Business Unit Controller

Job description

At Billerud, we believe that when we keep tomorrow in mind, we will do our very best today. It is thanks to our employees that we are a world-leading company within the field of renewable paper and packaging materials. We work with sustainability at every stage to create a sustainable future – from product to people. Through our global programs, Sustainable Employees and Sustainable Leaders, we prioritize our employees – that they should grow with us and become more sustainable. Do you want to realize your true value and work for a sustainable tomorrow? Join us!

We are now looking for a Business Unit Controller

Business Unit Europe is a newly formed Business Unit within Billerud Group and represents circa two thirds of total Group Sales. Business Unit Europe operates across three functions; Commercial, Operations and Procurement & Wood Supply. We are now looking to temporarily strengthen our team with a senior finance professional in the role of Business Unit Controller for Europe. The role is a temporary replacement over a project period of two years with the possibility of extension and is a key member of the European finance community.


As temporary Business Unit Controller in our Business Unit you will operate in our key financial processes to secure on time and in full deliveries to meet business requirements. Key responsibilities of the role are but not limited to:

Your main tasks will be: 

  • to coordinate, monitor and analyze the financial forecasts of our Business Unit

  • to coordinate, monitor and analyze the periodical closings

  • to support in the preparation of monthly business summaries

  • to support executional certainty of financial initiatives and projects

  • to do ad hoc analysis.


At Billerud, we put Safety First. Together we take great pride in our responsibility to contribute to a safe work environment. Please read more about our Safety First initiative here.


To succeed in this position, we believe you have:

  • a Business Administration or -Finance degree
  • several years of experience from previous financial or business controlling roles
  • experience from working at consolidated levels such as region, division, Business Unit or Group
  • fluency in English and Swedish.

Additional requirements of importance are:

  • expertise in MS Office, Consolidation tools such as Cognos or other equivalent systems
  • ability to handle and draw conclusions from large data sets and complex data structures
  • Process industry experience is a merit as is experience from publicly listed companies.

Personal qualities

For us, personality is important. To succeed in this position, we believe you have an analytical mind with a business curiosity approach. You also have excellent structure with a thorough way of working. You are result oriented with strong interpersonal skills and have the ability to communicate and build trust and respect across the organization, both in your role but also with your team. 
Our values are very important for us and we believe that you recognize yourself in: Place customer in center, dare to innovate, lead the change and care for each other.  


If you want to know more about the role you are welcome to contact Per-Olov Wikman, Senior Financial Controller Europe at

If you want to know more about the recruitment process you are welcome to contact Evelyn Fjellsdotter, Talent Acquisition Partner at

Application information

Welcome with your application no later than April 18th 
Billerud is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and candidates. 
Why us?  

  • We operate in a high paced environment
  • You get an holistic understanding of our business
  • An opportunity to contribute to a more sustainable future 
  • Development and career opportunities 
  • Performance-based bonus, occupational pension and a number of different benefits according to company policy. 
  • Opportunity to hybrid working according to company standard.  


Our recruitment process will include interviews, recruitment test, reference checks, alcohol- & drug test as well as background checks. 

Do you want to help create a sustainable future through your work?

Billerud is a world leading company in high-performing paper and packaging materials.
We dare to innovate and put our customers in the center by developing sustainable alternatives that challenge the conventional in the packaging industry. Our commitment goes beyond products; it's about reshaping the way businesses and consumers perceive and use packaging to minimize environmental impact.

We care for our people. Billerud is an international company with local roots. No matter where you work, we take pride in always making safety our number one priority.

Realize your true value. At Billerud we lead the change in everything that we do. We have a strong focus on growth and development, offering diverse opportunities for employees to evolve professionally and personally.

Join us in redefining sustainable packaging and drive meaningful change for a better tomorrow.

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