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Senior Finance Specialist

Do you want to work in a fast paced, creative and challenging environment with a steep learning curve? Do you have a strong business and production understanding as well as an analytical mindset? Then the position as Senior Finance Specialist within Chr. Hansen could be for you.

As our new Senior Finance Specialist, you will be a part of our business finance department of 16 people helping drive value creating across Chr. Hansen and deliver actionable business insights with a proactive and customer-focused mindset. You will join a small team supporting Global Operations and more specifically the plants located in Denmark.

The position

With Chr. Hansen you will have the opportunity to impact strategic decisions through financial analysis - as a Senior Finance Specialist you will report directly to the Senior Finance Manager in Global Operation with a dotted line to the local site Managers in Copenhagen and Roskilde and support many different stakeholders throughout the company.

Supporting the Plant Management with follow-ups on cost controlling of projects including relevant analysis, you will be the key person in the organization who delivers the overview and maintains the link between the site operations team and the business finance team. In your role as a Senior Finance Specialist your primary tasks are:

  • Support and drive all local financial reporting, forecasting and budgeting
  • Control SAP/CO and production masterdata on product costing in SAP
  • Cost analysis and follow up to support stakeholders
  • Follow-up on investment projects and business cases

For the right candidate there will be an opportunity to grow into a more global role in the future. The primary place of work will be in Avedøre.

Your personal profile

The ideal candidate holds a master’s degree in business administration, finance or economics (Cand merc., Cand oecon, or similar) and can present at least 5 years relevant working experience - Experience from the manufacturing industry are an advantage. Further, it is essential that you are a highly skilled user in SAP/CO, Excel and PowerPoint.

The work environment is dynamic and requires the ability to work independently with high attention to detail and project skills. We are looking for a well-organized self-starter with the ability to prioritize among multiple tasks. As interaction with the business is a key factor to success, we are looking for someone with both excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills that can guide and challenge the environment. You have a natural interest in understanding the environment you are working in.

If you have these qualifications, we offer you to be a part of an exciting organization with lots of challenges and competent and motivated colleagues.

We offer

Chr. Hansen is an expanding organization with ambitious growth targets going forward. We have recently launched our new strategy: Natures No. 1 - Sustainably, which directs the company activities the coming 5-10 years, which will drive a continued strong growth and execution of initiatives ensuring scalability in support of profitable growth. Business Finance will play a key role in executing the Natures No. 1 strategy.

For more information and application

If you have any questions, please contact Morten Villemoes, Senior Finance Manager via email: or phone: +45 53392130.

Deadline for applications is Oct 21st, 2018. However, applications will be reviewed as received.

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?


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
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