Category Finance Manager Northern Europe

Hamburg, DE
Feb 17, 2017
May 09, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

THE SECRET TO OUR SUCCESS - Its no secret… Our talented people put us at the top and their drive and desire keeps us there…Growing and investing in our employees is critical to our ongoing success. Continue to enrich your Kellogg Career by discovering new opportunities.

As we grow together, we win together. We are looking for highly motivated and talented people who would like to grow with us and make the difference in our Finance business.


In your role as Category Finance Manager Northern Europe (f/m), you will partner with the Category Team to ensure financial delivery of the Cluster Category business. Be a key member of the Cross-Functional Commercial Cluster Team, providing direction to maximize financial delivery while upholding the financial integrity and profitability of the Brands.




  • Partner with the Category Leadership Team (LT) to drive financial remediation and contingency plans and ensure delivery of Category financial targets. Draw key insights from financial / business information to drive better delivery of results.

  • Lead the execution of the short and long-term financial goals of the Cluster Category business by providing financial visibility, insights and guidance and challenging the team to deliver sustainable financial results.

  • Lead the evaluation of the Category Sales and Operational Planning (KSOP) & Outlook processes, ensuring that we deliver our financial targets and continuously improve the accuracy of our monthly volume and financial forecasts.

  • Provide effective financial leadership and decision support for Brand activities through accurate internal & external financial modelling, analysis and appraisals aligned to key performance criteria and measurements.

  • Act as key financial advisor to the Cluster Category LT, ensuring that all team members have a good understanding of our Sustainable Growth Operating Model and what they can do to optimize financial delivery.

  • Lead local finance elements of the commercial planning and financial budgeting process from a brand perspective, actively driving collaboration and alignment with the category. 

  • Oversee the accounting and controls for locally controlled brand building  

  • Support Cluster Category LT in developing Local Activation initiatives & ensure excellence in local execution of Category initiatives, ensure Risks & Opportunities are communicated.

  • Engage with Global Business Support (GBS) Cluster Category team members and fully embed in local team; embrace new virtual ways of working to ensure success of new operating model

  • In particular, lead GBS Commercial Finance Business Partner role in their day-to-day operational activities as part of supporting the business



  • University degree in Finance-related subject or appropriate qualification

  • 5 - 6 years of related Commercial Finance work experience

  • Strong commercial insight to help us to innovate and win with customers and consumers.

  • Good leadership, communication and analytical skills

  • Working knowledge of US GAAP and Sarbanes-Oxley S404

  • Fluent English - verbal and written (German language skills not essential)


  • Preferred:

  • Experience in FMCG environment


Location: Hamburg, Germany

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The Kellogg Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer who strives to provide an inclusive work environment that involves everyone and embraces the diverse talent of its people.