Junior Controller LATAM

Antwerp, Belgium

The job

Joining our Global Controlling & Performance Management team in Antwerp, you will take on a critical role in the controlling of our Chemical Distribution activities in Latin America. As an all-round enthusiastic Finance professional with a passion for international business & finance your main objectives are:

  • Assist in developing and maintaining control on the global Chemical Distribution activities (linking finance with business)
  • Prepare analysis & comments for the monthly executive reporting package on group performance
  • Work closely with the global reporting team to develop more insightful reports and analysis to support business management (both global and local)
  • Support business management to structure and define key performance indicators for their business segments and provide structured follow-up on the evolution of these KPI’s
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis on key trends and variance to support executive decision making
  • Manage & strengthen the global planning and budgeting cycle
  • Manage ad-hoc projects within the above task scope as needed

Your profile

  • You have obtained a master’s degree in Economics / Commercial Engineering
  • You have a first business experience in audit and/or financial control, preferably within a multinational or consulting environment
  • Very strong analytical skills and ability to reduce complex information to key conclusions are a given
  • Understanding of key financial concepts (working capital, inventory valuation, foreign exchange exposure/impact, hedging, capital employed…)
  • You possess a strong business acumen – ability to understand value drivers within a global trading and distribution company; insight in trading/logistics & distribution activities is a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to build effective working relationships at all levels
  • You are stress resistant, punctual, and focused on achieving deadlines
  • You are ambitious and energetic with a positive can-do attitude
  • You are fluent in Spanish and English; knowledge of French or Dutch is a plus but not a must
  • You are willing to travel up to 25% of your time
  • You have good Excel-skills; Power Pivot and BI is an advantage
  • You live in the region of Antwerp or are planning to relocate

A multinational of Belgian origin

Manuchar, headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium is a leading distributor of chemicals in emerging markets. We complement our Chemical Distribution business with International Trade Services in steel, polymers and several other raw materials. In 2021 we handled 4.6 million metric tons of goods, generating 2.5 billion USD in sales. Our local operations are in over 35 countries and 170 locations. Manuchar employs 2,200 professionals worldwide.

At Manuchar "We keep your production running. Anytime. Anywhere.”

Manuchar offers:

  • A job full of variety with long-term perspectives in an international environment
  • Cooperation with motivated & skilled colleagues in an open company culture
  • An attractive remuneration package including fringe benefits
  • A pleasant workspace where you can fully develop your talents

Interested?

If you want to take up the challenge and join an international fast-growing team of dynamic colleagues, please send your application letter and detailed CV through our online application tool CVWarehouse.

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Tom Catthoor Reporting & Consolidation Responsible

"Manuchar’s continued expansion has undeniably influenced my work scope and responsibilities. I have seen the Manuchar group grow from a handful of companies with limited reporting and consolidation requirements to an interesting and challenging multinational environment, which continues to provide new opportunities for me to grow in my job. Despite this growth I find that Manuchar has always stayed true to its unique spirit of flexibility and team play, in large part thanks to the wonderful colleagues we have in this company. My current role is to perform the monthly group consolidation, assist in creating the set of monthly group reports used by the management and the business, and help in continuously trying to improve the quality of our reporting. The work environment in Manuchar is a great place to stimulate these interesting challenges."

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