Business Controller SAB

Date: 12 Feb 2024

Location: SAB0 - PHARMA SANT ANDREU DE L, ES, ES - Spain

Company: Almirall


Support the Finance Director in being in charge of the control of the business unit/area/site in Industrial Operations, guaranteeing the correct follow-up and financial support, participating in the decision-making of the area/business.

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Preparation, execution, review and update of product costing for all products of the group
  • Key User for the master data of product costing (ORSOFT)
  • Support in the participation in the planning processes, Budget, Forecasting, and  5 years forecast, of the product costing process
  • Coordinate, support and analyze the routings, BOMs and activity drivers with the Finance team in the Budget process of product costing
  • Monitoring and improving the internal control processes assuring the consistence and the validation of the financial information in the area.
  • Financial support (Partnership) for the stakeholders creating healthy debates with the internal and/or external business partners and building a financial rigor in the discussions.
  • Review of product profitability in new projects or production site changes.
  • Improvement of reporting and analysis of main deviations in the product costing and projects of productivity increase in the area.
  • Elaboration of reporting, graphs, analysis etc. requested by Industrial Operations or Headquarters.
  • Support in the preparation of presentations to the Leadership Team or MB.
  • Participation in transversal corporate projects.
  • Improve and simplify the processes and align criteria with Corporate Finance.
  • The responsibility includes pharmaceutical and chemical plants for the territories of Spain and Germany.
  • Back up of Business Controller in tasks of product costing and Material Ledger (monthly closings).


Degree in Economics, Business Administration, with interest in operations and industrial organization.

Specific Knowledge

  • Advanced user of SAP CO (knowledge in CO-PC and ML will be additionally evaluated), BO and office software (Master in Excel and Powerpoint).
  • High level of English (spoken and written).
  • Proactive, analytical, critical, methodical and organized.
  • Good communication and presentation skills


  • Desirable to have worked in a similar position as a Business Controller
  • Experience in SAP and other systems
  • Preferred to have experience and knowledge of the pharmaceutical sector


  • Care: we listen & empathize, we value diverse perspectives & backgrounds and we help each other succeed.
  • Courage: we challenge the status quo, we take full ownership and we learn from our success & failures
  • Innovation: we put the patient and customer at the center, we create novel solutions and we empower entrepreneurial mindsets. 
  • Simplicity: we act decisively and avoid over-analysis, we understand why before we act and we are agile & keep things simple.