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Business Controller - Product Management/R&D

Present in more than 110 countries, Hyva is a very successful global company that designs, develops, manufactures and supplies specialized products, equipment and services for the global B2B market of hydraulic solutions for mobile applications. 

In continuation of Hyva’s successful strategy this vacancy at our HQ in the Netherlands has arisen for a key business controlling position as a global R&D & Product Management Controller.
In this very nice position you will have a major impact on the success of our product lines of business. You will be reporting to the CEO and provide your main business stakeholders (6) with the monthly and ad hoc insights to identify opportunities to reduce costs, increase efficiency and mitigate risks. You will have a dotted line to the CFO, and collaborate closely with regional finance managers. So a role with a lot of exposure to senior management.

Do you have more than 8 years experience in an international business controlling role, preferably in a sales & services of a global manufacturing company? Are you interested in making your next step in a successful company that can offer interesting international career development opportunities? If so, we invite you to join our team. 
Our top candidate is business centric, an individual contributor, with relevant controlling experience, who enjoys supporting senior Business Management by developing, monitoring and reporting KPIs, challenging stakeholders and (proactively) advising them on improvement opportunities. 



Establish together with Group Finance a clear financial business planning process.

  • Manage the R&D and LoB departmental budget and forecasting process.
  • Participate actively in all key LoB and R&D meetings, prepare financial updates and take ownership of all financial related matters around these meetings.
  • Support to LoB and R&D in preparing business cases for NPD and perform post go-to market profitability reviews.
  • Provide insights into commercial performance to the LoB’s.

Project and business:

  • Provide support to management on financial matters and/or executes ad hoc analysis in respect of LoB’s and R&D.
  • Improve (cost) accounting for R&D projects
  • Provide insight to Project Manager, CTO and LoB in respect of project cost
  • Perform benchmark analysis to compare Hyva’s performance against competitors
  • Manage together with the Regional Controller and Group Tax compliance with the HNTE requirements in China
  • Supports the implementation of ServiceNow within R&D
  • Co-establish and maintain a solid process in respect of Gross Price List
  • Manage the transfer pricing compliance process for IP/R&D 


For this versatile business finance role, you are likely someone with the following qualities:

  • A business savvy finance professional with the ambition and drive to take full ownership of a wide range of controlling challenges
  • You enjoy being a solid controlling sparring partner, who challenges, advises and informs
  • You have good understanding of the dynamics of working in a global matrix organization
  • You have a hands-on, roll-up your sleeves attitude
  • An open minded team player, curious, inquiring and with a positive can-do mindset
  • You show eagerness to learn and for continuous improvement, to structure and to automate
  • Familiarity with HNTE (High & New Technology) and intellectual property is a plus
  • BSc or MsC in Business Administration, Business Economics, Finance, Accounting, or comparable qualification.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally and meet stakeholders abroad is part of the job as well.  


We offer you a challenging position in a highly dynamic international environment. Various projects and opportunities to grow, both professionally and personally. We have flat organisation structure with an informal work atmosphere. For this position you will receive one year contract to start with, bonus element, travel allowance and working from home allowance. Other competitive  benefits include 29 days holidays, collective pension and health insurance discount. We work hybrid.

Are you feeling excited about the role and would like to join the team?

Send us your CV and motivation letter. If you have any questions get in touch.



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