Finance Business Partner, Business Finance


Novozymes A/S




- Challenging finance position with significant business impact


Novozymes is the world leader in biological solutions. Together with customers, partners and the global community, we improve industrial performance while preserving the planet’s resources and helping build better lives. As the world’s largest provider of enzyme and microbial technologies, our bioinnovation enables higher agricultural yields, low-temperature washing, energy-efficient production, renewable fuel and many other benefits that we rely on today and in the future. We call it Rethink Tomorrow. With more than 6.400 employees worldwide in 2018 Novozymes generated a revenue of DKK 14,39 billion (EBITDA DKK 5,16 billion). In 2018 Novozymes was ranked #3 in the world in Science magazine’s global Top Employers Survey. www.novozymes.com


At Novozymes Business Finance is responsible for finance business partnering towards various divisional VP areas and business areas helping business to drive performance, value creation and profitability in close partnership with the global Division Leadership Teams. Finance business partnering in Novozymes is truly mature and on a high level with very skilled, ambitious and enthusiastic employees. ERP and consolidation system is SAP and Business Finance and Corporate Finance functions in Novozymes are well supported by Financial Service Center in India.


Finance Business Partner with CFO mindset driving value creation and profitability

Novozymes is looking for a highly capable Finance Business Partner for one of the divisional Business Finance teams to support Household Care & Technical Industries which is the largest business area in terms of revenue. As part of Business Finance, you will help empower people, enable decision making and create the agility that will strengthen Novozymes’ competitive edge and extend the reach of biological answers. You will be financially responsible for a divisional VP area and be part of the VP leadership team. You will set the financial agenda in the area and ensure that relevant financial input for driving the strategic agenda and execution is brought to the table.


In essence, you take on a ‘CFO mindset’ and work very closely with people from Sales, Marketing and Business Development – hence, you get the possibility to interact with all parts of the organization and to translate financial priorities into action, which is essential in this position. The position reports to the Business Finance Director of the division but will have a dotted line to the Vice President that you support. Responsibilities and activities are broad-ranging and include:


·       Act as Business Partner and trusted advisor providing financial sparring with the global Division Leadership team and to your specific VP area

·       Business controlling mainly on a strategic and tactical level for the area you support

·       Financial planning, own and drive sales and cost budgets and forecasts for designated business area

·       Drive profitability improvement programs, facilitating sales opportunity pipeline discussions, analysis of new product development (R&D) pipeline and facilitation of the resource prioritization process etc.

·       Business reviews and evaluation of business cases

·       Providing analytics on markets, customers, products etc.

·       Actively contributing to strategy development and ad hoc finance- and business projects

·       Participate in the continuous development and optimization of financial processes and tools


Location of the position is Novozymes headquarter in Bagsværd. Estimated travel activity is 5-20 days a year.


Highly capable Finance Business Partner with Master’s degree

As Finance Business Partner you possess the following experience and qualifications:


·       A Master’s degree in business administration, finance or economics (e.g. Cand.merc.FIR, MAC, AEF, FSM, ASC, AUD or similar) with good grades

·       At least 3-5 years of experience – gladly more – from a similar role (e.g. Finance Business Partner / Business Controller role in a leading company) with a proficient financial toolbox. With the right mindset you could also be Financial Controller with the desire to join finance business partnering

·       Experience with financial planning, budgeting, forecasting and providing financial business support

·       Excellent Excel, PowerPoint and English skills are a must

You have a ‘CFO mindset', a commercial understanding and a passion for driving business performance where you act as trusted advisor and challenge business in a positive and pragmatic way. This is supported by a personality with a structured and analytical problem-solving approach. You thrive working closely with people and therefore you are proactive, outgoing and a team player with the ability to build relationships with people at all levels of the organization. Finally, you show persistence and get things done yet still being a good colleague and nice to work with.

Novozymes offers
A position as Finance Business Partner in an industry leading company where financial business partnering is on a high and mature level, very demanded by the organization and therefore with a significant business impact and top management exposure. Novozymes is currently implementing a new strategy and Business Finance plays a key part in that implementation. A position as Finance Business Partner can advance your career and typically leads to positions in other more senior Finance roles, to other parts of Finance or Investor Relations, or commercial positions in Sales, Marketing or Business Development. The compensation and benefits package will besides a fixed salary include bonus and 11% company paid pension scheme. 

Interested in the position? 
Focus Recruitment supports Novozymes with the search process. If you find interest in the position or have questions, please contact Partner at Focus Recruitment, Steffen Marstrand, sma@focus-recruitment.dk / 5051 9215.

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