We are looking for a Group Vice President Business Controlling for a big international wholesaler, which is Private Equity owned.
In this role you and the team of Group Business Controllers (3FTE) are responsible for ensuring the company is appropriately and strategically positioned.
The Group VP Business Controlling will report to the Group CFO.
The Group VP Business Controlling :
Supports the Group CFO and European Management Team to embed the Financial Partner model within and across OpCos within continental Europe
Works closely with Group, Business Controllers, and Transformation & Digital team, integrating inputs to provide insight and analysis to support the Group and OpCos in strategy, planning, decision making, and identifying and driving targets and KPIs
Leads and develops finance talent in Group and OpCos, establishing capacity and capability to drive financial performance
Acts as a true business partner to the Group CEO, Functional Leads, and MD's supported by advanced KPI (or value creation) dashboards
Contributes to the development and alignment of Business support (IT) systems
Reviews investment proposals, divestments, branch profitability, and footprint optimization initiatives
Reviews and constructively challenges key commercial decisions designed by the OpCos and Functional leads
Reviews and monitors risk management challenges for OpCos, understanding key short, medium, and long-term impacts
Business professional with 15+ years experience working with multiple stakeholders in a complex environment, preferably with a background in PE and / or consultancy
Excellent academic foundation and advanced education (RC title is highly desirable)
Experience with M&A projects and preferably IPO
Experience at a retail, wholesale, or logistics company with cross-border operations
Experience with consultancy, preferably in the retail, wholesale, or logistics sector
Sparring partner for the development and roll-out of business support systems
People orientation and an inherent drive to develop people and talent
Proven experience with performance management
Can easily make the translation from the finance function to the business operations
A stable career track with clear career progression within a limited number of employers
Experience with working in an international and matrix environment
Eager and ambitious with the ability to go at least one level up
Fluent in English and ideally in German, Dutch, or French / Spanish as well
Excellent remuneration package.