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Finance Business PartnerCommercial Finance Analyst - Aarhus


Viby J, DK

Do you want to accelerate your career by contributing to our ambitious Strategy Future 2026 delivery by using your sharp analytical skills and talent for identifying commercial opportunities? Do you thrive in a fast paced environment with frontline obsession and constant focus on im-proving profitability across markets? Then join the Europe Sales and Marketing Finance team as our commercial finance analyst to drive insights and recommendations in our high profile work within customer and channel development.


Identify the commercial opportunities to drive our business forward

Based in Aarhus and reporting to the Director of Sales and Marketing Finance, this is a great opportunity to become a part of a dynamic Finance team.

Your main priority will be to become a trusted business partner to the retail Customer and Channel development team, where you from day 1 will be a core member contributing on a wide range of tasks. Key focus is to drive the commercial agenda and identifying the global business opportunities in this area.

You will have a broad set of responsibilities including:

  • Business partner to the Customer and Channel development team working across all Arla markets, with a focus on our core EU business
  • Building and continuously improving and maintaining strong data foundations (eg. in power-bi) by combining different data sources to create a strong foundation for analysis
  • Perform deep dive analysis to create insight and identifying commercial opportunities
  • Make recommendations for actions to exploit the business opportunities coming from the trends within customers and channels, eg. discounter channel development 
  • Coordinate and work closely with broad range of internal stakeholders (pricing, customer teams, commercial finance)
  • Active member and key contributor to several cross market and global forums, focusing on retail customer opportunities 

Strong analytical business skills and a true relationship builder

As a true relationship builder, you use your proactive stakeholder management skills as you work globally with our different regions and markets. With your strong cooperative nature, you take on the different types of task – from the deep dives into data to being a strategic advisor on customer and channels topics. You are capable of balancing networking with a clear focus on execution and progress on our operational agenda, always with focus on value creation for our farmer owners.

You have a well-developed commercial mindset and strong interest 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, commercial and retail management or similar 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, performing both operational hands-on, tactical as well as strategic tasks 
  • Ambitious, proactive approach to work, high 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.

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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