Key level operational and strategic role for a financial professional who can participate in key business decisions and run P&L activities
AkzoNobel is currently undergoing an organization-wide transformation program. Within this context, you will play an important role in defining the processes for the ICO Wood team across EMEA. This requires you to act as a senior business partner as you gain an overall understanding, and take an overall view of the financial position of the organization. Thus you interact with multiple stakeholders across Finance, Country Management, and Marketing etc to drive P&L and improve processes. Beyond this you take business decisions and help to drive strategies for growth, based on your analysis of the financial position.
As such, this is an attractive and customer facing opportunity for candidates with relevant experience, e.g. as a site-, commercial- or business controller, ideally with analytical experience within FP&A. Given the high-level nature of the role you will gain insights into the entire organization that will help to open up future opportunities within AkzoNobel.
Is this a challenge that matches your profile as a truly proactive professional with a real drive to accomplish tasks and deliver results? Can you combine strong financial and business analytical skills with the ability to analyze and assimilate data for critical business decisions in a timely manner? Do you have the financial and interpersonal skills to drive short term imperatives while implementing and maintaining a longer-term strategy? Above all, can you make a real difference within our dynamic and multicultural business environment?
If you offer all this and more we invite you to apply for the position of
Commercial Sales Controller
This high-profile role is part of the Dutch organization but applies to EMEA. It is based at our Global Center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Your core task is to act as the key linking point, interacting daily with members of local teams such as Sales/Country Managers & Marketing Managers, local accounting staff, local Compliance & In-Control managers, and ISC control, FP&A, , Global Business Services. In doing so you perform both Strategic and Operational activities.
Your objective is to co-formulate a winning strategy by challenging and negotiating in order to drive meaningful financial outcomes that meet profitability targets (ROS 15 by 2020) and OCF. Thus you:
In terms of your daily focus you:
All of this requires you to gain a rapid understanding of all parts of the P&L including those parts managed by other financial managers. It also demands that you actively participate in discussions, understand business needs, risks and opportunities, and prepare and deliver presentations. An understanding of Statutory & Compliance issues is also beneficial.
To apply for this position you must possess all the following attributes:
We offer a fascinating international environment that rewards your skills and enthusiasm. In addition to a good salary and an attractive bonus scheme, you can expect excellent terms of employment including group insurance, 8% holiday allowance, travel allowance and an above industry standard number of vacation days. Training opportunities and internal networks enable valuable personal and professional development.