In collaboration with our client, a large multinational business operating in the FMCG sector, we are currently seeking a Procurement Manager Marketing & Ecommerce. This role would be open across various European locations and could accommodate a remote working capacity with occasional travel to an office (London, Paris, Zurich).
This position is initially a 12-month fixed term contract and would suit a dynamic, driven and ambitious individual who as the Procurement Manager Marketing & Ecommerce will act as the primary point of contact between suppliers and business stakeholders and will be responsible for supporting procurement activities which will include contract negotiation, auction management as well as implementing the overall global sourcing strategy for the category and wider Procurement function. Typically, other procurement activities will include supplier search, supplier recommendation and contracting support in line with the source to contract process.
Key responsibilities include:
Sourcing Ecommerce and Media services as well as e-business and creative services
Provide strong Market knowhow of the categories in scope and good understanding of complex Marketing and e-commerce solutions and processes
Monitoring of supplier performance and the reporting of this analysis to internal stakeholders and the Global Category Manager
Stakeholder management with the ability to identify purchasing and supplier risks before reporting them as appropriate
Possess a customer centric mindset and show awareness and understanding of the target consumer and their experience
For the Procurement Manager Marketing & Ecommerce position we are looking for high calibre candidates with the following:
Educated to degree or equivalent level
Ideally 2+ years’ experience in a similar position covering Category Management responsibilities ideally in a luxury or consumer goods focussed business
An interest in either Retail, Fashion or the luxury goods market
Procurement expertise with experience of operating on a global scale with a drive to deliver best in class purchasing methods whilst maintaining a continuous improvement mindset
Strong influencer who has the readiness to identify cost reduction opportunities with the aim of achieving service targets with respect to quality, costs and time
Fluent in English essential
Accustomed and knowledgeable in using SAP system and related software
If you are interested in applying for this Procurement Manager Marketing & Ecommerce role, please register your interest using the link below. Alternatively, please send your CV to email@example.com or for a confidential conversation please call Neil Cope in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007
We are currently searching for an immediately available Sourcing Manager IT and BPO (Interim) to join our client’s team in Zurich, Switzerland on an initial 6-month fixed term contract. This is an interim position to support the strategic Procurement function of the business.
Operating within the business services sector you will be responsible for Procurement activities within the Indirect space with a particular focus on IT, BPO and Offshoring. You will support the Procurement Head in their operational and strategic approach to the overall business objectives.
You will be comfortable operating in a fast-paced environment with the ability to adapt to different challenges as and when they arise whilst maintaining focus on customer requirements and the businesses wider objectives. By bringing previous Category Management expertise you will be adept at dealing with different stakeholders in a complex matrix environment.
As Sourcing Manager IT and BPO (Interim) you will join a growing operation that offers a genuine to add value and gain experience in a strategic and executional sourcing capacity. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of purchasing and have previously conducted negotiations and supplier search activity within the business services or Financial Services sector.
The role will also hold the remit to contribute to the optimisation of projects and supplier relationships and would suit a dynamic and adaptable mindset who can truly develop the purchasing analysis function.
We are looking for a high calibre Sourcing Manager IT and BPO (Interim) with the following skill sets:
Circa 3+ years working experience in a technical procurement environment
Knowledgeable in the IT area and associated sourcing activities
Strong stakeholder management skills with ability to engage and interact with the wider business units
Have a strong analytical mind with the ability to conduct spend data analysis alongside traditional Category Management
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel), plus a strong knowledge of SAP and associated tools
Fluent in English, German would be an advantage
If you are interested in applying for this Sourcing Manager IT and BPO (Interim) role, please register your interest using the link below. Alternatively, please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation please call Neil Cope in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007
EMEA Recruitment is supporting, on an retained basis, our international manufacturing client in its search for a Manager Accounting and Consolidation.
The role reports directly to the Group Finance Director, with the opportunity to work cross-functionally across the Europeans regions.
Manager Accounting and Consolidation, Groningen, Netherlands
The company is in a growth phase, so the ideal candidate will be someone who thrives on driving and implementing change.
The Manager Accounting and Consolidation is a member of the Accounting & Reporting team, and is accountable for accurate and timely internal (and external) reporting in accordance with IFRS and Management Reporting.
On a daily basis, the Manager Accounting and Consolidation assists the Group Finance Director in the monthly close, preparation of annual report, lenders reporting and annual impairment testing, while maintaining HFM. In addition, you will manage the internal control framework over financial reporting.
