Business Controller

posted on: 02/11/2021 -

The Job

Joining our Global Controlling & Performance Management team in our HQ in Antwerp, you will take on a critical role in the controlling for our International Trade Services.

As a junior enthusiastic Finance professional with a passion for international business & finance your main objectives are:

  • Assist in developing and maintaining financial & business control on the global back to back trading activities (linking finance with business)
  • Prepare analysis & comments for the monthly executive reporting package on group performance
  • Work closely with the global reporting team to develop more insightful reports and analysis to support business management (both global and local)
  • Support business management to structure and define key performance indicators for their business segments and provide structured follow-up on the evolution of these KPI’s
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis on key trends and variance to support executive decision making
  • Manage & strengthen the global planning and budgeting cycle
  • Manage ad-hoc projects within the above task scope as needed

Your Profile


  • You have obtained a master’s degree in Economics / Commercial Engineering
  • Ideally you have at least 3 – 5 years of experience in audit AND/OR as a controller, preferably within a multinational or consulting environment. Relevant experience as a business controller is an asset.
  • Very strong analytical skills and ability to reduce complex information to key conclusions are a plus
  • Understanding of key financial concepts (working capital, inventory valuation, foreign exchange exposure/impact, hedging, capital employed…)
  • You possess a strong business acumen – ability to understand value drivers within a global distribution and trading company; insight in trading/logistics & distribution activities is a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to build effective working relationships at all levels
  • You are stress resistant, punctual and focused on achieving deadlines
  • You are ambitious and energetic with a positive can-do attitude
  • You are fluent in English; knowledge of French, Spanish or Dutch is a plus but not a must
  • You have excellent Excel-skills; Power Pivot and BI is an advantage
  • You live in the region of Antwerp or are planning to relocate

A multinational of Belgian Origin

Manuchar is a leading distributor of chemicals across emerging markets and actively trades several other commodities. Our end-to-end chemical distribution business serves various industries, including home care, personal care, food & feed, agriculture, mining, oil & gas, glass, textiles, paper, and water treatment.

Our international trade activities cover steel, plastics, cement, wood, paper, spare parts and pharmaceuticals. We operate in more than 35 emerging markets with our own local logistics assets and people providing storage, value-added logistics and just-in-time (JIT) deliveries in over 170 locations. Our entrepreneurial spirit, operational excellence and unmatched reliability have grown Manuchar’s annual revenues to over 1.5 billion USD.

The ingredients of our success?

We know the products, markets, global & local logistical solutions and we have the necessary financing capabilities. But most of all… we have the people that make it work! At Manuchar, we keep your production running. Anytime. Anywhere.

Manuchar offers:


  • a job full of variety with long-term perspectives in an international environment
  • cooperation with motivated & skilled colleagues in an open company culture
  • an attractive remuneration package including fringe benefits
  • a pleasant workspace where you can fully develop your talents


If you want to take up the challenge and join an international fast growing team of dynamic colleagues, please send your application letter and detailed CV here via our online recruitment tool CVWarehouse.

To keep factories running at all times, we have located our warehouses close to our clients; providing more than 450,000m2 accumulated warehouse space.

  • Presence

    To keep factories running at all times, we have located our warehouses close to our clients; providing more than 450,000m2 accumulated warehouse space.

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  • News

    Manuchar stands out in the 2020 ranking of ICIS TOP 100 Chemicals Distributors.

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  • Numbers

    Every day we have more than 600,000 metric tonnes of chemicals on the way to our clients.