We have a great opportunity for a likeable business-oriented Finance Director, who executes, optimizes and at the same time has a CFO mindset- is that you?

Starting date: 1st of November 2023
Duration: 4-6 months
Location: Greater Copenhagen

The Client
The interim position is crucial to maintain operational continuity until the new organization at Novozymes is established and the new Finance Director has been found. There will be a two-week smooth transition from the current Finance Director.

As interim Business Finance Director, you will be working for a global market leader in biological solutions. Together with their customers, partners, and an international community, the company uses its innovative thinking and passion for science to boost industries and make everyday products more sustainable for the planet’s good. They have more than 6,700+ dedicated employees.

The Assignment
You report to the VP of Business Finance and maintain a dotted line reporting to the EVP and business area supported while based in Denmark. You focus on production and supply chain finance and is responsible for partnering towards various business areas, helping businesses drive performance, value creation and profitability in close partnership with the Executive Leadership Team and their respective leadership teams. Your strong people person leadership can lead and motivate a team of 8-10. Ability to scope a task, delegate, and give support.

As part of Business Finance, you will help empower people, enable decision making and create the agility to strengthen the competitive edge. You have a passion for driving business performance, re-thinking and challenging how things are done.

You will also:

  • Act as a Finance Partner and trusted financial advisor, owning and driving planning, forecasting, reporting, and follow-up activities concerning cost and profitability within OSQ. Drive the financial agenda and performance management within OSQ through value steering and provide relevant reporting and analysis.
  • Be responsible and facilitating business review meetings, orchestrating cross-functional discussions with top management, and constructing a comprehensive performance narrative for the area.
  • Play a pivotal role as a member of the Corporate Investment Committee, proactively supporting and challenging business cases, and decisions to ensure financially sound decision-making processes.
  • Actively contribute to strategy development and engage in ad hoc finance- and business-related projects.
  • Participate in continuously developing and optimizing financial processes and tools to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Serve as a Business Finance leadership team member, actively shaping the direction of Business Finance and driving organizational development initiatives.

Your Qualifications
We are looking for a 10+years experienced Business Finance Manager with solid financial background within Business Finance/Business Partnering/ FP&A and a proficient financial toolbox. You may have a master’s degree in business (e.g., CBS or similar). It could be in engineering (e.g., DTU), with extensive finance experience.

Extensive experience from an international production company.

You also possess:

  • Solid experience working in finance, supporting production and potentially supply chain as a business partner.
  • Has a proven leadership track record, incl. remote leadership.
  • M&A experience would be a positive but not required.
  • Experience with stakeholder management
  • Great communication experience building relationships and influencing leaders.
  • An excellent academic track record.
  • Great Excel, PowerPoint, and English skills.

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