World-wide Seed Breeding Company: Manager Business Controlling

The Manager Business Controlling of KWS Vegetables is, together with his team, focused on helping the business to reach the next level on a global scale.

As the Manager Control, you will play a crucial role in elevating the company's business performance by acting as a Business Partner. You will lead a team of three controllers: Operations Controller, a R&D Controller, and a Sales Controller. The team is highly autonomous, cohesive, and works with a significant degree of trust and independence.
As a Business Partner, you will participate in various Crop-teams, which are global, multidisciplinary teams responsible for strategic business initiatives. An entrepreneurial mindset is essential for contributing effectively in these teams. You will have opportunities for long-term growth in this role and within the company. In this function you report directly to the Head of Business Functions and work collaboratively with the Manager Finance and Procurement.
Other tasks and responsibilities:
  • Team leadership: Leading the BU Controlling activities (controlling and reporting). Motivate and supporting the team in their development.   Establishing a culture of collaboration, accountability, and transparency around all business functions.
  • Strategy: play a pivotal role together with the controlling team within the crop teams on setting up long term strategies per crop. Develop and maintain crop P&Ls.
  • Forecasting and budgeting: Prepare quarterly forecasts and annual budget providing insights in key business drivers and deliver presentations to Management team BU vegetables as well as report to the headquarters in Germany (HQ)
  • Internal control: Mapping processes, identifying existing controls, and improving internal control
  • Consolidation and control: Responsible for the global consolidation process for the business Unit Vegetables
  • Acquisitions: Support in close collaboration with the strategy team the whole process from valuations and due diligence to integrations globally. Support also new activities starting in different countries and regions.
  • Project Management: Support Head of Business Functions on Post Merge Integration projects, Transfer price project implementation etc...
  • Technology and Data Management: Support integration and roll outs of SAP S4 HANNA, data consolidation (long term), BI Tools and CRM systems. Support implementations of ERPs in other regions (Mexico, Italy, Turkey..)


We seek an open-minded, collaborative manager who is assertive and communicates directly. You should be able to think critically, see opportunities, and effectively coach and engage with all organizational levels.
In addition, you recognize yourself in the following: 
  • University degree preferably in Controlling/Business or Accountancy
  • 10+ years of relevant work experience in Finance, with at least several years of experience in a business focused role
  • An ambitious, down to earth personality
  • A pragmatic and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Affinity with the company’s business
  • Excellent communication skills across all organizational levels
  • Excellent knowledge of the English, Dutch is a plus


The chance to take a responsible role in a dynamic and locally impacting company which has great
ambitions. The salary package includes a company car and bonus. Next to that you
have the possibility to work from home for two days.

Onze opdrachtgever

KWS vegetables Business unit started operations in 2019 with a global set up and ambition. As part of KWS Group, a German owned company with a total of more than 5 thousand employees in 70 countries and nearly 2 billion turn over. In 2019 , KWS Group decided to enter into the seed vegetable market under a clear strategy to develop a strategically significant position in the vegetable seed market by focusing on breeding for the needs of the value chain and keeping the end-customer at the forefront of its strategy. Acquiring Pop Vriend seeds in 2019 as the first milestone, today the Business unit has more than 300 employees with presence in Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Turkey , Italy and the Netherlands where HQ is located.
To stay ahead in a changing world, we need excellent partnerships. Our goal is to be the preferred partner globally – recognized for our innovative breeding, continuous improvement and value creation for the full vegetable value chain from grower to consumer.
By immersing ourselves in the needs of growers and other partners in agri-food chain we provide innovative and sustainable genetic solutions that increase productivity, reduce costs and minimize risks.
Focus crops
9 strategic crops with global footprint : Spinach, Beans, Red Beat , Swich Chard, Tomato, Pepper, Melon, Watermelon, cucumber.
Despite its growth, the company retains a non-hierarchical, entrepreneurial and adventure culture characterized by short communication lines and a focus on specialization It’s a dynamic environment and they believe in long-term relationships, focus, autonomy and responsibility.
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