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EU Factories FP&A Controller

  • Posted: 16 Apr 2024
  • Finance
  • Hoofddorp
  • Netherlands
  • Hybrid

About the job

Are you passionate about operations finance? Do you want to apply your financial expertise to support the financial planning of our manufacturing plants in Europe? Then we might be looking for you! Apply now and become our First Diet Supply Points FP&A Controller EU at our HQ in Hoofdoorp, Amsterdam!                          

About the job

In this role as First Diet Supply Points FP&A Controller EU, you report directly to the Plant-Based and First Diet Supply Points FP&A Manager EU. You will be key support for the performance review process of the First Diet Supply Points in Europe. You will be the main point of contact of the finance’s teams in the supply points to ensure a complete and qualitative delivery in time of the management reporting and contribute to the definition of the business objectives. You liaise with different teams (e.g. Finance, Operations, locally but also at Zone and Company Group level) and are the sparring partner for the First Diet operations business (management of internal stakeholders of the  First Diet Category in Europe).

Your key responsibilities include:

  • Financial process definition: As a first challenge in this role, you will support the set up of the financial reporting structure of First Diet as part of the EU zone.
  • Forecasting and Monthly Performance: You coordinate the forecasting process within the First Diet Factories, as well as the monthly closing process and challenge and build the financial results with regards to the Category Targets, ensuring reporting accuracy. You will be the main point of contact of the Factories and will connect them with the Zone Design to Delivery (D2D) finance functions (Logistics, Manufacturing and Materials)
  • You will support on the instruction’s preparation related to all reporting processes (Forecast, Month End Close, Gap to SCP), and contribute to the yearly Standard Costs Price process coordination and communication.
  • Category Performance Animation: You will play a key role in the COGS performance animation of the category with the Zone Leadership team, you contribute on developing an integrated view on the financial performance, based on a detailed interpretation of the business results, to help the Leadership team in making thoughtful business decisions.
  • Procedure definition: You evaluate existing internal reporting processes and procedures to recommend improvements, to manage the risks and to ensure compliance.

About you

About you

To be able to achieve the above and be successful in this role we believe you need to have:

  • A Master Degree in e.g. Economics, Business Engineering, Finance, etc. or equivalent through experience.
  • At least 5 years of experience, within a financial department. Experience in business/commercial/operations/FP&A controlling.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills.
  • Team player, demonstrating flexibility, proactiveness and autonomy.
  • You are fluent in English.

About us

Working at Danone is a unique experience. It’s fast-paced and complex and, at times, it can get a little challenging. But it’s packed with opportunities to learn and grow working with some of the best-known brands in the world, like Evian, Alpro, Nutricia, Activia and Nutrilon. Bring your unique perspective, ambitions and entrepreneurial ideas to the table – the impact you could make might just surprise you. One Planet. One Health – BY YOU.

We’re proud to be a B-Corp certified company. That means we meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability in everything we do.

We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive team. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we base our hiring decisions on merit, job requirements and business needs.

We offer

It’s an exciting time to join Danone as First Diet Supply Points FP&A Controller EU. You’ll be empowered to use your analytical skills to codrive our movement towards a healthier and more sustainable future. And the best part? You’ll be supported to grow an impactful career that you can be proud of. Together, we’ll build a healthier world.

All Danoners receive a complete package of benefits. This includes a competitive salary and yearly bonus, a premium free pension and great discounts on health insurance and Danone products. We understand the importance of flexibility and offer 30 days of annual leave (with the opportunity to purchase more) and a hybrid working environment, where you can work either from home or from one of our People Hubs in Hoofddorp, Utrecht and Zoetermeer.

What’s next

It’s simple – hit the “apply”! In order to comply with GDPR we can’t process your personal data without your given consent, so please apply directly via this website. Good luck! We can’t wait to meet you.

Need more information? Please contact Ruben Martin, Talent Manager at ruben.martin1@danone.com. 

* all applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status