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Business Controlling Manager BeLux

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Our Mission


At Puratos, we create innovative food solutions for the health and well-being of people everywhere. As the global leader in bakery, patisserie and chocolate ingredients, we help our customers to be successful with their business, by turning technologies and experiences from food cultures around the world into new opportunities.


We are more than 10.000 employees in over 70 countries and a consolidated turnover of around 2.2 billion euros. Our passion for innovation, a pioneering spirit and the unique Puratos culture drive our solid growth and vision for the future This, along with our commitment to our local communities, is what makes working at Puratos so magical.


To strengthen our team in Groot-Bijgaarden we are looking for:



Business Controlling Manager Belux


Your Mission


As a member of the Puratos Belux Management Team, your mission is clear: to ensure the company’s financial performance and long-term sustainable growth. You’ll be at the heart of our financial operations, collaborating closely with other shared departments at the Group level, including accounting, legal, and tax. Your role is not just about numbers; it’s about shaping the future of our business.


What you will do


1. Strategic Collaboration and Motivation

  • Collaborate: Work hand-in-hand with the Management Team to achieve financial targets and co-create long-term strategic plans. Your insights will drive our success.
  • Motivate: Inspire your team to excel. As a leader, you’ll guide the local Pricing, Business Control & Credit Control colleagues toward achieving defined objectives.


2. Safeguarding Financial Assets

  • Resource Stewardship: Ensure the effective and efficient use of our company’s financial resources. Safeguard our assets and ensure the effective and efficient use of the company’s resources
  • Proactive Solutions: Identify potential challenges and provide corrective actions. Your recommendations will empower accurate decision-making.


3. Macro-Objectives and Collaboration

  • Strategic Vision: As part of the NEEU Finance community, contribute to defining macro-objectives. Then, roll up your sleeves to implement them at the local level.
  • Cross-Functional Harmony: Foster effective collaboration between your local team and all other company functions. Together, we’ll achieve greatness.


4. Key Deliverables

Business Controlling, Pricing & Credit Control

  • Strategic Insights: Develop financial organizational strategies by analyzing trends, compiling data, and providing recommendations. Align these strategies with our overall objectives.
  • Data Mastery: Organize and manage financial data meticulously. Reliable administration and reporting are essential for our success.
  • Stakeholder Partnership: Challenge internal stakeholders to improve procedures. Optimize asset utilization, manage debtors, and control expenditures.
  • Strategic Advisor: Assist the General Manager with financial and business matters. Your insights will shape critical decisions.
  • Budgeting and Forecasting: Dive into the annual budgeting process. Collaborate with stakeholders, analyze budgets, and prepare insightful reports.
  • Cash Management: Optimize cash flow in coordination with the Group treasury function. Your financial acumen will keep us on track.
  • Pricing Strategies: Influence pricing strategies alongside the Business Control & Pricing Analyst. Protect our margins while ensuring competitive pricing.
  • Chocolate Contract Expertise: Understand the intricacies of our chocolate contract business. Enhance contract management where needed.
  • Alignment with Other Departments: Collaborate with departmental managers to ensure financial strategies align seamlessly with our business objectives.


People Management

  • Lead by Example: As the manager for the local Credit Control & Pricing Team, inspire excellence. Facilitate team processes and appreciate the bigger picture.
  • Talent Development: Identify strengths and opportunities within your team. Connect their contributions to our overall success.
  • Embrace Change: Be a role model for embracing change. Encourage stakeholders to see things differently.
  • Resilience Planning: Cross-train staff to ensure smooth operations even during absences.


What we expect from you


Academic Degree

  • Master’s degree


  • 3 to 5 years in a similar function with finance experience
  • Demonstrated commercial acumen and digital savviness

Technical Skills

  • Business Acumen: Define and implement a finance strategy aligned with business priorities and goals.
  • Deep Knowledge: Accounting, general accounting, business controlling, reporting, budgeting, and financial analysis.
  • Finance Management: Understand best practices in finance management.
  • Communication: Excellent English writing and communication skills.
  • Software Proficiency: Proficient in Microsoft Office (especially Excel) and SAP, BI.

General Skills

  • People Leadership: Possibility to adapt to different styles and cultures.
  • Analytical Abilities: Strong analytical, listening, questioning, and influencing skills.
  • Collaboration: Interact effectively with all levels and functions within the organization. Build constructive and professional relationships.
  • Strategic Thinking: Proactive and logical thinker.
  • Attention to Detail: Handle multiple tasks, set priorities, and demonstrate solid judgment.
  • Role Model: Embody the organization’s values and mission.


What you can expect from Puratos


  • You will be welcomed in a dynamic work environment where passion for innovation, team spirit and continuous improvement are key.
  • You will have the possibility to take ownership of your work

  You can count on a competitive salary package with attractive benefits such as:

  • Company car
  • Meal vouchers (8€/day)
  • Group, dental and hospitalization insurance fully paid by Puratos
  • 13th month pay
  • Minimum 5 training days per year

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We are a warm family company with a historical growth track record and a clear long-term vision for the future. We promote a caring, trustful and respecting work environment by putting people first.


We at Puratos cultivate an inclusive global workplace, that fully embraces diversity and equal

opportunities for all. We strive to reflect the richness of our customers, communities and society, accelerating our ability to innovate and deliver on our commitments.

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