Director - Global Plant Controller

RTI Surgical
Job Description
Requisition ID: 1213


RTI Surgical



RTI Surgical was established in the 1990s as a small tissue bank at the University of Florida. Since then, it has grown both organically and through acquisitions to become a leading surgical implants business that enjoys long-term relationships with blue-chip customers. Headquartered just outside of Gainesville, FL, the business has three manufacturing sites located in the US and one in Germany.

RTI’s PLOEM business designs, develops, manufactures and distributes biologic, metal and synthetic implants for a global customer base. Its implants are used in a variety of surgical procedures including orthopedic, spine, sports medicine, general surgery and trauma.

RTI Surgical partners with OEM customers to deliver surgical solutions with the goal of improving patient lives. RTI is rooted in a steadfast commitment to quality and patient safety with a focus on three key pillars:

  • We are accountable to each other by trusting each other’s judgment and hold each other responsible for results.
  • We find joy by striving to create a working environment that people enjoy.
  • We fully engage by focusing our hearts and minds on our customers, patients and each other.
  • We adapt to change b working collaboratively to be flexible to the changing needs of our business.

RTI offers comprehensive services to its PLOEM partners, from concept initiation and development through processing of allograft and xenograft implants and the manufacturing of synthetic and metal products.

Montagu Private Equity (“Montagu”), a leading European private equity firm, acquired RTI PLOEM July of 2020


The Global Plant Controller is accountable for overseeing all of the supply chain accounting and reporting across all four manufacturing & distribution locations.  This includes leading a staff of cost accountants & analysts through all of our unique strategies from procurement, manufacturing, infrastructure through distribution.  The position will ensure implementation & monitoring of key internal controls for risk management including inventory and asset management. 

There are professional accounting staff at three of our four locations of Alachua, FL; Marquette, MI; Greenville, NC and Neunkirchen Germany. 


  • Review & monitor key accounting activities including balance sheet reviews & journal entries.
  • Review manufacturing variances for abnormality in the operations and work with leadership to address in a timely fashion.
  • Implement daily key efficiency metrics.
  • Evaluate current cost accounting practices and make recommendations to drive operational improvements within the supply chain.   Included in this area if overhead pooling and evaluation for different application methods.
  • Create visibility and accountability to spending in overhead areas across the network.  
  • Lead annual operating plan for all manufacturing locations.
  • Establish, coordinate, and administer plan for control of operations including programs for capital investing, financing and cost standards, together with necessary controls and procedures to affect the plan including cycle counts, business reviews and financial statement reviews.  
  • Compare performance against operating plans and standards; report and interpret results to all levels of management
  • Prepare operating data and special reports, as required 
  • Provides advice on all matters to Chief Financial Officer


Reports to Chief Financial Officer. Supervises cost accountants and analysts at each of the manufacturing plants.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Ten (10) years of accounting and finance experience
  • Six (6) years of experience managing accountants and accounting processes
  • Three (3) recent years of medium ($150M+) multinational experience
  • Three (3) recent years’ experience in a Controller position or higher 
  • Three (3) recent years’ experience in manufacturing and cost accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant license (CPA) or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) a plus
  • Ability to travel 20% of the time 
  • Ability to pass required background check
  • Adherence to and ability to manage large, disparate teams to strict deadlines
  • Ability to deal with and manage uncertainty / change (carve-out and post carve-out environments)
  • Honesty and integrity


  • Relevant experience at a medical/tissue manufacturer or related industry
  • Controller, or other significant accounting experience at US public company at major manufacturing company
  • Continual focus on finance (and other) operational improvements to save cost and time
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