mason, MI, US

Company: Dart Container


In this role, you will oversee financial partnerships and provide financial consultation to operations.  You'll be responsible for managing accounting staff in the development of operating plans and forecasts, supporting product costing processes and in the accounting functions related to cost of goods sold for all production and distribution centers for Dart Container and affiliates.  In addition, you'll also be responsible for identifying, designing, and implementing solutions to improve efficiencies and customer service.


Day-to-Day Role:


  • Supply Chain Finance Manager's focus include the following: 
    • Responsible for expenditure monitoring, data analysis, cost modelling and forecasting costs for supply chain, procurement, and distribution departments of Dart Container. 
    • Provide meaningful, actionable insights, advice, and recommendations on historic and future financial performance to business leadership. 
    • Manage the end-to-end supply chain inputs into the annual product cost standard setting process, periodic updates as required and daily development of the product costs 
    • Participate in planning and forecasting processes and develop metrics to monitor the performance against strategic objectives 
    • Oversee transportation management system reporting 
  • Manage the annual operating plan for plant operating expenses and capital expenditures 
  • Manage variance analysis to plan and reforecast plan during the plan year 
  • Oversee the annual product cost standard setting process, periodic updates as required and daily development of the product costs 
  • Manage the accounting processes for journal entries, account reconciliations and timely financial reporting and analysis in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) 
  • Manage the monthly cost center spending, inventory levels and production standard earned analysis 
  • Manage the timely and accurate completion of month-end, year-end and ad-hoc financial reporting and analysis.  Ensure all activities are completed in an efficient manner. 
  • Identify and implement strategic initiatives to improve efficiencies and customer service 
  • Create accurate and concise verbal and written communications to internal departments and external business partners about accounting-related information 
  • Manage special projects individually or as part of a cross-functional team, ensuring timely decision making and completion 
  • Develop KPIs and manage, perform, and interpret data analytics to assist in business decisions 
  • Support accounting policy implementation and training of plant accounting personnel.  Enforce, support, and seek to enhance the procedures around internal controls through cooperation and collaboration with the Internal Audit department 
  • Collaborate with the Accounting Directors to ensure that the manufacturing accounting staff is supporting each area in an appropriate manner 
  • Maintain secure control of accounting-related documentation; invoices, checks, journal entries, financial statements 
  • Ensure accurate job aids are maintained for processes 
  • Review staff levels to ensure they are adequate and resources are effectively allocated to meet short- and long-term objectives 


Core Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in accounting or finance 
  • Ten (10) years of experience in accounting or finance  
  • Eight (8) years of experience working in a manufacturing environment with plant managers and other business partners with an emphasis on cost analysis 
  • Three (3) years supervisory experience required with strong leadership and management skills  
  • Experience in assisting with development of financial justifications for capital expenditures and performance improvement projects 
  • Knowledge of query, reporting, and data analysis tools 
  • Microsoft Excel skills to include the ability to create spreadsheets (e.g., formulas such as V-lookup, graphs, pivot tables) 
  • Excellent verbal and written skills necessary in order to communicate intricate job-related processes to internal customers 
  • Proven analytical problem solver 
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy 
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively to develop new ideas and solutions 
  • Organizational skills including the ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines 
  • Ability to perform duties with minimal supervision 
  • Excels in leading a team environment, leading towards the common goal of the department as a whole 
  • Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment 


Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”) or Certified Management Accountant (“CMA”) 
  • SAP experience


Overview: Dart makes everyday products that give people the freedom to enjoy the food & drinks they love, wherever they are. From to-go containers and dinnerware to tamper-evident food packaging and even the red Solo cup, Dart products have been keeping people on the go and having fun for more than 50 years. Dart is a family-owned, family-focused company of 13,000 employees united by a shared set of values. Headquartered in Mason, MI, Dart has 30 locations in four countries.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.

Dart Container is a drug-free workplace.  Candidates are subject to a drug test (excluding THC*/marijuana/cannabis) and background check at the time of offer.

*THC testing ONLY when such testing is required by law.

Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.

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