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Plant Controller II, Springfield


McCormick & Company, Inc., a global leader in the spice, flavor, and seasonings industry, is seeking a full-time Plant Controller II. This new hire will work at the French's Food Company, located in Springfield, MO. The Plant Controller II will report to a Operations Finance Director. 


McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor with approximately 13,000 employees worldwide. As a Fortune 500 company with over $5 billion in annual sales across 160 countries and territories, we manufacture, market, and distribute spices, seasoning mixes, condiments, and other flavorful products to the entire food industry including e-commerce, retail,food manufacturers and foodservice businesses. Our most popular brands include McCormick, French's, Frank's RedHot, Stubb's, OLD BAY, Lawry's, Zatarain's, Ducros, Vahiné, Cholula, Schwartz, Kamis, DaQiao, Club House, Aeroplane, and Gourmet Garden. Every day, no matter where or what you eat or drink, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick. Our Purpose is "To Stand Together for the Future of Flavor and our Vision is "A World United by Flavor—where healthy, sustainable and delicious go hand in hand."


As a company recognized for its exceptional commitment to employees, McCormick offers a wide variety of benefits, programs, and services. Benefits include, but are not limited to, tuition assistance, medical, dental, vision, disability, group life insurance, 401(k), profit sharing, paid holidays, and vacations.



Under the general supervision of the Director of Operations Finance, this position is responsible for all the cost and accounting activities for our Springfield as well as partnering with the Plant Leadership Team (PLT) to provide overall financial guidance. This includes significant analysis of actual results, preparation and communication of financial forecasts and responsibility for a portion of divisional manufacturing budgets. This position may also lead cross-functional projects and standardization efforts in certain areas across the Operations Finance Team.



  • Provide guidelines for approaches to cost analyses used in business decisions.
  • Perform financial analysis as assigned for use in the development of business strategies and tactics. Submitting financial findings and interpretations for review and assisting management in the development of recommendations to business issues.
  • Assist in the implementation and interpretation of plant metrics and critical indicator reports. Quantify the financial impact of the opportunity or issues resulting from those interpretations, including impacts of operational decisions.
  • Participate in the development of financial forecasts and related budgets, considering alternative scenarios as appropriate and performing variance analysis to the forecasts and budgets.
  • Prepare economic forecasts of business conditions and trends impacting the manufacturing site and drawing relevant conclusions.
  • Develop and analyze standard product costs using labor and machine rates as well as activity-based costing & analyzing actual to standard variances.
  • Assist in the identification, validation and monitoring of CCI (Comprehensive Continuous Improvement) programs. Actively participate on Continuous Improvement teams providing financial support and insight.
  • Participate in the definition of assumptions for the quantification, analysis and audits of investments. Includes capital investments, with measurement of return, and balancing inventory holding costs and operational performance.
  • Maintain an effective control environment.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or a related field
  • Minimum 5 years of accounting and/or financial analysis experience
  • Minimum 2 years' experience participating on projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated experience working across functions and interacting with all levels of the organization
  • Excellent analytical skills and problem-solving capabilities
  • Proven knowledge of financial accounting standards and GAAP
  • Excellent theoretical and practical knowledge of different financial and analytical techniques and the capability to plan work and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to be a dynamic self-starter, work independently and apply sound judgment to solve complex problems with incomplete and/or ambiguous information and proactively initiate action steps
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Ability to propose and implement improvements to systems, methods of work and analysis methods and contribute to ensuring that they are continuously adapted to the business requirements
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, with advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills



  • MBA
  • CPA
  • Minimum 2 years in manufacturing (cost) accounting
  • Experience leading or managing projects
  • Experience leading large complex projects and supporting finance initiatives with the business functions
  • SAP experience




Current McCormick employees who meet these qualifications and are interested in pursuing this position must notify their direct supervisor and their unit HR representative prior to applying.  

First consideration will be given to employees who have been displaced from their jobs for positions with the same grade or lower.  If there are no qualified candidates, all other employees will then be considered.  No displaced employee will receive preferential consideration for a promotional opportunity.

McCormick may recruit external candidates concurrently in order to expedite the recruitment process.  Qualified internal candidates submitting bids within the first ten (10) days of the job being posted will be considered before external candidates.  Internal bids received after the tenth (10th) day will be considered along with external candidates.  It is the policy of McCormick and Company to select and promote for all positions without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield