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Controller / Finance Business Partner Production / COO (m/f/d)



Accounting & Finance, Operations
Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Company Description

Here at Volocopter, we are the pioneers of electric air taxis (electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft - eVTOLs). We have pledged to bring sustainable urban air mobility to life by getting electric air taxis off the ground in a way that complements existing transportation options in megacities across the globe. In 2011 we carried out the first-ever crewed flight of a fully electric multicopter and have since conducted more than 2,000 public and private test flights across the world (

Job Description

Your mission during this flight:

  • You will be the sparring-partner for the COO and the functional leads (e.g. production, procurement, program, supply chain
  • You will implement automated, scalable and analytical reports to facilitate data driven decision-making across all levels of the organization
  • You will take over the program controlling role for our program manager, first time implementation of controlling processes in a matrix organization
  • You will be responsible for execution of budget & forecasting process for all functions, including regular performance reviews
  • You will be responsible to ensure global system and process maturity, while continuously working on standardization and improvements, technical and procedural
  • You will be responsible for monitoring production processes and results, calculating and controlling the costs of individual production steps, performing plan and variance analyses and profitability calculations
  • You will be responsible for costing of our aircrafts
  • You will contribute to our monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial closure
  • You will support investment and optimization decisions (e.g. make or buy)


Check in your professional skills:

  • Particularly strong background in production, program and supply chain controlling is desirable, ideally in aviation or biotech industries for 8+ years
  • Experience in a fast-paced environment like a start-up or scale up desirable; ideally experience with managing controlling in a matrix framework
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to collaborate with top and extended leadership team; work cross-functionally effectively with engineering, product, commercial, operations or management & support colleagues
  • Experience with implementation of modern and digital FP&A department/services based on state-of-the-art technology
  • Have a minimum IFRS accounting understanding to connect the Financial Statements (P&L, Cash Flow, Balance Sheet, Equity) and align internal & external reporting requirements
  • Degree with a focus on finance, FP&A, or related fields; MBA, PhD, CMA or CPA are a plus
  • Fluent in English and German

Additional Information

Some of our Volocopter flight perks:

  • A fast-growing high-tech company with a broad network of top investors and partners
  • The chance to help shape the future of aviation
  • The chance to create new things from scratch & manage your own projects
  • Personal accountability, and growth & learning opportunities, based on your skills
  • An inspiring workplace with modern workstations, flexible hours, efficient communication, flat hierarchies & fantastic team spirit
  • An attractive salary package

Our differences are what makes us great. Here at Volocopter, we value equal opportunities and trust, and we give each and every one of our employees the chance to voice their opinions. As air mobility industry innovators, we believe that changing the world starts on the team level. We are fully committed to driving this innovation by celebrating diversity and fostering an inclusive culture where everyone is treated equally and respectfully, regardless of our different backgrounds and job titles.