Mike Baldwin

Director

Phone number: +41 41 588 1868

Email: mike.baldwin@emearecruitment.com

Director

With almost 10 years of recruitment experience, Mike is a specialist in Switzerland’s Finance & Accountancy market.

He has a strong understanding of Finance & Accountancy, leveraged by his Economics degree and extensive experience working with senior leaders across a multitude of sectors.

Alongside this, he has a keen interest in transformation, utilising his broad knowledge to advise organisations on resources required to effectively deliver change and efficiencies.

Mike enjoys learning about people, their goals and motivations, and figuring out how to assist in their success.

When it comes to understanding clients, he can grasp the long-term strategic goals of an organisation with ease and delivers quality over quantity.

Mike’s Interests

Mike’s main interest currently revolves around building his family home, which he shares with his wife and daughter.

His other interests include competitive boxing, which he has been taking part in since he was 16, travelling, cooking, and his cat.

Mike's Successful Candidates

  • Director of Controlling
  • Director of Supply Chain Finance
  • Head of Accounting
  • Consolidation & Reporting Manager
  • Finance Transformation

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Interests

  • Building a Family HomeBuilding a Family Home
  • BoxingBoxing
  • TravellingTravelling
  • CookingCooking
  • His CatHis Cat

Mike Baldwin

Director

Phone number: +41 41 588 1868

Email: mike.baldwin@emearecruitment.com

With almost 10 years of recruitment experience, Mike is a specialist in Switzerland’s Finance & Accountancy market.

He has a strong understanding of Finance & Accountancy, leveraged by his Economics degree and extensive experience working with senior leaders across a multitude of sectors.

Alongside this, he has a keen interest in transformation, utilising his broad knowledge to advise organisations on resources required to effectively deliver change and efficiencies.

Mike enjoys learning about people, their goals and motivations, and figuring out how to assist in their success.

When it comes to understanding clients, he can grasp the long-term strategic goals of an organisation with ease and delivers quality over quantity.

Mike’s Interests

Mike’s main interest currently revolves around building his family home, which he shares with his wife and daughter.

His other interests include competitive boxing, which he has been taking part in since he was 16, travelling, cooking, and his cat.

Mike's Successful Candidates

  • Director of Controlling
  • Director of Supply Chain Finance
  • Head of Accounting
  • Consolidation & Reporting Manager
  • Finance Transformation
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Interests

  • Building a Family HomeBuilding a Family Home
  • BoxingBoxing
  • TravellingTravelling
  • CookingCooking
  • His CatHis Cat

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Mike Baldwin JOBS

120-130k CHF + bonus
130000 - 0
Posted 5 months ago
Our client, an international company in the financial services sector, is looking to hire a Consolidation Specialist with System Administration expertise to join their Group Reporting & Consolidation Team located in Zug.

You will be responsible for overseeing the group consolidation process, ensuring accuracy, compliance with IFRS, and optimal utilization of SAP consolidation tools.

Key responsibilities of the Consolidation and System Administration Specialist will include:
 
  • Oversee the consolidation process, including intercompany eliminations
  • Prepare consolidated financial statements in compliance with IFRS
  • Optimize the SAP system to support efficient consolidation processes
  • Stay updated on changes in IFRS accounting standards and ensure compliance in the consolidation process
  • Collaborate with the Finance and IT teams to ensure the accurate and timely integration of financial data
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement and automation in the consolidation and reporting process
  • Implement best practices and enhancements to streamline consolidation activities
  • Liaise with auditors
Requirements:
  • Bachelor\'s degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field
  • Experience in working in an in-house consolidation team
  • Affinity for IT, particularly in the context of financial consolidation tools
  • Understanding of IFRS accounting standards
  • Experience in financial reporting and analysis
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Knowledge of SAP or other consolidation systems
  • Fluency in English
EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
Confidential
150000 - 200000
Posted 4 months ago
EMEA Recruitment is working with a leading company in the FMCG industry that has a growth mindset and fun brands.

We are seeking a talented European Art Director to join a dynamic team and help them visually communicate their brand and product messages across its diverse European markets.

As the European Art Director, you will be responsible for leading the visual art direction of their brand across multiple European markets.

You will play a pivotal role in creating and overseeing the visual identity of their products, ensuring consistency and high-quality design.

This role will require a strong focus on visual art and will also involve video production for various marketing campaigns.

