Project Controller

Project Controller

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Sydney, Australia.
Full time
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Vanderlande Industries

Vanderlande is the global market leader for value-added logistic process automation at airports, and in the parcel market. The company is also a leading supplier of process automation solutions for warehouses.

The company focuses on the optimisation of its customers’ business processes and competitive positions. Through close cooperation, it strives for the improvement of their operational activities and the expansion of their logistical achievements. Vanderlande’s extensive portfolio of integrated solutions – innovative systems, intelligent software and life-cycle services – results in the realisation of fast, reliable and efficient automation technology.

Your Role

As Project Controller for Lifecycle Services, your key objective is to continuously support the company in achieving its strategy of sustainable profitable growth. The main role of project control is to support sales and execution during all process steps, to control compliance with external laws and internal rules and to manage and control results, risks and opportunities, from cradle to grave as an integrated part of the service sales & execution teams.

You are part of the APAC controlling team, reporting to the APAC Controller. You are responsible for service control of various projects within the APAC region, with the major focus on Australia, New Zealand, but expanded to outside areas within APAC as required and as such you will be highly involved in the service teams.

Next to that you can attribute to overarching continuous improvement projects.

Your responsibilities

  • Pro-active business partner for relevant managers and colleagues, both in the sales phase as well as in service execution

  • Back up of business controllers in APAC and ability to grow in business controller role within a few years

  • Perform risk assessment on service in quotation and determine measures to mitigate identified risks, specifically payment risk, foreign exchange risk, tax risk and political risk

  • Advise on various topics, e.g. Sales & Service Cost development, Total-Cost-of-Ownership, Financing models, make risk & opportunities more transparent so they receive the right attention

  • Active engagement with Sales team and customer in Sales phase

  • Reliable financial forecasting; adequate justification of latest estimates.

  • Challenge latest estimate figures on plausibility and consistency within the service managers

  • Act as a sounding board to the Service managers

  • Periodic internal project related financial & progress reporting to relevant stakeholders

  • Strong involvement in managing financial, contractual and tax risks

  • Manage cash flows and foreign currency exposure

  • Ensure compliance to local legal legislation (incl. statutory and fiscal compliance)

  • Regional and Group reporting within the deadlines, according to corporate guidelines.

Your qualifications and skills

  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in an international operating company, preferably in a business-to-business and a service / project oriented environment

  • Solid understanding of sales, project & service control

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or demonstrated work experience at this level

  • 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.

What We Offer You

In this challenging position, you get the chance to work on a significant contribution to the growth and profitability of Vanderlande. Our organisation has been named for several years in a row as ‘Top Employer’ and ‘Best Employer’. Besides a competitive remuneration package, we offer a full-time ongoing position in an informal and professional working environment with a lot of possibilities for your own personal development.

In a world of technology, Vanderlande believes in people – its employees make the difference in everything the company does.

To apply for this unique and exciting opportunity, submit a resume and cover letter.