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The company

Our client is a professional Food organisation, based in Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Belgium. My client is a global leader in nutrition with a great history of iconic brands that people have used and trusted for generations.

Role description

Finance leader for the Market Unit with end-to-end ownership for Finance function.
Partners with the General Manager and is responsible for business delivery (Net Sales, Profit, Cash) as well as embedding a controlled environment.
Plays a key role as the business transitions away from previous partners and is set-up as a separate, standalone business over the coming months.


Business Delivery & Performance Management
• In-year holistic business delivery across all KPIs (Market Share, Net sales & EBIT, Cash & Working Capital)
• Provide analytics and insights to drive business performance and inform pricing, investment and innovation decisions.
• Drive tight trade investment control & efficiency assessment for better return;
• Active cash management to secure business liquidity
• Lead financial forecasting/budgeting and longer-term strategic planning processes

Business Controls & Risk Management
• Develop, implement and monitor strong internal control environment across all business processes.
• Safeguard adherence to all company policies and procedures
• Active risk management with a focus on driving key actions in partnership with country leadership team
Financial Analysis
• Managing and reporting all P&L lines
• Ensure correct bookings of costs in P&L as per SCOA
• Cash flow forecast

Tax, Audit & Legal
• Local Tax compliance and reporting, in conjunction with local advisers
• Statutory statements preparation, in conjunction with local advisers
• Lead Statutory audit process and reporting, managing relationship with external auditors
• Support Internal Audit team and drive full implementation of any recommendations
• Manage local statutory insurance programs


Skills, experience and qualifications: -
• A very strong academic record
• Minimum of six years of relevant experience
• Professional Accounting qualification and solid reporting and control skill-set
• Commercial business partnering experience within FMCG with proven ability to deliver results
• Proven ability to work in a matrix organization (cross-functional) with multiple stakeholders
• Excellent understanding of financial metrics
• Very strong track record of delivery in previous Finance roles
• Very strong work ethic, resilience in the face of pressure, good team player, ability to meet multiple stretching deadlines, great communication skills and excellent attention to detail
• Strong analytical bias and Microsoft Excel skills
• PowerPoint capability

Other information

We are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business across 55+ countries with the mind-set of a start-up! We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers.

Are you interested and do want to apply for this role, please fill out your application via the apply button below and contact Jeroen Geesink.

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SIRE® Finance

Ref. number: 47834
Listed by: SIRE® Finance
Listed on: 03-06-2019
Country: Belgium
Region: Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest
Employment: Permanent
Expertise: 6 - 10 years
Location Type: On location
Education: PhD.
Language: English
Sector: Food
Specialisation: Finance

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