Key responsibilities as the European Art Director:

  • Brand Visual Identity: develop and maintain a consistent visual identity for the brand, ensuring that it aligns with their values and resonates with their target audiences in various European markets
  • Creative Strategy: collaborate with the marketing and design teams to develop creative strategies that effectively convey their brand messages through visual art, including packaging design, advertisements, and digital content
  • Art Direction: lead a team of designers and other creative professionals to produce visually stunning and impactful assets, from print materials to digital graphics
  • Video Production: oversee and participate in video production for marketing campaigns
  • Market Research: stay up-to-date with design trends and consumer preferences in the European market, incorporating insights into the visual strategy
  • Collaboration: collaborate closely with international teams to ensure consistency in brand messaging and design elements across different markets
  • Quality Assurance: ensure the highest quality standards in all visual assets produced, maintaining a keen eye for detail and precision
  • Team Development: mentor and train team members, fostering a creative and productive work environment

Qualifications/experience:

  • Bachelor\'s degree in Art, Graphic Design, or a related field; master\'s degree is a plus
  • Proven experience in Graphic Design, ideally within the FMCG industry
  • Strong portfolio showcasing a variety of design work and video projects
  • Proficiency in design software
  • In-depth knowledge of design principles, typography, and color theory
  • A creative and innovative mindset with a strong focus on visual aesthetics
EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
Competitive + bonus
200000 - 250000
Posted 4 months ago
Are you a seasoned marketing strategist with a passion for shaping consumer behaviour and FMCG products? We are looking for a dynamic Senior Head of Shopper Marketing to lead an innovative team.

Your key responsibilities as the Head of Shopper Marketing:
  • Develop and execute advanced shopper marketing strategies to drive brand visibility, influence purchasing decisions, and boost sales
  • Spearhead collaboration with cross-functional teams to create compelling in-store and online shopping experiences
  • Leverage deep consumer insights and market trends to optimize marketing efforts for maximum impact
  • Provide strategic leadership and mentorship to a high-performing team of marketing professionals
Qualifications/experience required:
  • Extensive experience and a proven track record in shopper marketing, ideally within the FMCG sector
  • Exceptional strategic thinking, analytical skills, and demonstrated leadership capabilities
  • Outstanding communication and collaboration skills
  • A commitment to staying on the cutting edge of industry trends
Apply and be at the forefront of shaping the future of FMCG shopper marketing. Elevate your career and make a meaningful impact within a growing company.

EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
Competitive
140000 - 150000
Posted 2 months ago
As the Earned and Owned Media Manager, you will play a pivotal role in enhancing brand presence and engagement across various European markets.

You will be responsible for developing and executing comprehensive earned and owned media strategies that align with our business objectives.

This role requires a strategic thinker with a deep understanding of digital media, strong analytical skills, and a proven track record in successful brand building.


Your key responsibilities as the Earned and Owned Media Manager:
  • Develop and implement comprehensive earned and owned media strategies to increase brand awareness and engagement across European markets
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to align media strategies with overall marketing and business goals
  • Manage and optimize social media channels, websites, blogs, and other owned platforms to drive audience growth and engagement
  • Monitor industry trends and competitive landscape to identify opportunities for brand differentiation
  • Analyze and report on key performance metrics to measure the success of media campaigns and make data-driven recommendations for improvement
  • Oversee the development of compelling content for owned media channels, ensuring alignment with brand messaging and positioning
  • Foster relationships with influencers, media outlets, and other relevant stakeholders to enhance earned media coverage
Desired qualifications, skills and experience: 
  • Bachelor\'s degree in Marketing, Communications, or a related field; a master\'s degree is a plus
  • Proven experience in earned and owned media management, preferably in a European context
  • Strong understanding of digital media platforms, trends, and best practices
  • Exceptional analytical skills with the ability to interpret data and make strategic recommendations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English; additional European languages are a plus
  • Demonstrated success in building and managing brand presence across diverse markets
EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
Competitive salary
0 - 0
Posted a month ago
We are seeking a skilled Payroll Director to join our client and play a pivotal role in shaping the future success of their organisation.

Are you a seasoned Payroll professional with a passion for leading high-performing teams in an international setting? Do you thrive in a dynamic and collaborative environment? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!


With a strong commitment to excellence, innovation, and diversity,  the business is expanding its operations in Lugano, Switzerland.