Key responsibilities of the Manager Accounting and Consolidation include:
Functional managing of the HFM consolidation system
Identify process improvement areas and drive change
Support in the monthly close, which includes the following deliverables:
Upload FX rates
Perform consolidation checks
Analysis of balances
Assist in the balance sheet review
Identify and document internal controls and suggest improvements where appropriate
Assist in preparing of the annual reports, annual impairment tests, lenders reporting and prepare the relevant presentations
Provide guidance to local controllers to ensure a timely and accurate close
Maintains the lease accounting tool/calculation
Identify Accounting issues and resolve with the Group Finance Director
Give training/presentations to SSC or local controllers
Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Accounting
Studying to become RA/ACCA/CA (or equivalent) or just finalized
Minimal 8 years’ experience in public accounting with one of the big firms and preferably at least 3 years in a Finance department
Working experience in or willing to learn consolidation tools
Strong knowledge of IFRS
Internal control (SOX) experience
High proficiency in office software packages, including Microsoft Office
Hands-on mentality and flexibility
Fluent in English
Feels at ease in an international and fast-paced environment
Self-starter with initiative, and the ability to solve problems quickly and effectively
Strong ability to create working relationships at all levels
If you are interested in applying for this Manager Accounting and Consolidation role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to email@example.com or for a confidential conversation please call Gemma in our Amsterdam office on +31 20 808 1102.
We are currently partnered with a market leading FMCG business, which is embarking on a large Procurement transformation, in its search for a Buyer – Packaging.
It is looking for a candidate with Procurement-based experience to co-operate closely with the team during this period of change.
Buyer – Packaging, Zurich, Switzerland
In this role, you will be responsible for the spend management of several hundred million euros in packaging, with a key focus on a transition towards greater sustainability.
The successful candidate will be tasked with strategy development for this spend, and will be expected to work closely with regional Procurement heads to develop and implement a sourcing strategy for this area of spend.
The successful candidate would ideally have a degree or professional background involving analytical assessment, and a proficiency in mathematics, statistics, econometrics or other relevant background.
Key accountabilities of the Buyer – Packaging include:
Responsibility for the global strategy of packaging materials connected with secondary packaging, initiating and driving large global change management strategies (such as complexity reduction projects)
To support on delivering the organisation’s sustainability targets, measuring and managing the overall performance of global suppliers, as well as acting as a senior relationship lead for the category, working closely with regional Procurement teams to assist the launch of innovations, new product development and new supplier introductions
The successful candidate will be degree educated and have at least 5 years‘ experience in a similar role
You will also have experience of managing a sizeable spend and have dealt with large-scale, complex change management projects
Knowledge of end-to-end portfolio management (including service and quality) is also important in order to be successful in this position
A duty to liaise and influence key senior stakeholders in order to meet company goals
Needs more able using data to drive improvements in strategy, maybe digitalisation
In return, this is an ideal role for any aspiring senior Procurement professional with multi-national exposure, who is looking for their next step.
Our client is a well-known, market-leading business that is currently going through an exciting period of growth, meaning there will be scope for progression in this role.
If you are interested in applying for this Buyer – Packaging vacancy, please register your interest using the link below. Alternatively, please send a copy of your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation about this role, please call Jaedon Munton in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
The Financial Controller will be accountable for managing the team to deliver complete, accurate and timely reporting in accordance with group policies and Accounting standards.
The successful candidate will manage a team of two Assistant Controllers, working closely with their BPO Partner.
