CFO Eastern Europe Entrepreneurial FMCG position

FMCG
International
Production
Reference: 11840Eastern EuropeConfidential

Organisation

Our client is a large multinational fmcg company. With their headquarters based in the Netherlands, the company is internationally growing rapidly. Both through organic growth as well as through M&A activities.
For a subsidiairy of our client, based in Eastern Europe, we're seeking to recruit a CFO to be based locally.

Assignment

The CFO Eastern Europe holds one of the most senior finance positions in the global company. For this position we are looking for a finance professional with a strong business acumen, a clear communicator, influencer, team player and outspoken driver of financial discipline and result.

  • Support and advise senior management on new or existing activities to base decisions on valid economic considerations
  • Assess and help to direct financial and business aspects of masterplan and capex, give advice and improve
  • Assess P&L and align with accounting departments
  • Establish realistic and prudential based budgets and forecasts for the entire enterprise, by co-ordinating the content and refining the project planning & control cycle
  • Provide periodic analyses & timely insightful reports
  • Transfer of knowledge and way of working of Operations control to the organization in order to create efficient (financial) processes and high quality process deliverables
  • Monitor and analyse present financial policies and reporting within Operations and alignment with P&C cycle
  • Develop harmonization of definitions between production locations and create internal benchmarking between them
  • Ensure the creation of a robust periodic "actual P&L" and of an analysis of the realized financial results, explaining developments or lagging results, advising on measurement to improve results
  • Ensure high quality fact based information
  • Develop and improve business models supporting effective decision making with regard to capex or otherwise
  • Assessment of the budgets and forecasts, ensuring consistency and interconnection of data, writing of explanations, ensure reporting and communication
  • Set up and monitor standard cost price calculation and assure one set of numbers within the company

Profile

  • Succesfully completed Bachelor or Masters degree in Business Administration or Economics
  • Experience with (mass) production is a must, preferably in Food & Beverages and/or FMCG
  • Over 10 years relevant work experience
  • Experience in working in Eastern Europe and culturaly aware preferabel
  • Experience in a multinational working environment
  • Will have strong analytical skills to turn data into insights
  • Mature and reliable personality and is a tower of strenght!
  • Strategic agility and priority setting: understand the business, creating compelling strategies and plans
  • Able to engage people, build effective teams, creating momentum and motivate others to outstanding results
  • Hands-on and very practical attitude with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Excellent English communication skills on all levels of the organization, fluency is a must
  • Organizational agility and planning: ensure perfect execution through right team work and planning
  • Excellent moral compass, undisputed integrity, strong back-bone and a resilient attitude
  • Experience in managing a senior multi-stakeholder working environment
  • Advanced skills in ERP use, data analysis tools and Microsoft Office

Published at: 23 october 2020

Contact

If you are interested in this vacancy, we kindly request you to send your application through “Apply”. Please add the following reference number to your application: 11840. If you would like to receive additional information or have any questions, please contact the consultant mentioned below.

Michiel SintnicolaasManaging Partner

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