Global Procurement Controller

Finance Utrecht Full-time Netherlands

Job Description

Global Procurement is in the center of cost out and Operating Working Capital programs. It is a fast-paced, collaborative environment. The scope is approx. €2 billion. The job is complex and demanding yet very exciting with lots of learning opportunities and exposure to top management. The job goal is to create business insights and recommendations through analysis & benchmarking of procurement spend pools to drive productivity and OWC. The person will report to the Global Procurement Finance & Excellence Manager.

Key responsibilities:

  • Establish forecasting model and analytical tools for Accounts Payable
  • Benchmark payment terms
  • Establish rolling Procurement Purchase Variance forecast integrating actuals year to date and latest volume forecast from central planning
  • Establish validation process for indirect productivity tracking
  • Engaging with budget owners & putting discipline into the process
  • Biannually risk assessment for Top Tier Vendors
  • Risk assessment for new vendors
  • Lead benchmarking & trend analysis among the vendors on cost, invoice frequency
  • Work on cost models to understand the price lists, key drivers of costs.


You have the 4C’s (curiosity, creativity, courage, connection), strong analytical thinking and attention to detail. We want you to be able to speak up and collaborate with outspoken people; teamwork is at the essence. Moreover, you have a BA/ BSc, preferably MSc/ MBA and a solid experience (4-6 years) in financial analysis & reporting; ideally on procurement processes. Last but not least  ideally you have experience on Analytics & Automation tools: Power BI, Alteryx, Blue Prism

Additional Information

It’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. At JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS, we’ve made it our mission to find out . Our people have been raising the bar since day one, thinking fast and acting even faster to make an impact that’s felt around the world. JDE is the home to some of the most well-known coffee brands in the world. To date, our coffee and tea portfolio is available in over 140 countries and includes iconic household names such as Jacobs, Tassimo, Moccona, Senseo, L’OR, Douwe Egberts, TiOra, Super, Kenco, Pilao and Gevalia. We’ve built our business on the belief that everyone deserves the coffee they love – no matter who you are, where you live or how you take it.

At JACOBS DOUWE EGBERTS we are inspired by our belief that it’s amazing what can happen over a cup of coffee. We are driven by the vision that everyone deserves the coffee they love.