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Control Planner

Intelligent Resource

Posted on Jan 5, 2023 by Intelligent Resource

Oxford, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£20 - £30 Hourly

Intelligent Resource is working in partnership with a major client in the UK. We are currently recruiting an Control Planner to be based around Oxford for a Contract role.

Job Title: Control Planner

Location: Oxford (2 days per week onsite)

Job Type: Contract

Duration: 12 months

The Role:

  • Accountable for the planning, steering and target achievement through plant wide controlling activities
  • Responsible for the accuracy of project and periodical controlling and endurance of its consistency.
  • Responsible for the compliance with local terms and conditions.
  • Responsible for the allocation of budget, headcount, and time per unit targets to cost centre level and annual requirements (Jahresbedarfe) to the relevant business areas.
  • Responsible for the target achievement of budget, headcount, and time per unit targets.
  • Responsible for reporting actual costs and related KPIs (heads, time per unit), providing the necessary inputs for statutory reporting.

Key accountabilities of the function

  • Coordinates financial planning, steering, and reporting of Plant budget and provides first line a regular status on monthly actuals vs. target (SIV), monthly full-year forecast and prepares first line decisions.
  • Integrates period targets from Group, Division and Plant level into the financial period planning.
  • Acts as key interface to central Controlling, local financial technology steerers and controllers.
  • Steers, agrees and controls target allocation and defines necessary actions for target achievement.
  • Ensures financial compliance with local entity, BMW Group and external requirements.
  • Provides training for and gives advice to financial technology steerers.

Impact on innovations and changes

  • Continuous process improvement in terms of process efficiency (eg, reduction of lead times and required resources, utilisation of Business Intelligence (BI) tools and introduction of self-service reports)
  • Improved transparency on current performance, further short-, mid- and long-term potentials and required decisions to achieve period as well as strategic cost and headcount targets.
  • Review of process effectiveness (eg, effectiveness of cost-down measures and to improve forecast quality)

Purpose and subject of the interaction/communication with internal/external interfaces, negotiating mandate

  • (eg, What is communicated how to whom?)
  • Consolidation of financial and headcount planning of plant technologies.
  • Information sharing on monthly performance, full year forecast for current and next period with first line plant, preparation of first line decisions and information sharing with central process partners.
  • Mandate to propose process changes or additional activities to achieve the targets within the plant.
  • Exchange with central controlling on premise changes, additional targets, new projects, and communication of changes to first line plant and plant technologies.


  • Qualified to NVQ Level 5 or equivalent (eg, Degree, Membership of Chartered Institution) preferably in a finance/business related field.

Work experience, Leadership experience

  • Experience in financial technology steering or controlling required.
  • Knowledge of the month-end, Forecast and Budget process, including definitions of cost categories, headcount planning, and management required.
  • Awareness of health, safety, and environmental issues relevant to the area of responsibility.
  • Experience in working with highly capable teams and process partners required.
  • International experience and cross-functional work experience desired.

Additional skills: special skills/technical ability etc.

  • Excellent analytical, reporting and highly developed communication skills required to produce an understandable financial status and to propose adequate actions to the business.
  • Good network into Controlling and Accounting departments as well as Product Line and project management of headquarter beneficial.
  • German language skills desired.

Intelligent Resource Limited acts as both an employment business and as an employment agency.

Please Note: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted via Call/Email.

Apply now to know more.

Intelligent Resource is committed to barrier-free and inclusive recruitment. We are a Disability Confident recruiter, and a RIDI 100 and Business Disability Forum partner organization.

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Reference: 1845752761


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