Cost Controller

Lantmännen Unibake -

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As an Operations Cost Controller you are responsible to support the pricing strategy of our goods sold – both local produced items, as well as internal and external trading. Following requests from the commercial team (both related to New Product Development as RFQ’s from sales) you will provide accurate price quotes, thereby communicating clearly on the different cost drives. In addition, you will provide appropriate financial support to the Business Operations Controllers for performance management, budget management and internal controls in order to improve the production processes.

Your key responsibilities

To run the cost calculation process for our 2 production sites (Londerzeel & Moeskroen) and our main trade partners such as Poland, UK and Denmark, making accurate price quotes with clear communication of assumptions, in a timely and correct way, giving the necessary input to the commercial team

To consequently update the necessary inputs (like standard cost prices, intercompany prices, conversion cost breakdowns, storage rates, …) in all relevant systems (ERP and BI)

To calculate the financial impact of operational changes (cfr. evolutions in raw material prices, the overall operational performance and capacity planning) on our initial assumptions and to proactively communicate your findings to the different stakeholders, with a critical mindset making sure we have a balanced cost price, considering potential conflict of interests.

To update by Tertial the full set of cost of goods sold, in line with the methodology, and communicate within the deadlines towards the different stakeholders such as management, sales & marketing and finance. Analyze and give transparency on the impact by business segment and by product category.

To apply the cost price methodology according to corporate guidelines, whilst exploring ways to increase efficiency and implementing the necessary changes in the different systems and databases

To forward the necessary information to the accounting department to assure that the operational financial numbers are always accurate and transparent.

You will support the Business Operations Controllers by

preparing financial information regarding forecasting, budget and monthly performance reporting.

preparing the cost model and offering a clear view on conversion cost evolutions.

analyzing monthly variances and bringing the plant performance transparent

comparing actuals versus budget/forecast figures

Skills & Requirements

Your profile

You hold a Master’s degree in Finance (Commercial Engineering, Statistics, Economics, Accounting, etc.)

You have minimum 3 years of work experience in cost and project accounting

Experience within a Manufacturing environment is recommended

Profound knowledge of MS Office tools – especially Excel and PowerPoint – and affinity for new software systems

Proficient language skills in Dutch and English; knowledge of any other language is a clear asset

Ideally you also master the following competences

You have profound analytical skills; you are methodical in your approach and have an eye for detail which allows you to deep dive into analysis.

You are a client- and service-oriented person who delivers qualitative work in a timely manner.

You are well-organized and can 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 can build your internal network and keep your stakeholders involved.

You show eagerness to learn and develop yourself.

You have a genuine interest in operations, and at the same time act as an independent within the production area to maintain our financial/control processes to achieve both internal and external audit compliance.

Place of work: Londerzeel whilst we also offer the possibility of home-working for 1-2 days per week

Our offer

The chance to develop yourself towards a trustworthy Financial Business Partner to Operations. 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 production sites whilst interacting in an international context – both with colleagues within our Benefrites-cluster as with Cost 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.

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We will interview ongoing so please don’t hesitate to send your application by submitting your resume. Your candidature will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality.

If you have any questions about the position or recruitment process, please be welcome to contact Els Magerman, Talent Acquisition Specialist.

About the company

Present on all continents, Lantmännen Unibake is a global leader in bakery products with Scandinavian roots. As a nation of passionate bakers we bring the joy of food across through our innovative products that still respects tradition – ranging from artisanal breads, indulgent pastry to comforting fast food. Across the whole world, our consumers are served around the clock through our partners in retail and foodservice.

We believe in a culture of openness, trust and structured entrepreneurship, sharing insights and working together across teams and borders to reach our vison. We keep customer proximity, agility and accountability on a local level and add the strength of a global organization.

Within the BeNeFrItEs cluster (Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Italy and Spain), 500 people are giving their best to provide pleasure through food, resulting in billions of smiling tummies. Our 3 production sites are all located in Belgium – including a state-of-the-art factory in Londerzeel. We are an ambitious organization in full expansion that has accomplished 185 million EUR of revenues in 2022.

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It goes right. Right from the start. New people start at Lantmännen Unibake every day. We’re used to creating the right beginning, right from day one. We’re ready for you.

Baking is a people business. Lantmännen Unibake has flour on its hands and people at its heart. The whole process of making everyday products takes team work, open-ness and mutual respect.

It’s a group thing. Working for a global business is different. You feel connected to something bigger. Your team has a higher purpose. Ripples turn into waves.

It’s about baking the future. We are taking baking further. Not just geographically but in terms of innovation. We have a proud heritage but we want to explore new products, markets and opportunities.

Diversity is a reality. Not an ambition. Not only are we global, we hire a multitude of nationalities. At the moment, your future colleagues come from more than 40 countries.

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