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Date:  Mar 6, 2023
Job Req ID:  12803
Category:  Finance
Country/Region:  DE
City:  Hamburg
Workplace:  Hybrid

Title:  Head of Commercial Finance DACH (m/f/d) job sharing


Are you dynamic, a keen innovator, a trend setter, or a disruptive thinker? Then Kellogg Europe is the place for you because at Kellogg’s we focus on agility, growth and innovation.

After performing the role as Head of Commercial Finance DACH full time for 3 years our employee Valentina Santaniello opens her position for a tandem partner in a job sharing model! Together with Valentina you will be an active member of the DACH leadership team and have responsibility for all Finance activities related to Germany, Austria and Switzerland.  

Kellogg is one of the leading manufacturers of cereals and salty snacks – with some of the world’s best known and most popular brands – including Kellogg’s® Corn Flakes, Special K®, Trésor® and Pringles®. It’s your chance to contribute your ideas in an international, consumer and customer oriented FMCG company.

You can look forward to flexible working hours and work locations, our modern office in downtown Hamburg and other great benefits such as bike leasing, fitness benefit, company pension plan and Sodexo meal vouchers.



  • Together with his/her team, partner with the Commercial Execution lead team, providing leadership and guidance to evaluate commercial opportunities and drive top and bottom-line growth while improving cash flow delivery.
  • Provides financial leadership during the monthly Sales & Operating Planning process (KSOP). Ensures that robust customer targets are developed to meet country targets within spend budgets while improving ROI.
  • Together with his/her team, ensures complete and accurate accounting, stewardship, and controls of all Trade Allowances; responsible for the financial integrity of the local trade promotional management system (K-Tie).
  • Provides full visibility on Net Sales and Net Contribution performance, including overhead investment for Actuals and Forecasts, with an adequate suite of management reports, leveraging the European systems. Works closely with the Commercial execution team to limit / mitigate risk and develop / maximise opportunities.
  • Consolidates, analyses and challenges customer financials as part of the budgeting and planning processes. Works in close collaboration and alignment with the RGM team in particular to drive accuracy and growth in value.
  • Leads finance communication to senior internal stakeholders, e.g. leadership team Europe as well as external stakeholders (e.g. auditors). Ensures proper execution of the local Tax and Statutory requirement, in close collaboration with and support of the European teams.
  • Manages, grows and develops his/her team, exhibiting strong talent management capabilities, deploying and leveraging the growth competencies models and leading the team through change.



  • Educated to degree level in business management studies, major in Finance/Accounting and minimum 8-10 years post-qualification experience.
  • Good knowledge of financial processes, including planning and analysis. Sound knowledge of accounting principles and procedures. Strong understanding of P&L and BS.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills. Requires high level of proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and ideally SAP and BPC Consolidations.
  • Great influencing, analytical and leadership skills.
  • Proven ability of strong top-management communication
  • Ability to work well with others in a team environment, work effectively in a multi-cultural environment and develop relationship at multiple levels.
  • Previous experience as people manager.
  • Fluent knowledge of English and German.
  • Preferably International mobility.
  • Ability to work in high collaboration and close trust in tandem.



  • In tandem, you and your tandem partner act as one unit towards your team, stakeholders and customers. Tasks are not split up, but taken on as a joint responsibility. Working in tandem therefore requires a high degree of collaboration, organization, trust and loyalty.
  • This role requires 55-65% working hours in the job sharing model and at least two working days of working full time.
  • If you apply and are considered for the position, you will meet Valentina at the latest after an initial functional interview with your potential manager. You will then decide if you want to work in a job sharing model together. However, in the application process via PairToShare you also have the possibility to get in touch with Valentina directly to learn more about her and the job.


Growing and nurturing the world starts with our employees, which is why our tailor-made career growth programmes are just what you need to set yourself for success.

We strive to create a world where people are not just fed but fulfilled and a workplace where everyone can voice their opinions and are empowered to be their true selves. It’s each and everyone’s unique flavour that make up Kellogg’s recipe for success and the diversity of ideas, experiences and beliefs that fuel our future ready momentum and embolden our make it happen culture.

We are a diverse Employer, a foundation member of the Leading Executives Advancing Diversity (LEAD) Network, dedicated to meaningfully accelerate gender parity and drive inclusion in the European retail & Fast-Moving Consumer Goods value chain and we are committed to reaching 50:50 gender representation for all leadership level roles by 2025.

Kellogg is taking bold next steps on its portfolio transformation journey by separating its North American cereal business by the end of 2023, resulting in two independent public companies, each better positioned to unlock their full standalone potential. Learn more at

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