Business Controller / Business IT Manager (m/w/d)

Germany, Hanau
Precious Metals Chemistry
Information Technology, Finance

Posted on 29-01-2022

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. Supported by the global megatrends of resource scarcity, vehicle electrification and the need for cleaner air quality, our activities primarily focus on three areas: recycling, electrification and clean air. In doing so, we put our teams at the cutting edge of materials science, chemistry and metallurgy. Our pioneering approach to sustainability has got us to where we are today, but we know we can’t stand still.  We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

About Precious Metals Chemistry

Life-enhancing chemistry. Umicore is an expert in metals-based catalysis for applications that improve our quality of life. Automotive emission treatment technologies, active pharmaceutical ingredients for cancer treatments, the production of fine chemicals and advanced electronics – all are made possible by our organometallic technology know-how. To bring the magic of metal-based chemistry and catalysis to new customers and new applications we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in.

What you will be doing

  • You will be responsible for Controlling & IT of our business unit Precious Metals Chemistry on a global scale
  • As business controller / business IT manager you will report to the head of the business unit and also become a member of the business unit management team
  • You will be the head of a team, some members of your team will report directly to you, others indirectly, and you will be also responsible to attract, develop and nurture talent to the area of controlling
  • You will drive our business results globally through close business partnership and providing business solutions by
    • executing effective operational on the one, and strategic controlling on the other side
    • working on design and implementation of global financial & IT strategies
    • setting guidelines and procedures within broad principles to meet requirements
    • enabling and empowering controlling team members and as well peers around the globe
    • designing and implementing sound internal controls
    • joining forces with other parts of the global business group controlling organization
  • You will be the link with the Precious Metals Chemistry controlling team and IT community of our business group
  • You will lead, supervise and monitor financial and procurement IT systems and optimize processes through IT solutions and/or digitalization initiatives as well
  • You will be responsible for the strategical input, support and roll-out of the global business unit digitalization plan, always in line with the Umicore group roadmap

Who we are looking for

  • You hold an advanced university degree in Finance with experience in people management and strong IT knowledge with a minimum of 10 years of work experience in a multi-cultural organization, preferably with links to the chemicals industry
  • You have current and commanding expert knowledge in controlling and of relevant tax issues. Experience with IFRS is considered as a plus
  • You have a high degree of both, oral and written communication (including to senior management), presentation and facilitation skills, as required for managing the financial aspects of a fast-paced business in diverse cultures and locations
  • You are exceptional in both, strategically and tactically supporting business decisions with verifiable project management skills
  • You possess excellent analytical capabilities and problem solving skills as well, as most of the activities are unique and complex in their nature
  • You benefit from your intercultural awareness and understanding of different business practices in relevant cultural environment
  • You can prove your outstanding English language skills; other languages considered a plus

What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?

If my expertise can contribute to life-enhancing chemistry, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO?

Weitere Informationen

Please upload your application via our website:

Umicore AG & Co. KG | Sonja Steigerwald | HR Talent Management

Rodenbacher Chaussee 4 | 63457 Hanau (Germany)

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