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Global Precious Metals Controller Job in Waterville, Ohio US

Global Precious Metals Controller

Johns Manville Inc - Waterville, OH

Posted: 9/22/2021 - Expires: 12/21/2021

Job ID: 231973238


Job Description

Johns Manville (JM) is currently seeking candidates for the position of Global Precious Metal Controller (GPMC) to be located at an appropriate JM North American facility. This position offers high visibility within Johns Manville due to the financial magnitude and sensitivity of this area of responsibility. The GPMC will provide global oversight for precious metal procurement, controllership, internal controls assessment and monitoring, process optimization, and consolidated reporting.

This position will actively participate in the development of policies and procedures, and requires the ability to communicate, monitor, remediate, and drive continuous improvement of precious metal safeguarding. The GPMC must also have the interpersonal skills to collaborate with others; as a liaison with policy communication, Loss Control and Risk Management, control monitoring and remediation with Internal Audit, Corporate Accounting, manufacturing sites, third party metal refiners and logistics providers, and North American and European Alloy Shops.

This position reports directly to the Global Director of Finance -- Engineered Products with strong reporting relationship to the Operations Finance Manager -- Americas.

Applicants can expect to make between $95,000 to $129,000 upon hire. Pay within this range will vary based upon relevant experience, skills, and education among other factors. In addition, this position is eligible for a target incentive bonus under our variable incentive plan.


Assist with the development and implementation of global policies and procedures for record keeping, physical counts, and loss reporting.
Ensure site-specific Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) align with company policies and procedures, as well as the precious metal manual.
Proactively seek to mitigate risks by participating in risk and control assessment activities at JM facilities.
Drive the identification and communication of related best practices throughout JM.

Ensure that significant process or control issues are reported timely to JM senior management.
Review and approve incident reports, security waivers, and exceptions in conjunction with the Asset Protection Manger.
Collect information on price trends, drivers for supply/demand of metals globally.
Review precious metal operational reports and work with JM facilities to assess deviations and areas for further review.
Drive automation in the monitoring and reporting processes.
Ensure effective system security by working with JM IT to manage precious metal system access. Review, approve, and monitor global PM related roles and responsibilities.
Perform monthly calculations of depletion and advise Fixed Asset Management of adjustments.
Work with Corporate Accounting to ensure proper accounting for precious metal transactions including the reporting of monthly depletion.
Review results of monthly physical inventory counts at JM facilities.
Verify reclaimed amounts of the independent assay samplings from outside refiners are within contracted obligations and adjust the inventory as required.
Reconcile refiner/outside vendor balances. Follow up on any discrepancies and notify leadership if discrepancies are not resolved.

Prepare (Depletion), Review and approve investment projects in Invex that include precious metal.
Coordinate precious metal purchasing, refining and fabrication activities with JM facilities and Global Procurement and Logistics. Ensure proper contracts have been executed and the supplier audit process is effective.
Create requisitions for leases and purchases of precious metal. Review purchase orders for refining/reclamation, and outside fabrication of precious metal. Record the metal movements in SAP.
Support the JM Internal Audit precious metal audit program and assist with implementation of process recommendations.
Optimize the global alloy pool, especially level of WIP in the alloy shops and metal leasing during a furnace rebuild.

Develop relationships with key players in the industry (Johnson Matthey, Heraeus, OC) to share experience on safety and risk management.


Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 7 years' experience in finance/accounting or business role.
Previous experience in a Controllership role, Loss/Risk Management role, or other role involving asset protection.
SAP, Oracle or other ERP system experience.
Strong attention to detail.
Experience with general ledger reconciliations.
Demonstrated ability to build, lead, and improve processes.
Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated analytical abilities.
Proficient in Excel.
Moderate travel required, some international travel, some travel on short notice.


Knowledge of Johns Manville Fiberglass Operations.
Knowledge of Precious Metal and uses in Glass Industry


Johns Manville (JM) offers a wide range of benefits to employees. Some are subsidized by the company and others are fully employee-paid. Health benefits include a choice of comprehensive medical plans, a dental plan, vision plan, wellness program and critical illness insurance. JM sponsors a 401(k) plan which includes a sizeable company match. JM offers paid vacation and also provides paid sick and parental leave for eligible employees.

Additionally, Johns Manville provides basic life Insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an employee assistance program, and business travel accident coverage. Supplemental life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance are available as well. The company also offers a variety of tax saving accounts; health spending account, traditional flexible spending account, and a dependent care spending account. JM also offers a tuition reimbursement program for undergraduate and certain graduate programs.

Why Johns Manville

Johns Manville is a proud member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, serving customers in more than 80 countries, supplying innovative products to the construction, aerospace, automotive, filtration and energy industries. With a more than 160-year legacy, we understand that our story continues to grow only with the right people saying, thinking and doing the right things. Make your story our story.

Johns Manville believes diversity and inclusion in our workplace is critical for the long-term success of our company. We are committed to retaining, developing and attracting a diverse workforce that fosters an inclusive work environment in which all employees are treated with dignity and respect. This is the right thing to do for our employees, our company and our communities.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
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Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
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