Become part of the James Hardie Europe GmbH success story. Your Partner in Growth.

We are the global market leader in fiber gypsum and fiber cement solutions with the fermacell® and James Hardie brands. With our ground-breaking innovations we change the way Europe builds. We are setting new standards in areas such as lean manufacturing, demand creation and implementing our push-pull strategy. Every day, our fantastic team combines the creative spirit of a start-up with the power of a global market leader.

To strengthen our team, we are looking for a

Central Operations Controller (m/f/d)

in fulltime and permanent in our European Headquarters in Düsseldorf.

  • Primary Business Partner for centralized functions
  • Key contact person for CAPEX spend and planning across all of our European locations, working with Plants Managers, other Senior Management and Plant Controllers to create a best in class CAPEX planning and tracking model

  • Collaborate with department heads and senior management to prepare the annual operations budget, aligning it with strategic goals and financial targets.

  • Working with plant controllers to review plant production costs, profit/ loss and consolidation the month end information.

  • Assist in preparing weekly forecasts, analyzing trends and the analysis of deviations and derivation of countermeasures and recommendations for action, while being able to understand, explain and reconcile financial variances

  • Cross functional teamwork, creating financial models while working with EHS & ESG as we continually strive to increase our sustainability as a company.

  • Monitor and track capital spending against approved budgets and forecasts, identifying variances and providing analysis to explain deviations.

  • Active further development of analysis tools and processes.

  • Oversee the CAPEX approval process, from preparing investment proposals to presenting them to decision-makers.

  • smart? You have a degree in finance and have already gained 1-3 years of professional experience in a comparable finance role. In addition, you are confident in using SAP and common Microsoft Office applications, particularly in Excel. You have a high degree of understanding and experience in cost accounting, standard setting and variance analysis.
  • driven? Standing still is a foreign concept for you and you have a natural ability to influence others and a function as a partner. You are energetic, resourceful, hands-on and result-driven.
  • real? You inspire internally and externally with your friendly, well-organized and confident manner. You possess excellent written/oral communication skills, as well as the ability to present your views in clear and compelling manner, be it in German or in English.

  • A very collegial atmosphere in a dynamic environment

  • Continuous, individual development opportunities

  • The freedom to participate in processes and projects

  • Various benefits such as pme family service and learning tool (Masterplan)