Finance Director Benelux

Industrial company Utrecht area

Finance Director Benelux
Industrial company
Utrecht area
Our client is a distributor and manufacturer within the chemical and food market. They have a global network of supplier partners, to secure the highest quality products for our customers, but they are far more than a distributor. With their own production and lab facilities and in-house expertise to develop customer-specific formulations and solutions, they are a partner committed to innovation ensuring your growth and success. The company employs more than 1200 people in 20 countries and generates a turnover of approx. 1 billion euro’s. In order to strenghten their finance discipline they are now looking to recruit a Finance Director Benelux.
  • Provide leadership to the Finance and Accounting function in order to optimize the company’s financial performance and strategic position
  • Drive the cycle of planning, forecasting, controlling & reporting in accordance to the headquarters guidelines and in close co-operation with the business leads
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with the Managing Director and act as a business and sparring partner by providing strategic financial input and leadership and advise on the impact of new strategies
  • Maintain the administrative organization and drive the implementation of standard processes and systems
  • Provide day-to-day leadership to a small team Finance professionals
  • Monitor and manage the financial and liquidity position of the company by preparing cash flow forecasts and CAPEX business cases and actively managing working capital
  • Maintain and develop adequate and timely reporting of financial or non-financial information and support IT developments
  • Ensure that effective internal controls are in place and ensure compliance with regulatory, market and (indirect) tax requirements
  • Manage local insurance coverage and legal affairs
  • Bachelor or Master degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics
  • 10+ years of experience within financial and/or business control roles
  • Approx. 3 years of experience in finance leadership roles, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Strong and independent team player
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in Dutch and English
  • Leading small Finance team in sales driven & operational setting
  • Hands-on, pragmatic and flexible
  • Experience with ERP systems and business intelligence tools
  • Understanding of sales and; supply chain processes
Maurits Claassen