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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Sales & Retail
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      January 09,2022
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    Commercial Finance Analyst Europe

    Want to help us bring happiness to the world? Want to join an ambitious and fast growing global biscuits and confectionery business investing heavily in iconic global brands, infrastructure and people? Then this is the place for you.

    As proud bakers and chocolatiers and custodians of iconic global brands, we don’t compromise on the quality of ingredients in our products or on the people we hire. We are looking for entrepreneurial spirits who share our passion for bringing happiness to our consumers and who embody our Winning Traits.

    To succeed at pladis you need to be purpose-led , resilient and positive to succeed here because we expect pace and agility , we insist on collaboration and demand accountability. If that is your thing, then pladis offers global ambition, a clear Vision and roadmap for success, challenge, and unrivalled opportunities to learn and make an impact

    Commercial Finance Analyst Europe

    The Challenge

    Do you want to work at an A-brand organization with Verkade, Sultana, Godiva, BN and McVitie’s as the most important brands? Then we have an interesting opportunity for you!

    Pladis is looking for a Commercial Finance Analyst to join the team managing the distributor markets of Europe for pladis. This region is a fast-growing region with massive opportunities.

    Your responsibilities

    The Commercial Finance Analyst will support the expansion of the business by developing tools to provide clear insightful analysis of performance, great decision support and excellent governance in close cooperation with business partners. Your main objective is to influence and support maximizing value creation and the growth agenda with insightful and actionable financial analysis for all significant investment decisions in the region. The role will be based in Zaandam, The Netherlands and will be reporting into the Senior Commercial Controller Europe. The role will require regular travel within the European Region.

    Main activities to be performed:

    • Support in planning process, short/long term plans, annual budget and monthly reporting of management accounts. Ensuring outputs are delivered on time, efficiently and accurately
    • Support development of standard decision support tools that facilitate consistent, insightful evaluation and actionable analysis in a fast-paced environment.
    • Proactively challenge the ‘status quo’ to improve how things work.
    • Maintain/Develop effective relationships with the regional leadership team.
    • Partner with the sales managers to ensure that business & financial performance is clear and the drivers of performance are understood.
    • Develop and maintain analysis to understand net sales performance and profitability per SKU
    • Challenge and evaluate key investment decisions to assess their delivery including marketing and trade investment, acquisition opportunities, capital investment appraisal, innovation business cases and other ad-hoc projects.
    • Actively involved to co-develop with the business a net revenue management strategy

    What you bring


    • University degree in Finance or similar qualification
    • 2 – 5 years relevant work experience in decision support roles
    • Excellent language skills in English (fluent written and spoken)
    • Strong Financial Analysis and modelling skills, including investment appraisal techniques
    • Proven track record of delivering robust and insightful financial analysis
    • Excellent command of MS Office applications, especially Excel


    • Experience of working with Commercial or Supply Chain business partners
    • International experience
    • Track record of working with Senior management
    • Experience with ERP systems and BI tooling (such as Power BI)
    • Experience with planning and forecasting

    Behaviours / Attributes

    • Analytical thinking
    • Effective communication & influencing skills
    • Ability to challenge and show initiative
    • Ability to work with cross functional teams
    • Can-do attitude and getting things done mindset
    • Attention to details, drive quality improvement

    What we offer

    Pladis offers the opportunity to work in an international & ambitious organization. With the European HQ offices situated on the Royal Verkade factory site in Zaandam, the Netherlands, the location for this role allows the Commercial Finance Analyst to work in very diverse multidisciplinary teams. The culture is informal and from day 1 you will get a lot of responsibilities to show your capacities. This is a unique opportunity to play a key role in an exciting, fast growing business.

    Working for pladis means challenging jobs, career opportunities and an inspiring environment that allow you to enhance your personal development. pladis recognizes that the on-going success of the company depends on the continued development and engagement of our employees and pursues a fair and competitive remuneration policy, recognizing individual and team competencies and performance.

    pladis Global
    pladis Global is one of the world’s leading global biscuit and chocolate company and owner of a family of iconic brands including: McVities, Ulker, Jacobs, Carr’s and DeMets. Headquartered in the UK, pladis is part of the Yildiz Holding group, the largest company in CEEMEA. We are a borderless and agile business, a global company growing into new markets from market leading positions in the UK and Turkey. Our promise to ‘bring happiness to the world with every bite’ is brought to life every day by our global family of 18,000 employees. More information can be found at

    pladis is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to hiring a diverse workforce. All openings will be filled based on qualifications without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

    We operate a strict Preferred Supplier List. If you are a recruitment agency and wish to submit candidate to be considered for this vacancy, you must have agreed to, and signed, our terms of business.
    We will not accept CVs from any other sources other than those currently on our PSL. We will not pay a fee for any candidate that has not been represented by a provider on our PSL.

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