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Plant Controller (f/m/d)

Date:  17-Jan-2022
Country/Region:  DE
City:  Meerane
Contract Type:  Unlimited
Requisition ID:  23961

SAS Interior Modules is a highly specialized partner of the international automotive industry. In the field of interior and front-end modules, SAS develops and assembles complex and innovative components 'just-in-sequence' in more than 20 plants. Within the Faurecia Group, the SAS business unit is globally positioned and, with sites in Europe, North and South America, and China, ensures reliable delivery of the highest quality to customers - with state-of-the-art production concepts and efficient logistics processes. The headquarters are located in Karlsruhe, Germany.


We are looking for a Controller to strengthen our team in Meerane, solely responsible for our plant in Wolfsburg and supporting the controlling for our Meerane plant as soon as possible.


The role of the Plant Controller is to manage the controlling of a plant in order to guarantee and optimize the plant's financial performance and competitiveness.

The main missions of the role are to:

  • Ensure compliance to all financial procedures
    • Ensure site activities are compliant with Faurecia finance related procedures (product flow, inventory, routings, …), and internal control basics
  • Provide reliable financial/controlling informations in close relationship with other operational and support functions
    • Lead all financial forecasting processes (budget, periodic forecast, …)
    • Manage reporting process ensuring reliability, consistency, transparency and delay compliance
    • Provide all necessary controlling analysis including variance analysis/standard costs, margin/programs, plant budgetary control , squeeze management and follow up of sales and purchasing prices,…
    • Control and manage the plant’s operating cash flow (capex, inventories)
  • For new programs
    • Participate in Business Plan validation, and ensure consistency with plant financial information
  • Act as a business partner toward the plant management, and provide recommandation to the management
    • Participate, with the management of the plant, in the development of action plans resulting from relevant analysis in order to achieve the operational targets, increase plant’s financial profitability and cash optimization (especially identification and implementation of productivity plans)


The ideal candidate will have/be: 

  • Business School or Engineering background with a Finance degree or Masters degree in Finance 
  • 3 to 10 years of professional experience, including a first controlling experience at plant level
  • Familiarity with industrial Information Systems and Flows
  • Good accounting knowledge
  • Business minded and strong teamwork
  • Good communication skills
  • Fluent in English
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