Commercial Finance Manager

Commercial Finance Manager
Hamburg - Germany

Upfield Germany is looking for a Commercial Finance Manager, a role with a focus on driving sustainable & profitable growth and by business partnering with The Sales, Marketing and Supply Chain teams. In this role, you will work together with both the Finance Leadership team locally, and with the Marketing & Sales leaders.

The purpose of this role is to provide insight and challenge thorough analysing drivers of performance (financial and market) and help build action plans to deliver on our mission targets and overarching market unit strategy. 

Want to make an impact where it matters?  

About Upfield

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 Rama, Becel and Lätta 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.   

About the Role

Within this role, you will focus on driving a sustainable and profitable growth on both short- and long-term periods of time. You take ownership of commercial P&L and you are responsible for steering delivery of Revenue and Gross Profit. You will provide analytics and insight to drive business performance and inform pricing, investment and innovation decisions. Drive robust cost and investment control/budget management over trade and marketing spend and embed Return on Investment approach (Net Revenue Management, Marketing Return on Investment, Sales & Operation planning). You partner with the Sales Leadership team to drive in-month and quarterly Revenue and Gross profit delivery. In addition to this, you partner with the Marketing director to focus on innovation development and execution (business case build and tracking, resource allocation).

In addition to this, you;

  • Steer monthly/quarterly forecasting cycle to produce robust forecast and clear decisions/actions/trade-offs;
  • Develop long-term financial plan aligned to strategic objectives and priorities;
  • Full involvement in key strategic initiatives for the business to drive efficiencies, growth opportunities, cost control and ultimately profit generation for the business;
  • Maintain integrity of the Balance Sheet for trade investment costs, ensuring clear management ownership and regular management reviews;
  • In partnership with the Marketing team, build robust financials for A&P spend that can drive growth;
  • Steer financial forecast process and facilitate market unit management team review process and agreement on trade offs / actions required to deliver mission.

About you

We are looking for a Commercial Finance Manager with a bachelor or master’s degree in accounting or equivalent. You have a commercial mindset and working experience within a commercial finance position or relevant Financial role within a FMCG/Food organization.

You have working experience with SAP and preferably BPC.

Upfield is a fast-paced and ever-evolving organization, we would love to hear your ideas and best-practices on business improvements as well.

As colleague, you would match to Upfield when you are working flexible and open-minded, you quickly adapt to changing requirements and you have strong communication and report writing skills. You also have a strong work ethic, resilience in the face of pressure, are good team player and you can meet multiple stretching deadlines. 

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 June 4th, 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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