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Finance Director - Viby J

Are you ready to take your career to the next level and make a difference in a world leading high growth company? Are you a strong leader looking for a chance to lead and develop our finance function to support continued fast growth?


A unique opportunity is opening within Arla Foods Ingredients, a world-leading company within value-added whey and advanced nutrition.


“We are expanding rapidly, and we need your expertise to ensure the basis for global, sound financial decision-making. A rare opportunity to leave your mark on our future and take us to the next level,” says Vice President for Finance and Business Development Klaus Kristiansen, whom you will report to.


About the job

As our new Finance Director, you will head our finance function within Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI) – a subsidiary of Arla Foods. We are a global company with a turnover of more than 1,100 million EUR, + 1,700 employees and with a full value chain covering R&D, Supply Chain and our Commercial departments.


From our HQ in Viby J, you will be responsible for a team of 35 colleagues, located mainly in Viby and at our Danish production sites in Nr. Vium. The department ensures efficient systems and finance processes required for internal and external reporting. As such, we support all parts of the value chain with the right information for sound decision-making and continuous growth.


Overall, your responsibility will be to challenge the status quo and continuously improve our ways of working. This also involves nurturing international relations by collaborating with our international joint ventures and subsidiaries. Moreover, you will collaborate closely with the Vice President for Finance and Business Development in the process and you will function as a financial sounding board.


More specifically, your responsibilities will be to:


  • Lead, motivate and develop your direct reports and set the direction for the rest of the department
  • Enable smooth finance processes continuously developing people and systems
  • Ensure topmost quality in all deliveries within reporting, board material, forecasts etc.
  • Proactively develop analyses, Key Performance Indicators, Dashboards to support decision making
  • Enable your team to provide valuable business partnering to all parts of the value chain
  • Cooperate and coordinate with Arla Foods Group Functions (Accounting, Tax, Legal, Treasury, etc.)


Who are you?


You have a solid financial background, strong analytical skills and a visionary and strategic mindset. You are a strong communicator and are able to inspire others. You value teamwork and enjoy building a strong team around you. Also, you enjoy working in a global, high growth and fast paced environment, establishing strong partnerships, cross-functionally and across international borders.


Moreover, we imagine that you:


  • Have extensive experience with a broad range of financial activities and leading a team
  • Have extensive experience with complex stakeholder management
  • Hold a relevant finance/economics degree
  • You probably have more than 8-10 years working experience in an audit firm and/or in industry
  • Have a desire to understand and support a business with a highly entrepreneurial culture to achieve its maximum potential
  • Are a critical thinker holding problem-solving skills
  • Speak and write Danish and English effortlessly


What do we offer?


In our finance function, we live and breathe change. And we continuously work to improve and challenge our financial focus and processes to achieve maximum efficiency throughout AFI.


Joining us, you will therefore experience a vibrant environment with room for ambitions and even the most unusual of ideas. And you will find that we have many different talents and a lot of knowledge that you can draw on to make your mission – and AFI’s - a success.


Application and contact

If you want to drive growth and help shape the industry, then seize this exciting opportunity. Please apply as soon as possible and no later than 14 February 2023. We will be conducting interviews ongoing.

For additional information, please call Vice President for Finance and Business Development Klaus Kristiansen on +45 89381591.


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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