In this role you are business partner to the project organisation and controlling strategic (growth) projects. You provide an adequate basis for accounting within projects in line with FrieslandCampina finance standards and manage the project within budget and in defined risk spectrum.
Our client FrieslandCampina has four Business Groups, from which Ingredients (FCI) is one. FCI aims to become world-class global leader in value-added, healthy and functional ingredients and solutions. Their strategic focus lies on accelerating to grow in the segments Early life nutrition and Pharma with key customers, and continue to set the standard in these markets. They will invest to lead in healthy ingredients and solutions for Adult Nutrition and will maximize value in Food & Beverages and Animal Nutrition.
This position as CAPEX Controller is based in Borculo on one of the plants of FCI. You will also spend some time at the Amersfoort Headquaters and eventually have the possibility to grow to a HQ-position.
FCI has a complex supply chain network, in which it continuously invests through various strategic projects in the range from 5 m€ up to >100 m€ spend, to support the market segments. Projects are organised on FCI sites in a separate organisational set-up, which is called Ingredients Project & Technology Excellence Center (IPTEC). Current project portfolio is mainly focused on sites located North-East, East and South-East in The Netherlands, but there are also few projects abroad. With projects of this size, there is the complexity to align stakeholders from sites, projects, project steering committees, Corporate (supplying) departments (e.g. Procurement), IPTEC and FCI SC Management. However, all projects need to be delivered within set time frame, with proper (approved) quality standards and within budget.
In this role you are business partner to the project organisation and controlling strategic (growth) projects. You provide an adequate basis for accounting within projects in line with FrieslandCampina finance standards and manage the project within budget and in defined risk spectrum. You are a co-pilot for the project managers and both part of the core project team (of your projects) as of a team of FCI project controllers.
Your responsibilities will be:
- Co-pilot multiple program/project teams as finance business partner;
- Support the large/strategic project teams in managing projects within budget, cash-planning, KPI reporting and project forecasting;
- Support the project team in driving insights in (financial) project risks and managing them adequately;
- Responsible for the implementation of the Internal Control Framework (ICF) system;
- Support in the creation of business cases for FCI projects;
- Support CAPEX FCI team in managing portfolio risks and business control function;
- Drive improvement and setting up new project reporting tools, reports and processes;
- Build/implement developed finance best practices in the project organisation.
Our ideal candidate has a Bachelor-Master degree, preferably in business administration or business management. A minimum of 4 years relevant working experience is requested, ideally this experience has been gained as a Project Controller in a production / FMCG company. Also understanding of business support systems (SAP/MicroStrategy) and advanced Excel knowledge is highly desired.
Your should be able to relate to the following characteristics: analytical, team focused, pragmatic, communicative. Finally, fluency in both Dutch and English is a big plus.
FrieslandCampina offers a competitive salary, based on your level of knowledge and experience.