Responsibilities of the Financial Controller:
Provide Finance leadership, partnering with the broader Finance community and build a strong team that strives for high standards of performance
Accountable for overseeing the general ledgers and all aspects of the close and reporting process (balance sheet reviews, Accounts Recs, analytical reviews, corporate reporting, etc.) for the distribution activities of their joint ventures and strategic partnerships
Controllership and special projects: responsible for the internal control environment, ensuring compliance with group policies and procedures, laws and regulations, the integrity of financial and operational information
Participate in special Finance projects, focusing on continuous improvement and Finance transformation
Assisting in the external and internal audits, and provide assistance to the Tax team to ensure compliance with local tax regulations and reporting requirements in the area of corporate income tax, withholding tax and VAT, and support Transfer Pricing process
Work closely with Finance Operations teams, including P2P OTC and R2R
Ability to cope in a fast, dynamic environment and manage competing priorities
Proven team player with leadership skills, including the ability to manage, coach and energize the team, collaborative working style
Strong drive, curiosity and adaptivity, as this role is exposed to a broad scope of Finance topics and various stakeholders
Demonstrate strong influencing and interpersonal communication skills
Advanced degree in Finance or Accounting (preferred ACA, ACCA, CIMA, US CPA , Dutch RA/RC qualified)
Minimum of 5+ years of professional working experience as a Controller or similar Finance position within a large multi-national organization - public Accounting experience is a plus, but not required
Strong technical Accounting experience, including comprehensive understanding of Accounting standards (US GAAP, UK GAAP, IFRS)
Proficient user of financial Accounting systems and competent in Microsoft Office - SAP experience desired, but not essential
Fluent in English (both verbal and in writing)
Experience of working with outsourced Finance partners and managing team in remote location is desired
If you are interested in applying for this Financial Controller role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to email@example.com or for a confidential conversation please call Gemma in our Amsterdam office on +31 20 808 1102.
Responsibilities of the Financial Risk Management Specialist
The Financial Risk Management Specialist is responsible for developing and maintaining analytical, decision-support platforms and Risk Management approaches for the group, while also maintaining daily FX/MM dealing operations for the centralized Treasury function.
The ideal candidate is equally comfortable with operational and strategic areas. The position is a launchpad for a driven and ambitious professional, offering growth opportunities within and outside Corporate Treasury. Key success factors include: ability to work with incomplete information and solve problems innovatively with limited resources.
Key objectives include: improve and expand scope of FX Risk Management framework; FX/MM executions; maintain access to capital markets; assisting Corporate Finance strategy; bank relationship management; central financial risk management; and acting as a functional expert
Make improvements to the financial Risk Management framework
Review FX hedging framework and perform daily hedging activities to ensure compliance of group financial Risk Management framework
Keeping up to date with financial markets and regulatory changes
Ensure the organisation has access to debt capital market and is able to raise debt efficiently
Support capital markets transactions, like issue of bonds, share buyback and liability management
Assist with M&A transaction by advising funding strategy and potential credit rating impacts
Support dividend planning and share buybacks recommendations for management
Be the face of front-office and main contact for a variety of departments, including for FP&A, investor relations, M&A and legal departments
5+ years’ experience in FX/Treasury, Risk Management or Corporate Finance-related roles
Bachelor’s degree essential and professional Finance qualification preferred
Experience in a multi-national corporate environment advantageous
Strong communication skills and ability to liaise with range of stakeholders across a variety of departments
Detail orientated, with a disciplined approach to trading activities within a control framework
Fluency in English essential (written and verbal)
If you are interested in applying for this Financial Risk Management Specialist role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation please call Jenny Callum in our Amsterdam office on +31 20 808 11 02.
Join a growing and dynamic business in the Advertising and Media industry, in the role of Risk and Controls Specialist, based at their Amsterdam offices. In the process of a key transformation due to company growth, the company is looking for a dedicated and ambitious individual to join the finance function.
Risk and Controls Specialist- Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands
Responsibilities of the Risk and Controls Specialist:
Preparing and maintaining the necessary audit documents/documentation.
Ensuring that the company’s controls, processes, and systems follow local laws and regulations, group internal procedures, client contract requirements.
Maintaining and updating internal policies and procedures.
Liaising and working with regional risk and controls team
Business partnering with the finance leadership team and IT to devise and develop internal processes and systems to ensure compliance with SOX and internal polices/procedures.
Conducting reviews across various business units, recommending best practice, testing the accuracy, reliability and completeness of controls and systems
Coordination of internal and external SOX audits.
Requirements of the Risk and Controls Specialist:
3-6 Years’ experience within Finance
Big4 Background is preferred
University or equivalent degree in Accounting, Finance or related field
Fluency in English and Dutch is essential (any other additional European languages are a plus)
Strong communication skills.
Strong attention to detail and the ability to manage a high workload
Advanced Excel skills.
Good working knowledge of IFRS
If you are interested in applying for this Risk and Controls Specialist role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to email@example.com or for a confidential conversation please call Jenny Callum in our Amsterdam office on +31 20 808 1102
In the process of a key transformation, due to company growth, our client is looking for a dedicated and ambitious individual to join the Finance function.
As Senior Financial Controller, you will work at the right hand of the Finance Director, overseeing the implementation of a new Finance Service Centre (located in Amsterdam) and the integration of the operating companies into the new structure.
