Senior Business Controller Operations


Refresco Group (HQ in Rotterdam) is the world’s largest independent bottler of soft drinks and fruit juices for retailers and branded beverage companies.  Refresco produces 30 million liters of the world’s favorite drinks per day. Bottling about 12B liters a year, it is safe to say that Refresco is the global market leader in beverage solutions. Refresco’s vision is to put their drinks on every table worldwide. This is what the originally Dutch company has been doing ever since the start in 1999. Its impressive growth (doubling in size every five years, currently €4B+ turnover) has been achieved by organic growth as well as through a very successful buy and build strategy. And there are no shows signs of slowing down. 

In 2022, KKR acquired a majority stake in Refresco, fueling the next phase of growth of the company. They recently expanded their business in the alcohol category and entered the Australian market, adding a third geographical platform for growth. 


The job profile

The role guides the Operations organization in setting smart objectives, key priorities, and ambitious targets. You have a strong drive to always deliver excellent personal results and you are passionate about control, operations, new technology, processes and working methods and support an innovative culture. The role assures high-quality data to help the Regional (and Global) Operations organization to take the right decisions to achieve company strategic objectives. You take a proactive approach by challenging with qualitative performance analysis to point out areas which need to be improved.

In this role you will report directly to the CFO Europe. You are recognized as the finance business partner to bring financial highlights to the decision making process. The most important stakeholders for this role are the European Management Team (“Operating Board”), the Finance Directors in the 8 Business Units that the European region holds, the local Operation Controllers and the European Operations team-members

"Refresco’s culture is based on an entrepreneurial mind-set where the people have a high level of independence and freedom to execute individual ideas that contribute to company results."

The ideal candidate

  • Master’s degree in Finance, Business Control & Accountancy is preferred;
  • 10+ years of relevant professional experience;
  • Self-starter with a sense of urgency and ability to thrive in an environment with tight timelines, business pressure and competing priorities;
  • Experience in a multinational organization is an advantage, preferable in a B2B fast paced environment;
  • Out of the box thinking, initiative skills and hands-on mentality; 
  • Demonstrated leadership through clear communication in team environments as well as effectively within all levels of the organization;
  • Strong sense of team and individual ownership and accountability with the ability to influence others and lead teams in a similar fashion;
  • Ability to translate operational trends and metrics to timely business and financial discussions and decisions related to performance and results;
  • Experience working with ERP and reporting systems and ability to lead strategy for system simplification and leverage for reporting improvements;
  • The ability to translate strategy to results;

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