Head of Business Controlling


Our mission is to become Nordic’s leading food company, and we want you to be a part of our journey! Are you an experienced leader with high professional skills within Finance and Business controlling, with the ability to operate and influence in a multi-national organization that operates in the food business? Do you embrace change and are you motivated by continuously strive to improve and develop efficient ways of working? Are you able to make a difference and contribute to turning a company back to profitable growth? If you do, then you might be the one we are looking for!

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Lantmännen Cerealia for a Head of Business Controlling to join us at our office in Stockholm. This position is permanent, and you will report to CFO of Lantmännen Cerealia.

As a business, Lantmännen Cerealia is truly on an exciting journey with a clear direction. We have a revenue of approx. 5,5 billion SEK in 5 countries, 30+ export countries and 12 factories. Our values – drive, holistic view and openness are in our core and guiding star as we always have business in mind and people at heart.

Working in Cerealia in the role Head of Business Controlling, provides great opportunities to influence the further evolvement of the business through insights and analysis, empowering leadership, optimizing our current and new processes as well as developing a high performing team. You will also be a part of the Cerealia Finance Leadership team, where you will have highly engaged and capable colleagues, as well as access to the Lantmännen Group Finance community.

Here's what you will do

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our team as the Head of Business Controlling. In this role, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the financial strategy of our organization, providing valuable insights to support key business decisions, and driving continuous improvement in financial performance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes to support strategic initiatives and operational goals.
  • Ensure high quality in month end reporting, in collaboration with Cerealia Financial Controlling and business unit controlling
  • Provide leadership and direction to the business controlling team, consisting of four team members, fostering a culture of collaboration, accountability, and excellence.
  • Analyze financial data, performance metrics, and KPIs to identify trends, opportunities, and risks, and make actionable recommendations to senior management.
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to drive efficiency, optimize resource allocation, and maximize ROI across all business activities.
  • Lead the preparation and presentation of financial reports, variance analysis, and ad-hoc financial analysis to senior leadership and stakeholders.
  • Drive continuous process improvements and automation initiatives to enhance the effectiveness, efficiency, transparency, and high quality of financial operations.

Here's what you need to succeed and thrive

You have:

  • Extensive experience in business controlling roles.
  • Experience in a leadership or managerial capacity.
  • Proven track record of success in financial planning, analysis, and reporting
  • Good knowledge in financial accounting, IFRS, and group accounting and consolidation
  • Experience in working in multinational environment as well as retail and production environment. Experience in FMCG industry is a big plus.
  • Fluent, both written and spoken in Swedish and English
  • Master's degree in finance, Accounting, or related field; MBA or advanced degree preferred.

You are:

  • Strong in leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence and collaborate effectively across all levels of the organization.
  • Exceptional analytical skills, attention to detail, and proficiency in financial modeling, forecasting, and data analysis tools.
  • Motivational, positive with a can to attitude. You see problems as opportunities instead of obstacles.
  • Relationship building, with the capacity to create cooperation in a complex organization
  • Self-steering and able to work independently with entrepreneurial manner

What we offer you
Lantmännen is a large international group and has a unique breadth in our operations. This means that we can offer development opportunities with various focuses for both specialists and generalists within different companies and industries in more than 20 countries. We actively work with internal mobility and want to contribute to employees' development and engagement every day. Together we reimagine the world of grain!

Sounds interesting?

We hope so! You apply for the position online, preferably as soon as possible but no later than 6/6. In your application, you have the opportunity to add your CV or LinkedIn profile.

For a more objective and inclusive recruitment process, we do not accept personal letters but instead ask you to answer selection questions relevant to the position. The recruitment process includes both psychometric tests and competency-based interviews, with the aim of promoting a fair evaluation for all candidates. At Lantmännen, it is important that everyone has equal opportunities for employment and development within the group.

As a final candidate, a background check will be conducted through our supplier ToFindOut. If you have any questions about the position or the recruitment process, you are warmly welcome to contact Talent Acquisition Specialist, Johanna Lindfors at johanna.lindfors@lantmannen.com

We look forward to receiving your application!