Milliken Hickory Plant – Plant Finance Leader

Milliken Hickory Plant – Plant Finance Leader

Location: Owensboro, KY, 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 Leader, Hickory Plant


This finance position will be located at the Hickory plant in Owensboro, Kentucky and reports to the Manufacturing Finance Leader, Coating Additives with a dotted line to the Hickory plant manager for Borchers. The plant finance leader is responsible for maintaining accurate standard product costs and site Operating Expense and Capital Expense budgets, while managing actual spend as well as ensuring an effective internal control environment. This individual must examine all the finances related to the plant and provide insight to help solve business and manufacturing opportunities. Minimal travel, up to 15%, to finance meetings at Company Headquarters in Spartanburg, SC.


Perform period-end close and ensure accurate data and financial reporting
Uphold standard practices in operations, payroll control, budget revisions, product costing, management reporting, 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.


BS Degree – Finance, Accounting, or related field
Advanced Microsoft Excel and other Microsoft Office programs skills
SAP and cost accounting experience
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
Experience leading planning process and cost accounting
Solid analytical skills with the ability to draw conclusions and make decisions based upon sound evaluation

The successful candidate will have strengths in the following:

Proactive tendencies with willingness 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 lookout 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.

Posting End Date: 2/28/22