Business Controller for market-leading company

DS Smith , Grenaa

DS Smith

DS Smith is Denmark’s leading manufacturer of recyclable tailor-made packaging and display solutions that add customer value at every stage of the supply chain, from improved product exposure in shops to optimised logistics and warehousing. DS Smith Danmark has around 640 employees spread over five locations and an annual turnover of approximately DKK 1 billion. 

DS Smith Danmark is part of the UK packaging group DS Smith PLC, which employs 30,000 people across more than 37 countries and is one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of recyclable packaging solutions. 

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Business Controller for market-leading company

This is a career position for an experienced Business Economist. You have business acumen and flair for running business projects and can apply IT for optimization of business procedures. You will have a key role close to the Finance Director and the management of a Group with a billion DKK turnover.

DS Smith is undergoing an exciting development with focus on creating greater value for the customer throughout the process. The goal is that customers experience DS Smith as a competent, strategic advisor and partner, as well as an innovative supplier that sets the standard on the market. As part of this, development changes are occurring in the Finance department, which is becoming a forward-looking department that supports the entire business with valid key figures in real-time. 

To strengthen and develop the Finance department we are looking for a proactive Business Controller. The success criteria are partly to ensure that the business executives always have an optimal management basis to act on, and partly to successfully run the S&OP process, just as other ad-hoc projects and analyzes are expected to be executed effectively. There will be a strong focus on optimizing and streamlining internal business processes as well as ensuring accurate measurements and valid forecasts at an efficient pace where the department is at the forefront. At the same time, there is also a task in ensuring that the business is supported based on a holistic approach in Finance.

You will report to the Finance Director and through close cooperation with managers and key persons as well as Group Finance in the region, your main tasks will be to:

  • Operate the S&OP process and act as a business sparring partner
  • Deliver ad-hoc financial analysis and assignments for the Finance Director
  • General business controlling and reporting for the business, including preparation of monthly reporting and shutdowns
  • Support the business in a broader sense, lead the way in creating structure and clear priorities based on key figures and a general valid data base
  • Ensure consistency between business plans, budgets and forecasts as well as support in implementing corrective actions in budget deviations
  • Systematically to follow-up and optimise net working capital and KPI structure in collaboration with the Business Managers
  • Continuously develop financial reporting and provide input for how to improve business processes

In other words, you will have a broad job, where the tasks range from controlling and management reporting to project management and further development of business processes to ad-hoc analyzes and tasks for the Finance Director. In particular, the latter tasks will take up a lot in the job, and therefore it is essential that you thrive in a dynamic and changeable context with a lot on your plate.

You have several years of experience as a Business, Group, Supply Chain or Sales Controller from a medium or large production company. Alternatively, you have a background as a Business Analyst, Financial Controller or Project Leader if you have previously obtained experience with business controlling. Most importantly, you have a broad business / finance toolbox and know the complexity and flow of the value chain from production to sales, including knowledge of key financial concepts from a production context. You have experience in running projects and working cross-organizationally in an organization, and you probably have a relevant higher education at HD or Master’s level. You have solid IT skills, including experience in using ERP and BI systems. In addition, you speak and write high-level English.

Proactive and solution-oriented working methods combined with judgment as well as an analytical and structured approach are essential prerequisites for success in the job. Other key words that describe you are outgoing, pragmatic, ready for change and independent. You are enterprising and meet people at eye level in a good mood. At the same time, you have a good level of abstraction and overview and the ability to focus on important details.

You are offered an exciting position with challenging assignments and great flexibility in an international group. Through close cooperation with the Finance Director you will have ideal opportunities to further develop yourself professionally as well as personally. There will be good career opportunities in the long term - also internationally. Terms of employment are negotiated at a competitive level.

If you have any questions, please call Research Consultant Majbrit Kock Simonsen at 2628 3821. 

Please note that we only need your cv if you want to apply.

Your approach is handled with confidentiality.

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