Site Controller - Manufacturing - Mobility

Position Description

Job Summary

If you want to reshape the world and discover your greatest potential, Saint-Gobain provides one-of-a-kind opportunities for innovative problem solvers.

We're one of only two companies in the world that is consistently recognized as both a top Global Employer and a Top 100 Global Innovator, but Saint-Gobain's remarkable story and culture of innovation begins with a team of nearly 200,000 creative, diverse and passionate team members collaborating across the globe.  We are committed to our mission to improve lives because, every day, we witness the enormous impact of our efforts on the world around us.  

Primary responsibility of Site Controller is to be a business partner to the plant management, actively taking part in the continuous improvement process and assessing risk and opportunities for the business. The position will be responsible for the adherence to financial policies and ICRF controls, improving internal business processes to support the Life Sciences and Seals growth/profitability model, and key staff member of the plant leadership team serving as the Plant Manager’s “right-hand”. Provide financial analyses and recommendations to ensure the site in aligned to strategic objectives set by the SBU & SOA; moreover, “proactive” as a business partner aiding the decision-making process of management on corrective actions/countermeasures, and enforcing ownership & accountability.

The Site Controller will lead the annual budget, RF1 and RF3 forecast, strategic plan process at the site and providing accurate explanations of significant variances, including analysis of actual vs. prior year, budget and/or forecast. Focus on timely month-end results/reporting but importantly strategic planning to ensure the site is growing profitability. Attention to detail is an absolute must, providing factual data in order to quickly identify problem areas. 

The Site Controller position will lead the processes of the month-end close to ensure alignment of the corporate deadlines, prepare, approve general entries/reconciliations (as needed/required), and ensure accuracy/integrity of the balance sheet (quality of working capital, changes in fixed assets, liabilities, etc.).  Lead the annual standard cost development process for the site to ensure transparency of product cost (contribution & gross margins). Responsible to ensure all plant accounting activities comply with the processes outlined in the IFRS, ICRF,and other policies, and sound business practices.

The Site Controller will also lead all analyses necessary for a good understanding of the business performance, for example price, volume and mix analysis, tracking of labor costs, control of fixed expenses and monitoring of non-quality costs, inventory levels against service levels, etc.

Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 5+ Years Controller or Cost Accounting Experience in a manufacturing/plant environment. 

Additional Description


  • Master's Degree in Accounting or Finance

Company Summary

Saint-Gobain’s innovations touch almost every major industry around the world, Composite Systems is comprised of three business units including Films & Fabrics, Tape Solutions and Thin Films. Our ambition is to provide innovative solutions that combine material science, processing technology and design to save energy, provide protection, improve comfort, and give peace-of-mind to our customers. Our unique performance is delivered by passionate people, empowered to collaborate closely with our customers and solve their toughest challenges. 

Our team members recognize that we all create the environment for people to succeed, with a culture built on respect, open and honest communication, and honoring our commitments to our customers and each other. And at the heart of our culture, we’ve learned working together makes good ideas, great ones.

With a legacy dating back more than 350 years, Saint-Gobain offers employees the stability and security of a leading Global 500 corporation while operating like multiple small and agile start-ups, where entrepreneurial spirit, pioneering teamwork, and bold, forward-thinking ideas pave new paths.

Every team member is encouraged to develop and leverage their unique expertise and strengths to make the greatest impact on the company and our end users. At Saint-Gobain, you’re empowered and equipped with countless opportunities and resources for professional development. You will find the support you need to create a vision and roadmap for your career, and make that vision a reality.

Invent yourself at Saint-Gobain Composites, and together, let’s protect what matters most!

Legal Statement

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.


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Site Controller - Manufacturing - Mobility

Location: Bristol, Regular

Posting Date: 11/14/2022

Job Code: USA03520

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