Plant controller

Plant controller

Company Introduction

AR Metallizing is world leader in the production of coated metallized paper for flexible packaging and labels. Metallized paper is a sustainable alternative to foil or film and is used in the production of functional, barrier, cosmetic, labelling and promotional packaging products for major brands. AR Metallizing serves food, beverage, consumer packaging goods, entertainment industries. It supplies its innovative products to customers worldwide from production sites in Belgium (Genk), Italy, (Casalgrasso), Germany (Berlin), Brazil (Osasco) and the United States (Franklin, MA). Thanks to a continuous investment in people, technology, quality and environmental protection, AR Metallizing consists of a group of over 650 highly committed and passionate people, guaranteeing a high level of specialist expertise.


Position Summary

We are looking for a Plant Controller for the Brazilian site, being responsible for planning and coordinating plant budget and business planning activities in alignment with local and corporate policies and practices. The incumbent will provide financial direction to the plant and provide recommendations to improve site performance.

This position will report to Group CFO.


Job Duties:

  • Responsible for the preparation of the monthly reporting figures on the 3rd business day of 2 companies (one pure holding and one operational). Perform all necessary checks to make sure the figures are accurate. Supervise the reconciliation of all the balance sheet accounts and store supporting documentation in an organized manner;
  • Responsible for controlling activities, such as preparation of budgets, forecasts, explanation of variations;
  • Prepares Monthly reports on the financial performance of the plant, discussing with the other managers opportunities for improvements;
  • Reviews costing performed by the system & assure consistency every month, making sure non standard deviations are explained;
  • Prepares reports for internal usage and to the headquarters whenever necessary;
  • Interacts with other team members based in the Italy, Belgium, USA and Germany seeking to understand best practices, often suggesting best practices, and implementing them when required;
  • Trains, instructs and oversights 3 to 4 direct reports (treasury/ finance business partner tax analyst and billing analyst);
  • Be the point of contact for the external and internal auditors, providing the information required on a timely basis. Also assist with tax audits when they happen, interacts with legal advisors when needed;
  • Holds overall responsibility for the taxes of the company, including carrying out projects related to tax restructuring;
  • Supervises & approves journal entries, including those related to the register of imports, payroll and related provisions, inventory consumption by category, foreign exchange etc.



  • Detail oriented, organized, practical approach to problem solving;
  • Engaged team leader committed to achieve challenging deadlines;
  • Lean process seeker;
  • Open minded to analyze facts from different perspectives and motivated to perform changes that will bring benefits in the short, mid and long run;
  • Flexible and eager to work within a changing environment;
  • Great Relationship skills. Will interact constantly with senior leadership.
  • Autonomous, enthusiastic and able to work as part of a team


Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Economy
  • 7-10 years of related experience
  • Good knowledge in Excel (pivot tables, vlookups, sumifs)
  • Desirable experience in the ERP system Dynamics 365


Travel: required on all ARM sites

Languages: Advanced English level

Location: Osasco, San Paolo

ApplicationsDoes this role excite you? Send your application to Flavia Malaspina, Group HR Director. Please note that only English applications will be considered. Email:


AR Metallizing is an Equal Opportunity Employer