Building a Better Plant-Based Future together

Head of Supply Chain Finance - Europe

Head of Supply Chain Finance - Europe
Based in Netherlands-Rotterdam

About us!

At Upfield our purpose is clear: we make people healthier and happier with nutritious and delicious, natural, plant-based products that are good for you, our planet; and with packaging that’s free from plastic.

We are the largest plant-based company in the world, and we believe in doing what’s right for our people, our customers and the planet. We’ve got iconic brands like Rama, Country Crock, Blue Band and Flora that people all over the world know and love. We’ve been a trusted category leader since 1871 and yet we feel like we’re only just getting started.

Performance, Passion and Care define who we are as a company, how we work every day, and the responsibility we feel toward our Associates, our consumers, our business partners and our world.

We have big ambitions to grow this business and we want to attract the right people – those that love what they do, thrive on responsibility and are looking for limitless career defining opportunities.

You’ll have to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and it will take hard work and determination; we will give you the ownership you need to make an impact. You’ll have to deliver on the commitments you make. And we’ll give you the freedom and flexibility to do your job and build your own career. 

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Mission statement

At Upfield our purpose is clear: making people healthier and happier with great-tasting, healthy and natural plant-based products which are good for our planet!


We are a highly entrepreneurial fast-paced team running a multi-billion Euro business across 60+ countries with the mindset of a start-up! We are agile, creative, fast-to-market and obsessed with customers and consumers.

Your Role

Head of Supply Chain Finance (“Head of SCF”) is an active member of the Supply Chain Leadership team.  The position is essential in driving the strategic and operational cost agenda in Upfield globally. This position plays a key role in our strategy to deliver improved margins and cash delivery. The operational finance aspect of the role includes the accounting, controls, planning, and performance management of 8 manufacturing sites. The strategic finance aspect of the role includes driving the strategic cost improvement agenda for the network and providing decision support on key business projects. This role reports to the SC CFO.

Your Main Responsibilities:

Align and deliver SC financial KPI’s and steer the overall SC performance with the strong focus on main cost categories as well as respective saving activities.


  • Performance management and consolidation of Upfield factories result
  • Guiding and challenging the delivery of the business plan and value creation actions
  • Partnering for the Supply Chain leadership team and providing decision support for the applicable topics
  • Development of financial models to support continues improvement of the factory performance
  • Supporting capital investments or other ad hoc business proposals as needed
  • To play a key role in strategy, business plan and general site issues
  • Work closely with the SC Finance team on global/regional results

Transfer prices

  • Improvements of already existing transfer prices process.


  • Leading for the logistics cost performance management agenda as a finance business partner
  • Establish logistics reporting and forecasting, cost controlling
  • Driving cost reduction agenda through
  • Provide financial support for improving the logistics forecast accuracy through understanding of cost drivers/ flows

Business Waste

  • Controlling Business Waste performance delivery
  • Establishing controls for managing business waste

Supply Chain Overheads

  • Supply Chain Overheads Controlling
  • Managing overheads through budgeting, controlling, reporting


  • Leadership and development of the direct reports (5-20 reports)


  • Understanding 3rd Party manufacturing contracts and working on cost reduction initiatives together with supply chain and procurement teams
  • Providing financial support for sourcing strategy
  • Working with supply chain teams for supply chain projects
  • Working for supply chain finance requirements of the new SAP design and implementation

Skills, experience and qualifications: -

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in accounting, finance, business or equivalent
  • Experience in supply chain finance is a must. Respective experience of minimum 3 years
  • 10+ years of controlling experience as well as in business partnering roles (interacting with business partners in supply chain and finance for minimum 3 years).
  • Very strong work ethic, resilience in the face of pressure, good team player, ability to meet multiple stretching deadlines
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills with ability to respond under pressure
  • Strong leader experienced in working in cross functional teams within a matrix environment
  • Ability to influence senior stakeholders
  • Managing teams remotely who are based in different locations
  • Flexible and open minded, quick to adapt to changing requirements
  • Strong communication and report writing skills - Fluent spoken and written English is required
  • Very strong work ethic, resilience in the face of pressure, good team player, ability to meet multiple stretching deadlines and willingness to work extra hours
  • Strong analytical bias and Microsoft Excel skills
  • PowerPoint capability

Interested in this role?
Then hit the apply button now! After the closing date the 27th of March our Recruiter will review your cv and if we see a fit we will set up a telephone interview first. Once we both agree to a fit we move to the first face to face interview.