Financial Analyst Global Product Costing

  • 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 Product Costing Department, based in Utrecht, is responsible for delivering information on global product cost prices (updates, analysis and forecasting). It is a key player in specifying the Cost of Goods Sold of the company towards each single SKU, and in determining the impacts on the markets for any product cost price change. In summary the Global Product Costing Team is monitoring and controlling the inventory valuation strategy of the company (IFRS) while, at the same time, ensuring the correct valuation of all Intercompany deliveries (Transfer Pricing).


In your role as Finance Analyst in Global Product Costing you will be responsible for providing actual Cost of Goods Sold information. Next to that you will support the Executive Committee, Commercial & Manufacturing Business Units and management with forecast information related to commodity prices and intercompany transfer prices (including Annual Operating Plan and ad-hoc requests). You will do this by collecting prices & commodity information for the COGS & intercompany transfer price calculations, calculating the full ABC cost prices, analyzing the results and taking appropriate actions (in case of errors) and recommendations to management. You will also be preparing clear communication of results and analysis towards all business stakeholders.


Additionally you will be a financial partner for all internal customers and actively participate in bringing forth ideas for the common goals of the company. You will be an instrumental part of New Product Development process and will be responsible for forecasting of COGS for new launches.

Qualifications

To succeed in this role, you will need:


•    Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting or Controlling
•    3-5 years experiences in Finance/Controlling/FP&A, preferably in FMCG Environment
•    Experience in leading projects will be advantageous
•    Proficiency in SAP, Excel, PowerPoint
•    Experience within Manufacturing, Supply Chain or/and Procurement would be considered       advantageous 
•    Prior experience in Product Costing will be considered as a plus
•    Fluency in English (both written and oral)
•    Fluency in Dutch and/or other languages will be considered as a plus
 

A Successful candidate is:


•    Analytically strong
•    Proactive and driven
•    Independent self-starter
•    Ambitious and eager to learn and further develop
•    Excellent communicator and a team-player
•    Able to look beyond the numbers and challenge status quo
 

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