Director Finance & IT BeNeFra


Associated British Foods (ABF: LSE listed) is a leading diversified international food, ingredients and retail group with sales of £17bn, employing more than 132,000 employees and with operations in 53 countries globally. AB Mauri is one of the largest bakery ingredients producer in the world  and one of the 5 operating divisions of ABF. 

AB Mauri is a dynamic and forward-thinking global company that has been at the forefront of the baking and fermentation industry for over a century. With a strong commitment to innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction, AB Mauri has established itself as a leader in providing yeast and bakery ingredient solutions to customers worldwide. The strength of the AB Mauri Culture comes from the richness of their diversity: they turn their growth strategy into long term sustainable value through their people.

The Benelux & France region (BeNeFra) is part of the business unit Continental Europe Middle East and Africa with a bakery ingredients production site in Dordrecht and commercial offices in Belgium and France. 

The job profile

As the Finance & IT Director for the BeNeFra region, you partner directly with the regional General Manager. This full-fledged role in the is a key leadership role in the local business, connected and operating within a truly international, diverse and inclusive network organisation where you can make the difference.

This role provides an outstanding career opportunity where you play a pivotal role in the definition of the business strategy and in driving its execution. You work very close with the commercial and operations directors in the region and have regular contact with EMEA and Global HQ. You will manage 6-8 direct reports. Travel is required to different sites and/or abroad a few times a year. 

The purpose of this role is to provide strong Finance and IT leadership to the business with the following areas of responsibilities: 

  • Strategic Business Partnering;
  • Delivery of Financial Management and Control Environment;
  • Functional leadership of the Finance and IT teams;
  • Compliance and Statutory Responsibilities.

"The strength of the AB Mauri culture comes from the richness of their diversity: they turn their growth strategy into long term sustainable value through their people."

The ideal candidate

To be successful in this role you need to be passionate about achieving results and be driven by a positive can-do attitude; you love being accountable for results and enjoy getting into the details and step in if necessary to make things happen. You get energized by challenges and consider visibility and exposure to senior management as a learning opportunity; you enjoy working in a dynamic environment where you can decide and act with sense of urgency. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master Degree in Business Administration or equivalent;
  • Professional post graduate finance qualifications;
  • Minimal 10+yrs experience in senior finance business partnering;
  • Experience in both commercial and manufacturing finance in SME in structured group;
  • Experience in differentiated commodity business (encompassing commodity and value-added businesses);
  • Network organisation ways of working;
  • Fluency in English and Dutch; French knowledge is a plus.

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