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Stanley Black and Decker Plant Controller in Delhi, Iowa



Plant Controller


Stanley Infrastructure



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Job Description:

For the builders and protectors, for the makers and explorers, for those shaping and reshaping our world through hard work and inspiration, Stanley Black & Decker provides the tools and innovative solutions you can trust to get the job done — and we have since 1843. Our commitment to quality, safety and sustainability keeps us focused on our path to becoming the type of uniquely human-centered global industrial company that keeps every stakeholder in mind, while being For Those Who Make The World .

STANLEY Infrastructure, a division of Stanley Black & Decker, is a global manufacturer of hydraulic tools and attachments with world class brands such as STANLEY, Paladin, LaBounty and Pengo. STANLEY Infrastructure has rich history focusing on bringing innovative solutions to market and is recognized around the world for the strength of its people, products and brands.


We are seeking a Plant Controller for our Manufacturing site in Delhi, Iowa. The Plant Controller functions as the leading financial planning & accounting professional in the plant and is responsible for the accurate and timely reporting of results and maintenance of the company’s assets through balance sheet integrity and ensuring a strong control environment. The Plant Controller also serves as the business partner to the Plant Manager focusing largely on providing financial and operational leadership and improvements, including identifying and driving cost reductions.

Responsibilities Include but not limited to:

  • Accountable for ensuring balance sheet integrity, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and fostering a strong control environment in the plant by:

  • Managing a complete and thorough month end close process.

  • Ensuring full compliance and improvement to site Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.

  • Being a strong example of Integrity and ‘Doing the Right Thing’

  • Noting and appropriately mitigating business risks; and Proactively seeking and improving any deficiencies.

  • Functions as a business partner with the Plant Manager to effectively manage and control all facets of the plant’s efficiency and productivity by:

  • Framing financial and operational issues in a complete business case format and positively contributing to the strategic direction in the plant.

  • Driving negotiations with key vendors either directly or via partnering with procurement.

  • Leading and/or participating in presentations to plant employees, plant management.

  • And accepting responsibility for plant accounting operations as well as financial and operations management.

  • Provides operational financial reporting, financial analysis and manufacturing cost analysis by:

  • Preparing and managing actual, forecast, and budget scenarios throughout the course of the year.

  • Analyzing and interpreting plant performance, evaluating variances and assessing the effects on plant results.

  • Providing management with the strategic tools and reports to drive business results.

  • Serving as project manager on cost reduction initiatives, working cross functionally with engineers, procurement, and plant operators to drive cost reductions

Additional Job functions :

Maintains a safe working environment while ensuring use of safety practices at all times.

Ensure facility compliance with OSHA and any other environmental/occupational guidelines.

Comply with Internal Controls and Current Quality Management Systems.

Qualifications : To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance required; CPA or MBA a plus

  • Minimum of 5+ years of experience as an Assistant Controller or equivalent in a $50M+ manufacturing plant

  • SAP and HFM experience a plus

  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office applications and possess strong background with information technology

  • Willingness to embrace SBD Leadership Qualities

  • Controllership mindset, Proactive not reactive, Continuous improvement mindset

  • Acts as an involved business partner to Controllership and Operations teams

  • Demonstrates effective teamwork

  • Clear and concise visual presentation skills

  • Demonstrated leadership of diverse teams

  • Excellent communicator; Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Able to interact with all functions and levels of employees

  • Highly motivated; Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline driven environment

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EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants to Stanley Black & Decker are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected characteristic.

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