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Site Controller - Abbott Nutrition Zwolle



At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life.

Het bedrijf / The company

Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Abbott Nutrition has been developing science-based nutrition products for over 100 years. Our goal in developing these products is to support patients through all stages of life, from infancy to childhood to adulthood and everywhere in-between, so that they are able to live the fullest life possible.

In Zwolle, The Netherlands, we have a large, state-of-the-art production site with 400+ Employees where both powder and liquid finished product is produced.

Extra info

Major Responsibilities:

The major duties and responsibilities are to provide a system of control to safeguard assets, assure the accuracy and reliability of financial data, promote operational efficiency and assure adherence to established division and corporate policies and procedures. Monitor maintenance of sound financial procedures and systems in the following areas:
Financial Planning & Analysis
Product Standard Costing
Production/Inventory Control Data
Cost/Inventory Accounting
Capital/RCE Investment Analysis and Control
Fixed Asset Control
Interfaces with various Plant, Division and Corporate Accounting Systems
Ensure that the necessary systems and procedures are in place and operational to control, facilitate, evaluate and provide justification for the disbursement of funds
Maximize the use of computer systems to provide management with reliable and timely data necessary for responsible business decisions in the areas of cost, quality, manpower planning, inventory etc.
Responsible for development, evaluation, presentation and control of the plant"s annual operating Plans, rLBE"s, monthly financial updates and development of financial analyses related to capital planning
Develop and maintain plant cost accounting systems to achieve development of product cost standards, analyzing cost trends and providing related financial information and analysis
As a member of the Plant Managers staff, leads the financial aspects of the plant"s strategic planning process
Prepare and present monthly reporting details of the operation in such a form as to provide the necessary information for management to make effective decisions
Responsible for the timely, accurate reporting and analysis of cost data to operating management on a prescribed schedule
Ensure good working relationship with CFS & SSO is developed and maintained to allow FP&A focus on business partnership
Ensure good working relationship is maintained between site and statutory or government bodies as well as auditors
Keep abreast of all changes in the local environment that could affect the Financial performance of Zwolle
Provide all Information required by Abbott treasury to ensure Cash Flow liquidity
Facilitate efforts in driving cost control, efficiencies and improvement initiatives
Endeavour to ensure that internal checks necessary to protect the Company"s property are in operation
Ensure that staff in the Finance department are managed in accordance with personnel policies and that they are developed and trained with the organization
Provide financial guidance for all functional support groups to ensure financials commitments are delivered.
Maintain a close working relationship with other International Nutritional Plants

Financial planning

Gathering information to prepare and consolidate budgets.
Support site management in the preparation and adjustment of the annual Plan and LBEs, within the applicable guidelines and quality standards.
Coordinate and guide the budgeting process for your own area of

De functie / The role

For this ever developing and strongly growing production site, we are looking for a Site Controller

About the job

The Site Controller is part of the Site Leadership Team (SLT) and works closely together with the Site Director. He or she provides leadership in the design, maintenance and evaluation of all financial activities for the plant in accordance with established plant, division and corporate policies.

At Abbott, we want to help you grow and succeed. We want to provide you with the tools, resources and education you need to build new skills and maximize performance in your current and future roles, ultimately contributing to Abbott's success in the global healthcare marketplace.

Objective of the position:

Provides guidance in setting strategic direction and designing business plans to achieve the long-term mission of the plant. Partner with the business to ensure financial and business commitments are delivered.

Primary function / primary goals / objectives:

The Site Controller is responsible for the financial leadership in a plant with approx. 500 employees. The position"s functional responsibilities influence Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Engineering and Materials Management through budget decisions, financial training, financial recommendations and general business guidance.
The position is the financial point of contact with local government, internal/external auditors, local counsel, certain suppliers and certain regulatory bodies (tax, customs).
Interacts with the Global & International Controllers (functional reporting) and the Divisional Vice President of International Operations through Root Cause Analysis, presentations of financial plans/analyses/strategies and is responsible for representing the plant in these discussions.
In conjunction with the Site Director, sets appropriate financial direction ensuring the proper reflection of financials results and forecasts.
Coordinate, consolidate and generally manage the development plans for the plant including standards, rLBE"s and RCE"s.
Prepares annual cost standards for Abbott Nutrition products at the plant, including existing and new products.
Working in conjunction with the Plant and Operations management, develop and implement financial and operational measurement tools focusing on productivity, customer service improvements and root cause analysis.
Ensure adequate financial and system controls are established and maintained consistent with Abbott policies and procedures as well as generally accepted accounting principles
Develop accurate and consistent financial data and present such data in a clear and concise manner thereby enhancing the management decision making process
Ensure protection and proper use of company assets
Promote and maintain compliance with Abbott policies and procedures and external requirements
Provide all financial planning, analysis and accounting to achieve strategic and day-to-day business objectives

Het profiel / Your profile

Knowledge, skills and experience:

Bachelor of Accounting / Business Studies or equivalent
Member of a professional accounting body (e.g. CPA, CIMA,ACCA) or their equivalent in the region
Excellent decision making, and problem-solving skills are essential for his role
Ability to communicate with all levels of staff from users to managers
Must be organized, analytical, able to multi-task and work under pressure of tight deadlines
Fluent in Dutch and English language (verbally as well as in writing)

Reactie / Reaction

If you are interested in this vacancy, in working at Abbott, and you recognize yourself in the aforementioned description, then we are interested in receiving your cv.

You can apply by sending in your cv and motivation via our website. For more information you can contact Marloes Pullens, Talent Acquisition Manager via recruitment.netherlands@abbott.com.

Part of our selection process is checking references and we will require your Certificate for Conduct. An assessment center can also be part of the recruitment process.

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Geplaatst op FMF: 09 september 2019

Branche: Farma & Biotech
Functie: Finance / IT / Inkoop
Opleidingsniveau: HBO / BSc, WO/academisch / MSc
Werkervaring: 0-2 jaar, 2-5 jaar, 5-10 jaar, > 10 jaar