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European Business Controls Manager

ReferenceP 55728
OrganisationMead Johnson
Salary / RateEuro 70.000 - 85.000 + bonus



Mead Johnson was established in 1905 and is one
of the largest producers and distributors of baby
nutrition in the world. The products are distributed
in over 110 countries worldwide. In the Netherlands
the selection of products consists of standard
nutrition and nutrition for babies with specific
nurturing problems. Mead Johnson conducts thorough
research on a global scale. This contributes to the
development of new and the improvement of
existing products.

Mead Johnson was one of the leading divisions of
Bristol-Myers Squibb. Since February 2009 Mead Johnson
is listed on the NYSE as an autonomous market player.
The organisation employs 5.000 people worldwide and
has a turnover of Euro 3 billion per year.
The corporate head office is based in Evansville, U.S..



The manager will be responsible for the design,
optimization and implementation of a large variety
of business processes and issues related to Risk Assessment,
Controls and Compliance (US and Local GAAP, SOX)
throughout the European region. He or she will assess
operational, legal and financial situations and processes
and in this regard liaise with and advice to the business.
The role will deal with the integral chain of processes,
from Sales planning, to production planning, Supply Chain
and Logistics. As the responsibility for being compliant
with all governance and regulations primarily lies with
the business, the Controls Manager will play a facilitating,
tutoring, coordinating and advisory role in enabling
the business to achieve their commercial goals.

The Business Controls Manager has a direct reporting line
to the Global Business Controls Director in Evansville (US)
and a close working relation to the Supply Chain Director
and Finance Manager in Nijmegen. Next to this position
for the European Region, there are 3 fellow Control Managers
for the Regions North America, Latin America and Asia.
The controls manager will have interfaces and exposure
to a variety of managers and directors throughout the
organization based in Nijmegen, European Sales & Marketing
locations, European HQ in Paris and the Global HQ in the US.



  • Certified Public Accountant (or equivalent)
    highly desirable
  • Experience in design of internal controls and
    creation of the internal procedures, especially
    as relevant to SOX 404 compliance
  • Demonstrated leadership through direct or indirect
    influence of management regarding internal controls
    and ethical decision making processes
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate ideas
  • Demonstrated understanding of efficient task and
    project planning techniques
  • Experience with US GAAP / FASB / IFRS reporting
  • Experience with internal and external audit functions


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