Regional Controller LATAM/Brazil

posted on: 25/11/2021 -


Every employee plays an active part in our success story. At Manuchar, we support every talent in finding his/her career path within an inspiring international working environment.

Joining our Global Controlling & Performance Management team in Antwerp, you will take on a critical role in the controlling of our chemical distribution activities in Latin America with main focus on Brasil which is a major market for the group.

The job

As an all-round enthusiastic and pro-active Finance professional with a passion for international business & finance your main objectives are:

  • Assist in developing and maintaining financial control on the global chemical distribution activities (linking finance with business)
  • Prepare analysis & comments for the monthly executive reporting package on group performance for your region
  • 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 and support ad-hoc projects within the above task scope as needed but as broad as financing, tax and M&A for your region.

Your profile

  • You have obtained a master’s degree in Economics / Commercial Engineering
  • You have broad experience in business & financial controlling, preferably within a multinational or consulting environment
  • You possess excellent people skills
  • Very strong analytical skills and ability to reduce complex information to key conclusions are a given
  • 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 trading and distribution 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, entrepreneurial and energetic with a positive can-do attitude
  • You are fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English; knowledge of French or Dutch is a plus but not a must
  • You are willing to travel up to 25% of your time
  • You have good 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. 
  • You will be working in a supportive environment, together with the other team members.  
  • Intensive training and mentoring to develop your career to the fullest.  
  • Cooperation with motivated & skilled colleagues in an open company culture. 
  • A company that wants to invest in YOUR growth.  
  • Manuchar is a company that is an established value in its domain. 
  • International colleagues. More than 30 different nationalities. 
  • A job opportunity with variety, challenging opportunities, autonomy and responsibility. 
  • An attractive remuneration package including fringe benefits. 


If you want to take up the challenge and join an international fast growing team of dynamic colleaguesplease send your application letter and detailed CV by applying online. 

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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