Project (Business) Controller - Add value as Finance Business Partner at International market leader, Roll Group

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What do you do?

The Roll Group can move anything (heavy). Wind turbines & blades, whole production topsides, trains, submarines, bargers, river cruisers & sailboats; you name it. With their unique expertise and impressive asset portfolio, the Roll Group has grown to an international market leader in heavy heal & heavy lifting. To contribute to the further professionalisation of the finance foundation and to actively support & guide the business, the new position of Project (Business) Controller has been created. In this position you will report to (and will be the right hand of) the Group Business Controller and work closely with the Group Financial Manager, Controller Roll Dock and your other (international) finance colleagues.

Your first focus will be managing and improving the end-to-end project control process. Roll Dock journeys and Vessel dockings projects range from short-term (charter) projects (<6 weeks) up to multi-year strategic projects, which you will manage simultaneously. You start at the pre-contract phase, supporting & reviewing the (sometimes complex) tender process with standard cost models and customized financial models. From there you will act as the Financial Business Partner for the Project Management Teams, giving them insights and challenging them on project status, variances and risks. Deep diving into matters such as delays due to unforeseen circumstances (f.e. weather), material setbacks, flux in timesheets (hours), (unplanned) costs or investments etc. which could affect the milestones (revenue), costs or cashflow. At the end of the project you manage the (financial) project close out including a thorough analysis of the project (end) performance, key-learnings and take-aways. You use these learnings to continuously improve the tender support & project controls (incl. reporting) and to challenge the business on these risks or opportunities in future projects.

Next to project control, you will have a broader focus supporting the Group Business Controller with the (group) monthly management reporting, (functions) cost reporting, forecasting & budgeting (with a special focus on revenue & project/journey cost), ad hoc financial analysis and forecasting for strategic projects, investment reviews and the strategic multiyear plan.

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Combining your analytical skills and experience/ affinity with data & tooling, you will have a (leading) role in the Analytics (KPI) project. Structuring the financial, commercial and operational data into a data warehouse and setting up insightful, customized reporting dashboards using (and implementing) a BI tool ( f.e. PowerBI/Tableau).

Who are you?

You are an ambitious, business minded financial who feels at home within a no nonsense, pragmatic environment. You have the capacity and eagerness to grasp the complexity of an international project business and truly want to contribute to the (business) performance , underlying structures and processes.

''Since this is a new position, which has to be embedded in the company, we are looking for somebody who is able to build bridges, actively seeks interaction with the business and adds value. A team player who is not afraid to confront take an independent position when necessary and challenge others in the organization to achieve a common goal. Keeping the relationship strong & constructive with humor and the ability to put things into perspective''.

• Bachelor or Master degree in Finance, Economics or Accountancy
• 4-6 years’ experience of which at least 2 years in project controlling; preferably within an (international) project B2B organisation
• (Strong) knowledge of Excel (modelling), experience and savviness with Accounting systems (Twinfield would be a plus) and business analytics tools
• Excellent communication skills in English; good level of Dutch would be an advantage
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills: open and transparent communication style, able to challenge colleagues in a positive way, a down to earth person who can bring a consistent and concise message.
• Realist/hands-on: Aware of own limitations, has a good sense of humor with a stable and reliable personality. Forward looking, focus on main drivers.
• Able to work (multiple) deadlines, excellent stakeholder management, planning and organizational skills
• Strong personality who is analytical, team focused, pragmatic, feels accountable, has a helicopter view and a positive/critical mindset

More about Roll Group

How do you transport windmill blades or wind turbines? How do you transport trains and locos over oceans? How do you get a submarine in the water? The Roll Group knows how being the Heavy Haul, Heavy Lift expert, on both land and sea.

Roll Group offers a total solution on transportation, lifting and installation of heavy cargo. Operating under one name, the forces of the companies RollDock, Roll Lift and BigRoll are strengthened. Our land/sea combination enables them to offer ‘Factory to Foundation’ solutions. With engineering capabilities, a diverse asset base and ability to adapt, Roll Group takes care of heavy cargo and provide effective, innovative and sustainable services, using their unique know how.

The Roll Group has grown into an organization with approximately 360 employees, 40 legal entities and a total revenue of 125 mio euro. The company consist of two business lines (Roll Dock and Roll Lift) and is active in three regions; EMEA, APAC and the Americas.

Roll Dock
RollDock owns and operates an innovative fleet of highly adaptable heavy transport vessels. They have five dock type vessels, which all have the option of three loading modes Ro Ro, Flo Flo and Lo Lo, and three BigRoll Module Carriers. With semi submersible multifunctional vessels, RollDock can handle a wide variety of situations and circumstances. With over ten years of experience and specially designed vessels,
RollDock ensures the safe transportation of heavy cargo across the world’s oceans. The worldwide activities are mainly managed from the Netherlands.

Roll Lift
On the land side Roll Lift operates a large number of modern heavy lift cranes, Self Propelled Modular Trailers (SPMT’s) and Conventional Trailers. With an experienced team of engineers, operators and supervisors Roll Lift provides a to tal solution to heavy transportation, lifting and onsite installation requirements. This expertise has mostly been focused on the Americas and APAC regions with recently a start in the AMEA region with equipment and offices in Abu Dhabi and Qatar. Furthermore they are active in various countries via agents or temporary projects.

The specific characteristics of Roll Group’s asset base ensures the ability to serve a wide range of markets, such as: Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Renewable Energy, Power, Civil Construction, Dredging and Naval.

Roll Group has the ambition to continue to expand and grow worldwide , mostly in the renewable industry (offshore wind) and the oil & gas sector, but also in other sectors such as defense and civil engineering. Since 2020 the company is going through a transition process under new management of CEO Peter Rondhuis and CFO Martine Kok. With a strong focus on investing in ( and professionalizing of) the core structures to create a solid foundation which supports the strategic outlook of international growth,

The head office in Capelle aan den IJssel and 3 small satellite offices in Breda, Sassenheim and Hamburg employ 80 colleagues, next to this Roll Group has 150 crew members working on board of the ships. The regional office of the Americas region (70 colleagues ) is based in Texas and the APAC regional office is based in Singapor e, with satellite offices in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea and Japan. The APAC region employs around 60 colleagues.

At Roll Group they attach great value to teamwork, and value their culture of open communication & respect within the whole organization. Every department is valued and every employee plays a vital part in their success. They are proud of their people and offer many opportunities to grow within the company and to work on personal development. The Roll Group is an entrepreneurial company, continuously innovating and professionalizing as they continue to grow. This requires a “Rotterdamse mentaliteit”: a down to earth, proactive & getting things done mentality, combined with a good sense of humour and genuine interest in the fascinating world of heavy cargo.

Roll Group | On land, at sea. We are where you need us.


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