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Plant Analyst

Date: Jun 28, 2019

Location: Decatur, IN, US, 46733

Company: Bunge


Expected assignment is 6 months



The Plant Analyst role will support the local plant manager and their team ensuring data integrity, a strong control environment, operational analysis, and data-based decision support.  Primary responsibilities include assisting with inventory and receiving/shipping controls, analysis of production shrinks, reporting of key performance indicators (KPI’s), providing accounting inputs for month end close to the accounting hubs, and supporting other local plant administrative processes.  In addition to supporting the local management team, this position will have an integral communications role with various corporate support functions. The position will report to the local plant manager.


Essential Functions:

Plan and perform physical inventory observations establish clean month end cut-offs, and compute inventory volumes that support the accounting close consistent with BNA’s physical inventory policy.

Plan and perform other periodic inventories that support production planning and scheduling and ensure accurate data for customer service and supply chain management. 

Assist with ensuring local key internal controls are properly and effectively executed with respect to receiving and shipping, scale system integrity, as well as internal measures of inventory transfers and product flows

Gain access to Tableau and learn the different reporting options

Facilitate education and disciplines to support management controls

Investigate material usage variances

Monitor rework inventory and scrap oil and ensure SAP records are correctly recorded

Collect and report production data and KPR’s

Provide various inputs to monthly forecasting for plant expenses and variances

Support local continuous improvement activities

Support the plant manager and production management with data accuracy and analysis for operational decision support

Crewing decisions based on volumes, capacity, cost/profit trade-offs

Understanding and investigating variances to standard

Assumptions and DCF inputs for investment analysis

Assist the plant manager with inputs and preparation of the annual plant budget, understanding spending variances, and interpreting data

Assist with the implementation of new systems and processes and support training of new employees

Local power user of SAP for plant specific functions


Skill/Experience Requirements:

  • B.A in Accounting or related field preferred
  • Associates degree or equivalent experience in Accounting or related field required
  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience preferred
  • Proficiency in applicable computer software
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne

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