Key responsibilities of the Payroll Director:
  • Leadership: Lead and inspire a dedicated team of payroll professionals, fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture
  • Strategic Planning: Develop and execute strategic payroll initiatives aligned with organizational objectives and compliance requirements
  • Global Compliance: Ensure compliance with international payroll regulations and stay abreast of changes in payroll laws across various countries
  • Process Optimization: Implement efficient payroll processes and systems to enhance accuracy, efficiency, and scalability
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate with HR, Finance, and other departments to streamline processes and enhance overall organizational performance
  • Risk Management: Identify and mitigate potential risks associated with payroll operations
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field
  • Proven experience in a senior-level payroll leadership role within an international context
  • In-depth knowledge of global payroll regulations and compliance
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Experience with payroll systems and technology, e.g. Workday, Top of Form
EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
Competitive salary + bonus
0 - 240000
Posted a month ago
With a commitment to excellence and a passion for pushing boundaries, we are seeking a highly skilled and experienced professional to join our client in Lucerne as the Vice President of Media and Analytics.

This leadership role will play a crucial part in shaping the future of the company\'s media strategy, analytics efforts, and overall brand planning.


You will lead the media analytics team in driving data-driven insights, optimizing media strategies, and playing a pivotal role in strategic brand planning.

In addition, you will foster business intelligence, cultivate media relationships, and contribute to new business development initiatives.

The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in media, media analytics, strategic brand planning, and a proven track record of driving successful business intelligence and new business initiatives.


Key Responsibilities:
  • Strategic Leadership: Develop and implement a comprehensive media analytics strategy and strategic brand plan aligned with business objectives to ensure ROI is maximized
  • Team Management: Lead and mentor a high-performing media analytics team, fostering a culture of innovation, collaboration, and excellence
  • Business Intelligence: Drive business intelligence efforts, leveraging data to inform strategic decision-making and identify new opportunities for growth
  • Media Relationships: Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with media partners, negotiating partnerships that align with strategic objectives and enhance brand visibility
  • New Business Development: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify and pursue new business opportunities, contributing to the expansion of our market presence
  • Technology Integration: Stay abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies, ensuring the integration of cutting-edge tools and platforms to enhance analytics and brand planning capabilities
  • Reporting and Communication: Present findings, insights, and strategic plans to executive leadership, translating complex data and strategies into understandable and actionable recommendations
Experience:
  • Proven experience in media analytics, strategic brand planning, business intelligence, and new business development
  • Exceptional leadership and team management abilities, with a track record of building and developing high-performing teams
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey complex information to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • In-depth knowledge of media platforms, advertising technologies, and industry best practices
EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.
Competitive salary
0 - 0
Posted 5 days ago
Join a dynamic and innovative US-based beverage company with a global presence as it expands its operations in France.

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Country Sales Manager to drive our growth in the French market.


As the Country Sales Manager for France, you will be responsible for developing and executing strategic sales initiatives to achieve revenue and market share targets.

You will work closely with distributors and cross-functional departments to ensure the successful introduction and promotion of their diverse beverage portfolio.


Key responsibilities:

Market Strategy Development:
  • Analyze market trends, competitor activities, and consumer preferences to formulate effective sales strategies.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive business plans to achieve sales objectives and maximize market penetration.
  • Implementing the right product mix for France, via direct trade negotiation and distributors.
Customer Relationship Management:
  • Manage on and off-trade key accounts through distributors and cultivate strong relationships with key accounts, distributors, and retail partners
  • Collaborate with customers to understand their needs and provide customized solutions to drive sales growth
Product Launch and Promotion:
  • Plan and execute product launches, promotional campaigns, and marketing activities to create brand awareness and drive sales
  • Work closely with the marketing team to develop and implement effective promotional strategies
Budget Management:
  • Develop and manage the sales budget, ensuring efficient allocation of resources to achieve financial targets
  • Monitor and report on sales performance against budget, making adjustments as necessary

Desired Qualifications/Experience:
  • Experience working with 3rd party distributors
  • Proven experience in sales management, preferably in the beverage or FMCG industry
  • Strong understanding of the Parisian and French market dynamics
  • Fluent in both English and French
EMEA Recruitment is committed to promoting Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace. We act as a neutral third party in the recruitment process, basing our candidate searches on skills and experience. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, sex, relationship status, disability, race, religion/beliefs, or sexual orientation.