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Operations Controller

Looking for a Career for Good?

Puratos is a global purpose-driven company focused on bringing people together through food innovation for good. We offer a full range of innovative food ingredients and services for the bakery, patisserie, and chocolate sectors, serving artisans, retailers, industrial and food service companies in over 100 countries around the world. Our passion for innovation, pioneering spirit, and core values continue to propel our global ambitions. This coupled with our commitment to our communities is what makes working at Puratos so magical. 

If you are a collaborative, results-oriented team player with a passion for making a difference and fostering a company culture centered around its people, we invite you to join us for “a career for good.”


Position Overview:


Through proactive analyses of the business financials and comprehensive reports, the Operations Controller, as part of the local Management Teams, will play a key role in the sites’ objective of supporting Puratos’ business development in a sustainable and profitable way. (S)He will ensure the timely and accurate reporting of the actual performances of the sites and will lead the Forecast and the Budget processes.


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Develop and implement costing methodologies and models to accurately capture and report costs of raw materials, labor, and overheads for all manufacturing operations.
  • Analyze and report on cost variances, production efficiencies, and cost drivers to support decision-making for operations and finance management.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to identify cost-saving opportunities and recommend strategies for improvement to achieve business objectives.
  • Develop and maintain product cost standards and ensure accuracy of inventory valuation.
  • Lead the monthly close process for cost accounting, including preparing journal entries, reconciling accounts, and analyzing financial statements.



  • Education experience
    • Minimum - 4 Year / Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field; CPA, CMA or other relevant professional certification is highly preferred.
  • Work Experience
    • Minimum – 8 years of progressive experience in cost accounting within a food manufacturing environment, with a strong track record of delivering results.
  • Prior Knowledge/Experience
    • Strong knowledge of GAAP, cost accounting principles and financial analysis.
    • Experience with ERP systems (SAP, Oracle, etc.), advanced Excel skills and proficiency in other analytical tools.
    • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills to effectively manage a team and collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders.
    • Self-starter with strong problem-solving and analytical skills, ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize multiple tasks.