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Plant Controller

California Dairies, Inc.

is the largest member-owned milk marketing and dairy processing cooperative in California producing 47 percent of California’s milk.

Co-owned by more than 410 dairy producers who ship 17 billion pounds of Real California Milk annually, California Dairies, Inc.

is a manufacturer of quality butter, fluid milk products and milk powders.

 We offer a generous benefits package that includes:

* family medical/dental/vision

* retirement plans

* paid holidays

* paid vacation

* tuition reimbursement

* loss prevention and safety bonus programs

The Plant Controller reports to the Vice President - Finance and has direct supervisory responsibility for a staff of five at the Turlock facility as well as a staff of three in Los Banos.

 Supports and enforces SQF/QA, QMP, Safety policies and procedures and production needs.  “Food Safety and Quality” are responsibilities of this position.

 Essential Functions: List of significant/essential duties, tasks and/or responsibilities required of this position.

* Ensure that daily finished goods production is recorded timely and accurately

* Preparation of daily/weekly/monthly plant performance reports

* Preparation of monthly State reporting for dairy manufacturing

* Provide financial leadership to both facilities

* Partner with Operations Management to identify and eliminate waste

* Provide leadership direction to accounting staffs to include development opportunities, performance management, and individual development plans

* Supervise the recording of daily receipts of milk, cream, and other dairy ingredients

* Supervise the recording of daily retail activity at the Los Banos store

* Maintain accurate inventory records at the plant storage facilities as well as third party warehouses and the Los Banos store

* Ensure compliance with CDI’s accounting policies and procedures

* Supervise, review, and approve vouchering of accounts payable for the Turlock, TDC, Los Banos & Store facilities

* Review and submit timecards for Turlock, Los Banos & Store non-exempt employees

* Review and summarize the semi-annual L.B.

Store physical inventories of retail items and submit to Corp.


* Review and summarize the semi-annual Turlock and Los Banos physical inventories of expensive R&M spare parts and submit to Corp.


Skills and Abilities

* Experience leading and developing a team of people responsible for accounting activities

* Excellent data analysis skills with a focus on problem solving

* Strong computer skills, specifically in Excel.

Experience with Microsoft Dynamics NAV a plus

* Strong organizational and time management skills, including the ability to delegate effectively

* Effective oral and written communication skills

* Ability to communicate and work with employees at all levels of the organization as well as our member/owners...

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