Plant Controller


Russellville, AR, US, 72802

Function:  Finance and Accounting
Audience:  Experienced Professional
Work Arrangement:  On Site
Requisition ID:  62750




As the Plant Controller for the greenfield startup in Russellville, AR, responsibility will include financial leadership to the Russellville XPS Foam Plant. This position will be accountable for driving results to the segment manufacturing financial leader. The Plant Controller will be responsible for maintaining a control environment that complies with the Company’s internal control policies and Sarbanes Oxley.

The Plant Controller is expected to be a dynamic leader on the plant leadership team by contributing to all areas of plant management.  This individual will also be responsible for leadership of non-financial plant administrative processes such as sourcing, materials/production planning and warehouse team at the facility.

Reports to:  Plant Leader


Span of Control:  This position has responsibility for approximately 5 warehouse employees.



Leading safety, environmental and security for an injury free and compliant workplace

  • Leads with the OC Safety Brand “Safer Together” and leads with all accidents are preventable, safety is everyone’s responsibility, working safely is condition of employment.
  • Ensures a safe, clean, and environmentally compliant work environment for all employees, contractors and visitors.
  • Shows passion and caring for our people and leads from a place of safety.
  • Important part and mentor of the PIV safety program as Warehouse Leader.
  • Ensuring a safe, clean environmentally compliant work environment and building a culture where safety is the first priority.

Talent development for a positive employee relations environment

  • Collaborates with the Human Resources Team to select talent, ensures the proper training, tools, processes and systems are in place to empower our people to deliver against performance objectives.
  • Selects talent based on business needs; ensures the proper trainings, tools, processes and systems are in place to empower our people to deliver against performance expectations.
  • Creates “complete” jobs with strong accountability and development opportunities.
  • Creates an environment where all employees are engaged, empowered, and focused on serving our customers.
  • Creates an inclusive environment where employees understand their unique contributions and feel empowered to unlock their full potential.
  • Regularly evaluates the strengths and develop opportunities of the team.  Invests in the growth and development of talent in the organization; Be engaged in own personal development.
  • Ensures a positive, creative, diverse, and collaborative work environment where employees own the success of the business.  Establishing OC as an employer of choice in the local market
  • Establishes clear and measurable performance expectations and holds team accountable to deliver results.



Operations Planning and Plant Processes

  • Participates in the development of operational objectives for the plant that are aligned to Corporate and Division strategic objectives.
  • Leads proactive development of contingency plans, productivity improvement and corrective actions to ensure facility financial results and shareholder value is optimized.

Financial Operations and Controls

  • Ensures that there is an effective and efficient system of internal controls including data integrity, asset protection, segregation of duties, budgeting, financial reporting, information systems and adherence to corporate policies and governmental regulations (GAAP, SOX compliance, etc.)
  • Drives a robust representation letter process that provides assurance and visibility to a sound internal control environment.
  • Leads the Continuous sign-off process to ensure that accountability for internal controls is clear and that processes are documented.

Reporting and Analysis

  • Leads financial planning, budgeting and forecasting processes.
  • Prepares and delivers the plant financial forecasts and projections to Plant Leader
  • Monitors the plant’s monthly closing process in conjunction with the Accounting team.
  • Communicates results effectively to management and non-financial personnel.
  • Provides in-depth analysis on variances to plan and forecast with the Plant Leader as well as holding leadership accountable to plant budget.
  • Provides risk analysis for contingency planning.

Driving Plant Profitability

  • Leads actions in line with achieving targets, mitigating risk and prioritizing resource needs.
  • Leads proactive development of contingency plans, productivity improvement and corrective actions to ensure facility financial results and shareholder value is optimized.
  • Provides insightful and competitive analytics that anticipate change and drive decision making.
  • Provides investment analysis.
  • Assists in contract evaluation and negotiation.
  • Educates plant personnel on key performance metrics.


Cross-functional leadership and team contribution


  • Works across organization boundaries and all levels of the company to achieve plant, division, or corporate objectives.
  • Supports plant events and leads/participates on teams in plant (Leads TPM Office Pillar, participates on other TPM Pillar teams, Safety Committee, Emergency Response, Threat Management, Wellness teams, etc. as appropriate.
  • Shares best practices across division, i.e., process improvements, financial modeling and procedures changes.
  • Aligns teams and resources in order to solve problems and drive results.
  • Provides support to team members at plant, segment, and corporate level. 



Leadership for the oversight and accountability of plant security


  • Ensures the delegation and successful completion of site security functions, included but not limited to: Managing/implementing OC Security Standards, quarterly assessment of security equipment, security capital project management, incident investigation coordination (contact for local authorities, communication with WHQ), talent management of security guards, site contact for security badges, audits and visits, and monitor completion of WHQ required training.




  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or relevant discipline a must. MBA, CMA, CPA preferred.
  • Operating in a range of economic conditions, i.e., expansion, contraction, stable economic conditions—forecasting, scenario planning, risk analysis and contingency development.
  • Strong financial acumen with demonstrated analytical ability accompanied by knowledge of corporate finance and manufacturing costing principles—understands P&L and balance sheet dynamics.


  • Providing leadership to organizations within a manufacturing operation(s)—leading operations planning, savings, forecasting and investment analysis
  • Delivering continuous improvement.
  • Participating in the development of strategic plans.
  • Negotiating, developing and evaluating customer and supplier contracts
  • Attracting, developing and retaining outstanding talent—growing talent and succession planning.
  • Demonstrated high growth in previous experience.


  • Demonstrated ability to teach and communicate in simple, impacting terms.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and control costs—effectively develops business cases and enroll leaders at all levels in taking appropriate action.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop an intimate knowledge of customers, competition, and the market and uses this knowledge to drive customer and product profitability decisions.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and execute strategic directions.
  • Leading and developing others – is mature, balanced and professional when acting to lead others.  Able to lead and grow talent without direct authority.  Skilled and confident when coaching and advising peers, leaders and primary employees.
  • Collaborator – builds relationships easily with others and collaborates across leadership and technical networks to drive initiatives and results.
  • Excellent communicator – written and oral, including presentation and training skills.
  • Ability to travel as needed.  Travel will be heavier during start up as visit other OC plants to learn the business and processes.




About Owens Corning  

Owens Corning is a global building and construction materials leader committed to building a sustainable future through material innovation. Our three integrated businesses – Composites, Insulation, and Roofing – provide durable, sustainable, energy-efficient solutions that leverage our unique material science, manufacturing, and market knowledge to help our customers win and grow. We are global in scope, human in scale with approximately 18,000 employees in 30 countries dedicated to generating value for our customers and shareholders, and making a difference in the communities where we work and live. Founded in 1938 and based in Toledo, Ohio, USA, Owens Corning posted 2023 sales of $9.7 billion. For more information, visit

Owens Corning is an equal opportunity employer.



Nearest Major Market: Little Rock
Nearest Secondary Market: Russellville