Industrial Controller

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Date: Jun 15, 2024

Location: Sant Just Desvern, B, ES, 08960

Company: Bunge


Location : Barcelona

City : Barcelona

State :  Barcelona (ES-B)

Country : Spain (ES)

Requisition Number : 35037 




BUNGE has an exciting opportunity available for an Industrial Controller in Barcelona. This role will be responsible for the industrial controlling activities of the Spanish plant facilities. You will ensure timely and accurate inventory valuation and P&L (gross margin) determination. The Industrial Controller is responsible for the internal controls over the assets, namely inventory, fixed assets and spare parts.



“Since 1818, Bunge has been connecting farmers to consumers to deliver essential food, feed, and fuel to the world.  Looking to the future, our ambition is to continuously reinvent ourselves, leveraging data to be at the forefront of analytics, technology and talent to accomplish our purpose in a better, faster and simpler way.  Bunge is committed to operating and thriving in the digital world – creating world class agile teams where teammates are empowered and encouraged to collaborate and test and learn to succeed.”



Note: you are ideally located in Barcelona to obtain this job.



Main Accountabilities


  • Implement processes and procedures and coordinate periodic inventory counts for Raw Material, WIP, Finished Goods, Supplies, and Spare Parts in compliance with Bunge policies.
  • Monitor with BBS the daily reconciliation of the weighing systems and SAP records. Provide explanations for and resolve relevant discrepancies.
  • Implement, monitor, and ensure compliance of all relevant SOX controls applicable to industrial operations.
  • Coordinate with the operations team the proper execution of PTP processes at the plants. Jointly with the plant manager, ensure POs are properly requested and approved before the non-commodity goods and services are received. Monitor the timely and correct recording of receipts of goods and services.
  • If applicable, periodically evaluate the effectiveness of controls on the spare parts and tools inventories.
  • Partner with Global Insurance to declare stocks, values, and other exposures in an accurate and timely manner. Coordinate the documentation and submission of all insurance claims. Continuously follow up on insurance claims until their final resolution.
  • Establish controls on customer claims and product rejections to facilitate their correct conclusion and accounting recognition.



  • Analyze and periodically coordinate the updating of standard costs in the system in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (US GAAP, IFRS, local GAAP, where applicable) and with Bunge policies. During the month-end close, analyze and validate all relevant variances between standard and actual costs. Generate and retain the respective documentation to fulfill SOX and internal control requirements.
  • Jointly with FP&A, reconcile and report the main variances between the business forecast and the actual P&L at gross margin level.
  • On quarterly basis, review the value of the physical inventory position and coordinate the recording of any adjustments, as needed.
  • Provide relevant financial information required by Global Controlling and Corporate consolidation teams.



  • Ensure the proper classification between CAPEX and OPEX and provide training to the necessary teams.
  • Validate the necessary approvals are in place before the execution of CAPEX projects.
  • Monitor the CAPEX projects are timely closed and activated.
  • Ensure the correct classification of permanent assets and determination of useful lives.
  • Identify lease obligations at the facility(ies) and coordinate with BBS the respective lease accounting.
  • Periodically evaluate impairment indicators. As required, coordinate with the business controlling team Finite Live Asset impairment tests.
  • According to Bunge’s policy, perform fixed asset counts and record assets impairments/write-offs when needed.



Education & Competencies:


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics, or equivalent. Master’s degree will be a plus.
  • +/- 5 years’ experience in accounting / controlling, preferably in cost accounting / operational controlling within an agricultural commodity or food ingredient company.
  • Limited travel (10%). Could be higher depending on the number of locations in scope.



  • Ability to understand the business operations and utilize such understanding to validate the financial information reported to the corporation.
  • Able to lead multi-functional teams formally and informally.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills and the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with various levels in the organization.
  • Experience and desire to work across functional business environments.
  • Flexibility to prioritize multiple responsibilities and activities in high pressure situations.
  • Self-starter with the ability to take initiative and work independently, proactive towards problems and issues.
  • Experience working in controlling, cost accounting, and/or finance, highly desire experience in operational/industrial controlling with multinational companies.



At Bunge, people don’t just come here to work, they come here to grow – solving challenges that directly impact the world with a diverse team of thinkers and doers.


If this description reflects your profile or ambition, we’re looking forward to seeing your application and motivation in English by hitting apply!


In case of questions, please reach out to Aitor Alonso (Talent Acquisition Specialist at


Acquisition by agencies is not appreciated, we do not use agencies at this moment for our recruitment. Open proposals of candidates are at own risk.




We Are Bunge


Bunge is a global agribusiness with one mission – we connect farmers to consumers to deliver essential food, feed and fuel to the world. We have unmatched global scale and deeply rooted relationships which allow us to bring innovative ingredients and knowledge to some of the world’s biggest brands – many of which are likely in your home right now. 


We know that to achieve our mission and deliver the best results to our customers, each other and the world we need to work together – so we hire talented people who are passionatebold and driven to work as One Bunge. This dedication is deeply embedded in our culture and reflected in the way we work.



Every day our people exemplify these values, which represent Bunge at its core:


Act as One Team

by fostering inclusion,
collaboration and respect.

Drive for Excellence

by being agile innovative and efficient.

Do What’s Right

by acting safely, ethically and sustainably.



If this sounds like you, join us! We value and invest in people who believe in our purpose and are excited to live it every day – people who are #ProudtoBeBunge.



Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status. 



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