Global Product Cost Specialist

  • 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 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.


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 work with ERP systems, Excel, PowerPoint - SAP is a plus
  • 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)

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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