For our client, a global leader in the pharmaceutical industry, we are looking for a

Plant Controller (X)

Type of contract: Festanstellung

Order number: A1870-114

Start date: 16.07.2024

Job description:

  • Controlling is your passion?
  • You know the processes and challenges in the manufacturing?

Your duties:

•        Advise and challenge plant management and leadership team proactively on all relevant financial matters concerning the API Sites to optimize the plants performance
•        Controlling pilot the Head of Global Contract manufacturing and respective leadership team
•        Be an active part of strategy development, strategic decision taking processes and business opportunity evaluations
•        Strive as member of the management teams to operational excellence with continuous improvement and (cost) controlling
•        Manage or be part of Global controlling Projects with the colleagues from Germany and other countries  
•        Contribute to our GO Controlling Roadmap to lift controlling business partnering to the next level by ensuring group-wide operational excellence in our controlling processes also with introduction of technologies and automation possibilities
•        Supporting and pressure testing business cases evaluations (Site and CMB related)
•        Coordinate the Capex processes within Global Operations (Contract manufacturing, Supply Chain, Procurement, Development)
•        Create and maintain structural and ad hoc analyses and reports for the areas of responsibility
•        Responsible for planning and forecasting, adjusting intermediate financial reports to actuals, maintain closing activities
•        Act as window person into the finance organization and be contact person for external auditors

Your qualifications:

•        Bachelor/Master degree in Industrial Engineering or comparable
•        At least 3-5 years relevant experience with plant controlling (experience within the chemical/pharma industry is an asset)
•        Experience with Operational Excellence - Lean Sigma Methodologies (Greenbelt is a Plus)
•        Extensive experience with financial data, reporting and business intelligence applications (e.g. SAP FI/CO, SAP BW/BO, Power-BI, Qlik Sense, Tableau, Alteryx, Data-Iku, Knime)
•        Experience with (financial) data analyses and models
•        Excellent analytical and presentation skills
•        Very good leadership and interpersonal skills with a communicative and result-oriented mindset
•        Openness to drive change, paired with a strong can-do attitude
•        Professional language skill in English and German. Spanish highly preferable.
•        Willingness to frequently travel

Is this position interesting for you? I look forward to hearing from you!
Doris Ehrmann
Fon: +49 281 3008424
Mail: doris.ehrmann(at)