Operations Controller to the Westermo Finance Team

Our Operations Controller is key to our success - join us and make a difference!

At Westermo quality is everything – the products, the people and the organization.

Welcome to a rapidly growing international company, thriving at the forefront of cutting-edge technology. Westermo develops and manufactures advanced devices for industrial data communication, used in mission critical installations and harsh industrial environments. The very robust and secure communication networks built with our products provide high value for our customers.

We are passionate about taking advantage of the growth opportunities in our market. The work environment is very dynamic. Our people are dedicated and loyal, which create a fantastic team spirit. Everyone is expected to take initiative and our flat organization creates efficiency and provides opportunities for those who are closest to the task of solving it. We are devoted to delivering the best industrial network solutions. At Westermo you will have a clear impact on the results of your area of responsibility. 

Are you our new Operations Controller?

Are you a driven, outgoing person with experience of working close to a production facility? Are you used to working in a medium to large sized corporation and feel at home in a production environment? This might be your opportunity to grow as an Operations Controller and take the next step in your career!

We are now looking for a new Controller within Operations. This position is key in Westermo Group and an important role for the Operations organization which is responsible for the production in Westermo Group. In this position, you will be a part of the Finance team but you will also work closely with our Operations Manager and Operations Management team. 

As our Operations Controller, you'll be responsible for controlling in the production facility in Stora Sundby located approx. 30 minutes from Eskilstuna and 45 minutes from Västerås. You will develop the financial optimization of the production processes with focus on company performance. You will also support the Operations organization with strategy and business development. 

In this role, you will report to the CFO of Westermo Group and be an active member of the finance team consisting of 5 finance professionals including CFO. You will have a central role coordinating all financial matters and interfaces with other parts of Westermo Group like Product Management, R&D as well as Sales which all have joint processes with the production processes. You will will also coordinate closing, reporting and consolidation matters within Westermo Group including contact with other global subsidiaries in Westermo Group as well as Beijer Electronics Group, our owner. 

 

What you’ll be working with and be responsible for:

The Operations Controller is responsible for the financial follow-up processes, the production calculation model including analysis of working capital and inventory management. The position has also a central role in the annual planning and budgeting process including updating the standard cost.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a driven person with a proven record of accomplishment in finance, production controlling and business development to join a future oriented and sustainable growing business. The tasks include more in detail:

  • Develop, coordinate and implement Business Control practices in the production area, incl. metrics and KPIs
  • Analyze current performance in the production to identify areas of concerns and opportunities
  • Closely monitor the performance versus plan and trends and analyze deviations and propose actions
  • Provide and prepare financial reporting, financial planning, working capital management and business analysis to support the long- and short-term strategic goals in the production as well as Westermo Group
  • Drive ad-hoc projects and analysis to secure plans/targets for the production and Westermo Group
  • Initiate and run benchmarking and best practice projects in order to learn from others and improve various processes within Westermo Group
  • Analyze and follow-up of investments in R&D projects and investments in equipment or production facilities. Ensure that investment applications are prepared in line with the financial framework and meets business as well as return on investment requirements.
  • Part of finance team responsible for the planning and budgeting process within Westermo Group
  • Drive the annual standard cost update and be responsible to evaluate and update the production calculation model
  • Initiate and run benchmarking and best practice projects to ensure that the business operates with an optimum of capital tied up and that appropriate risk awareness and control procedures are in place
  • Part of team responsible for the monthly closing and reporting of the financial result including the creation of monthly reports following a standard format shared with Westermo Group management
  • Prepare material including necessary ad-hoc analysis used during monthly review meetings with Westermo Group Management
  • Support a good internal control environment in order to protect Westermo Group assets and to make sure that financial reporting and accounting matters are in accordance with Group Financial policies and local statutory accounting practice

 

So, who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone who enjoys working in a competent, supportive and flexible finance team, and wants to be a part of this tight community. If you share our central values; high quality standards, honesty and business integrity, you will fit right in to our team! In the finance team, we continuously challenge and develop the organization to drive for a better environment and climate impact, and would love for you to do the same!

Requirements

  • Bachelor or Master's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Three – five years' of related production controlling experience preferably from a medium to large company
  • Strong proficiency with office productivity applications (Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Word)
  • Fluent in Swedish and English, both written and spoken

Meritorious

  • Experience with IFS and AARO system
  • Experience from R&D controlling
  • Ability to work independently and on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Great organizational skills and attention to details


In return, we offer:

Great opportunities for personal development, motivated and competent colleagues, mature and caring leadership, good benefits and challenging and stimulating work. With our focus on a healthy and fun workplace with several regular company and team activities, we offer an environment where you can perform and enjoy!

And we actually live our company values!  

 

Basic information:

Location: Stora Sundby

Job type: Full time

Employment contract: Regular

Expected starting date: End Q3, beginning Q4 2021

Last day to apply: 13/6 2021 (we reserve the right to close the recruitment process earlier, if the perfect candidate appears)

 

Don’t miss out on this opportunity – apply today! We look forward to meeting you!

For further information please contact Hiring Manager:  Johan Inestam, johan.inestam@westermo.com, cell phone:  +46 73 077 2002 or Recruiter Elin Sandell at elin.sandell@westermo.com 

Robust industrial data communications - Made easy

Westermo is a leading supplier of Industrial Data Communications equipment to the World market. Sales are conducted through our own offices in key markets in Europe, North America, Australia and Asia, as well as through distributors and OEM customers worldwide. Development and manufacturing take place in Sweden, Ireland and Switzerland. Westermo was founded in 1975 and has today more than 300 employees with a turnover around 800 MSEK. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Beijer Electronics AB, listed on the stock exchange.

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Stora Sundby, Sweden

Westermo Network Technologies
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  • Quality in everything we do – the people, the organisation and the products
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