Overseeing a team of 5 people, your role will be varied, with a range of both monthly Management Accounting and project focused responsibilities.
Responsibilities of the Senior Financial Controller:
Creation of an aligned and efficient Accounting and Reporting function supporting the Group’s operations
Manage and develop the team of 5 across AR, AP and Cash
Ensure accurate and timely reporting of P&Ls and balance sheets in accordance with IFRS
Overseeing reconciliation of the balance sheet
Review, improve and standardise Accounting and Finance processes across all operating companies
Cost control management and detailed understanding of the balance sheet
Management of FX, review of bank reconciliations and currency revaluation as required
In partnership with the Risk & Control department, ensure adherence to SOX, internal policies and external audits
Preparation of the statutory accounts and liaison with external auditors for year-end audit (IFRS), and audit of the statutory accounts
To manage all major tax areas, including VAT, Corporate Tax, Wage Tax and Transfer Pricing
Minimum master’s degree and/or a professional Finance Accounting certification (e.g. RA, RC, CPA, ACCA)
6–10 years’ experience in global company environments
Ability to concisely and clearly present information to colleagues both in Finance and in other business areas
Previous SOX experience would be preferred
Thorough knowledge of IFRS and Dutch GAAP
Strong leadership and team player skills
Excellent organisation and time management skills, with a drive for continuous improvement
If you are interested in applying for this Senior Financial Controller role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation please call Jenny Callum in our Amsterdam office on +31 20 808 1102.
We’re currently looking for a Senior Finance Business Partner on behalf of our client. This is a great opportunity to join a fast-paced, US owned manufacturing business at its offices near Zurich.
The company has been experiencing strong growth and continues to target future progression, both organically and through acquisitions.
It is looking for someone who brings broad experience across Finance, but with a core strength in Commercial Finance and highly developed business partnering skills.
The company has a strong focus on employee development, where typically employees move roles every two to three years.
Senior Finance Business Partner, Zurich, Switzerland
As a Senior Finance Business Partner, your role will include:
Financial review and appraisal of commercial contracts and deal tracking
Divisional sales and margin analysis
Financial support for development of existing portfolio
Financial modelling for key innovations and projects
Financial support for M&A initiatives
Management of a team of three direct reports
Minimum degree level qualification in Finance or related subject - additional qualifications, such as MBA, CPA etc., would be desirable
Minimum 8 years’ experience in Financial Planning and Financial Business Support
Prior experience in an international matrix environment
Strong analytical and presentation skills
Strong all round Finance experience, with a core strength in Commercial Finance
Excellent communication and relationship-building skills
Fluency in English, additional European languages, particularly French, would be beneficial
If you are interested in applying for this Senior Finance Business Partner role please register your interest using the link below, send your CV to email@example.com or for a confidential conversation please call Meriel in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.
We’re searching for a Product Owner- Team Leader on behalf of our client, an international business offering consumer products that are used in millions of households around the globe.
Product Owner- Team Leader - Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands
It is currently looking to appoint a seasoned Product Owner to join the Consumer Service and Operations function, and provide leadership to a team of Product Owners.
This is a great opportunity for an inspirational and driven change agent with agile way of working and proven experience in driving digital transformation across various touchpoints of the consumer journey.
The responsibilities of the Product Owner – Team Leader will include, but will not be limited to:
Take ownership for creation of a brand new IT platform – setting a vision, development of the platform operating model and working closely with the IT team to ensure delivery
Defining a plan and ensuring seamless transition from the numerous IT systems into the new platform
Provide leadership to the global Product Management team, coaching people and providing direction
Managing relationships with business stakeholders across various functional areas to understand their needs and expectations, and translating them into an actionable plan
Driving digital transformation in the company
Development of processes to prioritise backlog in customer service and operations
Creation of performance indications to measure and track performance in the area of customer service and operations
University degree in Business or a similar discipline
Professional certification as a Product Owner
10+ years of experience working in a global, leading B2C company
Previous experience as a Product Owner in a consumer-centric organisation
Very high level of energy and passion
Ability to engage and inspire people
Track record of successes in change management
Excellent communication skills
Fluency in English
The role is based in Amsterdam and offers a hybrid working model.
If you are interested in applying for this Product Owner – Team Leader role please register your interest using the link below, alternatively please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org or for a confidential conversation please call Izabela Darmstetter in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.