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EU Operations Finance - FP&A Analyst

  • Posted: 26 Apr 2024
  • Finance
  • Hoofddorp
  • Netherlands
  • Hybrid

About the job

Are you a passionate finance professional, looking to apply your analytical and controlling skills to support our European operations’ performance? Do you thrive in dynamic and challenging environments and do you get energy for connecting with stakeholders globally? Then we might be looking for you! Apply now and become our new EU Operations Finance FP&A Analyst at our global HQ in Hoofddorp, NL!

About the job

Europe Operations Finance team cover the COGS reported under EU Zone; and mainly responsible for operations of Essential Dairy and Plant-based (EDP) Waters in Europe, including global brands such as Alpro and Evian. This scope covers approximately ~30 factories/supply points, and total COGS of ~ 5,9€ billion representing close to ~ 30% of total Danone company COGS.

This is where you come in. You will be responsible for managing the P&L performance and associated variance of stand-alone factories as well as supporting with COGS variance analysis for all factories in Europe.

Your responsibilities include:

  1. Support EU Zone Operations Performance Animation: Collaborate with all EU Business Units (CBUs) and Regional Ops Finance teams to enhance operational performance.
  2. Manage Closings Processes and Rolling Forecast (RF) Process: Take full responsibility for managing closing processes and RF (Request for) processes with regional Functional teams (Material, Manufacturing, and Logistics).
  3. FP&A Contact for Centrally Managed P&L: Act as a key contact for centrally managed Profit and Loss (P&L) statements for end-to-end organizations (e.g., Rotsellar SP, Alpro, EVW). Monitor deviations and initiate corrective actions in collaboration with the Finance Director (FD).
  4. Prepare Key Monthly Performance Reviews: Assist in timely and comprehensive preparation of key monthly performance reviews.
  5. Consolidate Other COGS Items: Manage and consolidate Other Cost of Goods Sold (COGS) items, including tracking and approval of value-in projects, recurring expenses, and exceptional events under Operations responsibility.
  6. Ensure Process Execution and Standards: Coordinate proper execution of processes and adherence to standards within the Regional Ops Finance team.
  7. Provide Analytical Support for Global Projects: Support financial calculations, variance analysis against standard costs, and specific performance analysis for the Dairy category. Facilitate decision-making by actively engaging with Operations teams and ensuring proper analytical support for global projects.

About you

To be successful in this role, you are passionate about Finance in manufacturing and have a Business, Economics or Finance Master degree to support that. You are a data-driven and logical mind who has excellent analytical skills (Office tools, PowerBI, Magnitude, Tagetik and other financial modelling methods). You are challenged by creating value-adding business insights from complex data that enhance strategy and decision making. You thrive in a dynamic and commercial setting, where you constantly adapt and rise to the challenge and your action oriented mind leads you to actively drive continuous improvement. You are a natural communicator with strong analytical skills, creative and confident in managing a large and diverse range of stakeholders.

Furthermore you have:

  • At least 3-4 years of solid business controlling/FP&A within large company (preferably FMCG)
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken.

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 a EU Operations Finance FP&A Analyst. You will be able to really see how your work impacts the business and collaborate with stakeholders globally. 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” button before the application deadline 24th of May 2024. 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 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