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Group Ops Controller

For Puratos Headquarters, located at Groot-Bijgaarden, we are looking for an Operations Controller. In this role, the Operations Controller will assist the Group Operation Controller to analyze, interpret and improve operations costs at Group level as well as support the Operation community for capex management, costing and operation KPI’s & reporting. Our HQ is located in Groot-Bijgaarden, close to Brussels.


Key Accountabilities:

  • You analyze, interpret and improve financial results of the group in the operations area.
  • You support the monthly reporting on operations figures, forecast and budgeting and make analyses on deviations.
  • You develop reports in existing reporting tools that can be used by the operations community worldwide.
  • You roll out the implementation of a strong costing system, enabling benchmarking of our manufacturing plants, efficient pricing, ...
  • You develop and roll out best practices in costing analysis and reporting, including Integrated profitability.
  • You administrate and develop the Capex Project management tool and ensure timely trainings to the end users.
  • You develop and support the group PMO with Capex reporting and analysis.
  • You participate in the Capex portfolio management and ensure qualitative business plans and post mortem analysis.
  • You support Supply Chain by participating to the Sourcing strategy exercise and ensure it’s put in motion.
  • You support and lead different ad hoc projects and analysis in the operations area.
  • You support and coach the operation people and plant controllers in the production sites worldwide on operations topics, this requires a substantial amount of travel (20%).
  • Operational results and kpi’s
  • Capex
  • Product Costing and variance analysis


Who are we looking for?

Do you have strong business capabilities?

  • Are you able to provide insight into the future , transform the result of analysis into articulated and simple conclusions? After all you do see the big picture.
  • You like to tackle challenges and are comfortable with constructive conflict where you don’t forget to be business/commercial-oriented.
  • Are you able to influence the organization and do you have  the ability to inspire, motivate, and develop people. A visible team player profile.

Do you have following competencies?

  • You have a Bachelor or a Master degree with a minimum of 5 year experience preferably in (plant) controlling.
  • You are fluent in English, good knowledge of other languages is an asset.
  • You are digital savvy and have SAP knowledge.
  • You have strong communication and presentations skills.
  • You are able to think and act across boundaries.


Why would you join Puratos?

You will join a fast-growing, stable family business that has become an international market leader with a corporate culture in which innovation and entrepreneurship are part of our main priorities. You will benefit from a great deal of freedom in your work, with plenty of room for initiative. A great work environment with lots of challenges is what you can expect:

•          Responsibilities and the possibility to take ownership of your work

•          Training and career opportunities to build your career within our company

You can count on a competitive salary package with attractive benefits such as a company car.

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Are you looking for the right recipe for your career?

Puratos is a growing, international, Belgian family business with a team of more than 9000 employees worldwide. Since 1919, we have been developing, producing and distributing innovative ingredients for the bakery, patisserie and chocolate sectors and helping our customers to be successful. We are committed to the health and well-being of people and protecting the planet.

Are you looking for the right recipe for your career? Choose Puratos, a Top Employer in Belgium.