Global Business Controller

  • Keulsekade, Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Full-time

Company Description

For more than 265 years, JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS (JDE) is inspired by its belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee or tea. We are fuelled by our purpose of unleashing the possibilities of coffee and tea to create a better future. Today, our coffee & tea portfolio is available in more than 100 developed and emerging markets, through a portfolio of over 50 brands that collectively cover the entire category landscape led by leading household names such as L’OR, Jacobs, Senseo, Tassimo, Douwe Egberts, Old Town, Super, Pickwick and Moccona. 

JDE is part of JDE Peet’s, the world’s largest pure-play coffee and tea company, headquartered in The Netherlands.

What’s it like to work at JDE?

We are proud of our passionate, driven associates that challenge the status quo and pursue mastery in everything they do. Our goal is simple and ambitious – JDE: A coffee & tea for every cup.

At JDE, we're Made to Stand Out. Every day we are progressive in outlook, ambitious in nature, resourceful in action and decisive in approach, bringing coffee and tea moments to everyone around the world.

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, extracting information from and coordinating with the Financial Control team, while co-piloting the required crucial 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.
  • Manage periodic reporting for complete P&L and related period-end-closing activities.
  • Financial support in business cases and investment plans.
  • 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 years 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. Furthermore, 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.

Additional Information

If you are interested in this career opportunity please apply and include your cover letter in your application.

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