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Business Controller

Posted 15 Jul 2024
Work experience
2 to 4 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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You will be working closely with local business leaders in different functional areas as well as with finance colleagues in other departments (e.g. Financial Control) and controllers in other Marel entities. You will be reporting into the Teamlead of RFS Business Control and be part of the Retail & Food Service solution division of Marel.

As member of the Division Business Controlling team, you act as a business partner to the Divisional RFS organization to support and take part in management decision making, risk analysis, performance management and business development, while ensuring governance & compliance.

Your focus will be all business activities spanning from Innovation, Service to Project control of actual sales projects and aftermarket performance monitoring. The role is based out of Boxmeer, NL.

As Business Controller in your daily tasks, you will:

  • Support of the strategic and operational planning process as well as forecasting
  • Translate objectives into capacity planning and investment plans for the location, reviews/challenges man and machine hour rates, service tariffs, utilization, etc.
  • Manage monthly reporting and analysis to monitor KPI’s and targets to measure performance of the different functions/locations
  • Review and challenge performance with local business/function responsible persons. Secure necessary corrective actions are taken if and when required
  • Analyze financial performance to gain insight into business trends and identifies key drivers for achieving goals
  • Project reporting and control (pre/post)
  • Actively drive or be involved in improving above activities, providing better insights and become a proactive sparring partner for local business management.
  • Management of working capital.
  • Ensure prevention of (financial) surprises through a good system of internal controls.
  • Fosters adherence to Corporate Governance, monitors compliance and initiates actions accordingly.

Who are we?

We are a team of problem-solvers from all over the world, proud to be working on transforming the future of food. As world leaders in advanced food processing solutions, we can contribute to creating a world where quality food is produced sustainably and affordably – but we need a RFS Business Controller to help us get the most out of this opportunity.

What´s in it for you?

There’s nothing like the feeling you get when you do something worthwhile for a living. That said, coming home from work knowing you made a difference is just one of the great things you can experience at Marel. You can also expect:

  • Freedom to take initiative and make an impact in a growing global business
  • Recognition for your achievements
  • Clear objectives and realistic demands
  • An environment of trust and respect

What kind of a person are you?

We encourage each of our 8,000+ employees to bring their unique self to work and aim to make everyone feel recognized, valued and free to explore their potential. We’re committed to creating an inclusive culture and welcome new colleagues from all walks of life. You will recognize in yourself that you:

  • Do your best to help us thrive, take ownership of your work and stand behind your decisions
  • Are self-driven and actively seek sparring when needed
  • Collaborate with others and remain open to new ideas
  • Thrive in working in a fast paced, professional working environment

In order to be successful in this position, we expect that you got a university degree in finance, accounting, or other business-related fields maybe in combination with technical understanding.

Moreover, you bring with you:

  • Experience from a similar financial role preferably within Supply Chain/ Operations in a fast paced international manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of ERP-systems such as SAP is seen as an advantage.
  • It is an advantage to have knowledge of supply chain processes in order to be able to understand and assess what the financial needs are.
  • Experience with business partnering and a broad stakeholder landscape where you dare to challenge status quo.
  • As we are a global organization English communication skill both spoken and written is a requirement.
  • Experience with project management.

We are in the business of transformation, innovation and inspiration. We provide software, machinery, systems and solutions that help food processors gain a competitive edge and make the most of cutting edge technology such as digitization, automation and robotics. Driven by a passion for meeting the growing demand for quality protein, we create groundbreaking solutions that benefit the global population.

Active in 40 countries
1,800 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 35 years