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Financial business control

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  • rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Nederland
€ 4.287 - € 6.088 per maandFinance, IT & Legal


Do you want to make our processes run smoother, and have some smoothies on the side?

We have built our first ever innocent-owned factory, called ‘the blender’, and we’re looking for a finance talent to support our growing team. We are on a really exciting mission. We want to build ‘the Earth’s Favourite Little Healthy Drinks Factory”. We have ambitious and inspirational goals which will be setting us apart from many typical factories. To us this means doing the right thing by our people, the planet and the community. We want to foster a community & team that are truly proud of the products that they make and the impact we can have whilst we do it. The whole team will want to connect to the wider community, doing our bit and being a true B Corp.

As Business Controller, you will be part of the finance team for the factory. In this role, you’ll be owning financial processes for the new blender. You will help the team to ‘know our numbers’ while making the smoothies and juices for all our drinkers in Europe. You will provide financial support for further improvements at the blender and in our supply chain network. You’ll be joining us when we are still in the ramp-up phase of the blender and the financial systems, so you get the fantastic opportunity to be part of the team finding and implementing the right solutions. With your critical mind you think of ways how we can make our processes smoother, and you support on the implementation of these changes and ways of reporting to the wider business.

Reporting to the Finance Partner, you will work together with blender finance team and supply chain finance team on a wide range of finance and operations topics in a start-up environment.

In this role, you will:

  • Be the specialist in understanding, forecasting and explaining the manufacturing costs
  • Develop a clear understanding of the business as well as have a strong technical background to be able to analyze the drivers of costs and manufacturing productivity
  • Collaborate with the leadership team to enhance the visibility of financial performance and key business metrics
  • Participate in financial planning activities, including monthly forecasting and initiating corrective actions
  • Engage in cross functional improvement projects
  • Managing and building on all relevant reporting to get this to a high quality standard
  • Perform month and year-end closing procedures
  • Perform periodic reconciliations of the balance sheet to ensure integrity of financials
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with the broader innocent/blender teams
  • Be responsible for monitoring and improving insights from the mass balance (inventory and materials usage
  • Support in yearly financial audit-cycle
  • Identify and implement processes, controls and system improvements
  • Provide clear inputs for financial decisions and trade-offs and challenge as appropriate in the spirit of values
  • Be effective backup for other finance experts during holiday periods
  • Managing and steer on the PR/PO/GR process, including implementation of overall improvements
  • Be the specialist to link operational performance to financial results, with detailed knowledge on blender operations
  • Support the team to ensure good improvement ideas turn in to reality

You'll get

  • A brilliant all-round finance exposure to variance analysis, help building the financial system, standard costing, forecasting
  • Chance to perfect your process improvement and project skills
  • A unique chance in a brand new factory
  • A fair salary package (scale 9/10 of our own innocent drinks CAO)
  • Mental health support with open-up
  • Be part of a B Corp where we will all leave the world a better place
  • Working with smart people who roll up their sleeves and are not afraid of a challenge
  • Working from home option, but being ‘more in than out’
  • An open, transparent organisation; little politics, high engagement and open communication
  • Social activities to have some fun: drinks, quizzes, coffee moments, talent groups and walking clubs - there is something for everyone.


What are we looking for:

  • An inquisitive mind with an ability to investigate and solve problems independently
  • Amazing data analysis skills with great attention to detail
  • Ability to translate complex data in clear insights and recommendations
  • A strong mathematical background
  • A real team player who is great in building relationships with teams cross-functionally
  • Strong mindset to do better every day
  • Strong levels of organisation and time management
  • Comfortable with process redesign and implementation

And the following knowledge & experience:

  • Relevant experience in finance within manufacturing environment
  • WO thinking level
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Microsoft Power BI is a big plus

If you think you have everything we're looking for and more, then we'd love to hear from you.

You’ll help us to keep doing business the right way – keeping innocent an inclusive and inspiring place to work, using our B Corp status to inspire wider change, and reinforcing our culture of staying little as we grow big.