Global Business Controller

Finance Utrecht Full-time Netherlands

Job Description

To start with, the position of Global IHQ Business Controller sits comfortably in the Global Group Control Department. An incredibly diverse team that helps each other learn, grow and develop. Just how we like it! As a Global IHQ Business Controller you will be asked to be the financial business partner to Central Function (HQ) teams, and Financially responsible for P&L below GP, Balance Sheet and Operating Working Capital and Business partner to IT. Other Central Function could be expected from the Business Controller, like; Marketing, HR, Facilities, R&D and Supply Chain.

For this, we don’t just need you to be a knowledgeable professional but also strongly rely on your interpersonal skills as well as your drive for success. Know that you’ll have a crucial role in creating and protecting the impact we look for in our value chain. With this said, we like you to take responsibility over the following tasks:


  • Responsible for monthly financial and management reporting for complete P&L, Balance Sheet and Operating Working Capital., both internal and external, and related period-end-closing activities like analysis of results and balance sheet items.
  • Responsible to provide on time reports. Correct, timely and accurate delivery of financial management reports.
  • Be the driver for compliance with specific cost management, PO and analytics tooling.

Planning & Control:

  • Prepare the annual operating plan, following the deadlines and instructions provided centrally and in an accurate way.
  • Monthly forecast review with the budget owners responsible of primarily IT and potentially other departments.
  • Business partner for budget owners, proactive with the business thinking along with them to come up with improvements in the processes.
  • Strong coordination with the Vendor Management team to align on costing and potential saving opportunities.
  • Responsible for proper balance sheet management, in line with the relevant internal and external accounting and reporting guidelines in coordination with the financial controlling team.
  • Interpreting and applying the Finance instruction provided by corporate to compliance with Corporate Policy and roles

People management & projects:

  • Participate/lead (cross-)functional, local as well as international projects.
  • Be a high performing finance professional through strong coordination skills with budget holders, other business controllers and financial controllers.
  • Act as a linking pin between departments and the controllers team - ensure cross-functional alignment.


We are looking for Entrepreneurship and Simplicity with a drive for excellence. Someone that holds themselves accountable and doesn’t shy away from responsibility. Given the nature of the role we feel it's important for you to have a certain level of seniority/ experience as well as a solid understanding of your own added value. We thrive in diverse teams and look for people that appreciate that as much as we do. We can give you a list of “must haves,” however that’s not how we view your candidacy. We do, of course, take into consideration how much experience you have within Finance and minimum 8-10 years of working experience with an affinity for IT, but ultimately, we look at the bigger picture. but ultimately, we look at the bigger picture. But to give you a bit of guidance as to what we feel is needed in this role, we’ll share our “nice to have” list with you:

  • Minimum 8-10 years relevant working experience, preferably in similar IT Business Control roles.
  • Strongly analytical and experienced business modelling (financial and non-financial)
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Experience with Stakeholder Management.
  • Strong understanding of (commercial) business acumen.

Additional Information

Your application at JDE Peet's If you are interested in this career opportunity at JDE Peet's, apply and join us. After receiving your application we will do our utmost to give you quick feedback. Part of the recruitment procedure at JDE Peet's would be an online assessment, followed by interviews. A pre-employment check can be part of the recruitment process.

The future of work is hybrid, with both office and home playing an important role. At JDE Peet's, we value meeting colleagues in the office to unleash the possibilities of coffee and tea together and we enjoy our focus time when working from home. Join us and you will experience both. Because it’s amazing what happens over a cup of coffee.

Whether or not you are with us, two, four or thirty years, it doesn’t matter. We help you build your skillsets and potential career. We offer a solid and competitive base salary and ad additional benefits to the mix. To name a few: Learning and development budget, career development, Insurances, pension plans and a minimum of 25 + 12 ADV days of paid holidays (because we care and want to offer you a healthy work – life balance)

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Who we are?

JDE Peet’s is the world's leading pure-play coffee and tea company, with local roots dating back to 1753, and is headquartered in the Netherlands. We unleash the possibilities of coffee and tea in more than 100 countries with a portfolio of over 50 brands, including L’OR, Peet’s, Jacobs, Senseo, Tassimo, Douwe Egberts, OldTown, Super, Pickwick and Moccona.

What’s it like to work at JDE Peet’s?

We are people united by the power and possibility of tea and coffee. At JDE Peet’s, we thrive on the freedom to pursue opportunities, provoking new ideas to make an impact at scale. Our ambition is simple – JDE Peet's: unleashing the possibilities of coffee and tea.

We bring action to our intentions, following through on what was agreed, always pushing things forward. We offer our people a range of learning and development programmes to support their personal growth. We’ve worked hard to build an open, collaborative environment where you can approach anyone and be heard.

At JDE Peet's, we believe it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee or tea. We also believe that a diverse and inclusive culture enables us to serve every coffee and tea lover in the best possible way. No matter who you are, where you come from, how you live your life, or how you enjoy your coffee or tea, you can fulfil your ambitions and contribute to our success.

When you grow, we grow, and coffee & tea grows.


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