Global Controller


"A strong professional with international experience"


Bekaert ( is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with almost 28 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 5.1 billion in combined revenue.

Bekaert Combustion Technology Heating is a business unit of the Bekaert Group and specializes in the development and production of environmentally friendly and sustainable gas burners and custom-made heat exchangers for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. With its broad range of premium-quality technical products and services, Bekaert Combustion Technology offers enormous added value to its customers across the globe. Innovation, technological leadership, premium quality products and entrepreneurship define our organization. BCT Heating has plants in Assen, Marietta (USA), Ploiesti (Romania) and Taicang (China) employs around 400 people worldwide.


You will be working in a fast-growing organization in a highly dynamic market. As Global Controller you are responsible for all accounting and control processes within the global business unit. You lead, coach and develop the finance and IT team in Assen (6 fte) and 2 Plant Controllers of the other plants in the world. You are responsible for consolidating the results for all the entities and ensure timely and accurate analyses and reporting. You play an active role in the Global Management Team and in the Assen Plant Management Team. You act as the organization’s financial conscience. Working with Sales and R&D, you play a proactive role in investment projects and in developing business cases. You have an active involvement in the organization’s strategy, with a broader remit than finance alone. You are also financially responsible for the Bekaert Holding activities in the Netherlands. All fiscal matters and treasury will also be part of your responsibilities, in coordination with the headquarters in Belgium. You will report to the Senior Finance Manager Specialty Business and to the Vice President Heating.


We are looking for a Global Controller with an academic qualification in business management, plus a post-graduate qualification (RA/RC). You must have a minimum of 10 years’ management experience in a similar role in an international production environment. You will have excellent command of English and knowledge of IFRS.
You must have very good analytical skills, a desire for growth and development, be able to take initiative and think ahead, and steer the organization towards achievable goals. You should be an expert and sparring partner for the Global MT and VP. Moreover, just like Bekaert, you believe the best solutions are achieved by working together. The company’s international focus means you should also be prepared to travel. You are highly driven, easily approachable, and able to distinguish between key and secondary issues to achieve new, creative solutions. You are enterprising, and have the ambition to support the organization’s further growth.


If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. We are looking for someone who believes that he or she can work with us to take Bekaert a step further in its desire and drive for growth. We are better together. Are you or do you know someone who is a perfect fit for this profile? Contact Harold Ezinga today at 06 4362 9442 or by clicking the “respond” button. Interviews will be held with Talent in Bedrijf consultants at their offices in Groningen.

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