Plant Finance Lead (Pine Mountain)

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Date: Oct 9, 2021

Location: Pine Mountain, GA, US

Company: Milliken and Company

Headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, Milliken & Company is a global, innovative, industrial diversified manufacturing company that has been exploring, discovering, and creating ways to enhance people’s lives since 1865. With expertise across a breadth of disciplines including specialty chemical, floor covering, and performance materials, the company works around the world every day to add true value to people’s lives, improve health and safety, and help make our world more sustainable. Milliken has long led the way for "knowledge-based" investment, employing over 100 PhDs, and has accumulated over 2,200 U.S. patents – and more than 5,000 patents worldwide. Milliken is widely acknowledged as an international leader in research technology, innovation, and customer service. With over 35 manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., U.K., Belgium, France, China, India, Mexico, and Australia, and other sales and service operations throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, Milliken's more than 7,000 associates work to deliver innovations that do good for the world, create new experiences, and build for the future.





Plant Finance Lead (Pine Mountain)



This position is located in Pine Mountain, GA.  This role reports to the Manufacturing Finance Leader with a dotted line to the plant manager. The Plant Finance Leader is responsible for managing activities to achieve low cost operations. This is accomplished by maintaining accurate standard costs and budgets while managing actual spend activities as well as ensuring an effective internal control environment. This position provides financial perspective to the plant management team to help solve business and manufacturing opportunities. Some travel is required for finance meetings at corporate headquarters located in Spartanburg, SC.



  • Perform period-end close and ensure accurate data and financial reporting
  • Uphold standard practices in operations, budget revisions, product costing, management reporting, payroll, and forecasting
  • Champion an effective internal control environment while adhering with all governance, risk, and compliance guidelines including account reconciliations
  • Drive profit, ROIC, and process improvement initiatives to help deliver cost reductions and financial performance
  • Control over major capital and expense spending in addition to asset management
  • Lead and certify all inventory and material cycle counts and clearings
  • Perform variance and spending analysis while providing insight to the plant manager and other manufacturing/business partners
  • Oversight of supply room clerk and finance administrative positions



  • BS Degree – Accounting, Finance, Industrial Engineering or proven Financial Experience
  • Microsoft Office expertise


The successful candidate will have strengths in the following:

  • 1-3 years in accounting environment; Manufacturing experience a plus
  • SAP knowledge
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proactive and willing to take ownership and responsibility as a highly motivated self-starter
  • Leadership skills with the ability to influence others and promote change
  • Ability to work and gain results in a team environment
  • Desire to continuously look for improvement opportunities (efficiency, automation)
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills



Milliken & Company is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.