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Business Controller Operations

Posted 17 Jan 2024
Work experience
3 to 4 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)

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Do you want to make an impact in transforming data to business insights to support our growth? Do you have strong background in finance, people and data analysis? Does manufacturing and operations excite you and are our new curious Business Controller?

The Business Control team of Refresco Europe consists of three senior business controllers, three business controllers and one FP&A Analyst, each with their area of expertise: Procurement Control, Commercial Control and Operations Control. In this position you will report to the Senior Business Controller Operations Europe. The team reports into the CFO Europe.

The role in short

  • Business performance analysis for monthly reporting, forecast and budget, based on input from local finance teams in the business units across Europe;
  • Writing of (monthly) performance reports for the Operating Board on key financial as well as non-financial KPI’s in collaboration with the other business controllers;
  • Interfacing with central reporting team (financial control);
  • Providing ad hoc analysis on operational performance, cost developments, investment cases;
  • Supporting European wide operational benchmarks and footprint studies;
  • Contributing to the FP&A agenda;
  • Advocator of data quality journey; driving uniform KPI definitions and consistent application across business units.

Your profile

  • You have a Master qualification in finance, accountancy, economics or business administration;
  • You have gained experience in financial accounting, FP&A reporting and controlling;
  • At least three years of working experience working for a Big4 company or in a finance role in an international company;
  • You are data savvy and have strong Excel and BI skills;
  • Working in or for the FMCG/trading/food & beverages/retail is a plus;
  • You are energetic, passionate about numbers and the story behind it, pragmatic and love the dynamics of a fast paced and growing company;
  • You are flexible, adjust easily to changing priorities and can liase with various stakeholders on different levels;
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

Additional information:

You add value by controlling trade margin at group level as well as monitoring cost savings which reveals the true performance of the procurement department. This implies an outgoing and pro-active conversation with experienced category buyers and translate their knowledge into high quality forecasting of results, valuable analyses and continuous improvements at which senior management takes important decisions. In this position you will report to the Senior Business Controller Procurement.

You will be responsible for an important part of the profit and loss account at central level which is a crucial contributor for the European EBITDA results. This encompasses high quality forecasting of results, reporting analyses to the Operating Board and actively participating in  planning & control cycles such as budget, forecasts and year-end. Besides this you take care of tracking and reporting of commodity hedges, track and monitor central procurement pricing agreements with European BUs, and pro-actively seek for process and reporting improvements. You will play a key role in the digitalization of Central Procurement and improvement of the input quality of the data as well.

Naturally, as you service the business you will always facilitate their line of work (such as supplier negotiations, raw material demand planning, coverage exposure, contract monitoring, cost savings potential, etc.) by executing and performing on their requests.

De Refresco Group is 's werelds grootste onafhankelijke bottelaar van frisdranken en vruchtensappen. Dit doen we samen met ruim 10.000 medewerkers op meer dan 60 productielocaties in 12 landen. Naast de efficiëntie van onze bottelprocessen, bieden we totale supply chain-oplossingen, van planning en sourcing van grondstoffen.
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Foods & Beverages
600 employees