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Finance Manager

Do you like being part of a successful company with a high growth agenda and a strong brand? Do you like working for a company who has a sustainable global footprint and do you find engagement in having an impact by driving digitalization of financial reporting? Then this position as Finance Manager, Business Finance at Chr. Hansen is something for you. 

Chr. Hansen is looking for an experienced Finance Manager with the right combination of financial acumen and technical know-how to be part of our Business Finance function. You will lead an engaged and diverse team of three people who champions the management and performance reporting for the Group. Although the current focus is to continue to present stellar financial reporting, the future perspective will be to lift this into the digitalization era and the Finance Manager plays a vital role in the objective

Focus on optimization, financial planning and management reporting

Most importantly you will be responsible for management reporting processes including financial planning processes and supporting the strong business finance team in identifying and implementing improvements and harvesting operational efficiencies. The role also entails the responsibility of driving the efficiency agenda within management reporting at the same time as relevant business policies and priorities are adhered to.

Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Drive optimization/automation and standardization of financial reports and processes across Chr. Hansen, including supporting local finance on improving tools.
  • Manage estimate, budget and strategy processes including monthly management reporting.
  • Support divisions in preparation for business reviews
  • Champion the digitalization in Chr. Hansen from a financial perspective together with the Business Finance Leadership Team
  • Co-own cross-functional projects with Group Accounting and IT.
  • Drive further structure and governance into how we work in Group Business Finance

Experienced Business Finance Manager with strong business and project management acumen
You hold a master degree in business administration, finance or economics (Cand merc., Cand oecon, MBA, etc.) and you can show strong academic results. This is backed by at least 5 years of relevant work experience, ideally from a larger quoted company and preferably with 2-3 years of management experience, proving your well-developed people management skills. Additionally, it is required that you have deep system insights and flair for BI for SAP, SAP, and PowerBI,  as well as a keen interest to acquire knowledge and evaluate new relevant systems.  i.e. being able to bridge Finance and IT and that you are an advanced user of MS office in particular Excel and PPT.

You are great at problem-solving and you strive for continuous business improvement. As such, you demonstrate a “can-do” attitude working towards common goals in a hectic and dynamic environment with highly professional colleagues and stakeholders.

Finally, as you will be working cross-organizationally you will need all your ability to collaborate and create sustainable relationships – across cultural, professional and geographical borders. This takes very good communication skills in English, written and spoken. As such, you can transmit your personal enthusiasm to other people around you and ensure good project management to deliver according to plans and deadlines. 

We offer

At Chr. Hansen we offer a dynamic work day in an international environment surrounded by highly qualified colleagues who is keen on being better faster together.  Chr. Hansen is an agile organization where people, with the right argumentation have a real chance to make an impact.

If you have any questions in relation to the position, please feel free to contact Andreas Bay Rasmussen, Senior Director on +45 22 65 57 60 or dkanra@chr-hansen.com.

Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Read more about working for Chr. Hansen at: www.chr-hansen.com/career.


Do you want to help improve food and health around the world?

At Chr. Hansen, food and health is at the heart of everything we do and our natural ingredients are consumed by more than 1 billion people every day. As a global market leader in bioscience, we have the opportunity to address important global challenges such as food waste, healthy living and sustainable agriculture and we need the brightest and most passionate people on board to succeed. Want to join us?

A career with Chr. Hansen 

Joining Chr. Hansen is your opportunity to make a meaningful difference while unfolding your career in a global setting. In each of our 32 global offices, you will be able to experience an agile organization that is proud to encourage an inspiring work environment and a collaborative culture full of passion to make a difference.

Our founder, Christian D. A. Hansen, was a true entrepreneur and that mentality is still very present and valued today – as we look for new talent to strengthen our team. We are always looking for people who can take charge, come up with new ideas and form their own work practice and methods.

Engagement matters to us, therefore we offer a work environment where cooperation and respect are the top priorities.


Chr. Hansen is a global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. The products include cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors, and all solutions are based on strong research and development competencies coupled with significant technology investments. Revenue in the 2015/16 financial year was EUR 949 million. The company has more than 2,800 dedicated employees in 30 countries and main production facilities in Denmark, France, USA and Germany. Chr. Hansen was founded in 1874 and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen. For further information, please visit www.chr-hansen.com
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