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Senior Business Controller

Date: Mar 7, 2023

Location: Hoogeveen, NL

Company: GKN Aerospace Careers

About Us

GKN Aerospace is the world’s leading multi-technology tier 1 aerospace supplier. With 38 manufacturing locations in 12 countries, we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. We design and manufacture innovative smart aerospace systems and components. Our technologies are used in aircraft ranging from the most used single aisle aircraft and the largest passenger planes in the world to business jets and the world’s advanced 5th generation fighter aircraft.

About the opportunity

GKN Aerospace is a global engineering business. Every time you travel by air almost anywhere in the world, it is likely that GKN is helping you on your way. We design, manufacture and service systems and components for original equipment manufacturers around the world. We are continuously evolving, pioneering new technologies and reinventing existing ones, stretching ourselves to be better in everything we do.

We are looking for people who want to make a difference, talented members with the skills and passions to become the best of the future in what they do.

Job Summary

You are responsible for the financial management of Procurement, Manufacturing performance, Footprint productivity, Inventory and Operations Planning for the site at.

The new role we added to our financial team is to leverage the workload and safeguard predictable output and financial forecasting. With top class customer program competition and cost control, you maintain its competitiveness and profitability. The needs to augment, organize, and further integrate the current staff; you play a strong role in the site management team. You will be leading a team of ISC Analysts and Program Support Controllers.

Job Responsibilities

  • You act as business partner to operations leadership of the site;
  • Drive operational income and working capital improvements;
  • Lead operational financial planning and forecasting cycles including weekly and monthly forecast/SIOP, strategic plan etc.
  • Alignment with business line teams on driving improvement in Variable Cost Margin (VCM)
  • Making the news and not reporting the news
  • Close control of working capital on the site and supports continuous improvement on the various elements.
  • Control of analysis and insights of impact from developments in operations (quality issues/COPQ, target achievement, ramp up/ramp down, shifts of work packages) on budget, forecast and actuals.
  • Identification and implementation of performance improvement projects.
  • Supports analysis to the business line on site performance and coverages, Operational variances and long-term actions to manage over/under absorption analysis, when applicable.
  • Compliant with procedures, company rules, health, safety and environment principles and export legislation, as far as applicable.

Job Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 years work experience in a high demanding business area.
  • You are able to deliver insights in the performance and in managing ad-A hoc requests.
  • Excellent in connecting operations with programs with a focus on operating excellence (Lean)
  • The ability to work well in a fast-paced and collaborative team that is responsive and results-oriented
  • Good understanding of Aerospace value drivers and getting the right balance between cost and profit.
  • Forward thinking and takes a global view regarding the business.
  • Initiates ideas for improvements in coverages and value drivers as well as cost allocation methodologies and principles.
  • Excellent in connecting operations with programs with a focus on operating excellence (Lean).
  • A bachelor or master in Finance
  • High degree of familiarity with (management) accounting principles, including IFRS.
  • Good communicator to stakeholders in Business Lines, Central (HQ) Financing Teams and other regional finance teams.
  • Experience with (ERP) systems and experience with business analytics and data analytics.
  • Fluent in English, Dutch preferred.

What do we offer

Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:

Salary between  65.000 and upwards of  85.000.depending upon experience
Opportunity to earn up to 6% annual bonus
Industry Leading Pension Scheme 
29 + 13 Holidays 

A collaborative, dynamic working environment and significant opportunities to grow your career
As well as a competitive package we’ll offer you a world of opportunity. We want to see your career fly!  We’ll support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities.

More inforemation

For more information about this dynamic function you can contact our recruiter

Diversity Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

As a global engineering company, innovation is what differentiates us from our competitors and is central to our success.

A balance of cultures, ethnicities and genders help bring new ideas and creativity to GKN. We need people of different backgrounds, with different skills and perspectives to spark originality, imagination and creativeness in our teams around the world.

GKN is an equal opportunity employer.

We treat all our employees and applicants fairly and are committed to ensuring that there is no discrimination or harassment against any employee or qualified applicant on the grounds of age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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