Sub-Regional Lead Netherlands FC&A EMEA – DSM – Maastricht


Job title – Sub-Regional Lead Netherlands FC&A EMEA (68619)

Location – Maastricht, Netherlands

Job model – Hybrid

Deadline  –  We will receive your application no later than May 14, 2024.

We invite you to become the leader of our Financial Control & Accounting (FC&A) team for the Sub-Region Netherlands and join the FC&A EMEA Leadership Team. Our FC&A EMEA team of around 140 professionals is embarking on an exciting journey towards achieving ambitious goals, and we are seeking a talented individual who shares our passion for excellence and innovation.

You will have the opportunity to manage and grow a high-performing finance team, overviewing and enhancing the financial reporting, be the key contact person in the sub-region for all financial matters and advance your career in a supportive and collaborative environment.

The role will also support the FC&A EMEA lead to facilitate change management, cross-functional topics, influence to get what is best for the company, deliver against projects, bring leadership and togetherness within the sub-region, and ensure alignment and integration of financial activities across the sub-region.

At dsm-firmenich, being a force for good is not optional. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is a shared responsibility woven into our daily work, benefiting to our People, Customers & Communities and driving business value. Equal access to opportunities is a given, belonging is a shared feeling, authenticity is celebrated.

Your key responsibilities

  • Lead and manage the sub-regional FC&A EMEA team to achieve business objectives;
  • Develop and mentor team members, providing guidance and support to ensure their growth and objectives;
  • Develop and implement the financial control strategy for the sub-region in collaboration with the FC&A EMEA Leadership Team;
  • Ensure the quality, accuracy, and timeliness of financial reporting and analysis for the sub-region, and continuously improve processes to achieve top quartile performance;
  • Monitor financial performance and provide insights and recommendations to the FC&A EMEA Lead and other stakeholders;
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement, innovation, and excellence in the FC&A EMEA team;
  • Serve as a change agent and be a force for proposition and implementation to drive transformational initiatives and enhance financial processes, systems, and controls across the sub-region;
  • Collaborate closely with Financial Shared Services, FP&A, Business Units, and Centres of Expertise (like tax and treasury) to ensure alignment and integration of financial activities across the sub-region.
  • We bring  

  • Sustainability Commitment:  Be part of an organization where sustainability isn’t just a headline but is embedded in our strategy and processes, enabling you to make a meaningful impact on the world;
  • Empowered Flexibility:  Enjoy a flexible work environment that empowers you to take ownership of your work, driving accountability and fostering a healthy work-life balance;
  • Inspiring Innovation:  Join a company with a rich history of groundbreaking scientific innovation and a future brimming with opportunities to collaboratively create with our customers;
  • Nurturing Growth:  Cultivate your potential in an environment that encourages and supports curiosity, fostering an open mindset for continuous personal and professional development;
  • Well-Being Priority:  Experience a culture that places safety and well-being at its core, caring for both your physical and mental health;
  • Inclusive Community:  Join barrier-free communities within our organization where every employee is equally valued and respected, regardless of their background, beliefs, or identity. Embrace the strength of diversity.
  • Reward:  Based on your experience we will offer you a base salary of € 101,864 to € 145,520 per year (including holiday allowance and 13th month) and extra benefits, such as 25 holiday days, a bonus, the option to buy more holiday days with a 6% my choice budget and much more.
  • You bring

  • Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field, with a CPA or equivalent certification preferred;
  • Minimum 10 years of relevant working experience in financial control, accounting, and analysis, with proven experience in leading and managing sizeable finance teams;
  • Strong knowledge of financial control processes, IFRS principles and financial analysis; budgeting, and forecasting a plus;
  • Demonstrated track record of achieving financial targets, improving financial processes, and delivering results in a complex and dynamic business environment;
  • Strategic thinker with strong analytical and problem-solving skills, and ability to prioritize and make sound decisions under pressure;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills, with ability to influence and collaborate effectively across functions and levels;
  • Proactive, self-motivated, and resilient, with a drive for continuous learning and growth.
  • The application process  

    Interested in this position? Please apply online by uploading your resume in English via our career portal,  no later than May 14, 2024 . Due to privacy regulations, we can only accept applications via our career portal. If you have any questions, please contact Martin Zwart, Senior Talent Acquisition Business Partner (). 

    Equal Opportunities Commitment  

    dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate, there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.

    dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

    We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

    As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet.

    dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

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