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Plant and Business Controller

Job in Emmen, the Netherlands

Degree level


Job function


Required languages

English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

Work experience

3 to 5 years

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Prysmian Netherlands BV is looking for an experienced Plant and Business Controller for its manufacturing and distribution operations in Emmen. The Emmen organization has approximately 350 employees, including factory and warehousing personnel and staff functions. The position reports to the CFO of Prysmian Netherlands BV. 

Main responsibilities

  • Ensures timely and relevant business analysis and management information in a structured and consistent manner according to the Prysmian Group and local management requirements;
  • Based on solicited and unsolicited analysis and concrete plans leads the business to better performance (ownership for execution);
  • Be a key partner of the Plant Manager in relation to all financial and economic aspects of the plant’s performance;
  • Co-operate with Operations and Logistics; to improve the visibility and quality of critical management information, notably in relation to product costing and key KPIs addressing the consumption of material, labour efficiency and the level and absorption of overheads 
  • Operational financial support including detailed manufacturing variances calculation and analysis, reporting and follow up on cost price developments;
  • Prepare investment (CAPEX) proposals, maintain budgetary control during execution and compare actual achievements with initial expectations;
  • Lead budgeting and estimation processes for the entire factory, including Value Chain (Sales & Operations planning), Manufacturing, Quality, OPEX, Facilities, HSE, Supply Chain Management;
  • Drive improvements in current Inventory control processes including the cycle count program, monthly and periodic physical inventory counts, and the management of scrap and E&O (Excess and Obsolete).
  • Support the S&OP process
  • Prepare commercial analysis to understand customer and product profitability
  • Pro-actively inform,advise and challenge the Sales team in order to improve margins
  • Generate ad hoc business analysis and insights where needed to support the management team in developing the business over time
  • Member of the Management Team Emmen

Candidate profile

  • Bachelor or Master background in Business Administration, Finance or Economics;
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a Controlling position within an international and industrial/manufacturing environment;
  • The ability to act as a well-respected business partner. Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks;
  • Knowledge of common software applications for administration – preferably SAP/Hyperion experience and MS Office, especially Excel;
  • Efficient and structured way of working
  • Knowledge of IFRS and Dutch GAAP;
  • Fluent in both Dutch and English. 


  • An interesting job in a dynamic, international environment;
  • A development path and career growth opportunities;
  • A good salary and excellent secondary employment conditions.
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About Prysmian Group
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Prysmian Group is world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry. We offer the widest range of services and know-how in the business, with almost 140 years of experience, sales exceeding €11 billion, and about 29,000 employees in over 50 countries and 112 plants.
Each year, the Group manufactures thousands of miles of underground and submarine cables and systems...

29,000 employees