Business Controller

Entity:  Daikin Europe HQ
Job Category:  Corporate and Legal Affairs

Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region, BE

Job Requisition ID:  293

Daikin Europe NV (DENV) is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Limited, a Japanese outstanding company and worldwide the biggest developer, producer and supplier of HVAC-R (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) solutions, including heating pumps and cooling technology.

DENV is Daikin’s sales, R&D, and production headquarters for Europe, the Middle-East and Africa. The headquarter has Belgian offices in Brussels, Ghent and Ostend, as well as 8 production plants, 24 sales subsidiaries and offices and a whole network of independent distributors and dealers across the EMEA region.

About us

The Corporate Planning department consists of several sections: Group Controlling, Business Analytics, Daikin Europe Planning, Corporate Communication as well as Internal Control and SAP authorization office. These teams together coordinate the budget-making and execution for Daikin in the entire EMEA region (turnover of more than 4 billion EUR).

The department is responsible for drilling down the strategy into annual budgets and realizing the group targets. This is done in cooperation with all sales and manufacturing entities, as well as with other departments. As a backbone for group-wide reporting, the department takes care of the management of the sales-, margin-, and pricing data, as well as collecting and reporting market intelligence.

Our mission is to safeguard and manage profitability, via periodic reporting to top management, close follow-up and by proposing countermeasure actions.

Furthermore, the department is responsible for the development and implementation of corporate governance and internal controls in the group.


About the role

As a Business Controller, you will join the Daikin Europe planning section, a multicultural team based in Brussels (Anderlecht), responsible for demand planning and follow-up on results of Sales and Margin for the EMEA region. You will support the set-up of new sales flows (e.g. integrate acquired companies), most specifically pricing. You will be involved in further developments on the demand planning side of our connected planning software Anaplan. A first model has already been implemented bringing demand planning to the next level. You will be driving further improvements together with key user colleagues. You will also have the chance to collaborate with sales business units, supply and sales entities across Europe, bringing different parts of Daikin together in order to realise the sales target of 5.7b EUR in 2025. Together with local colleagues and planners across Europe and in the sales business units you will be striving to further improve the planning process and thus the growth of Daikin.


About you

You have a Master’s degree in Economics, Business Administration, Finance or other relevant studies and relevant experience in financial controlling, business analysis, audit, internal sales, key account management or something similar- we are looking for an analytical, detail-oriented person.

Looking at technical skills, you are familiar with MS Office, and experience with BI tools or financial planning tools (e.g. Anaplan) is a plus.

You have a high proficiency of English.



Daikin Europe is a subsidiary of Daikin Industries Ltd. and the leading provider of heating, cooling, ventilation, air purification, and refrigeration technology. The company designs, manufactures and brings to market a broad portfolio of equipment, as well as tailor-made solutions for residential, commercial, and industrial purposes in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). To date, Daikin EMEA has over 12 000 employees across more than 59 consolidated subsidiaries. It has 12 major manufacturing facilities based in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Austria, and the UK. Our aim is to drive sustainable and effective solutions, sparking a good climate for the generations to come. And all this can only be achieved because of our People. 

Good climate starts with people 
Our employees are the beating heart of our company. At Daikin, you get to work in a positive environment backed by trust, creativity and continuous improvement. Together, we create our top-quality solutions by empowering talented teams. You will get plenty of opportunities to learn and grow. We are deeply committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace culture that reflects the communities we serve. Good climate starts with people.