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Global Development Director

Location Amsterdam

Are you looking for a highly visible director role with global responsibilities in a dynamic, open environment full of opportunities? Are you a team player looking to make great impact by driving the development of Upfield’s global record to report processes.

As Global Development Director, you will be an important speaking partner to senior leaders in the company and external service providers. You take a leading role in development of global R2R processes to optimally support business steering, efficiency, and compliance.

Want to make an impact where it matters?

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 food 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 Blue Band, Becel 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 colleagues, 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. 


You are an active member of the Group Controlling Leadership team, reporting into the Group Controller.

You take a leading role in development of global R2R processes, think of the design and implementation of global consolidation, forecasting and planning structures.

You design and implement reporting structures that give better business steering information and streamline processes to take out manual work and lead time.

You are internal and external business partner, you will speak to senior leaders and external business partners about business needs and ways to deliver to the needs.

On a daily basis, you will be working closely with the Group Reporting team and the consolidation and reporting processes, key stakeholders in the organization and external partners.


For this Global Development Director role, we are role looking for a top performer with an outstanding educational and work background.  

You are a highly analytical, (self) critical, organized and structured person and you have proven experience with leading development teams to successful implementation of R2R projects.

For this role, you will need to bring experience as end-responsible leader on global consolidation and reporting in a complex international environment. Also, we are asking for experience with design and configuration of complex global consolidation and reporting structures.

You bring high energy to engage in communication with stakeholders to improve accounting, consolidation and reporting processes and receive feedback for continuous improvement. You bring a good knowledge of IFRS and you are qualified Auditor or Controller. You have a minimal of 10 years of experience within relevant positions. You will lead a team of 1 to 2 professionals and larger  development teams, so leadership experience is required. You are a qualified Auditor and FMCG experience is a big plus.   

Please apply below, or if you have additional questions, just send me a whatsapp message using (0615697958). I understand your resume might not be up to date, just send me what you have.

We would like to receive your application before January 20, after this date, everyone will get a response.

Milou van Regteren, Talent Acquisition Specialist

If you want to make an impact where it matters apply now!


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