Senior Business Controller

Maasvlakte Rotterdam

Are you a proactive, self-managing Business Controller and do you have at least 6 to 8 years of relevant work experience? Do you know how to convince others in a positive way and make an impact?

This is what the job is about
We are looking for a Senior Business Controller to lead all operational finance matters at the EMO terminal in Rotterdam, with the opportunity to further extend the scope to an additional terminal in the future. You are part of the Management Team, working closely with the Terminal Manager, and are the linking pin between operations, assets, and finance for the organization. In your role, you contribute to continuous performance improvement and the execution of the Group strategy.

The Senior Business Controller is a highly visible position and a great opportunity for an ambitious and proactive finance professional with a good financial basis and a strong drive to contribute to business improvement. You play a key role in the translation of the group finance strategy to the terminal operations and will be actively participating in projects at group level to support the realization of the ambitious finance strategy.

Overall your key responsibilities are to:

  • Executive on business control activities to realize business objectives and to increase organizational value;
  • Follow-up on performance improvement actions in a structured and rigorous manner (e.g., relating to P&L, working capital management, cash conversion, capex spend);
  • Work closely with the other business disciplines and actively contribute to the continuous improvement of operations, technical services and processes;
  • Work closely together with the Finance Manager on the monthly reporting, including budgeting, forecasting, cash flow analysis, opex/capex controlling and further financial analysis;
  • Challenge business disciplines and further improve the use and tracking of KPI’s with the aim of continuously improve financial performance;
  • Develop (commercial) business cases, investment proposals, multi-year planning, as well as ad hoc analyses, as required by the Group and Terminal;
  • Contribute to IT projects from a financial perspective (e.g., Exact).

What you need?
Candidates for the Senior Business Controller position are interested in a broad role in a high-paced and performance-driven culture where you see the immediate impact of your work on the organization and terminal operations.

The ideal candidate also:

  • Has a University degree in the field of Business Economics, Finance or equivalent;Has completed a university education in the field of Business Economics, Finance or equivalent;
  • Has at least 6-8 years of experience in business control and business improvement from a financial perspective, combined with strong knowledge of financial control and accounting;
  • Understand the unique needs of different audiences (such as the Executive Board, Shareholders, Terminal personnel);
  • Proven track record being successful in performance-driven business environments;
  • Experience with Power BI is very desirable.

Who is your employer?
From the electricity powering your home to the vehicle you rely on for your daily commute, the bread that fuels your day – these essential elements all trace their origins to the movement of bulk commodities. And chances are, these vital materials passed through one of HES International's state-of-the-art terminals.

With a team of over 1,450 dedicated professionals, HES International operates 24/7, ensuring seamless delivery of bulk commodities to customers worldwide. As Europe's largest multi-purpose independent bulk handling company, we excel in handling liquid and dry bulk products, seamlessly connecting deep-draft terminals to inland distribution networks via pipeline, barge, truck, and train.

Join our dynamic team and become part of an industry leader committed to breaking new ground in bulk handling. Together, we'll shape the future of logistics and ensure that the world's essential commodities continue to flow smoothly, powering economies and enhancing lives.

What are the benefits?
Your role as a Senior Business controller is instrumental to our success. In return for your dedication and expertise, we provide you with a competitive compensation package and many opportunities for growth:

  • Earn a competitive base salary, combined with a thirteenth month and an annual on-target bonus of up to 17,5% of your annual salary, with a maximum of up to 25% in case of exceptional performance;
  • Choose the mobility you need to succeed, whether it is a company-leased car or a monthly allowance;
  • You report directly to our Group Finance Director and get to collaborate with an inspiring management team to make a direct contribution to the energy transition.

Interested in this role?
If you are an ambitious finance professional with a drive to make a lasting impact in a dynamic business environment, we encourage you to apply today. Or reach out to Sascha Janssens (, if you are looking for more information first.

Sascha Janssens
Consultant Werving & Selectie
Sascha Janssens
Consultant Werving & Selectie

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