Group Business Controller - ERIKS

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What do you do?

We are looking for an ambitious and confident Group Business Controller who wants to continue their steep learning curve. Now is a very interesting phase to join, since ERIKS is in transition focussing on centralisation synergies, (digital) innovation and implementing best practices. They have identified strategic business initiatives in the Fuel for Growth Program, a sustainability strategy in Project Future Proof 2030 and an acquisition strategy, where you will actively contribute to.

You will become part of the Group Business Control team, who act as trusted advisors to the Management Board and Group Functional Leaders, supporting them with a broad spectrum of financial and business insights to support strategic, group level decision making. Besides that you will be in close contact with Country Business & Finance teams; supporting them, giving them guidance and challenging them on strategy and performance topics. The team consists of the Senior Group Business Controller and 3 Group Business Controllers. A young, specialized team with a lot of ambition and drive to have a true value-adding role within ERIKS. They are jointly responsible to initiate and facilitate the group wide planning & control cycle, reporting on and analysing the company’s financial performance, variances and underlying business drivers. They contribute to and translate the multiyear strategic plan into a solid budget & forecast including the right milestones, drivers and KPI’s to ensure the realisation. They review, analyse and challenge the country strategy & performance to make sure it’s well founded and adds up to the group’s strategy.

Aside from the shared responsibilities the Group Business Controller has specific focus areas, such as being the financial business partner to several Group Functions and the central point of contact to the country Financial Directors and Control departments. For those areas and related improvement projects you will have ownership and be in the lead, while for some large projects you will be the co-pilot together with the Senior Group Business Controller. Because of the broad scope of the team, you will support each other when necessary, rotate over time to develop more broadly and work on strategic projects together.

Good to know..

A significant part of your position will be spent working on improvement or strategic topics, such as M&A opportunities, reviewing and advising on Investment Proposals for the board and track the implementation of large strategic projects. Furthermore we expect you to identify best practices, improvement opportunities for (KPI) dashboarding and deliver proactive insights, roadmaps, and solutions to implement these company-wide.

Who are you?

You bring the analytical capacity and eagerness to really understand and grasp the key drivers and complexity of the business in order to add value. You know how to ask the right questions to get to the underlying drivers or arguments, understand the (chain) impact of variances and can drive & quickly adapt to change.

Although ERIKS might have the size and footprint of a “corporate”, we still have the entrepreneurial culture, ”flat” hierarchy and flexibility to quickly react to (business) opportunities. And within this transitional phase there is a lot of room to make an impact, set up best-in-class processes and supporting the business in these changes. So long as you have the “do what It takes” attitude, are eager to learn, comfortable in reaching out to people and good at building relationships within all levels of the organisation, you will get exposure to a very broad scope of financial topics & strategic projects and will be well positioned for further (international) growth within ERIKS.”

  • Master degree in Finance, (Business) Economics or Accountancy, preferably supplemented with a post-Master qualification
  • Min. 3-6 years of experience as a Business Controller, within FP&A or in Transaction Services; preferably experience with(in) an international, multicultural organisation
  • You feel very comfortable with tools like Excel & Powerpoint. Power BI & Cognos experience is a nice to have
  • Excellent communication skills in English; a robust, open discussion partner at all levels
  • Together with the Group Business Control team you're able to build bridges and support senior management and the board in making strategic decisions by providing them clear insights on regional and product performance as well as investment proposals
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to maintain a broad formal and informal network
  • Strongly driven for results and have the ability to handle ambiguity and cross-functional team dynamics
  • Analytical and have a solution-oriented mind-set and a hands-on approach
  • Above all, a great colleague, enthusiastic, approachable, honest, committed, result focused, a team player who wants to achieve the best results together.

More about ERIKS

ERIKS is a specialized industrial service provider that offers a wide range of technical products, co-engineering and customization solutions, as well as related services. They help customers in a variety of industrial segments to improve their products' performance and reduce their total cost of ownership.

Their technical know-how is the basis of their specialism. Over the last 80 years, they have built up deep expertise in the areas of sealing & polymer, gaskets, valves & instrumentation, industrial & hydraulic hoses, industrial plastics, power transmission & bearings, conveying systems and tools, maintenance & safety products. They supply A-brands as well as their own ERIKS products. A strong focus on digitalization and data insights allows them to develop new services and improve processes for our customers.

Their skilled people are located worldwide, helping customers in their original equipment manufacturing or maintenance and overhaul operations. They apply their skills, knowledge and expertise to make industrial companies work better, increasing their efficiency, while continuously challenging both their customers as well as themselves to continuously improve. They strive to reduce their clients’ cost of ownership, making their businesses work better and more efficiently. Their customized products help businesses optimize their operational costs and produce more sustainably and efficiently. To be successful for their customers, they apply the ERIKS Success Principles – PSI: Passion, Specialism and Innovation. Their people are passionate about technology, want to share and develop their specialism and are always looking to improve and find new ways.

At ERIKS, they stand for doing good business. They value long-lasting relationships with all their stakeholders, conduct business in a fair and transparent way and contribute to a better and more sustainable society.

ERIKS is part of SHV, a family company founded in 1896 that consists of eight group companies. They take their values from SHV’s Corporate Philosophy, which is the ‘glue’ that holds us all together:

  • Growth through performance

  • Go for niche and market share

  • Invest in people

  • Keep things simple

  • Listen, learn and react

  • Look for the unusual

  • Manage change

    ERIKS | Let's make industry work better | 2018 by ERIKS Nederland - issuu


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