Business Controller

Business Controller


For our client, an international and dynamic company, we are currently looking for a Business Controller.


You will support the Financial Advisor for Europe and in addition support the Controller. You will partner with the European Sales Leaders to optimize a sustainable profit & growth agenda with different departments. You will play a key role in developing and supporting the business and financial strategies to support the initiatives for model profit.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Provide input and support to develop long term financial models/business strategies in CE and Wellness for existing resellers as well as new ways of reaching customers.
  • Support the gathering of information and inputs required for the quarterly rolling forecasts and monthly financial reporting.
  • Develop Reseller specific profitability analysis (margin, pricing, cost to serve)
  • Lead projects related to initiatives that will support model profit.
  • Perform ROI analysis on significant spend areas (displays, BDF, Other Marketing, Sales Activities, etc.)
  • Support training initiatives to ensure GBS and the in-country finance teams are aware of new developments related to new projects/processes or process enhancements (contract changes, promotions, etc.).
  • Support overall ad hoc analysis related to Global Wholesale
  • Develop a close partnership with GPA, CIS and the Finance Systems group to support a timely and accurate reporting on the key financial and operational metrics for reseller business
  • Review and optimize existing processes (dealer bonus pay-outs, margin support calculations, display reporting and tracking, etc)

Candidate profile

Experience and achievements to date:

  • Bachelor or Master degree in Business Economics/administration;
  • Approximately >4 years  relevant experience

Must have competencies include:

  • Excellent business / financial analysis and evaluation ability;
  • Self starting and autonome working experience
  • A business professional, comfortable in dealing with and influencing decision makers;
  • Well organized with a disciplined approach to evaluating priorities in a fast changing environment;
  • Outstanding administration skills with the ability to review and improve systems and procedures with the emphasis on efficiency avoiding bureaucracy;
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written and excellent command of English.
  • Will to travel 3 times a month from to Maastricht

Personal characteristics include

  • An energetic, can do approach;
  • Highly self-motivated and enthusiastic;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit;
  • High degree of integrity and honesty
  • A flexible attitude to work. Not afraid to put the hours in and willing to travel.

Key Competencies:

  • Strong Business Partner
  • Ability to work across regions and departments
  • Strong organizational awareness
  • Hands-on knowledge of SAP SRM, SAP ECP, AFO and Host Analytics
  • Able to translate complex information into a concise and clear message so that it can be communicated in a remote working environment
  • Ability to support recurring requests as well as advise on complex business issues while maintaining an overview of own priorities
  • Strong Analytical skills
  • Ability to look at details as well as understanding the big picture
  • Openness to change and continuous improvement
  • Ability to perform an analysis without having all details available


Greater Amsterdam


Competitive package