Global Business Controller

  • Keulsekade, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Full-time

Company Description

It’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. At JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS, we’ve made it our mission to find out . Our people have been raising the bar since day one, thinking fast and acting even faster to make an impact that’s felt around the world. JDE is the home to some of the most well-known coffee brands in the world. To date, our coffee and tea portfolio is available in over 100 countries and includes iconic household names such as Jacobs, Tassimo, Moccona, Senseo, L’OR, Douwe Egberts, TiOra, Super, Kenco, Pilao and Gevalia. We’ve built our business on the belief that everyone deserves the coffee they love – no matter who you are, where you live or how you take it.

At JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS we are inspired by our belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. We are driven by the vision that everyone deserves the coffee they love.

Job Description

The Global Business Controlling team based in Utrecht at the corporate headquarters is responsible for the controlling of cost development of various HQ departments such as Marketing, R&D, IT and several other support functions. The team operates as the controlling co-pilot towards the global functions and the International HQ.

In your role as Global Business Controller you are partnering with global departments on the budget, while co-piloting the required strategic decisions together with budget holders who are typically senior leaders of the company. You will be the single point of contact for several global departments and global support functions.

Moreover, you will be key in reviewing the differences in actuals versus the budget, flagging the risks as well as opportunities. You will have periodic contact with budget owners, which increases during the preparation of the annual operating budget. You will be reporting to the Team Lead Business Control.


  • Act as the business partner and financial co-pilot for budget owners, proactively collaborate with them to come up with improvements in the processes.
  • Responsible for periodic management reporting for complete functional P&L and related period-end-closing activities.
  • Prepare the annual operating plan, following the deadlines and instructions provided centrally and in an accurate way.
  • Monthly forecast review with the responsible budget owners.


To be successful in this role, you will bring a Master’s Degree in a finance related area with a minimum of 3 - 5 years of professional expertise in a Business Controlling position gained in an international environment. You should have an understanding of management reporting. We require you to be capable of communicating as a business partner with impact (open, honest and with respect) & across different levels across the organization. You should be able to act as an entrepreneur, earn trust quickly, understand and value diversity and individual differences; and drive improvement through people and align an organization in a new and challenging direction. Last but not least, you will need to be analytical & able to work within tight deadlines. Experience with Excel/PowerBI combined with ERP system knowledge (SAP BPC, R3 or similar) is a must.

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