Operations Controller 

LOCATION: Liberec / Czech Republic | COMPANY: Knorr-Bremse Services Europe, s.r.o. |  DEPARTMENT: I/FCR Reporting & Controlling | REQUISITION ID: 6411 | ON-SITE/REMOTE: Hybrid 

KNORR-BREMSE Group is the global market leader for braking systems and a leading supplier of subsystems for rail and commercial vehicles. Knorr-Bremse’s products make a decisive contribution to greater safety and energy efficiency on rail tracks and roads around the world. For almost 120 years the Company has been driving forward innovation in mobility and transportation technologies with an edge in connected system solutions. As a result, Knorr-Bremse profits from the key global megatrends: urbanization, eco-efficiency, digitization and automated driving.



KB has in Europe 8 Production locations. Main tasks of the production / operations controlling:



  • Analyze the monthly cost picture based on GMR (SAP based BI tool)
  • Define the comparison base (target) against actual values
  • Hold one meeting per month with each production location
  • Understand the monthly cost picture based on discussions
  • Report the monthly cost versus Budget / Target



  • Process owner of the target setting process = top-down budget process
  • Define productivity target together with Central SCM and Central IE
  • Drive own production sales process
  • Calculate mix and volume impacts for a proper projection



  • Be the business partner of central Industrial Engineering
  • Be the partner and challenger of the plants at the same time
  • Participate in the “plant scorecard meeting” held by central industrial engineering each month and review and explain the plant performance to disciplines other than finance
  • Understanding and monitoring of new projects and relocation activities
  • Monitor productivity targets of plants in the “Strong Focus” tool



  • Education: Financial / Technical studies at university
  • Work Experience: Several years of experience in operations controlling - ideally the candidate has worked in a production plant and has deep understanding of finance in production plants
  • Knowledge of flex rates, fixed and variable cost, standard costing, production minutes, direct / indirect labor, vacation accruals, warehousing, production, maintenance, quality
  • Languages: English - daily communication
  • Personality: Person needs to be able to talk and discuss with plant management regarding all financial topics and be self-confident


What can we offer: 

  • Job opportunity with long-term perspective in stable international company
  • Modern working environment in the center of Liberec
  • Full-time job, unlimited contract
  • Home-office up to 60%, 5 weeks of holiday, Meal vouchers, Cafeteria benefit system, Pension insurance contribution, etc.
  • Volunteer Day
  • Friendly international environment
  • Relocation support if needed (company flat)



Then join us! We look forward to receiving your online application!


Please apply in ENGLISH only and note that only candidates who are eligible to work in Czech Republic (have EU citizenship, permanent residency or valid working permission) might be considered for this role. We are not open to Visa sponsorship.