Job area
Food flavouring and taste
Maisons-Alfort, France
Contract type
Permanent Contract
+10 years

Job description

The CFO is part of the Leadership Team of the entity  and reports directly to the General Manager of Biospringer EMEA and functionally to the CFO of the Global Business Unit. 

The CFO is responsible for the overall administration of financial & IT management for the company. She/He leads a team of 20 persons organized in 3 main departments Accounting, Controlling & IT.

As Business partner the CFO contributes to and supports the strategy and key decision making.

Her/his main responsibilities are : 

  • Oversight of all key reporting, including delivery of all reporting, providing explanations and business solutions to help mitigate the risks. 
  • Partner with Sales, Production and other departments in determining financial impact due to product cost reductions, etc. and prepare periodic forecasts to update management on projected results. 
  • Ensure in cooperation with other LT members the correct working capital management and follow the main capex of the plant.
  • Lead the relationship with financial auditors, tax or other consultants 
  • Manage the financial planning for the organization as a whole, overseeing the annual budgeting
  • Identifying key financial risks across the organization
  • Participate to the SAP S4Hana migration & SAP Coremodel ERP implementation
  • Ensure the foundation is in compliance with all internal policies and relevant regulations and ensure filings are completed in a timely manner
  • Lead Corporate process, prepare Board of Directors, Financial statements approval, resolution,…
  • Lead IT function and team in all its activities 


Master Degree (Bac+5) type of business school or Master Finance/Management, you have acquired a minimum of 15 years of experience, including at least 5 years in a similar position. 
Recognized for your leadership, you put your analytical and management skills at the service of the company’s overall vision. 
Your communication and management skills allow you to adapt to any type of contact. Naturally oriented towards continuous improvement, you are particularly motivated by projects to support change.

Company description

As a global key player in yeasts and fermentation, Lesaffre designs, manufactures and markets innovative solutions for Baking, Food taste & pleasure, Health care and Biotechnology.
Family group born in northern France in 1853, now a multi-national and a multicultural company, Lesaffre is committed to working with confidence to better nourish and protect the planet.
In close collaboration with its clients and partners, Lesaffre employs 11 000 people in nearly 80 subsidiaries based in +50 countries.
Lesaffre achieves a turnover of 2.2 billion euros.                                  

Biospringer, as a Business Unit of Lesaffre, is a key player and global producer of natural origin yeast ingredients for the food industry. 
Its comprehensive products range includes yeast extracts, dried food yeasts, yeast-based flavors and more.                              

Biospringer offers solutions to improve the flavor profile of recipes and participate in the development of healthier everyday consumers’ products. With 8 productions plants, a network of commercial teams and Culinary centers around the world and a team of technologists and R&D, Biospringer brings taste and pleasure to consumers.