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Product Controller – Warehousing Solutions

Product Controller – Warehousing Solutions

Job area Corporate functions Location Veghel, Netherlands Contract type Full time

Do you want to work in an innovative and double-digit growth company? Do you enjoy working with ambitious colleagues who want to improve themselves every day? If the answer is 'yes', this might be the new challenge you are looking for!

Vanderlande is currently further improving Business and Financial Control and you can play a key role in this.

Your role

As Product Controller, your key objective is to continuously support our company in achieving its strategy of sustainable profitable growth. The main role of product control is to support the team responsible for identifying new products to be introduced to our portfolio, and to ensure business cases are completed and value tracking is performed. You will participate in the decision making to select our next products for development, be involved in realizing the value of the products for our customers, and own the life-cycle of the development phase, from business case creation to managing the portfolio of intended investments in new products.

Your responsibilities

As a Product Controller, you will:

  • Drive the financial business planning / forecasting process, assessment of financial performance of the product within the program by reviewing and analyzing actual costs and investments, and provide support in managing financial risks and opportunities. You own the budgeting and controlling process for R&D investments on behalf of the business unit.

  • Act as business partner for the team responsible for identifying new products to be introduced to our portfolio.

  • Own the use of tools within the business case framework and review, and challenge business cases / plans using various data sources.

  • Measure and track the return on the investment itself and the value in use to our customers.

  • Pro-actively initiate and drive actions within the program to optimize results and mitigate risks.

  • Report on progress with R&D once New Products are approved for development.

  • Work with the Pricing team on pricing models, looking at the full E2E process.

  • Close cooperation with Product Controllers in other divisions and with the R&D Controller.

Your department

As a Product Controller, you are part of the BU Controlling Team and will report to the WS Director Controlling. While you are part of the WS controlling team, you will be highly involved in the product teams. In addition, you will contribute to overarching continuous improvement projects. All Controllers in this team are active members of the business team they support and act as business partners and the financial conscience of the teams they partner with.

Your profile

  • Master degree in Accounting or Finance

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in an international company (preferably B2B or project-oriented)

  • Solid understanding of new product introduction in addition to sales, project & service control

  • Advanced Excel and modeling capabilities

  • Ambitious, confident, self-motivated and energetic individual with the highest degree of ethics

  • Excellent organizational and project management skills; able to prioritize appropriately and meet deadlines

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; able to work effectively with personnel throughout the company as well as external vendors and professional services firms

  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English, other languages are a plus.

Our company

Vanderlande is the global market leader for future-proof logistic process automation at airports – from London Heathrow to Singapore Changi – and in the parcel market, for main players such as UPS and FedEx. Furthermore, we are also a leading supplier of solutions for warehousing giants, including Amazon and Walmart, which seamlessly integrate innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services. 


If you aspire to a position of responsibility – and want to make a difference by facilitating the delivery of what matters most to consumers, passengers and businesses – then the next step on your path to global opportunities is to join Vanderlande. As part of our network and unique culture of freedom and flexibility, you will be connected to our dedicated people, build strong relationships and rise to the challenge of industry-leading projects. 


You will grow, take ownership and make every day better as you continue on the road to success with your spirit of adventure – and fulfil your ambitions for personal development through our Academy. Vanderlande will give you the necessary knowledge, tools and support, so that together we have the confidence and ability to exceed our customers’ expectations in over 100 countries.  


To achieve our collective goals, you will have a hands-on role working in a positive environment to deliver tangible, state-of-the-art products and improve the competitiveness of our highly visible customers. As an integral part of our team, you will have the enthusiasm and be driven to reach our destination before your next journey with Vanderlande begins… 

Our Offer
This challenging position offers the chance to contribute to the growth and profitability of Vanderlande Industries, a company which is already years in a row chosen as “Top employer” in the Netherlands.

We offer a fulltime position in an informal, professional work  and technical innovative environment with a lot of possibilities to develop yourself.

Besides your salary, we offer you the following:

  • 27 holidays & 13 ADV days (based on fulltime)

  • Flexible working hours

  • Training possibilities

  • Travel compensation

  • Collective Pension and insurance

Your application

If the role of Product Controller appeals to you, then please apply now by completing the application form, and uploading your CV and covering letter. For more information, please contact Tjalling Kraak (Senior Recruiter) on +31 413 49 30 24 .

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