Director, Financial Planning & Analysis

Date: May 12, 2024

Location: US-NY-Rochester, New York, US

Company: Bausch + Lomb


Bausch + Lomb (NYSE/TSX: BLCO) is a leading global eye health company dedicated to protecting and enhancing the gift of sight for millions of people around the world—from the moment of birth through every phase of life. Our mission is simple, yet powerful: helping you see better, to live better. 

Our comprehensive portfolio of over 400 products is fully integrated and built to serve our customers across the full spectrum of their eye health needs throughout their lives. Our iconic brand is built on the deep trust and loyalty of our customers established over our 170-year history. We have a significant global research, development, manufacturing, and commercial footprint of approximately 13,000 employees and a presence in approximately 100 countries, extending our reach to billions of potential customers across the globe. We have long been associated with many of the most significant advances in eye health, and we believe we are well positioned to continue leading the advancement of eye health in the future. 



Job Summary:


Reporting to the Senior Director, Finance Global Manufacturing, the Director, Plant Controller is a vital member of the Senior Leadership team at Bausch and Lomb's Rochester Operations Plant. This role is pivotal in steering all cost accounting activities to positively impact the bottom line through strategic collaboration across the organization. Key responsibilities include budgeting, forecasting, cost savings initiatives, inventory reduction, audit, and reporting.


Key Responsibilities:


Budgeting / Forecasting:

  • Lead planning activities (Opex, Capex, Labor, etc.) to establish plant budgets, annual standard costs, and forecasts in collaboration with key functional teams.
  • Support the Annual Cost Improvement Program alongside Plant Management.
  • Oversee system standard cost updates and manage strategic planning initiatives.
  • Present annual plans and forecasts to Senior Management


Monthly Close / Reporting:

  • Coordinate month-close activities to ensure accurate financial statements.
  • Analyze manufacturing variances and lead projects to reduce risks.
  • Provide monthly analysis on deviations and support risk mitigation.


Cash Flow / Capex / Inventory:

  • Adhere to the CAPEX plan and maintain cash flow projections.
  • Oversee inventory management and manage assets and inventory reconciliations.
  • Manage assets and inventory physical reconsiliations.



  • Enforce strict control on plant expenses and adhere to departmental budgets.



  • Support annual audits, quarterly reviews, and implement SOX-compliant internal controls.


Enterprise Excellence / Projects:

  • Champion Enterprise Excellence initiatives and lead improvement projects


Management :

  • Provide leadership to the accounting team. Team and responsibilities may vary over time.


General :

  • Oversight and lead all finance aspects of the plant (local taxes, Grants, Accounting…)
  • Business partnering with local and group stakeholders to ensure success of the plant mission




  • BS degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field
  • 10 years or more of progressive experience in financial management or accounting roles
  • 5 years or more experience in manufacturing accounting
  • CPA or CMA certification is a plus



  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Detail-oriented with strong organization skills and the ability to multitask
  • Advanced level proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications and BI applications
  • Ability to lead projects, implement KPIs and coordinate transverse teams
  • Experience with large ERP systems (SAP and Peoplesoft a plus)


As required by New York State's pay transparency bill, Bausch + Lomb provides a good faith minimum and maximum salary range of compensation for roles that can or will be performed, in New York State.  Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location.  For New York State, the range of starting annual base pay for this role is $160K - $200K.

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