Operations Finance Manager

Date: Aug 4, 2022

LOCATION: Maple Grove, MN, US

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.



Peli BioThermal LLC is a global leader in the design and manufacture of single use and reusable temperature-controlled packaging solutions for the highly regulated pharmaceutical, biotech, and clinical trials industries.  Peli BioThermal is a great place to work and offers employees the opportunity to flourish and excel in a high-growth, fast-paced, creative, and exciting environment!  We currently have an opening for an Operations Finance Manager based at our site in Maple Grove, MN.


The Operations Finance Manager will be responsible for supporting the Operations, Procurement, and Supply Chain teams to accurately analyze performance, drive planning, and understand profitability of the Products business globally. This role will support the US, UK, and Asia BioThermal entities.


What You’ll Do:

  • Partner with Operations leaders to develop and monitor KPIs, weekly variance reporting, and production reporting.
  • Lead Inventory analysis to identify excess, obsolete and slow-moving inventory with the goal of reducing working capital to appropriate levels.
  • Enhance standard costing system to drive profitability reporting.
  • Lead make vs. buy analyses.
  • Landed cost analysis for global supply chain.
  • Collaborate with manufacturing engineering, maintains the accuracy and reliability of BOMs and Routings.
  • Prepare account reconciliations, and analysis for all inventory related activities including material consumption, labor and overhead.
  • Perform settlement process to cost inventory production.
  • Develop direct labor, overhead, freight and storage rates used for annual standard cost rolls.
  • Investigate and analyze balance sheet transactions for accuracy utilizing financial understanding to trace to source data and validate transactions.
  • Coordinate with IT department for system issues, maintenance, and development such as production, purchasing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, receiving, shipping, and other.
  • Follow company policies and practices as outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or applicable employment agreement. Follow safety guidelines and procedures in accordance with the job.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.


What You’ll Need:

  • 4-year degree in accounting/finance required.
  • 5-7 years’ experience in cost accounting or FP&A required.
  • Prior experience in manufacturing or a related industry


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of SAP preferred. 


Additional Information:

  • Actively supports and complies with Pelican’s objectives, guidelines and commitment to Quality and Safety, with an emphasis on continual improvement.
  • Must be able to interact effectively and cooperatively with employees at all levels.
  • Must have the ability to complete assignments within the timeframe specified by the Manager.
  • Must be flexible regarding working hours.
  • Must be able to operate in a fast-paced environment and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be able to travel, nationally and internationally, as necessary.


Why Join Peli BioThermal? Here’s a glimpse of Pelican Perks…

Generous paid time off plans.

401k plan – with a competitive match.

Tuition Assistance Program.

Established reputable brand offering premium products – you’ll be proud to represent Pelican!

Employee discount program on Pelican Products.

Great Benefits – several options including Pet insurance for our animal lovers.

Wellness Discount Program.

Lucrative employee referral program – get paid to work with your trusted network.

And more…



  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be Choose an item. required to execute standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. stand, walk, sit, use hands/fingers).
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be Choose an item. required to execute non-standard physical activities within the facility areas (i.e. climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch).
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • This position requires repetitive hand/wrist activities.




Pelican Products, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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