Finance Business Partner, Speciality Cheese – Jönköping

Can you create value and growth for designated Arla production sites? And can you provide the Site Directors and management teams with strategic financial advice and counselling? If so, you might be our new Finance Business Partner. This role is based in Jönköping, but you will support our sites in Kalmar and Kvibille.

About the job
As financial sparring partner for the Site Directors in Kalmar and Kvibille, and as a member of the management teams you have first-hand information on strategic issues. You use this deep insight to analyse the business targets, revise these when necessary and follow up on the results. This provides you with a general overview and the opportunity to challenge performance and set the bar high to improve the bottom line. You will act as an advisor on financial issues for your sites, and you ensure that vital knowledge and best practices are shared with relevant stakeholders.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Communicate performance throughout the organization to ensure clarity and one view on the financial performance of the site.
  • Act as advisor on financial and strategic issues accountable for providing necessary facts, financial analyses and business cases.
  • Acts as ONE ultimate owner of numbers: ensures updated forecasts, transparency and consistency in numbers to enable effective and forward-looking performance dialogue. 
  • Acts as ONE point of contact between support function and business critical function and as a trusted financial advisor, providing clarity and helping set the direction.

You will enjoy close cooperation with your colleagues at the other sites, and you will be involved in projects, analyses, performance management, best practise and other relevant tasks. As you will support our sites in Kalmar and Kvibille this role will require some travel activities and overnight stay. You will initially travel more, but long-term we expect approximately 30 travelling days annually.

Who are you?
To be successful in this role we believe that you have a degree in economics and previous experience as a Finance Business Partner or Controller. It is also a plus if you have experience from manufacturing or logistics finance. You are expected to work well within the Microsoft Office package and it would be an advantage if you know SAP and Business Warehouse Solutions, but it is not a requirement. Furthermore, you are fluent in Swedish and English.

As a person, you have a curious mindset that encourages you to investigate new possibilities, and you use your business acumen and analytical mindset to successfully overcome complex challenges. You are used to working in an environment of constant change and will be a reliable and passionate ambassador for Arla’s strategy and vision. Lastly, you can foster a work environment of trust and respect, and you are comfortable using your personal power and persistency to get your ideas through.

As this role includes travelling you must hold a valid driver’s license and have access to a car.

What do we offer?
We’re committed to professional development and promoting from within. Our positive and collaborative culture will bring out the best in you. And you’ll join a market leader who produces nutritious household-favourite brands in a way that make things better for our customers, the farmers who own us, and the whole world.

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Application and contact
If you want to seize this exciting opportunity, please apply as soon as possible but no later than January 2nd 2019. Please note that we will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis. For additional information, please call Senior Finance Manager Jesper Jessen Hansen on phone: +45 9131 3891.

Please apply via this LINK.