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Purfoods Operations Controller in Ankeny, Iowa

The Operations Controller is responsible for the timely reporting and ensuring the integrity of financial data with a heavy emphasis on finance operations, business partnership, and data-driven decision support. A key objective for this role is to help drive financial results by providing business leaders data driven insights that focus the business on the most impactful areas to meet both short-term and long-term business and financial goals.

  • Manage finance employees embedded remotely and production facilities

  • Analyze Site and Asset performance, recommend benchmarks, and highlight the key areas of interest for improvement or monitoring

  • Model and make recommendation for inventory levels based on meal production and weeks on hand

  • Partner with Production and R&D to ensure optimization of meal menus

  • Develop KPI’s to bring visibility to key operational areas

  • Assist in forecasting and tracking of capital projects

  • Lead improvement in standard costing processes and total production cost determination

  • Work as a business partner, influencing business performance by leading decision making process through insightful analysis, fact-based recommendations and proactively identifying opportunities and risks

  • Ensure integrity of financial and operational reporting including data and reporting accuracy

  • Assist in preparation and evaluation of annual operating plans, long range plans and budgets

  • Provide support within teams to drive business decisions and reduce costs

  • Up to 10% travel to facilities

  • Bachelors in Finance, Accounting, or other related field

  • 5+ years of experience in progressively responsible financial roles

  • Proficient computer skills including MS office

  • Experience in the manufacturing industry

  • Demonstrated strength in communication, problem solving and ability to drive results

  • Proven ability to work effectively in environments undergoing change, coupled with an ability to successfully manage that change within the organization

  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively with others at all levels of organization

  • Proven experience developing and cultivating effective business partnerships to gain insight into business trends and strategic initiatives that impact financial forecasts

  • Ability to effectively multi-task with competing priorities; make decisions under pressure and work under tight deadlines; delivering accurate, on time, high quality work

  • Relevant experience in a food related industry

  • Master’s Degree and/or Public Accounting experience, CPA

  • Repetitive motions that include the wrists, hands and/or fingers

  • Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting, remaining in a stationary position for prolonged periods

  • Visual perception to perform job including peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Mom’s Meals, is a home-delivered meal service providing fully prepared, refrigerated meal solutions direct to homes nationwide for over 20 years. We provide seniors, patients recovering post-discharge and those managing a chronic condition with tailored nutrition solutions to manage their specific needs. If you are passionate about the well-being of others and have a strong sense of community, Mom's Meals could be the place for you! We are a family operated business looking for fun, compassionate, and friendly people who want to make a difference in the lives of others.

Mom’s Meals complies with all applicable federal and state non-discrimination laws. All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regards to race, religion, national origin, ancestry, color, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation or military status.

ID: 2021-2207

External Company Name: Mom's Meals, a PurFoods Company

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Street: 3210 SE Corporate Woods Dr.