Founded in 1950, Hottinger Brüel & Kjaer GmbH (HBK) is the technology and market leader in the field of measurement technology. Until the end of July 2020, the company operated under the name Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH (HBM) and was renamed following the merger with its Danish sister company Brüel & Kjær Sound & Vibration Measurement A/S. As a subsidiary of Spectris plc, HBK is globally represented with more than 3,000 employees worldwide and a presence in 80 countries. Sensors, electronics, measurement data acquisition systems and software for test and analysis are developed and produced at the Darmstadt site and sold worldwide to customers within many different industries. State-of-the-art technologies, an international environment, and interesting tasks – working at HBK means developing your own ideas, taking responsibility and implementing projects together in teams with flat hierarchies and short decision-making paths.
We are looking for our Head of Finance Business Partnering (Operations) to lead our international team of finance operation partners and to engage, support and challenge our senior operations & supply chain leadership team.
The Head of Finance Business Partnering (Operations) reports to HBKs CFO and will be leading an international Finance Partnering team consisting of 5-10 members based across our six global production facilities. Your key responsibility is partnering with HBKs global operations & supply chain leadership and HBKs global business support, ensuring coherent financial insights, transparency and to support the business with strong, data-based, financial advisory. As Head of Finance Business Partnering (Operations) you will get the opportunity to impact business decisions and strategic direction by providing the senior leadership team with insightful performance data and process analysis. Considering the scope of the role, you can also expect a close functional alignment with the COO.
You will use your professional competencies, strong analytical capabilities and ‘can-do’-attitude to become an active and sought-after financial sparring partner for stakeholders, for several senior leaders in the organization in addition to the COO and CFO.
The successful candidate has a passion for Business Partnering and will play an absolutely decisive role in supporting the ambitious strategic agenda of HBK by creating a high level of financial and process insight, project management and follow-through on a variety of projects. Your strong understanding of global production and supply chain dynamics, and drive for continuous improvements will enable you to challenge the status quo, and present your findings to the stakeholders in an easily understandable manner.
You will ideally be based out of one of our production sites in Denmark (Copenhagen) or Germany (Darmstadt), but alternative location can be negotiated. Travelling is to be expected, due to the international nature of the role.
The job will provide you with an opportunity to further your career alongside some of the best and most passionate technology experts from around the world in a leading company within the test and measurement industry. You will be a strong contributor who collaborates closely with colleagues from various business functions all over the world.
At HBK, we live up to our three values: Be True, Own It and Aim High. We believe in absolute integrity – it’s how we win for stakeholders, the environment and each other. We believe in teamwork and keeping our promises – to ourselves and others. Finally, we believe in being bold and positive. This is how we perform at our best and achieve greater success.