Contribute to the development and implementation of the divisional strategy worldwide;
Assume a financial advisory role for the division, working close with the corporate specialists such as tax, legal, treasury, procurement, etc..;
Improve financial reporting and control systems to provide accurate and meaningful on-time information to the management and ensure correct and appropriate decision making;
Ensure the systematic and timely reporting of financial and operating results, including variance analysis on P+L, cash flow statements and trade working capital. Translate the financial results into solid business recommendations and action plans, incl. follow up with the responsible departments;
Manage the budgeting and forecasting process and play an important role in the strategic planning process, while challenging the organisation to optimise results;
Measure and analyse productivity, production performance versus standard cost and minimise differences;
Analyse and evaluate business projects (e.g. investments), ensure they meet financial targets and improve the performance of the division;
Evaluate and improve finance and controlling processes and procedures, create a strong internal control environment, including assessment of business processes and financial risks;
Active role in diverse ad-hoc projects, both on a divisional and corporate level;
Manage divisional finance team, comprising of 5 direct reports spread over Belgium, Turkey (with local team of 6) and the US (with total team of 3).
You are a finance professional with a strong business sense, having strong technical skills in controlling and financial management, as well as a proven track record in successful change management;
A minimum of 10 years work experience in a financial management role in an international organization, with experience in manufacturing environments being important;
You are a problem solver and a self-starter, can work independently and take initiatives;
Good leadership skills including the ability to set objectives, prioritize activities, and at the same time develop, inspire and motivate people;
You are familiar with modern frequently used software incl. SAP;
Fluency in Dutch, English is essential (both speaking and writing), with other languages (e.g. French) being considered a strong plus.
What do we offer?
An extremely interesting and challenging environment for finance professionals, with a unique perspective on the business “from the inside”.
A working environment in which initiative is encouraged and rewarded.
An attractive remuneration package, 35 holidays, a company car and excellent extra-legal advantages.