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£70,000 - £80,000

Financial Controller – Netherlands – Hybrid

Closing Date: 25th July 2024

Vidu Group

About this position

Vidu are working on a super exciting assignment on behalf of a leader in omnichannel commerce technology and operations, in the search for a highly qualified finance individual to be responsible for all aspects of strategic financial planning for their e-commerce logistics activities in the Netherlands.

There is an attractive salary on offer with this role in addition to holidays, pension and a wide range of benefits including: hospital insurance, group insurance, disability insurance, plus excellent opportunities for career development and progression.

Our client has engaged with Vidu VIP to commence the initial search.

Our team of dedicated consultants will be your first point of contact when applying for this role.

Scope of the Role:

You will partner with business leaders to understand performance and drive initiatives to reach business goals. The role has a broad scope and is best suited to a person who is comfortable engaging in strategic discussions with senior leaders, has a passion to keep learning and developing their financial and commercial skill set, and who possess excellent communication and influencing skills.

While based in Groningen, you will work with business leaders in the Netherlands and the main European Markets (UK, Germany, Belgium, Poland and Italy).

Additionally, while your primary focus will be the Netherlands, you will have the opportunity to take on EU-wide roles that allow you to drive processes and initiatives on a larger scale.

Key Responsibilities:

Co-own the financial success of the business in the Netherlands. You have the freedom and opportunity to consult, challenge and influence business decisions to drive results.

Partner with NL leadership on new projects and business ideas that allow our business to continue to grow quickly and deliver world class customer experience.

Own all financial processes, reporting, and analysis for the Netherlands, plus work with senior leaders of the business to build and understand key performance metrics.

Play a leadership role in improving EU-wide processes for the business.

Develop tools that help our client better understand business performance.

Take on ad hoc projects and roles beyond Netherlands in support of the wider business.

Why us?

This is where our client really stand out:

You will be part of one of the fastest growing companies in its industry in Europe. Admittedly, this creates some complexity, but above all a lot of challenges and innovative projects.

You will have the opportunity to participate in the development of our clients international expansion, thanks to their many activities in Europe, US and Asia. In your role you will have a direct impact.

The atmosphere, the collegiality and the friendly culture is very unique.

You can focus 100% on your job, with optimal support from all internal services.

Skills and experience required

You combine a strong financial expertise with a convincing personality, good communication-and interpersonal skills.

You have worked and thrived in an international and fast-moving commercial organisation, preferably in a sector related to e-commerce logistics, fulfilment.

A contagious passion for finance and your Master’s degree proves this.

5 – 10 years of wide financial management experience encompassing strategic financial management. Strong focus on long term plans is a major requirement.

You like to have impact: in this position you have a high exposure to internal (C-level) stakeholders. This position requires good communication and interpersonal skills to build relationships with stakeholders across the business.

You are able to challenge with respect and convince with fact-based arguments.

Your analytical approach enables you to understand the systems and processes and dive deep into the details, but you also need to keep the overview and the hands-on approach to make your conclusions very comprehensible.

Excellent knowledge of Dutch and English.

Flexible and ready to travel up an ad hoc base.