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Finance Manager - CTO Office

  • Posted: 12 Feb 2024
  • Information Technology
  • Poland
  • Hybrid

About the job

Global Technology and Infrastructure (GTI) is a global and agile team responsible for managing and securing the underlying Danone IT & OT infrastructures and technologies, powering the Danone IT & Data platforms and workspaces.

Our main responsibilities are to:

  • Oversee all financial aspects related to CTO BUILD, RUN and Technology initiatives contributions.
  • Manage budgets, financial planning and cost analysis to ensure the effective allocation of our resources and financially control the execution
  • Implement cost-saving strategies without compromising the quality of deliverables.


As the CTO Finance Manager, you hold a strategic leadership role, working directly with the CTO Office Director. You will partner our IT&Data Finance Managers and Director.

As a member of GTI Office Tribe, reporting directly to the CTO Office Director, you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Budget Planning and Management
    • Develop, monitor, and manage budgets for the CTO organization including project-specific budgets and operational expenses follow up.
    • Collaborate with the CTO and Tribe leaders to align budget planning with strategic objectives
    • Prepare regular financial reports, analysis  and presentations for the CTO leadership team and stakeholders
    • Support GTI strategy plan from a financial point of view : financial forecasts and projections to support long-term planning for technology initiatives and CapEx.
    • Evaluate the financial feasibility of new projects and technology investments
  • Resource Allocation
    • Ensure to allocate financial resources for technology projects, staffing, infrastructure, and equipment
    • Optimize resource allocation to maximize ROI while adhering to budget constraints
  • Cost Control and Reduction
    • Identify opportunities for cost control and reduction in technology initiatives and operations in collaboration with Tribe Leaders
    • Track status and delivery of identified productivity projects and validate cost-saving for each project with C&P and Tribe Leaders
    • Provide financial guidance and support to the CTO and Tribe Leaders for decision-making, aligned with the CTO technology roadmap
    • Validate & track GTI PO engagement on GTI cost centers in OneBuy
  • Vendor and Contract Management
    • Manage in collaboration with C&P technology vendor agreements ensure cost-effectiveness & compliance, plan renewals
    • Coordinate with Office of CIO, Tribe Leaders and C&P, GTI Supplier relationship Management
    • Ensure utilization of any GTI partner Innovation Fund
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration
    • Collaborate with CTO Triber Leaders, IT&Data Finance department, C&P and other stakeholders, to streamline financial processes and ensure accurate cost tracking
    • Support cross-functional communication regarding financial matters
    • Work in collaboration with C&P on GTI RFP roadmap and savings delivery tracking
  • Process Improvement
    • Support, assess and enhance financial processes related to technology budgeting and financial management (Process & Tools)
    • Train GTI organization on new financial processes & tools


About you


  • At least 10 years of experience, in financial management, budgeting, and cost analysis, preferably in a technology or CTO organization
  • Understanding of technology or CTO organization
  • Strong financial modeling and analysis skills.
  • Knowledge of financial software and tools for budget management and reporting.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to lead different delivery models, with a preferable experience of Agile frameworks
  • Ability to engage stakeholders and lead large scale IT programs in a worldwide environment
  • Ability to manage very high intensity problems
  • Excellent vendor management skills
  • Fluent in English

About us

At the Danone group we are fulfilling our mission, according to which „we bring health to as many people as possible”.

Behind our brands is always technology pushing them forward. We know that the future of business is IT and data. That’s why we use advanced and innovative IT solutions which are implemented in all Danone units around the world. We are currently developing an IT & Data Hub in Warsaw and in three other locations around the world: Kuala Lumpur, Mexico City and Paris. Those Hubs will support IT & Data vision: by 2025, data & technology are strategic differentiators of Danone, powered by an agile IT & Data organization.

For more information about Danone, our divisions and culture, please explore www.careers.danone.com.


A revolutionary job that will be part of the digital transformation of global FMCG leader. We consider that it starts with people who notice more andmake better decisions. And that’s exactly the kind of people we want to attract to DANONE.

We know that the future of business is IT and data. We are looking for catalysts for change. We ensure you work with great products, and technologies in an international environment, learning from experts and experienced managers but how much you will develop in this position depends on you!

We value smart working so that’s why while being focused on results, we offer flexible working hours and a home office policy. You are able to work from the office in Warsaw twice a week. Want to move to Warsaw? OK! We have a relocation package to help you out!

On top of that, you will have access to the benefits we offer to you and your family, including private medical care, benefits package for parents, life insurance, social fund, or employee discounts.

We’ve always been changers.


Click the “Apply” button and create your profile in the recruitment system by uploading a CV. We will get acquainted with your experience and then we will arrange the selected candidates for the first telephone interview. Next steps are two meetings with your future managers at Danone.

Do not hesitate and join our IT&DATA Team in Poland which vision is that the technology is a strategic differentiator for DANONE, powered by an IT agile organization.

We embrace diversity in our organization. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants without attention to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or disability status.

Danone Sp. z o.o. with its registered office in Warsaw (ul. Bobrowiecka 8, 00-728 Warsaw) is the controller of your personal data disclosed in the profile and in documents submitted during the recruitment process.

Administratorem Twoich danych osobowych udostępnionych w profilu oraz w dokumentach składanych w ramach rekrutacji jest Danone Sp. z o.o. z siedzibą w Warszawie (ul. Bobrowiecka 8, 00-728 Warszawa).


Application procedure

  • Resume and Cover letter

  • Interview #1

  • Interview #2

  • Interview #3

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