Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

We are all on the move. Umicore’s rechargeable battery materials give people autonomy and connectivity. We are a pioneer in battery materials that give added range and performance to electric vehicles. Our materials also ensure longer battery life for portable electronics. To enable our customers to produce even better performing batteries we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new ideas. Which is where you come in.

We are looking for a


to monitor, follow up and steer the financial performance of the plant in Kokkola.

In this position you will be the local contact point in all controlling topics for the plant. Your responsibility is to follow up all plant costs, analyze and explain variances budget vs actual, and compared to previous years. You collaborate with plant and BU management to explain results, make improvements, identify inefficiencies and strictly following up on cost control. In addition, you act as a team leader for two people.

For you to succeed in this position you need to fully understand plant operations and production costs. You are able to calculate product costs in line with standardized BU guidelines and analyze cost drivers along with provide recommendations on how to enhance product costing accuracy. You understand, follow up and can explain site CAPEX. In addition, you analyze and challenge site net working capital together with operations. The job description also includes taking ownership of cross-company and tolling charges, both incoming and outgoing, assuring correct calculation. Furthermore, the plant controller acts as business owner of the current SAP solution and safeguard the principles in line with BU requirements and template.

Openness, innovation, respect, teamwork, and commitment are vital to our success. We hold each other accountable to these values and promote them within our teams. We expect you to have proven management skills and be able to maintain open relationships with operational partners, customers, and suppliers. Fluent language skills in written and spoken Finnish and English communication are required. Analytical, problem solving and process-oriented way of working while still keeping the overview is natural to you. You are a hands-on person who understands the financial field, respects due dates and copes well with stress.

We offer you the possibility to be a part of an organization that aims to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organization, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits.

For further information and questions, please contact WasaTalent Oy’s Mirella Torkko / 050 339 2552

Send your application via our recruitment portal and attach your CV and cover letter before 25.10.2021.

WasaTalent Oy is the biggest recruitment and headhunting agency in Ostrobothnia region and your HR partner.  We offer flexible and efficient solutions for all the needs companies have concerning human resources. Our customer base consists of multiple national and global companies whose recruitment processes and HR-services we take care of regardless of the location. WasaTalent was recognized as the company of the year by Vaasan Yrittäjät in 2018.


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