Head of Finance Sweden

Lantmännen Cerealia - Stockholm

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  • Application Deadline: Aug. 29, 2021
  • Stockholm
Job Description

Our vision is to become Nordic’s leading food company and we want you to be a part of our journey! Do you have extensive experience in controlling, leadership skills and taking lead in projects? Do you also enjoy working with operational tasks as well as developing people and processes? If you do, then you might be the one!

An exciting opportunity has arisen at Lantmännen Cerealia for a Head of Finance Sweden to join us at our office in Stockholm. This position is permanent and you will report to Tiia Ranta, CFO of Lantmännen Cerealia.

As a business, Lantmännen Cerealia is truly on an exciting journey with a clear direction and a successful track-record during the past years, improving the business performance significantly. We have a revenue of approx. 4,2 billion SEK in 6 countries, 30+ export countries and 12 factories. Our values – drive, holistic view and openness is in our core and guiding star as we always have business in mind and people at heart.

Working in Cerealia in the role Head of Finance Sweden, provides great opportunities to influence the further evolvement of the business through empowering leadership, optimizing our current and new processes as well as developing a high performing team. You will also be a part of the Cerealia Finance Leadership team and Country Management Team, where you will have highly engaged and capable colleagues, as well as access to the Lantmännen Group Finance community.

This is what you will do

As Finance Manager you will act as a Business Partner for Management Directors and Country Management team in Sweden. This means that you will build partnerships and maintain strong relationships with local senior management and their teams, as well as supporting and challenging teams in their decision making.

You will also take an active role in analyzing the business performance and facilitates change to ensure that key financial targets are delivered. You will ensure that planning inputs in outlooks, forecasts and budgets are understood and ensure that the planning assumptions are reasonable. Also, safeguard the quality and business ownership of the outputs. Where you will be driving financial data transparency via a “one set of numbers” culture and structure.

You will also act as a Country Controller for Cerealia Sweden and lead the monthly reporting, budgeting and forecasting processes on own responsibility area. Where you will also ensure high quality in month end reporting, in collaboration with Cerealia Finance Team and Operations Controllers.

Furthermore, you will be participant in financial development projects where you will be responsible for implementing group principles, ways of working and reporting procedures inside own responsibility area. You will also ensure that controlling processes in own area align with Cerealia’s processes and schedules.

Also, you will lead the country controlling team in Sweden with 3 commercial controllers who are direct reporting to you and 2 operations controllers who have a dotted reporting line to you.


Skills & Requirements

This is what you need to succeed

You have:

  • Academic degree in Finance / Economics
  • Fluent in English and Swedish both written and spoken
  • Extensive experience from business controlling, commercial and sales controlling
  • Experience in ERP (preferably M3), financial planning and BI tools (preferably Cognos) as well as Excel

  • Experience working in a matrix organization

  • Experience from leading roles within Finance within an international company

  • Successful track record of building high performing teams

The position requires travelling to some extent (after the pandemic) with regular visits to our production sites.

You are:

  • Analytical and structured
  • Strong communicator and taking initatives
  • Positive and have a problem solving mindset
  • Result driven

We believe you are a person who is analytical with a strong overall financial awareness. You have the capability to see behind the numbers and taking initatives where you bring and anchor proposals for improvements forward into the organization. Therefore we believe that you have the capability to drive and implement change and new ways of working in a great way. You are further structured in your way of working with good planning skills and ensuring high quality in your performance.

In this role you will have contact with many stake holders and colleagues, therefore we also believe that you are strong in your communication skills. You can navigate and influence across the business and build partnerships and networks both internally and externally. But also listen and challenge with a fact-based approach, where and when needed. Also you have the ability to communicate complicated issues and crystallize the essential in your communication.

We also believe your approach and minset is always positive and problem solving. And you share and act accourding to our values - Openness, Holistic view, Drive - and our promise of taking responsibility from Field to Fork.

What we offer you.

We are a large international group with diverse activities throughout the entire grain value chain –from the very sprout in the field to the food on our tables. With a wide range of businesses within food, agriculture, machinery, bioenergy and real estate, we offer career opportunities in every direction across industries, countries, companies and areas of expertise.

Sounds interesting?

We hope so! We are working with ongoing selection which means that this position can be filled before the last application date. So don’t wait too long to apply!

If you have any questions regarding the position or the recruitment process, don’t hesitate to contact responsible recruiter. We are looking forward to your application!


About the company

Lantmännen is an agricultural cooperative and Northern Europe’s leader in agriculture, machinery, bioenergy and food products. Owned by 20,000 Swedish farmers, we have 10,000 employees, operations in over 20 countries and an annual turnover of SEK 50 billion. With research, development and operations throughout the value chain, together we take responsibility from field to fork. For more information: www.lantmannen.com

Lantmännen Cerealia is part of the food division of the Lantmännen Group. We develop, produce and market a large range of healthy and nutritious food, based on locally grown cereals. The core of our assortment is grain-based products, including flour, muesli, crisp bread, pasta and pancakes, but we also provide ready meals, green food and drinks, and much more. Kungsörnen, AXA, START, FINN CRISP, Amo, Regal, Gooh and GoGreen are all parts of the Lantmännen Cerealia brand family, with one common goal: making a positive difference in food! Read more: www.lantmannencerealia.com.

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