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Business controller


Analysis and progress. An interesting and wide-ranging role that combines a focus on detail with a vision for improvement within a sophisticated international transport operation.

Samskip is a leading player in the field of international transport. Their ongoing success depends substantially on the timely and accurate preparation of reports and analyses, along with a focus on proposing and implementing process improvements. Do you have the skills and experience to deliver all this within a sophisticated and fast-moving business environment? If so, please read on to find out more about this function.

About Samskip

Samskip is a truly international company that innovates the most advanced sustainable and multimodal international transport solutions. With a turnover of more than 900 million euros, 1450 employees and offices in 24 countries (in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia) Samskip is one of the largest transport companies in Europe. Based at their headquarters in Rotterdam you form part of a larger finance team, working closely with three other business controllers as well as accounting and reporting staff and managers, and various Business Unit and Trade managers. You report to the Manager Business Control.

key responsibilities

As a Business Controller with data analytic skills and IT systems knowledge, with a preference for expertise in Power BI, you will play a crucial role in Samskip’s financial management. You will be responsible for analyzing financial data, identifying trends, and providing insights to support informed business decisions. Additionally, your expertise in IT systems will help optimize financial processes and enhance data-driven decision-making.

You will also be actively involved in a variety of new projects and initiatives designed to have a direct and positive impact on our systems and processes. They include the implementation of new operating systems and integration with the financial system SAP.

This will be the focus of this role in the first year, with the opportunity to learn the business and grow into a full business control role.

Within this context, your detailed tasks are:

  • Leverage your expertise in IT reporting systems, preferably Power BI, to create interactive and visually compelling reports and dashboards.
  • Design and build data models that facilitate efficient data analysis and reporting, focusing on month end reconciliations and reporting.
  • Collaborate with IT teams to ensure integration of IT reporting solutions into various business and financial processes.
  • Conduct in-depth financial analysis to identify key performance indicators and trends.
  • Prepare comprehensive financial reports.
  • Developing, maintaining, and improving KPI dashboards.

ideal candidate

To apply for this position, you should be able to streamline and improve processes between various systems and identify and implement automation solutions. Deadlines are a challenge you love, and you deliver on them while helping your team and others to do the same. That requires you to be someone who can connect easily across our matrix structure while keeping a focus on key deliverables in everything you do.

At the same time, you have the vision to identify improvement opportunities, and you can inspire others to implement and achieve those improvements. Samskip is a rapidly changing environment in which you are not afraid to be visible, and you are skilled at creating order in the form of objectives, priorities, and targets.

The formal requirements are:

  • A business college or university education.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar position
  • Knowledge of and experience with IT systems, such as Power BI and advanced Excel skills
  • Sufficient accounting knowledge
  • SAP knowledge preferred
  • A high level of written and spoken English and Dutch

What samskip Offers?

Samskip embodies the dynamic international logistics sector. The atmosphere is busy, open, and collaborative. Every day is different. Above all, you are free to display the full range of your talents and achieve ambitions that drive both your success and theirs. To that end, you will have access to wide ranging development opportunities such as the online Samskip Academy. In addition, they believe in a good work/life balance and love getting together for team gatherings and events.

Additionally, you will benefit from:

  • Market competitive salary including a 13th month
  • 28 days of annual leave
  • Company pension plan
  • Functional tools including smartphone and laptop
  • The possibility to partially work from home


Do you have the drive to grow and are you looking for an exciting opportunity in a fast-paced environment? Click here to apply or contact Merel Jäger ( or Jan Koudstaal ( You also have the opportunity to fill in the form below and we will contact you as soon as possible.

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