Job area
Finance
Category
Corporate
Location
Marcq-en-Barœul, France
Contract type
Permanent Contract
Experience
5 to 10 years

Job description

CONTEXT :

Since end of 2021, Lesaffre has engaged a multi-year transformation Program for the Finance function, with an overarching goal of improving the overall efficiency of Finance while optimizing the quality of service delivered to the business. Named 3F (“Finance for the Future”), this Program is structured around 10 cross-regional transformational initiatives, which revolve around three major pillars:

  • Redesign and reengineer Finance operations and processes
  • Capture all opportunities for automation and digitization across Finance processes
  • Empower Finance practitioners with the necessary best practices, tools, resources etc.

To ensure the successful implementation of the Program, a Transformation Office is being set up with several key missions:

  • Planning and monitoring the actions to be undertaken in order to deploy the initiatives across the organization
  • Handling the complexity resulting from the simultaneous deployment of cross-regional and interdependent initiatives
  • Providing ad-hoc methodological support

DETAILED RESPONSIBILITIES :

In this context, we are looking for a PMO to help the transformation program manager in securing the delivery of the 3F Program. More specifically, the project assistant will:

  • Help on monitoring of the Program’s progress, and continuously update / amend the roadmap when needed
  • Foster coordination across initiatives and with key projects outside of the 3F Program
  • Prepare internal communication around the Program (e.g., redaction of newsletters, preparation of seminars…)
  • Follow the budget allocated to the Program and track its consumption
  • Foster change management within the Finance community with the support of HR as well as external consultants
  • Help on organizing meetings, steering committee, webinars, seminars and other events linked to 3F program

Qualifications

Hard skills :

  • Successful experience of international program management
  • Deep understanding of the Finance function (incl. emerging trends such as RPA, automation…)
  • Analytical skills / problem solving capabilities to overcome potential roadblocks in the implementation of initiatives
  • Ability to prepare synthetic presentations and impactful communications
  • Fluency in English

Soft skills :

  • Change management: ability to onboard many different finance profiles in a heavy transformation plan, despite expected resistance to change
  • Action-oriented mindset to drive execution

Company description

A key global player in fermentation for more than a century, Lesaffre, with a 2,2 billion euro turnover, and established on all continents, counts 11,000 employees and more than 90 nationalities. On the strength of this experience and diversity, we work with customers, partners and researchers to find ever more relevant answers to the needs of food, health, naturalness and respect for our environment. Thus, every day, we explore and reveal the infinite potential of microorganisms.

To nourish 9 billion people, in a healthy way, in 2050 by making the most of our planet’s resources is a major and unprecedented issue. We believe that fermentation is one of the most promising answers to this challenge.

Lesaffre – Working together to better nourish and protect the planet