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Controller Purchasing and Logistics Job

Company name
AGCO Corporation

Duluth, GA, United States

Employment Type

Accounting, Logistics, Finance

Posted on
Feb 07,2019

Valid Through
May 23,2019

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This position reports to the Vice President, & Controller Industrial Operations and is the direct business support for the Purchasing and Logistics organization within AGCO.  The incumbent will oversee the analysis of purchasing direct and indirect material, and logistics period costs, plus manufacturing variances to plan, and the identification of trends and potential risks and opportunities to respective operations. Incumbent recommends financial and operational metrics that will support existing and changing business activities and measures performance against established targets.

Responsibilities of the Global Purchasing Controller:

*Coordinate with Purchasing leadership on global initiatives to drive material cost reduction and working capital improvements *Support Purchasing in their change management process, developing central database for reporting KPI, including process for assessing economic impacts from changes in commodity prices *Work with Vice President - Controller to develop structure and ground rules for managing the impacts of the organization on the financial results of AGCO, developing consistent process throughout manufacturing sites as well as third party material purchases *Develop and maintain processes to manage indirect material purchases and identification of reduction actions in operation expense areas *Work with Vice President - Controller, Industrial Operations to develop and maintain purchase price variance analysis and year on year impacts *Work with Logistics and Material Management personnel on control of freight cost and projects associated with logistic processes *Develop and maintain Purchasing Operating Expense control process *General working knowledge of US GAAP, IFRS and Sarbanes-Oxley *Strong background in product cost accounting (standard cost system) in a highly integrated manufacturing environment Hands-on working knowledge of cost flows within ERP systems - knowledge of SAP a plus. *Exceptional analytical abilities *Understanding of accounting and finance issues in a manufacturing environment specifically focusing on direct and indirect material purchasing activities and logistics

Required Qualifications of the Global Purchasing Controller:

*A minimum of 12 years of finance or accounting experience is required.  Plant manufacturing accounting and product cost accounting is desired. *Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook *Experience working with financial database related software, preferably with Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), Essbase and Tableau *Previous experience with a manufacturing company, specifically in a manufacturing plant environment, is desired

Preferred Qualifications of the Global Purchasing Controller:

*Certified Management Accountant (CMA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Education of the Global Purchasing Controller:

*Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting is requried *Master's degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field is a plus

Company info

AGCO Corporation
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Company Profile
AGCO is a global leader focused on the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery. We support more productive farming through a full line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage equipment, tillage, implements, grain storage and protein production systems, as well as related replacement parts

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