Business Unit Controller, Factory Automation and Motion Control

Job Description

Change the future with us.

We are looking for dedicated and talented people who tackle ever-changing challenges, customer needs, and questions from colleagues with clever concepts and creativity. We embrace change and work with curious minds re-inventing the future of work. Join us and let us focus together on what’s truly important: making lives better with new ideas and the latest technology around the world.

Why you’ll love working for Siemens!

  • Freedom and a healthy work- life balance– Embrace our flexible work environment with flex hours, telecommuting and digital workspaces.
  • Solve the world’s most significant problems – Be part of exciting and innovative projects.
  • Engaging, challenging, and fast evolving, cutting edge technological environment.
  • Opportunities to advance your career and mentorship programs on a local and global scale.
  • Competitive total rewards package.
  • Profit sharing available.
  • Rewarding vacation entitlement with the opportunity to buy and sell your vacation depending on your lifestyle.
  • Contribute to our social responsibility initiatives focused on access to education, access to technology and sustaining communities and make a positive impact on the community.
  • Participate in our celebrations, social events and offsite business events.
  • Opportunities to contribute your innovative ideas and get paid for them!
  • Employee perks and discounts.
  • Diversity and inclusivity focused.

Siemens is proud to be an eight-time award winner of Canada’s Top 100 Employers, Canada’s Greenest Employers 2022, Canada’s Top Employers for Young People 2022 and Greater Toronto's Top Employers 2022.

What will you do?

Our business is growing, and we have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our Digital Industries (DI) team! As the Controller for two Business Units, Factory Automation and Motion Control, you will provide financial leadership and management of business units and segments, including management of profit and loss statements, balance sheets and free cash flow. This role also provides support to the Technical Head of business unit and other segment managers related to the assigned portfolio. This includes financial/operational support and financial reviews related to the approved business plans, targets setting, budget and forecast or support during projects due diligence phases as needed. The BU Controller is a key role in the Digital Industries leadership team and reports to the DI Head of Finance.

  • Overall financial leadership and management of Factory Automation (FA) and Motion Control (MC) business units (Profit and Loss, Balance Sheet, Free Cash Flow)
  • Manage the fast top line growth of FA&MC Canada, including pipeline management and distribution channels
  • Develop and monitor financial/operational metrics to measure the business profitability and efficiency. Communicate to management and HQ, recommend solutions for problem areas, find cross functional improvement opportunities
  • Prepare timely and accurately annual budgets/monthly forecasts for the assigned portfolio. This includes detailed analysis of fluctuations and variances as compared to the actual results, market trends, impact on targets setting and achievement
  • Maintain and update planning models, tools and processes to reflect current and future changes to the business as new information is acquired
  • Analyze and monitor against the targets the Operating Expenses and SG&A for the respective businesses
  • Interact proactively with respective business units and segments managers, Operations, Sales, Distribution, Project Management to manage orders from bid phase to execution (e.g. RFP packages, Terms & Conditions negotiations, orders execution and delivery etc.)
  • Defining workflows, jobs, and reporting relationships to obtain optimum effectiveness. Drive automation and digitalization of financial and operational processes
  • Work with Digital Industries strategy and sales teams to develop go to market plans and portfolio, to address new technologies and country concepts
  • Conduct due diligence related to all business administration, reporting and accounting topics. Support in the review and update of procedures and controls as it pertains to the related portfolio and risk/audit requirements
  • Work cooperatively with Headquarter, other Digital Industries businesses and Siemens Canada cross functions; manage third party relationships as needed
  • Willing to assume and complete ad-hoc/special projects and/or other assignments as delegated by management.

About you

You have a passion for growing businesses and a sense for leading changes. We are also looking for a highly competent finance leader who has gained experience in Finance functions in a business environment selling industrial products, digital solutions, executing projects in a global matrix organization with a minimum of 10 years of experience.

You will have excellent people skills to develop your team capability, motivate and lead individuals, and manage multiple sets of stakeholders in and outside Digital Industries as well as external partners.

  • Degree in Finance, Commerce, Accounting, or Business Administration
  • Accounting designation (CPA, CA, CMA, CGA) and/or MBA preferred
  • Proven track record of successfully leading an organization by targets, stakeholder management and influencing
  • Solution oriented mindset with clear focus on implementation with a hands-on attitude
  • You are well structured and proactive in your work and approach to assignments
  • You have accounting and financial reporting experience and knowledge of bid management and small projects execution
  • You drive financial day to day operations, planning and strategic initiatives
  • You have excellent written and oral presentation skills to effectively present information to diverse groups and C-level management
  • You are experienced in working in a matrix organization and leading people in a multinational group environment.

Building working relationships will come naturally to you and you will bring skills that provide creativity into your working practices. You will possess skills that reflect problem solving and a data mindset to pioneer and enable a change mindset.

Overall, we are looking for someone who has the potential to further existing work practices and teams to the next level and is motivated by change, complexity and diversity.

About us.

We share our ideas and champion the people behind them.

For over 110 years, Siemens Canada has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality and reliability. Siemens Canada is a technology leader providing comprehensive solutions for Smart Infrastructure and Digital Industries. We make real what matters by setting the benchmark in the way we electrify, automate and digitalize the world around us. Ingenuity drives us and what we create together in yours. 

Making a difference together we raised $385,000 towards charitable contributions, support over 38 non-profit organizations and planted 660 trees in our local communities. Siemens Canada has 2,500 employees from coast-to-coast and 24 office and production facilities across Canada. Join our team of approximately 293,000 talented professionals in more than 190 countries/regions and help us tackle the most exciting challenges to build a successful future together. So, what are you waiting for? Take your next career step with us.

To learn more about Siemens Canada, visit our website at

While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.


Organization: Digital Industries

Company: Siemens Canada Limited

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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