Business Controller at Aalberts IPS - Commercial Excellence, dynamic PowerBI reporting, business partnering

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What do you do?

We are looking for a data driven, analytical Business Controller who wants to make a direct impact on the business performance and growth of Aalberts IPS in Western Europe. In this position you report to and support the Director Controlling WE. Furthermore you will provide the sales management with sales reporting, analysing development in sales prices and margins with the aim to help them improve the profit of various product lines.

As a Business Controller you are responsible for the reporting & analysis of the consolidated sales, margin and rebates. You enrich the source data to actionable insights on country, product (line) and customer level. You will ensure the collection and validation of the data from the countries, and the reporting, analysis and interpretation thereof, to IPS management. You will be involved in adhoc reporting and analysis for commercial excellence, and assist in the sales forecast and the budget cycle. Besides the focus on sales reporting you are also responsible for calculating, analysing and challenging the multimillion customer bonusses. Next to this you will also analyse free shippings, freight costs, and related activities. In short you are the go-to person when it’s about sales, margin, pricing, profit and its in-depth analysis providing commercial excellence.

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There are quite a few improvement projects defined such as added value improvements , improving the budget process (timelines, templates time efficiency) and further role out of dynamic PowerBI reporting to enhance the business analyses and be a true finance business partner.

Who are you?

You are an ambitious, data driven and analytical financial. You thrive in a commercial setting which is part of a listed manufacturing company, actively drives continuous improvement and you are extremely action minded. You are challenged by creating value-adding business insights from complex (source) data and love to challenge and support your colleagues with this.

“We need someone who brings positive energy with her/him and has above average analytical skills. Someone who can see the big picture, think through different cross sections and can enrich these complex data streams. Aalberts IPS truly supports talent in reaching their goals by providing a dynamic environment that combines both commercial and operational challenges.

Primary focus is on managing and further improving the commercial management reporting, to be a business partner for IPS management with accurate & actionable business insights and contribute to the growth ambition and commercial excellence of the division”

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Finance, Economics or Business Administration
  • 2-6 years of experience as an (commercial or business) analyst within a commercial, international organisation (within a manufacturer is a plus)
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills, aptitude for working with (BI) tools, systems and large volumes of data
  • Fluent in Dutch and English (additional language is a plus)
  • Excellent communication skills, conduct efficient business meetings and create impactful reporting and presentations
  • Able to work in fast paced, dynamic setting with multiple stakeholders, international exposure, tight deadlines and ad hoc requests

More about Aalberts IPS

Aalberts engineers mission-critical technologies for ground-breaking industries and everyday life. They are where technology matters and real progress can be made. With over 16,000 employees, Aalberts operates 70 business locations and 80 service locations with activities in over 50 countries. The organisational structure of four business segments is covered by some 15 business teams.

Aalberts Integrated Piping Systems (Aalberts IPS) develops and manufactures an extensive portfolio of connections, valves, metal and plastic pipes and fixing technology to distribute and control water and gas. They have 2 global leading brands, Apollo & VSH, supplemented with strong local brands. They have over 30 business units in 10 different countries. To contractors they offer a specified integrated optimised piping design. The technologies enable the installer to work fast and reliable on a simplified and more efficient way. They do this for new build, renovation, repair and maintenance. The product portfolio is distributed with an excellent service through different channels: wholesale, retail & ecommerce.

Currently Aalberts IPS is in the midst of a very challenging transition towards offering their clients an integrated service from a project approach, giving them a big advantage over their competitors. This will contribute to the ambitious global growth strategy they have set for the coming years.



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