Plant Controller

Job Locations
BE-Zwijndrecht | BE-Any Location
Position Type
Job Time
Experience Level
Senior Level
Education Level
Bachelors Degree or Equivalent Experience
Travel %
Shift Schedule
Posting Date
7 days ago(1/20/2021 2:46 AM)

Company Overview

Over Dematic  

Dematic is a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located around the world. Dematic is one brand under the KION Group of companies and has implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.

KION Mobile Automation develops mobile robots, robotic fleet controllers and cloud-based fleet management systems for industrial logistics applications. We are a fast growing team  with locations in the USA, China, Australia, Belgium and Germany.

As part of the international KION Group and company culture you will work in an open, transparent and agile environment and you will be a valuable member of an effective, globally successful organization. You will get to work with the products and solutions through the entire lifecycle from development to installation and service.

The Role

Dematic has an immediate need for a Plant Controller for the Operations Manufacturing plant in Zwijndrecht (near Antwerp). This role is responsible for providing financial direction and driving operating profit and cash flow improvement. Responsible for talent development of an on-site Cost Accountant, and indirect leadership of others in Manufacturing and Finance. Strong leadership and team building skills are needed.


The Plant Controller prepares and presents various financial reports and is responsible for standard costing and ERP accuracy. In addition, this leader will compile and review financial plans, budgets, and provide financial analysis at complex levels including rate of return, depreciation, working capital, investments, financial and expense performance comparisons. As a key position within Dematic, this role must act as a team player with a customer service mindset.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Define strategies to achieve the financials goals of the factories, identify leading and lagging key performance indicators.
  • Prepare and present cost center forecasts, monthly review of actual to forecast and plan, and drive the annual budget process for that location.
  • Calculate, review and ensure accuracy in factory’s standard costs including purchase price variance and production variances.
  • Prepare a monthly forecast for upcoming workload for location based on both backlog (booked work) and new business.
  • Establish SQDC (Safety Quality Delivery Cost) mentality in the plant and communicate the financial performance of the plant on a daily basis.
  • Develop strong financial and internal controls for the plants and ensure procedures are followed in accordance to company standards.
  • Business Partner with Operations Management.
  • Manage the Accounting department for the functions of responsibility.

What We Are Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Finance or Accounting, or similar field is required.
  • Requires 5-8 years relevant experience in a Management role in a Manufacturing environment.
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrated ability to make decisions is required.
  • Strong communication skills including an ability to explain results to Management and make recommendations as necessary.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Suite of products and various ERP systems.
  • Skills SAP and Hyperion-Oracle. 
  • Travel percentage up to 20%


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