Commercial Business Controller


Have an appetite for more?

Join a leading global bakery group powered by ambitious people that are truly passionate about delivering the best in everything they do.

With business in mind and people at heart we always work together to influence our road ahead. We want you to be part of our growth journey and of a great, global family.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Commercial Business Controller to join our Lantmännen Unibake team in Belgium.

This is what you will do

As a Commercial Business Controller, you contribute actively to the commercial strategy of our cluster – representing Belgium, Netherlands, France, Italy & Spain. You will support the commercial teams in making the right business decisions by creating transparency in the financial performance. You will report to the Senior Commercial Business Controller.

Primary areas of responsibility:

  • In charge of all outgoing reporting such as sales reporting (weekly reporting, and ad hoc analysis) for Lantmännen Unibake HQ, sister companies and internal stakeholders (both sales, marketing, operations,…)
  • To prepare financial information regarding forecasting, budget and monthly performance reporting
  • To participate in the monthly closing process, with focus on bonus & bypass and cogs accuracy
  • To support in the Sales & Operations process (S&OP) by
    • preparing the Financial Performance for the Product & Demand Review meetings by using our Power BI-dashboards and by analyzing variances and gaps
    • following up on action points
    • checking the accuracy of the sales pipeline
    • suggesting improvements in the process to increase efficiency and effectiveness of the S&OP process
  • To support our sales team by
    • preparing margin simulations
    • preparing financial performance reports
  • Control and maintain the margin model by
    • updating business parameters such as bonus & bypass, cogs, warehouse & distribution costs
    • checking regularly the accuracy and adjusting where necessary
  • Take up the business champion role in our Power BI Commercial dashboards by
    • developing the ability to do analysis and answer questions of the business, creation and use of bookmarks, ability to report and teaching others
    • making suggestions for improvement based on the business needs. And on the longer term, develop skills to write and reuse formulas, create new charts & tables
  • Drive continuous improvement of financial and commercial tools and processes through further automation and process standardization

You have:

  • You are a young professional who holds a Master’s degree in Finance (Commercial Engineering, Statistics, Economics, Accounting, etc.)
  • At least 3 years of experience in an audit/accounting function in a corporate environment. A first experience as a Controller is a plus.
  • Profound knowledge of MS Office tools - especially Excel and PowerPoint – and affinity for new software systems such as Power BI
  • Proficient language skills in Dutch and English; knowledge of any other language is a clear asset

Your “power skills”

  • You have profound analytical skills, are methodical in your approach and have an eye for detail which allows you to deep dive into analyses;
  • You are a client- and service-oriented person who delivers qualitative work in a timely manner;
  • Your organization skills are on point so you are able to handle tight deadlines whilst maintaining high standards of work;
  • You are a self-starter who’s motivated to look for efficiencies and you show flexibility to shift between priorities when needed;
  • You are an enthusiast team player with a responsible attitude;
  • Thanks to your excellent communication skills you are able to build your internal network and keep your stakeholders involved;
  • You show eagerness to learn and develop yourself.

What we offer to you

  • The chance to develop yourself towards a trustworthy Financial Business Partner to the commercial team. By providing insights you will be able to influence business decisions that will shape the future of our local entity.
  • The opportunity to work closely to our locally based commercial teams whilst interacting in an international context – both with colleagues within our BeNeFrItEs cluster as with Commercial Controllers of our sister companies and HQ of Lantmännen Unibake.
  • Being part of an international organization that is in full expansion where you get the opportunity to grow personally and evolve professionally. Lantmännen Unibake offers future career development to senior roles on both a local or international level.

Place of work: your base is Londerzeel but you show flexibility to travel to the sites of Moeskroen and Ganshoren for at least once a week

Sounds interesting?

We will interview ongoing so please don’t hesitate to send your application by submitting your resume.

If you have any questions about the position or recruitment process, please reach out to Els Magerman (Talent Acquisition Specialist). If you have any questions about the position, you are welcome to contact An D’hont (Senior Business Commercial Controller).

We will treat your candidature with the highest level of confidentiality.