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Operations Controller

Operations Controller

As operations controller of the Balta Home division (Rugs – revenue FY2020 €183m), your scope covers the operations in Belgium, Turkey and the US. You are reporting to the controlling director of the division and you are working closely together with the commercial controller and the product cost controller. You are the point of contact for controlling and business analysis questions from HQ, and the Turkish or US operations. You work together with the MD of the division and with operations and supply chain management in all manufacturing locations.

Your challenges

Main responsibilities

  • In general, you are responsible for the follow up of the business performance and you give analytical support to management decisions
  • In addition, you will work on improving processes in order to reduce the transaction work in controlling, in favor of more analytical and decision supporting work 

These general responsibilities translate in following concrete tasks

  • Lead, coordinate and prepare annual budget P&L and cash flow 
  • Project financial result on a monthly base, using trends and business inputs 
  • Analyze variances between actual results and budget, latest forecast and prior year 
  • Analyze variances between actual production costs and standard costs, discuss the outcome with operations and make sure actions are taken
  • Simulate impact from FIFO inventory valuation to assess materiality of the deviation
  • Analyze and project working capital and capital expenditure
  • Prepare P&L’s of different business segments
  • Discuss financial results with finance teams in Turkey & US
  • Prepare monthly financial reporting deck for management 
  • Support and review payback calculations for capital investment projects
  • Follow up capital expenditure budget
  • Follow up inventory count procedures
  • Ad hoc analyses and simulations to support decision taking

Your talents

  • Master degree in Business Administration, Auditing, Finance, Accounting or related field.
  • >5 years of experience in manufacturing controlling in an industrial environment 
  • Strong business acumen, capable of linking operational KPI’s and financial results
  • Understand standard costing and variance analysis
  • Familiar with inventory valuation techniques (FIFO, standard costing)
  • Agile, able to work in a company in transformation
  • Interested in details, while keeping a helicopter view
  • Knowledge of Sap is an strong asset
  • Mastering Excel & PowerPoint is a must
  • You are Hands on, no nonsense approach
  • Strong interpersonal and communicational skills are necessary
  • You are assertive and capable of thinking in terms of group interest and divisional interest;
  • You are fluent in English and Dutch, both written and spoken

What do we offer? 

  • An interesting and challenging environment for finance professionals, with a unique perspective on the business “from the inside”, with high levels of exposure to various levels of management
  • Fast decision making and open communication structures. The opportunity to make a difference and to grow together with Balta
  • You will be working in an environment in which initiative is encouraged and rewarded.
  • Last but not least you will receive an attractive remuneration package, 35 holidays, company car and excellent fringe benefits

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