Kao Group Benelux
Kao Corporation - Intern, FP&A, Mass, Benelux


WO Bachelor 3, WO Pre-Master, HBO Bachelor 3, HBO Bachelor 4


Utrecht, Randstad


4, 5

Vereiste talen

Engels OF Nederlands




Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)



Werk vorm

Deels op kantoor


Kao Group is een belangrijke, internationale speler binnen het premium haarverzorgingssegment en onderdeel van het Japanse Kao Corporation. Kao Group kenmerkt zich door haar innovatieve business en succesvolle productintroducties die reeds geleid hebben tot wereldwijde successen. Merken die Kao Group Benelux voert zijn John Frieda en Guhl. De Nederlandse bedrijfscultuur laat zich omschrijven als open en constructief, flexibel met een platte structuur, ambitieus en sterk marketinggericht. De Kao Group Benelux organisatie is gevestigd in Amersfoort.

Functie omschrijving

The role:

The main purpose of this role is to be of assistance to the FP&A Manager in providing both support and challenge to drive profitable growth of the business. The candidate will be a key member of the Benelux Mass Team and assist with all aspects of the month end close process, reporting and planning activities and undertake business partner duties. Other key responsibilities are to provide ad hoc analysis and support to business partners, solving problems and answering queries in agreed time lines.

What you will do:

  • Support the FP&A Manager in the preparation of accurate and timely reporting of monthly and YTD financial performance of the business including tracking & analysis of costs vs budget & forecast as well as analysis of variances - both for internal reporting as well as submissions to Regional / Global teams
  • Support the FP&A Manager with the Annual Budget and monthly Forecasting processes. Work with the relevant business partners in developing/aligning their assumptions for input
  • Support the FP&A Manager in business partnering - building strong relationships with commercial teams and foster an environment of supportive commercial challenge to ensure delivery against agreed targets. Analyse current and past trends in key performance indicators in order to highlight commercial opportunities and risks in particular to revenue, margin and profit.
  • Support the FP&A Manager in other ad-hoc activities for example:
    • Regular updates for the Customer P&Ls setup for the two countries - retailer margin analysis
    • NPD profitability / analysis on pricing, level of promotions and COGs of NPDs
    • Trade spend and COGS analysis
    • Projects

Functie eisen

Basic understanding of profit and laws (P&L) ,Strong Excel Skills (pivot table, index match, V look ups), experience with SAP and PowerBI is a plus. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to challenge or influence colleagues to obtain clarity/understanding and to meet tight time lines.


The applicant will be working at an international environment, matrix organization.