Munters is a global leader in energy efficient air treatment and climate solutions, using innovative technologies.

AirTech is the largest Business Area in Munters, with annual Net Sales of around SEK 5 billion. Clean Technologies represent almost 10% of the business, with a global reach across Americas, EMEA and APAC. R&D and Product Development is of very high importance and we therefore invest significantly into that area.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

The role as two main responsibilities, the first one as Business Controller Clean Technologies and the second one as Business Controller R&D. There are also some minor responsibilities related to financial aspects of business systems and for the PM/R&D organization as a whole.

As Business Controller for Clean Technologies, you are expected to lead and develop the Controlling Function of the Business Line to ensure effective development of Company value through excellence in Business control, Investment activities, and Risk handling. You partner with the Head/VP of the Business Line on all financial and business control matters. You evaluate operating data, detect business trends, provide support to local Controllers and ensure a transparent communication with Corporate and BA on business performance, development, and strategies.

As Business Controller for R&D, you are expected to support the preparation and follow-up of business cases for R&D projects, ensure that documentation requirements and guidelines are fulfilled as well as provide controlling to the R&D function in itself. You also partner with the Director R&D on all financial and business control matters.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Business Control for Clean Technologies
    • Monitor financial performance development, trends and deviations vs. LY, forecasts and Plans/Targets: growth, GM development, OH costs, OE, EBITA and working capital – and drive improvement projects
    • Ensure on time quality reporting by all Clean Technologies entities
    • Work to improve operating cash flow development including holding OWC reviews with the various entities
    • Prepare material and hold business review meetings including following up of actions plans and strategies with the various entities
    • Prepare business review material for monthly reviews with the BA management, (taking into account both sales and production aspects)
    • Write monthly comments and explanation of deviations
    • Drive the planning processes such as monthly BO, forecasts, budget as well as long range financial plans/strategy planning
    • Secure high-quality business cases, customer order approval requests, capex requests (outside operations) and similar
    • Participate in and/or drive various projects, relating to reporting, process or business improvement projects, including ad hoc analysis
    • Be fully involved in all areas of the business agenda and fully support commercial matters to support profitable growth
    • Evaluate and improve current use of financial processes and systems
  • Business Control for R&D
    • Specifically in Humidity Control Technologies:
      • Secure quality of financials in Business Cases for R&D projects
      • Secure documentation of decisions from Product Board
      • Facilitate documentation required to capitalize R&D projects
      • Monitor financial progress of development projects relative budgets
      • Secure accurate capitalization of development efforts – and monitor progress towards capitalization limits
      • Drive the financial planning process (R&D costs) both for the strategy and for the annual plans
      • Follow up monthly financial outcome and identify/address deviations from targets
      • Be the speaking partner for the rest of the AT Controlling organization and Group functions in terms of R&D financials
    • Across all Business Lines
      • Secure the processes and tools are in place to guarantee that Business Cases, capitalization, financial planning, and overall R&D controlling can be handled effectively
  • Other areas
    • Overall Product Management/R&D function
      • Drive the financial planning process (R&D costs) both for the strategy and for the annual plans
      • Follow up monthly financial outcome and identify/address deviations from targets
    • Business systems
      • To extent possible (time permitting), be the main interface and super user form a Finance AirTech perspective related to Business systems (eg Business Intelligence systems and ERP)

Education /Knowledge/ Skills / Ability

  • Master degree in Accounting, Finance or similar
  • Solid knowledge and experience from controlling, accounting (IFRS), risk management, and taxation
  • Significant business experience, manufacturing and R&D experience is an advantage
  • Proven track record of improving, harmonising financial processes and systems
  • Strong internal customer orientation
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Experience in using ERP/Finance systems (including improvement of such)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced matrix organisation and deliver on time with tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills in a multicultural environment, organised and able to work collaboratively with the business and finance teams