Senior Business Analyst - Special Projects Lead

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

Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region, BE

Job Requisition ID:  1342

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.

To support the digital transformation of the planning function, we are looking for a Senior Business Analyst - Special Projects Lead to join the corporate planning EMEA headquarter team located in Brussels. 



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 coordinate together 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. 
Finally, we also take on any project that is considered priority by top-management. 



As a Senior Business Analyst - Special Projects Lead in the Daikin Europe planning section, you will be responsible for supporting the affiliates and departments in implementation and usage of our connected planning tool (Anaplan). This planning tool is used for budgeting and forecasting primary on sales but also other domains such as Logistics, Supply, Manpower, finance etc. You will join a start-up like team, which has already implemented first models. You will be involved in the implementation track towards other planning areas within Daikin providing you the chance to build up knowledge on Daikin and Anaplan.

You will drive improvements and development of the Anaplan environment. In particular You will: 

  • be involved in, and/or lead, several projects to implement new Anaplan modules, connecting the various planning processes
  • acquire in-depth knowledge of several Anaplan modules and use your knowledge to support various departments and sales affiliates in questions related to use of those environments; the questions may concern day-to-day use but also more complex issues such as setup of new reports, and changes to the model. In short you will become an Anaplan Model Builder (formal training/qualifications provided by Anaplan).
  • together with Daikin IT Department, you will implement solutions for addressed problems
  • collaborate with various stakeholders such as Sales SBUs, Supply organisation, Sales entities, corporate planning team members,…
  • streamlining business processes and information flows
  • fostering collaboration throughout the company in realising our growth strategies through the use of Anaplan 

Your profile

  • You have a Master's degree,
  • You already have experience as project lead, coupled with 5+ years of experience on an analytical position,
  • You have gained your experience across various departments handling diverse data sets,
  • You possess excellent analytical skills and demonstrate good communication skills,
  • You are result-driven with a strong focus on improvements,
  • You have experience with BI tools (BW/BO, Power Bi,…) or Business Planning tools,
  • Experience with Anaplan is a strong plus, but not a must,
  • You have an excellent knowledge of English, knowledge of other EU languages is an asset

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.