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    Full-time Position
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  • Degree Required
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    • Date Posted
      July 13,2022
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    Plant Based Finance Controller

    About the job

    We are looking for strong finance professional who will be partnering with C&P Procurement teams which are at the heart of global cost out and sustainability initiatives. Joining the team you will participate in some of the main initiatives that will enable Danone to achieve its long-term targets.

    Danone Cycles & Procurement is shifting our focus in procurement to fully support our "One Planet, One health" purpose. This change contains improving our ways of working on a variety of areas like Efficient Sourcing, Sustainability, Business Partnering, Supply Management, Procurement Excellence, and Digital Innovation.

    About the job
    This position is called 'Plant Based Finance Controller" and you will report to Milk & Plant based Control Director and your key missions will notably include:
    • Partnership to global Plant Based procurement team and local D2D & finance teams (production) in managing the direct material costs;
    • Analyze monthly the impact of commodity markets on Danone spend;
    • Review and consolidate productivity pipeline at business division level;
    • Co-lead the productivity projects portfolio review and help identifying risks and opportunities;
    • Provide a consolidated view of Material Variance Analysis;
    • Improve & Structure ways of working among different categories within finance controlling team
    • Support category buyers through ad hoc analysis;
    • COGS Analysis and product margin improvement support
    • Contribute to the monthly/ quarterly rolling forecasting and annual budgeting and standard setting processes;
    • Drive long term Strategic Planning in coordination with the buyers and market intelligence teams;
    • Animate internal and external benchmarks discussions;
    • Report timely and accurately Management Reporting related to Direct Material.
    About you

    About you

    To be successful in this role, you have a Master in Finance, ideally with a deep knowledge of finance/BI tools (SAP, Tagetik, Microstrategy, Power BI, Hyperion / Essbase, etc.). You have at least 5 years of controlling experience (ideally in purchasing or operations within the FMCG industry).
    We will welcome an open-minded, reliable, proactive and team-oriented person. Strong communication and technical skills are required.

    About us

    Do things your way. The way you work, the way you develop, the way you progress, it is all up to you.
    Working here you will need to enjoy a fast-paced, and complex business environment, and it can get a little challenging. But it is packed with opportunities. You will work with some of the best-known brands in the world, such as Evian, Nutricia, Activia and Nutrilon, and we absolutely guarantee that you can just be yourself. Be innovative and entrepreneurial and the impact you could make might just amaze you. Join our movement for a healthier world. One Planet One Health BY YOU.

    We Offer
    Here at Danone, we are passionate about the investment of our people. We commit to working with you to outline your development pathway through a variety of learning opportunities, both online and offline. We also offer a complete package of benefits, with a competitive primary salary and yearly bonus, but also benefits like a premium free pension, 30 days of paid annual leave, discounts on a collective health insurance, and even on some of our products.

    Hit the “apply now”. To comply with GDPR, we cannot process your personal data without given consent. Therefore, we strongly recommend applying directly via our careers website.

    Need more information? Please contact me Esther Vermeer, Talent Manager Finance,

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