Senior Manager Group Financial Planning and Reporting

Belgium, Brussels

Posted on 12-08-2022

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

About our Supporting Functions

Business partnering with a global organization. It’s not just those in our industrial sites and technical centers that are vital to Umicore’s growth. We support operational excellence for financial and commercial operations and facilitate decision making, allowing Umicore to keep on growing and evolving. We contribute to enhance Umicore reputation, to strengthen customer relationships and to ensure adequate resources availabilities to prepare future successes. Hence, support functions offer a very dynamic work environment and require digital technology enablers. Which is where you come in. 

What you will be doing

For its headquarters in Brussels, Umicore is looking for a Senior Manager Group Performance Analysis and Reporting! In this role and as a member of the Group Performance Management team, you will support the delivery of performance analysis & reporting to top management (Management Board and Supervisory Board) and contribute to the Digitalization Transformation of the department.

Your main responsibilities :

The Senior Manager will support the planning and reporting cycle for the Group Reporting and will be also supporting sustainability and carbon reduction related initiatives within the group from a financial performance stand point.


  • Execution excellence:
    • Assure timely and accurate financial data collection and processing for full reporting cycle
    • Support in developing the long term financial strategic plan
    • Initiate automation projects, process optimization and continuous improvement in the reporting cycle
    • Implement and maintain internal control measures and continuous risk assessment of processes
  • Analytics:
    • Analyze key financial indicators and Performance for the Group, the individual business units and the corporate departments
    • Collect, analyze and present key financial KPI related to sustainability and carbon reduction related initiatives
    • Participate to the assessment and the steering of the financial impact of Umicore’s Net-Zero Carbon target
    • Perform what-if and scenario modelling to advise Management Board
    • Apply innovative technologies and Business Intelligence reporting tools for further improvement of data analysis
  • Innovation
    • Identify and stay up to date of new technology solutions, following trends of digitalization in the domain of analysis, visualization and presentation of performance indicators
    • Challenge the status quo and implement continuous improvement of the processes within Group Control
  • Business Partnering – Networking

Who we are looking for

  • You hold a Master degree in with a focus on finance, accounting and controlling;
  • You have demonstrated ability (10 years+) in a similar role with significant exposure to finance transformation;
  • Experience in accounting / consolidation is a plus;
  • You are IT-systems minded and technology savvy. You have experience with consolidation software, ERP system and BI reporting tools;
  • You have strong analytical skills and can play with scenario planning, what if scenario, sensitive analysis and modelling (in xls or other tools); 
  • A critical approach is part of yourself;
  • You are able to drive decision making in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders; 
  • You like to work in a team; you also reflect an open, collaborative and positive attitude;
  • You have good (English) communication skills both in writing and orally.


​​​​​​​Are you ready for a new challenge in a dynamic finance environment? Do you want to chip in the continuous development of our planning and reporting capabilities? Are you interested in playing a crucial role in our digital transformation? And are you eager to setup our ESG financial indicators? Then apply for this role!’

What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?

If our pioneering approach can make us a leader in sustainability, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO


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