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Mackenzie Stuart has partnered with a leading Plastics company to recruit for the position of Controller to lead their Germany team. Reporting to the Finance Director, the successful candidate will be responsible for plants located in 3 different countries. The position guarantees a move up to a leadership role after a year of service.

The organisation is an Austrian based Plastics Company, with significant operations across the globe.

The role will be based in the Mannheim area.


  • Support of plants in 3 countries in the form of on-site projects (willingness to travel, particularly in the beginning)
  • Parallel training of processes in central controlling, especially processes in SAP / BI, preparation of relocation processes (back-end activities)
  • Change and implement processes and KPIs
  • Alignment of today’s central controlling to business partner (no back-end activities anymore)
  • Preparation for a team leader role in central controlling until mid/end-2020

Candidate profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree required – Master is a plus
  • 3-5 years’ experience in controlling (central areas, projects, factory controlling)
  • Preferably experiences in manufacturing and automotive background
  • In-depth knowledge of SAP (or comparable ERP systems) and in handling MIS systems
  • Open to Change, First Leadership and Change Management Experience
  • Assertiveness, the ability to inspire others to change
  • German is a must, English is a big plus.
  • willing to travel

If you feel you have a relevant background please forward your CV accordingly to

Mackenzie Stuart is a leading executive search and selection business. From our offices in Leeds, London & Toronto we provide retained and contingency recruitment solutions across industry and have specialist recruitment consultants that work within the Oil & Gas, Mining, Infrastructure & Built Environment, Medical & Scientific, Healthcare, Education, Finance & Accountancy, Insurance, Water, Chemicals, Ingredients & Flavours, Automation, FMCG and Logistics sectors.

Job Reference: KS-FC-CI-DE

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Salary Range

€70,000 - 80,000


Mannheim, Germany