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Project Controller, Editron

Requisition ID:  18055
Job Location(s): 

Edinburgh, GB

Job Description

Danfoss has an exciting opportunity for a Project Controller supporting our Editron business. The Project Controller will develop, implement, and sustain R&D Controlling framework for creating transparency and follow-up for our project portfolio. The Project Controller will be a Business Partner for our Programs & Portfolio team, secure Government Funding reporting and support new opportunities. The Project Controller will own the Business case methodology and training across Editron.

The preferred locations for this opportunity include Hamburg, DE; Edinburgh UK; Longmont, CO, USA; Minneapolis, MN, USA. Candidates must live in and be legally eligible to work in the country where the position is located.

Job Responsibilities

Perform analysis and follow-up on project performance. Keep Program and Portfolio leader and divisional controller updated in case of big deviations to budget/forecast
•    Ensure that deviations to budget/forecast are analyzed and corrective action put in place
•    Perform deep dive analysis on program product cost development and provide transparency to controlling & business team
•    Present financial performance results and KPI's to BU, divisional and segment management. Share corrective action plans when needed        
•    Challenge R&D leaders to ensure profitable growth. Participate in due diligence / portfolio management meetings on PDP business cases        
•    Be a very active business partner that has significant impact on business decisions made
•    Work with the different departments on improving results, understanding gaps and helping to close gaps.
•    Ensure & support financial training in selected areas like profitable growth, cost accounting, financial awareness plus subject matter expert on business case methods. 
•    Ensure that agreed KPI's are performed, analyzed and submitted to corporate on time
•    Support R&D and Program & Portfolio team on follow ups and corrective action plans to meet business case targets
•    Lead the yearly update of the strategic financial planning for the Portfolio and present it in review meetings with divisional management.
•    Be business partner for the Program & Portfolio leader and challenge the financial assumptions / strategic initiatives included in the strategic plan 
•    Participate in financial due diligence and integration in case of M&A's - specifically for M&A's heavy in R&D investments
•    Ensure timely and accurate preparation of financial management reporting for the Projects
•    Identifying and communicating risks and opportunities to BU leadership team and divisional controller. Make proposal for corrective action as needed
•    Implement, maintain and monitor appropriate financial standards and rules in compliance with Corporate policies for the BU
•    Participate in Group projects related to the financial area, such as reporting, system implementations, new ERP projects etc.
•    Responsible for the preparation of the annual budget and periodic forecast for the Projects including reviewing, assessing and modelling future business initiatives.
•    Cooperation with specific teams and external consultant for supporting the decision-making process related with legal & tax issues.

Background & Skills

•    Bachelor's Degree in Finance or similar is requiered, Masters is preferred. Any other certification in finance and accounting will be highly valued. 

  • 5-7 years of progressive experience required, preferably in industrial, automotive or aerospace industries

•    Deep understanding of product life cycles and how to make a business case
•    SAP & Hyperion (or other large ERP system) experience is preferred
•    Proficiency with Excel and Business Objects strongly preferred
•    High level of ambition and a track record of driving continuous improvement in a global industrial setting
•    Able to be effective in a matrix organization, including influencing stakeholders

Danfoss – Engineering Tomorrow

At Danfoss, we are engineering solutions that allow the world to use resources in smarter ways – driving the sustainable transformation of tomorrow. No transformation has ever been started without a group of passionate, dedicated and empowered people. We believe that innovation and great results are driven by the right mix of people with diverse backgrounds, personalities, skills, and perspectives, reflecting the world in which we do business. To make sure the mix of people works, we strive to create an inclusive work environment where people of all backgrounds are treated equally, respected, and valued for who they are. It is a strong priority within Danfoss to improve the health, working environment and safety of our employees.


Following our founder’s mindset ‘action speaks louder than words’, we set ourselves ambitious targets to protect the environment by embarking on a plan to become CO2 neutral latest by 2030.


Danfoss is an EO employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected category.

Danfoss engineers advanced technologies that enable us to build a better, smarter and more efficient tomorrow. In the world’s growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in our homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems and integrated renewable energy.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control and mobile and industrial machinery.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933 and today, Danfoss holds market-leading positions, serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are privately held by the founding family.

Read more about us at www.danfoss.com

Danfoss engineers advanced technologies that enable us to build a better, smarter and more efficient tomorrow. In the world’s growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in our homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems and integrated renewable energy.

Our solutions are used in such areas as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control and mobile and industrial machinery.

Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933 and today, Danfoss holds market-leading positions, serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are privately held by the founding family.

Read more about us at www.danfoss.com