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Finance Business Partner, Europe Sales Finance - Aarhus


Do you want to impact the exciting Sales Finance agenda across our European markets? Do you thrive in a fast paced environment with frontline obsession and focus on improving performance across our grocery, discount, e-com and convenience channels? Then join the Europe Sales and Marketing Finance team as our Finance Business Partner to provide firm data driven insights and recommendations as we embark on our ambitious Strategy 2026!


Drive the Sales Finance agenda


Based in Aarhus, Denmark, and reporting to the Director of Sales and Marketing Finance, this is a great opportunity to become a part of a dynamic team of Finance Business Partners. Your main priority will be to become a trusted finance business partner and advisor to the VP and the wider Customer Operations Sales team of the Europe Zone. Key focus is to drive the commercial agenda.


 You will have a broad set of responsibilities, including:


  • Finance Business partner to the VP and the Customer Operations Sales team, driving the commercial performance management agenda related to retail customers, delivering analysis, core insights and recommendation for actions to improve performance and profitability  
  • Driving the performance dialogue around core retail sales KPIs (e.g. top 12 customer performance, e-com development)  
  • General support on the retail sales area, e.g. to the European Customer Leadership Team
  • Participation in strategic projects, e.g. implementing new channel reporting  
  • Coordination of international customer management
  • Process ownership on the waste agenda: setting targets, following up and analyzing the development
  • Active participation in the Sales Finance Virtual Team, working together with the markets driving operational tasks as well as larger projects


Strong analytical business skills and a true relationship builder


As a true relationship builder, you use your proactive stakeholder management skills as you work towards the Customer Operations Sales team and across Sales Finance in the European markets. With your strong cooperative nature, you take part in different types of projects – from complex ones to very hands-on day-to-day tasks. You are capable of balancing networking with a clear focus on execution and progress on our operational agenda.

You have a well-developed commercial mindset and a proven track record of being a trusted finance business partner in an international environment. In addition we imagine you have    


  • A Master’s degree in economics and business administration combined with 5 years of finance experience from a commercially driven business environment (FMCG a plus)
  • Demonstrated solid financial and business analytical skills, turning insights into actions and recommendations
  • Experience within Sales Finance, with focus on retail customers, performing both operational hands-on, tactical as well as strategic tasks  
  • Proactive approach to work, self-drive and willingness to always try
  • Exceptional Microsoft Office skills, and a firm tool box on communication, presentation and spread sheet work
  • Effective communication skills, including fluency in English
  • Keen eye for detail together with the ability to understand the big picture
  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines


To be a success, you must enjoy dealing with changing priorities and working with stakeholders at various managerial levels in a fast and dynamic matrix environment. Moreover, you work independently and with persistence to create results and progress on our ambitious operational agendas


What do we offer?


We’re committed to professional development and promoting from within. Our positive and collaborative culture will bring out the best in you. And you’ll join a market leader who produces nutritious household-favourite brands in a way that makes things better for our customers, the farmers who own us and the whole world.


We want to create the conditions for our colleagues to have a sustainable work life by offering flexibility and the opportunity to work in the office and remotely; based on the needs of the business and the employees. We call it the “Power of the Mix”.


Application and contact


Please apply as soon as possible, as we will fill the position as soon as a suitable candidate has been found. For additional information, please contact Sales and Marketing Finance Director Pia Poulsen, +45 91 31 38 84.


We have a purpose for Good


At Arla, we strive to unlock the highest potential in each other while working together to create a sustainable future of dairy. We call it Stronger People Stronger Planet and it is deeply anchored in our organisation and founded on our commitment to respecting human rights, increasing access to healthy dairy nutrition, inspiring good food habits, and improving the environment for future generations. In order to succeed we need to hire people with a sustainable mindset. Could this be you?


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