Derivatives Analyst

Business Controller

Your role

Join the Business Control team in Bladel as a Business Controller! You'll be part of a team of four, handling business control tasks for Interfood Europe. You'll lead control efforts for one of our 7 Business Units. Your role? To provide clear financial analyses and insights to support and improve business performance. You'll connect our commercial insights with data, reporting to the Senior Business Controller. You'll also work closely with our finance team and traders.

You will play a crucial role in identifying opportunities for growth, process improvements and cost savings as well as being the essential balancing force to the entrepreneurialism of our traders, making thorough risk/reward analyses and enabling value generating growth. At Interfood, things move fast and there's always something new. If you're excited by this and are keen to grow in finance, we want you! The right mindset is a big deal for us. And as we grow, there's space for your ideas and impact.

In short, we want a top-in-class colleague ready for a challenge, always aiming to do better.

As our new Business Controller you:

  • Act as business controller for at least 1 Business Unit, depending on size and complexity (including weekly meetings with Business unit leaders/ commercial directors).
  • Create business economic analysis (e.g. ROI/EVA analysis, BU P&Ls, Mark-to-market, P&L and liquidity forecasting).
  • Budgeting & forecasting.
  • Margin monitoring.
  • Support the development of business strategies based on financial insights.
  • Conduct risk analysis and provide recommendations for risk management.
  • Collaborate with various departments to provide financial information and advice on business decisions.
  • Analyze and interpret financial data and prepare periodic management reports.
  • Monitor the organization's financial performance and identify trends and variances.
  • Making credit analyses for customers and risk/reward analyses for deals.
  • Ad-hoc support Trade, Supply Chain, Logistics and Finance.

Your profile

(Post)Master's degree in a business economic field.
3 to 7 years work experience as business controller.
Excellent language and communication skills (Dutch and English), both verbally and written.
Enterprising, looking for opportunities and proactively coming up with ideas (basically a self-starter).
Affinity with data and data tooling (e.g. Tableau).
Analytical ability and a well-developed understanding of numbers (with a whiz for Excel).
Proactive attitude, team player, and the ability to work under pressure.
Best-in-class performer with ambitions to be(come) an A-grade finance professional.
Looking for a challenging and dynamic work environment.
Strong work ethic and knows what is required to be successful.
Self-conscious and always looking for self-development opportunities.

Your colleagues

Dennis van der Heijden 2
Dennis van der Heijden
Business Controller

Why Interfood?
Interfood offers a great mixture of professionality and fun. ‘Work hard, play hard’ is really valuable within Interfood. If you love to work in a dynamic environment, with a lot of relatively young people in an amazing and modern office, Interfood is a great place! Despite the fact Interfood is rapidly changing and growing, the open and easy-going culture is still there.

What do you expect from your new colleague?
I expect that our new colleague is a real team player, with a strong financial background, who can add a lot of value to the current Finance team. I expect him/her to be open for changes and to be strongly involved in the Business/Credit control team especially.

What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time, I love to explore the great places all over the world together with my girlfriend, I like to go out for a drink or good food with friends and family and besides that I like to do (and watch) sports, especially football.

Christian Jumelet
Christian Jumelet
Business Controller

Why Interfood?
You get the chance of being part of a team which thrives in helping each other out, achieving objectives together and learning from each other. Interfood has the advantages of being a big multinational, but on the other hand the culture is still quite informal, with short lines and the fact that everyone is very approachable. Also the employer looks after its employees; think of examples like a fresh and diverse lunch every day and being able to work out in the gym at the office.

What do you expect from your new colleague?
I expect him or her to be a real team player but also be capable of working independently and eager to learn. Good communication is key in this role so our new colleague should be assertive and proactive. On top of that, he or she should have a strong desire to succeed, a mindset that is crucial to our line of business and the industry we are in.

What do you do in your spare time?
Outside of working hours I love to spend time with my family and friends. Going out for a couple of beers, for a nice dinner, but I like to cook myself as well. I also spend quite some time doing sports, in the gym in our Bladel office or playing indoor soccer with my colleagues on Tuesday evenings. My highlight of the past year would be my trip to Japan, together with my sister. That was awesome!

Our offer

  • Competitive compensation and benefits. Salary depends on your experience and education.
  • 40 hour work week, 25 holidays.
  • We value your personal development and have a strategic focus on our learning program.
  • Free delicious and healthy breakfast and lunch.
  • Free gym inside our office.
  • Participate in fun team activities.

About Interfood

Do you like to work for an international company? Do you value professionality and quality? Are you comfortable in a dynamic environment? But on the other hand looking for cooperation in a close and informal team? Then Interfood is the ideal employer for you.

The Interfood Group is a leading global dairy trading company (milk powders, butter, cheese, dairy blends etc.). The Group consists of 14 offices in all continents with more than 350 employees. Our constant strive for optimal quality, up-to-date knowledge and a profound focus on service, enables Interfood to create the difference for its robust network of both clients and suppliers.

Interfood keeps on growing and developing by its proactive market approach.

We stimulate personal development and initiatives from our employees. Interfood, originally a family-based company, proves that global professionalism can still be combined with a unique personal company culture, in which we focus on following values: Teamwork, Commitment, Continuous Improvement, Professionalism & Responsible Leadership. All contributing to our purpose: Together for better.

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