Lawter is een toonaangevend wereldwijd chemisch bedrijf en onderdeel van Harima Chemicals Inc., Tegenwoordig is Lawter leverancier voor de grafische industrie, kleefstoffen, speciale coatings, aromachemicaliën en de synthetische rubberindustrie. Lawter is actief in meer dan 20 landen met 8 productiecentra en 5 technologiecentra.


Voor ons hoofdkantoor in Europa (België), zijn wij op zoek naar een :


Plant Controller/Business Analyst (M/V)



Key responsibilities 

You support and challenge the production facilities and supply chain with the objective to accelerate the international development of the company. 

  • In this position, you hold the following responsibilities: 


    1. Manufacturing Accounting


    • You are responsible for submission and analysis of annual operation budget and quarterly financial forecasts.
    • MTD & YTD spending and variance reporting and analysis, manufacturing variance analysis and production reporting.
    • You determine classifications for labour, materials, expenses and other items for computing costs of new products and revising existing product process.
    • You review, analyse and approve capital expenditures for the region. You report on spending status, incorporating PMR, compared to approved budget.


    1. Financial Analyst


    • You prepare operating budgets, capital expenditures and financial forecasts as required.
    • You provide accurate and timely financial information for EMEA region.
    • You analyse and report sales and costs by product and service type to support managers in assessing profitability and pricing decisions.
    • You analyse regional costs, primarily SG&A, making sure spending is aligned with budget/forecast.
    • You prepare, review and distribute monthly VSM reports in collaboration with the Commercial Manager.



  • You have a Bachelors-level degree in Accounting or equivalent discipline is required.
  • You have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role.
  • You have advanced knowledge of accountancy including systems, methodologies, techniques and technology.
  • You have a sound knowledge of manufacturing accounting with experience working in a manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • You have a strong understanding of accounting standards (IFRS) and financial internal controls.
  • You have proficiency with SAP & Microsoft Office PC applications with focus on Excel.
  • You have the ability to work and effectively communicate in both an office and a plant-manufacturing environment.
  • You maintain effective relationships with internal associates and external agents.
  • You have the ability to relate to and manage relationships with internal & external customers.
  • Proven time management techniques with the ability to meet strict deadlines.
  • You are exceptionally detail orientated with a high focus on accuracy.
  • You possess a high level of professional curiosity with the ability to identify areas of opportunity through effective internal questions and other techniques.
  • You are highly motivated, professional with a positive outlook.
  • You have the ability to support stated business objectives, enforce policies and procedures and actively champion change when required.
  • You have effective planning and organizational skills.
  • Proven aptitude to optimize resource allocation and continually seek improved efficiency including application of new technology/systems.



Our offer:

  • You are part of a dynamic, enthusiastic and high technology environment with an open and direct culture.
  • A competitive salary including fringe benefits such as meal vouchers, hospitalization insurance, pension plan, Ecocheques, bonus plan, flexible working hours, bicycle allowance, bike lease plan, extra holidays…

Interested ?

Send your resume and motivation by e-mail to Caroline Dobbelaere, HR Manager EMEA (Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.) and to Angelique Verschraegen (Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.


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