5 days ago

Project Controller

Mercuri Urval AG für IMERYS

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Imerys is the world leader in high-tech, high performance solutions based on specialized graphite and carbons. Imerys Graphite & Carbon has a strong tradition and history in carbon manufacturing, with its first manufacturing operation founded way back in 1908. Today, Imerys Graphite & Carbon produces and markets a large variety of synthetic and natural graphite powders, conductive carbon blacks and water-based dispersions of consistent high quality.

For our head office in Bironico (Ticino), we are looking for an individual with an outstanding knowledge in financial controlling.

Project Controller

Building the bridge between finance and operations


As Project Controller you will reportdirectly to the Division Financial Controller. Regular communication with a wide variety of key stakeholders including the director of industrial development, plant manager, strategy manager and project manager is to be expected. The Project Controller has the following core responsibilities:

  • Coordinate, support, control, analyse the budget and forecast of all internal projects (industrial projects at division level / capital expenditures)
  • Having the project lead in the financial part (preparation of business plans). challenging the other project employees and stakeholders regarding cost benefit, return on investment among other tasks
  • Provide support for project and line managers within an industrial environment, focusing on project controlling and forecasts tailored to the needs of key stakeholders
  • Conduct project analysis (vs. budget/forecast), define benchmarks, and draw up action plans for optimization, in addition to overseeing business planning processes for the plants
  • Identify and flag risks impacting the project margin and actively contribute to risk mitigation, proposing corrective actions
  • Manage financial project reporting of actual figures
  • Support the Division Financial Controller in integration processes of new companies


We are looking for a target-oriented Project Controller with high analytical and intellectual abilities. Your self-confidence allows you to make persistent and consequent forecasts. Your profile:

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience as Controller
  • Affinity or background to manufacturing environment
  • In depth experience and knowledge of finance and project controlling procedures and processes
  • Must be organised, analytical, able to operationalise complex topics, and proficient at influencing cross-functional stakeholders in a global operating organisation
  • Sound commercial and financial mind-set with strong project-based problem solving abilities
  • Precise, detail-oriented way of working
  • A strong business acumen and the ability to work in teams, multiple projects, and build solid business partnerships
  • Proficiency in the use of SAP accounting system and MS Office (particularly Excel)
  • Fluent in English and Italian, French is an advantage


Our client offers you the lead on a broad range of important strategic and financial controlling projects. You can live your passion for technology and fulfil your desire to work for a market leading and growing global organisation. In this demanding position, you are encouraged to implement a modern approach to Project Controlling to help building and establishing the company’s global reputation.

We thank you for applying via www.mercuriurval.ch, Reference: CH-01795. For further information please call +41 41 228 80 90. Mercuri Urval has offices in Lucerne, Zurich, Berne and Nyon as well as more than 70 branches worldwide.