Sr. Manager, Business Finance Projects & Transformation


Novozymes A/S




- Position with CxO exposure focusing on projects, tools and transformation with clear business impact


What if you could work for a cause, not just a company?


Novozymes is the global market leader in biological solutions. We help build better lives. Together with our customers, partners, and the global community, we use our innovative thinking and passion for science to boost industries and make everyday products more sustainable for the good of the planet. As the world’s leading provider of industrial enzymes and microorganisms, our bio-innovation enables higher agricultural yields, low-temperature washing, energy-efficient production, renewable fuel and many, many other biological solutions that the world can benefit from today and in the future. We call it Rethink Tomorrow.  With approx. 6.200 employees worldwide in 2020 Novozymes generated a revenue of DKK 14,01 billion (EBITDA DKK 4,92 billion). In 2019 Novozymes was ranked #7 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.


The Transformation, Insights & Analytics (TIA) team is part of the Business Finance organization and plays a pivotal role in enabling Business Finance to deliver on its winning aspiration: “As Business Partners, we will enable Novozymes strategy execution and impact decisions to maximize value, ensure focus on profitable growth and optimize resource allocation. We will ensure that Business Finance is a great place to work where we can learn and develop”. Responsibility of the TIA team is: To design and deliver best in class financial insights & analytics tools including related steering processes and to drive / participate in key transformation projects (both for Novozymes and for Finance) and to run the Finance PMO.


Project management, anchoring and implementing value creating finance projects & tools

Novozymes is looking for a highly capable Sr. Manager, Business Finance Projects & Transformation who will have a double role: Project Management / participation in key Finance and Novozymes strategy / business projects and facilitation of Finance Strategy PMO and also specify, design and support execution of the financial insights & analytics tools rollout and promotion activities to achieve high adoption and best possible user experience. The position is to some extent scalable to match candidate seniority.


In essence, you take point of departure in a ‘CFO mindset’ delivering projects and tools from a business oriented finance perspective. Stakeholder management is key in the role and besides CFO exposure and close interaction with Business Finance teams you get the possibility to interact with senior executives in all parts of the organization e.g. Commercial / Sales, Strategy, Production, R&D and external consultancies. Working with them you translate financial priorities into value adding projects and tools creating business impact, which is essential. The position reports to the Director of Transformation, Insights & Analytics whom reports to Vice President, Business Finance. Responsibilities and activities are broad-ranging and include:


Project Management / participation in key Finance and Novozymes strategy projects and facilitation of Finance Strategy PMO (approx. 70%)

Design and support execution of financial insights & analytics tools rollout and promotion to achieve high adoption and best possible user experience (approx. 30%)


Location of the position is Novozymes headquarter in Bagsværd. Estimated travel activity is 0-10 days a year and with great flexibility and work life balance.


Highly capable finance profile with flair for project management, finance tools and transformation

As Sr. Manager, Business Finance Projects & Transformation, you possess the following experience and qualifications:

As the right candidate you have strong analytical and problem-solving skills as a founding structure for solid business acumen and a keen focus on how to enable business performance through finance projects and tools. You thrive in managing and participating in strategic and transformation projects backed up by excellent stakeholder-, communication- and change management abilities. You are a people person good at building report, promoting an idea and getting buy in. You are comfortable in being both a team player and driving things independently with persistence and a “can do attitude”. Finally, curiosity and willingness to learn and challenge status quo is also essential in the position.

Novozymes Offers

A position in an industry leading company where you as Senior Manager will have the opportunity to work with financial transformation projects, -tools, -technology and BI to take the digital journey of Business Finance to its next level. The position will give another level of variation, stakeholder management, business exposure and project-oriented way of working compared to for instance a Finance Manager or Controller job. Maturity level is high in the finance organization and therefore with a significant business impact and top management exposure.

This position can advance your career and typically leads to more senior finance roles as e.g. Business Finance Director or strategy / commercial positions in e.g. Sales or Corporate Strategy / Business Development. The compensation and benefits package will besides a fixed salary include bonus and 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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