Business Controller — Manufacturing


As a Business Controller, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the financial health of our manufacturing business unit, which operates multiple 3D printing facilities throughout Europe. By providing well-founded advice, clear insights, and maintaining a critical mindset, you will help achieve and exceed targets, while also formulating a challenging and forward-thinking vision for the entire business unit.

What you will do

  • Financial leadership: serve as the financial leader for the manufacturing unit, acting as a strategic business partner to the VP of Manufacturing and being an integral part of the manufacturing management team.
  • Financial reporting and analysis: drive the financial reporting and analysis of the unit and its various business lines with the goal of enhancing financial performance
  • Strategic financial insight: provide financial insights to business managers and collaborate on improvement initiatives
  • Budgeting and forecasting: Lead the budgeting, forecasting, and long-term strategic planning processes for the BU, ensuring alignment with the Group’s strategic guidelines.
  • Investment and acquisition analysis: conduct analysis and provide recommendations on investment and acquisition opportunities
  • Process optimization: optimize financial processes and internal controls to ensure efficiency and accuracy
  • Independent work and collaboration: operate independently with support from a dedicated financial analyst, while being part of the group’s Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team at our global HQ, reporting to the Group Controller
  • Corporate finance interface: act as the key interface between the HQ Corporate Finance team and the manufacturing business unit in a Nasdaq-listed company environment

Your profile

  • Educational background: bachelor’s or master’s degree in business administration, commercial science, accounting, finance, or a related field
  • Experience: 5 – 10 years of finance experience with at least 2 years in a business controlling role, preferably in a manufacturing or production environment
  • Product costing: experience with product costing setup is advantageous
  • Technical skills: proficient in forecasting, budgeting, and long-term financial planning
  • Analytical skills: strong analytical abilities with a critical mindset and the capacity to work under strict reporting deadlines
  • Communication skills: excellent communication skills across all organizational levels
  • IFRS knowledge: familiarity with IFRS is a plus

Location and type of contract

  • Leuven, Belgium
  • Full-time
  • Hybrid
  • Mid-senior level

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Working at Materialise

Materialise is a dynamic, international high-tech company, founded in 1990 and headquartered in Belgium, with over 2,300 employees worldwide. Materialise’s mission is to innovate for a better and healthier world through its software and hardware infrastructure and in-depth knowledge of additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing). Our customers are in diverse industries, such as automotive, aerospace, medical, research, and academia.

As a growing company, Materialise is always looking for enthusiastic professionals who want to work in an environment full of revolutionary technology and surrounded by people passionate about their work.

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