Business Controller - Meelunie
What do you do?

Meelunie is a vibrant trading firm that focusses on people, quality and long term relationships, thanks to its 150 years+ heritage. With a head office in Amsterdam, and regional offices in the United States, China, Singapore, Mexico and Australia (turnover around €300 million).
The company is constantly expanding and shows strong, rapid growth and with the ambition to be B Corp certified by end 2023. Therefore, they are looking to welcome a Business Controller to grow its positive impact with plant-based ingredients.

We are looking for a proactive and energetic Business Controller to join the Meelunie finance team. From their modern office on the 18th floor at The Zuidas you work closely together with the CFO, Group Controller and local traders. You report directly to the Group Controller and will be the Financial Business Partner for the trading business. You provide insights, high-quality analyses and recommendations which support the business and challenge them to take the right actions that will add direct value.

You are responsible for the periodic management reporting & analyses, the annual budget, (rolling) forecast and latest estimates. By doing so you support them with key business insights about their financial and operational performance, but also ask them daily the question: are we still doing the right thing to provide the best service or can we do better? You are the financial backbone for the business and continuously challenge the business on the risks and opportunities you see, keeping a sharp eye on the balance between quality of service costs and efficiency. Using Reporting tools, you make sure that the right control information is clear, and you bridge the business with the numbers and via versa. Next to the periodic business review, but there will also be many ad hoc analyses, investment proposals, business cases and BI projects. You are in the driver seat to develop business control as a trusted business partner.

Good to know

Meelunie is expanding its portfolio with fava isolate proteins produced in a brand-new  and co-owned Danish facility. These highly innovative products are completely neutral in taste and color, making them ideal for a wide range of food applications. This will enable Meelunie to be a frontrunner in the protein transition to plant-based ingredients. As a Business Controller you will be in lead for several business cases, for example the build of the cost price and contracts of the plant. As a business controller you are a sparring partner to optimize the off-take agreement and correlated allocation of cost-prices.

Who are you?

You are a skilled and persuasive Business advisor, with an analytical mindset who loves to work in a dynamic business. You know how to create support for (strategic) decisions and you are not afraid to speak your mind. In addition to having a solid financial background and strong communication skills, you have a “can do”-mentality and are able to create relationships and support the business In any way you can.

“Since Meelunie is so dynamic we are looking for somebody with the right attitude. Someone who has the intellectual & strategic curiosity to really understand and level with the business and has the capacity to think out of the box. Who is able to set up strong analytics which create actionable business insights, unlocking the potential of the data we (will) have. Somebody who can see the bigger picture, through different lenses, reaches sound conclusions and can get the point across. And who has the scale-up mentality which involves getting your hands dirty and tackling many things you haven’t encountered before.”

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Finance, Economics or Accountancy
  • >5 years of relevant experience in Financial Control, Business Control, FP&A, Accountancy or Consultancy
  • Experience in production/ food/logistics/ commodity trading industry is a plus
  • Excellent communication skills in English and preferably Dutch
  • (Strong) knowledge of Excel, ERP and reporting (Power BI) tools and getting insights out of (unstructured) data
  • A hands-on work style who dares to think outside the box and is a selfstarter
  • High degree of integrity and honesty
  • Able to build strong relationships, support and challenge the business 

More about Meelunie

Meelunie is a global supplier of plant-based ingredients; Starches, Proteins and Sweeteners. Their product range covers a wide variety of food, animal nutrition and industrial applications, and includes trusted brands such as Windmill Potato Starch alongside an ever-growing assortment of organic products.

A truly global company, with offices spread over five continents and export to over 100 countries. But their added value goes far beyond that of a supplier. From risk management to multi-sourcing, quality assurance to tailor-made supply chains, they can draw on 150 years’ experience to develop comprehensive solutions designed to meet your specific needs.

Plant Based Positive Impact
Meelunie believes they have a responsibility for the impact they have on the world and a duty to add value to society where they can. Inspired by Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDG) launched by the United Nations : Zero Hunger (SDG2), Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12) and Climate Action (SDG 13). They have defined 3 domains for impact: Our Future Heritage, Green Products and Climate & Shipping. These are the pillars in reaching their goals.

Meelunie is a family firm that values long-term relationships. As a result, they seek and attract people with integrity. Professionals who are loyal to their clients, suppliers and colleagues, and work hard to be of added value in any way they can.

The flat, dynamic company structure means people are entrusted with real responsibility, empowered to act proactively, and encouraged to think with our customers and business partners. For example, by alerting them to possible problems or potential market opportunities. And whenever necessary, always going that extra mile to get things done and make things happen.

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