Finance Director

Oceania & South-East Asia

DeLaval has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Finance Director Oceania & SEA to head their finance team in Hamilton, NZ or in Westmeadows, AU.

Reporting to the Vice President Finance Asia Pacific, you'll act as the Finance Business Partner to the Oceania and SEA Market Areas Sales Directors and other line Managers. In addition to the core finance and controlling skills, you’ll offer commercial insight and strategic thinking to develop and improve the business through participation in discussions and by challenging the organization with the goal to improve profitability.  This will be achieved through the effective management of the country assigned people and resources, and by building effective relationships with all internal and external stakeholders.

We are looking for a motivated team player with a keen eye for detail that has experience and knowledge in managing a full finance function and team. With your Corporate Governance control and advance problem solving ability demonstrated at a senior level, you'll be passionate about driving continuous improvement whilst standing for professional objectivity and challenge constructively with confidence.

More specifically, your duties will include;

  • Support and influence key operational and strategic decisions in the Market Area senior management
  • Coordinate financial planning and forecasting within the Market Areas
  • Benchmark and identify best practice to drive business performance
  • Review key investments / divestments
  • Review the financial development of the entities within the Market Areas
  • Follow up and actively handle internal audit action points and corporate governance issues
  • Oversee the duties of subordinates to ensure DeLaval meets financial responsibilities on time.
  • Support various projects from a financial standpoint including the review of large project sales

About you

To be considered, you'll have tertiary qualifications in Business Administration, International Marketing, Economics or similar, ideally coupled with professional commercial accounting experience, preferably in an international environment.

You will be an influencer with a strong track record of driving business performance through analyses of information and data to draw unbiased and objective conclusions to support leadership decisions. You'll be liaising with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders so it is essential that you have outstanding interpersonal communication skills, including strong written and verbal English language skills. Your strong commercial savvy, negotiation skills and judgement will enable you to navigate skillfully in tough situations and gain trust and understanding quickly.

Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite, SAP/R3 and other accounting packages is also required. 

This is your chance to join an international industry leader and become part of an exceptional team culture.  At DeLaval, employees enjoy new challenges, professional growth and the satisfaction of working for a company that goes to all lengths to understand and work alongside their customers.

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About the Organisation

DeLaval Ltd is a global leading supplier to the dairy business, supporting dairy farmers in managing their farms, their way. The business offers products, systems and services for all steps of milk production, with a focus on reducing their environmental footprint whilst improving food production, profitability and the well-being of the people and animals involved.

Founded more than 125 years ago in Sweden, DeLaval now has 4500 employees and operates in more than 115 countries that cater to customers with livestock size ranging from 1 to 50,000 animals. Together with the Tetra Laval Group, DeLaval owns one of the most well-known brands in the world. DeLaval's New Zealand office is based in Hamilton, and services customers throughout both the north and south islands. The Australia office is based in Melbourne.

DeLaval constantly strives to improve the daily work for all dairy producers, empowering them to control their business and lifestyle by providing complete solutions and service.

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