Plant Business Partner


Sint-Niklaas, BE

At Etex, our purpose is to inspire new ways of living. We are an international leader in sustainable construction, driven by a passion for excellence, but it's our people that are our top priority. We connect, collaborate, and champion the well-being of our employees, forming partnerships and pioneering change in our ever-evolving industry.

At Etex, we seek to make a meaningful impact in the lives of our customers and our communities. Are you looking for a company where you can learn, grow & lead? Join us as Plant Business Partner for Sint Niklaas - and drive operational excellence!

What You'll Do:

  • Participate in the development of operational objectives in the 3-year Masterplan process aligned with Group and Division strategic objectives.
  • Perform and share analysis addressing financial risks and opportunities regularly.
  • Lead proactive development of contingency plans, productivity improvement, and corrective actions for facility financial optimization.
  • Support the S&OP process in close collaboration with the supply chain.
  • Own the financial aspects of the Capex process, including active participation in studies, project follow-up, cost tracking, and post-mortem analysis.
  • Ensure effective and efficient internal controls, including data integrity, asset protection, segregation of duties, financial reporting, and adherence to group policies and regulations.
  • Act as a contact person for external auditors, EBS, and Internal Control, especially for inventory-related matters.
  • Perform the plant's monthly/annual closing process, prepare financial forecasts, and communicate results to management and non-financial personnel.
  • Lead the Cost Performance Tracker process, ensuring proper cost tracking and collaborating closely with Continuous Improvement (CI).
  • Drive plant profitability through actions aligned with targets, risk mitigation, resource prioritization, and providing insightful analytics.
  • Work across organization boundaries to achieve plant, division, or group objectives, share best practices, and align teams and resources to solve problems and drive results.
  • Lead and develops talent by creating an environment for effective performance management, talent evaluation, and utilization of people.
  • Act as a resource for non-financial leaders, providing education and training on key finance principles.


What You'll Bring:

  • Demonstrated ability to teach and communicate effectively in simple, impactful terms with good storytelling skills.
  • Proven capability to manage and control costs, including the development of business cases and the ability to enroll leaders at all levels in taking appropriate action.
  • Strategic thinking skills with a demonstrated ability to execute strategic directions.
  • Proven ability to act on analysis and drive action plans to execution.
  • 5+ years of experience operating in various economic conditions, including expansion, contraction, and stable economic conditions, with expertise in forecasting, scenario planning, risk analysis, and contingency development.
  • Strong financial acumen with demonstrated analytical ability, knowledge of corporate finance, and manufacturing costing principles, including understanding P&L and balance sheet dynamics.
  • Experience in delivering continuous improvement and driving change.
  • Leadership skills in managing organizations within a manufacturing operation, including leading operations planning, savings, forecasting, and investment analysis.


Why Join Us?

  • We are named the world's #1 most trustworthy company in the construction sector by Newsweek and Statista in 2023! And one of the top companies to grow your career in Belgium in 2023 according to LinkedIn!
  • Our culture – we connect & care about those around us. We nurture teamwork, communities, partnerships and new ways of working, placing the highest importance on the safety and working environment of our people.
  • Our ‘Road to Sustainability 2030’ is our plan to help build a better, sustainable future. We work towards this vision by caring about our social and environmental impacts and developing innovative solutions
  • We have a strong conviction that diversity of thinking helps us to deliver a strong and sustainable performance. It is also essential for us that everyone feels part of the team. In this spirit, we are committed to equal opportunities and zero tolerance towards discrimination
  • Flexibility: For us, hybrid and flexible working is all about trust, and we want you to be able to do your best work.