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Plant Controller

Are you an enthusiast plant controller?

Looking for the next opportunity to grow?

Are you interested in overseeing our supply chain operations in Belgium as well as one of our plants based in Lummen (Limburg)?


In this role you will focus on one hand on the financial control of a (food) plant that is periodically welcoming new innovative products and on the other hand on our supply chain operations in Belgium. Both groups together represent around 200 people in your scope. You will work closely together with their management teams and you will get the opportunity to work on the Global Operational Excellence program Puratos is running, where Lummen is chosen as one  of the two plants to be “pilot” in this program before global roll-out.


If you look for a stable and growing environment with multiple challenges in the coming year, this job is for you.


You will be based in Groot-Bijgaarden and do regular visits (1-2 times/week) to the site of Lummen.




Key Accountabilities:


  • You supervise the production performance & productivity of the plants
  • You supervise the overall supply chain of Belgium Operations (stock, logistic…)
  • You support the site management team in financial and productivity projects
  • You manage the site capital expenditures, including the participation to the approval process and support Business Plan preparations (ROI, Payback, NPV)
  • You insure correct product costing and analyze variances
  • You insure compliance with group rules and best practices
  • You are responsible for implementing analyzing tools to enable interpreting and improving the financial & non-financial results of the sites
  • You accompany the FP&A cycles processes such as Budget (1x per year) and Rolling Forecast (1x per month) across the whole organization



Who are we looking for?


  • You have a master degree and minimum 4 years of relevant experience in finance and/or production/supply chain.
  • You are tech savvy with strong affinity with Reporting tools (Qlikview, Microsoft Power BI) and Microsoft Excel. SAP knowledge is a must.
  • You are a team player with strong communication skills and have the ability to interact with a variety of stakeholders, from different departments, level in the hierarchy, geographical zones and background.
  • You are proactive, business oriented and have the ability to see the bigger picture.
  • You are fluent in Dutch and have a good knowledge of English.




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. You will actively participate in the development of innovative products. 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.

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Are you looking for the right recipe for your career?


The secrets behind Puratos’ global success and consistent growth are taste and quality. We would like to welcome you within our enthusiastic, committed and passionate team of more than 9000 employees. We are an international player and, what is more, a Belgian family business. Our people make the difference every single day. How? By developing, producing and distributing a unique and high-quality range of ingredients for bakers, pastry-chefs and chocolatiers, since 1919.

A century later, our products and services are available in more than 100 countries around the world. Our passion for innovation, closeness to our customers, and their customers, as well as our core values form the basis of our passion to improve.
This is what makes working at Puratos so magical!

Shall we meet soon?