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Plant Controller

Days, M-F + Flex Schedule
7:00 am – 4:30 pm


Medical/Dental/Vision/FSA/HSA/Supplemental life Insurance/Pet Prescription Discounts
Company Provided: Basic Life Insurance/Employee Assistance Program/HSA Company Contribution/Short Term Disability & Long Term Disability Insurance

401 K: Company Match & 2% Non-elective Company Contribution after 1 year of service.
Paid Time Off: Hourly Personnel: 72 hours annually. Paid Sick Leave: 1 hour for every 40 hours worked.  Eligibility to roll up to 40 hours from PTO and PSL banks to the next year.  Exempt Personnel: 120 hrs annually; balance increases each year by 8 hours. Roll over up to 80 hours each year.    
Holidays: 12 paid holidays and up to 3 additional floating holidays based on hire date
Performance Bonuses

Summary of Job Content:
The Plant Controller will be the business partner responsible for challenging and supporting the Site Management Team as “commercial conscience” of the plant. The Senior Plant Controller will anticipate and address business issues and will drive good decision-making through providing sound financial analysis.  The Plant Controller will have the ability to function in a matrixed environment at a broad-based level while being capable of driving detailed execution.    


Key Accountabilities:    
Budgeting Process:

  • Initiate, lead and coordinate budgeting process (OMP) on site level.
  • Monitor ongoingly milestones, priorities and initiate corrective measures when deviations occur.
  • Challenge and approve cost center budgets before releasing to OMP.

Financial analysis and reporting (monthly and ad hoc): 

  • Analyze and interpret financial site performance and make sure that SMT/BU has clear understanding thereof.
  • Suggest proactively countermeasures in case of deviations to SMT.
  • Disclose problems as “early warning” to SMT/BU Controlling.
  • Evaluate production costs and its KPIs to make recommendations incl propose and initiate cost improvement projects.
  • Work commonly with production to understand impacts on financial performance and identify cost drivers.
  • Enhance Standard Costing of new and existing products in SAP.

Risk management: Responsible for providing solid financial assessment of risks and reports to SMT/BU Controlling.

  • Provide controlling support for investment projects and challenge business cases thereof.
  • Compare regularly planned vs. actual of investments’ financial performance.
  • Provide final sign off of all local investments.


  • Prepare monthly P&L forecast, agree with SMT and provide to BU Controlling.
  • Align forecast of Fiber Trading Business from Moses Lake via DE12/Meitingen.

Business steering: Ongoingly analyze Gross margins and review with production and sales for improvements.    


  • Capacity to influence and motivate others.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Must be task-oriented and able to meet deadlines.
  • Very good analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Team player with high level of personal initiative and professional integrity
  • High energy with an enthusiastic can-do attitude coupled with personal responsibility and the ability to listen before acting.


  • University degree in Business Administration with concentration in Controlling, Finance, Accounting or related field required.
  • SAP modules FI/CO/MM/PP and MS Office (Excel)
  • Profound IFRS knowledge


  • Minimum 10 years of relevant Controlling experience within a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in multi-national companies/matrix organizations


  • Area of responsibility: BU CF, Site Moses Lake
  • Total Sales: ~130m$ p.a. (~170 FTE)
  • Fully fledged production, partly make-to-order production
  • Group interfaces: BU MC, BU Controlling, Corporate functions (i.e. Group Accounting, Group Treasury)
  • Local interfaces: Plant Management, Production, HR, Purchasing, Finance/Accounting, SCM
  • Member of the Site Management Team (SMT)


SGL Carbon offers a competitive benefits package available to full-time regular employees.

  • Medical with Prescription Drug Program
  • Dental Plan
  • Vision Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts / Health Savings Account
  • Company paid Short and Long Term Disability
  • Company paid Basic Life / Accidental Death and Dismemberment / Travel Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Optional Life Insurance/AD&D for Employee and Dependents
  • 401k Savings Plan with company match
  • 401k Additional Company contribution after 1 year of employment
  • Paid Time Off  - 120 hours annually, balance increases each year by 8 hours, rollover up to 80 hours each year.
  • Company Paid Holidays - 12 paid holidays and up to 3 additional floating holidays based on hire date

Our Promise:

Convince us with your skills and strengths – in an experienced team, working on challenging tasks. With our leading-edge technologies and materials, you will have freedom to act and a wide range of development opportunities. Attractive remuneration as well as smart fringe benefits are part of our offer.

Equal Opportunity Employer 

We provide equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other classification protected under applicable federal, state or local law.


SGL Carbon is a leader in the development and manufacture of products based on specialty graphite and compo­sites materials. Using our comprehensive technology know-how and in close partnership with our customers, we develop intelligent and leading-edge solutions for the big issues of mobility, energy and digitization.

SGL Carbon has more than 4,700 employees worldwide and 31 sites in Europe, North America and Asia, and a ser­vice network in over 100 countries.

Publication Date:  Sep 8, 2023

Moses Lake, WA, US, 98837

Business Unit:  Carbon Fibers
Legal Unit:  SGL Carbon Fibers America LLC
Functional Area:  Finance
Employment Type:  Full time
Minimum Salary:  96000
Maximum Salary:  144000

Nearest Major Market: Seattle

Job Segment: Risk Management, Accounting, Plant, Plant Manager, SAP, Finance, Manufacturing, Technology

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