Mike Baldwin

Director

Phone number: +41 41 588 1868

Email: [email protected]

Director

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

He has a strong understanding of Finance & Accounting, 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: [email protected]

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

He has a strong understanding of Finance & Accounting, 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
Zug
Posted 8 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.
Competitive + bonus
Zug
Posted 6 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 salary
Posted 3 months 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.
Circa CHF 160000
Zug
Posted 2 weeks ago

EMEA Recruitment is working with a commodities company based in Zug, Switzerland, with multiple entities operating in various international markets.

We seek an experienced and detail-oriented Head of Accounting to join their team.

In this role, you will oversee the accounting operations for the company and its entities, and contribute to the selection and implementation of a new ERP system, and accounting in IFRS.

Responsibilities of the Head of Accounting include:

  • Accounting Oversight: Manage and oversee the accounting operations for the company and its entities, ensuring accurate and timely financial reporting and compliance with accounting standards.
  • ERP Implementation: Play a key role in the selection and implementation of a new ERP system for the company, with a focus on accounting and finance modules. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure a smooth transition.
  • Audit Coordination and Compliance: Coordinate with external auditors for annual audits and other financial reviews. Ensure all documentation and processes are audit-ready. Monitor and ensure compliance with all relevant accounting and financial regulations, both domestic and international.
  • Process Improvement: Identify opportunities for process improvements and implement changes to enhance efficiency and accuracy in accounting operations. 

The ideal candidate will possess:
  • Bachelor\'s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field; A master\'s degree or professional certification (e.g., CPA, ACCA) is preferred
  • Extensive experience in accounting management, preferably within the metals trading or commodities industry
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS and experience with the conversion from Swiss GAAP to IFRS
  • Experience with ERP systems selection and implementation, preferably with a focus on accounting and finance modules
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Strong communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to lead and develop an Accounting team
  • Fluent in English; proficiency in German or other languages is a plus

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
Posted 7 days ago
EMEA Recruitment is searching for an Investment Manager to develop and oversee the investment strategy for our client\'s new family office in Lucerne, Switzerland.

The role involves creating a diversified portfolio and reviewing options across equities, fixed income, real estate, digital assets and alternatives while working closely with the family’s principals.

The ideal candidate is analytical, experienced in investment management, and capable of providing strategic financial insights.


Key Responsibilities:
  • Create and execute investment strategies aligned with the family’s financial goals and risk tolerance
  • Conduct due diligence on investment opportunities and manage the family’s portfolio
  • Monitor market trends, economic data, and industry developments to guide investment decisions
  • Prepare and present regular reports on portfolio performance and strategies to the family
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations and policies
  • Collaborate with external partners such as banks, asset managers, and advisors
  • Maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders
  • Continuously evaluate and adjust the portfolio as needed

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Finance, Economics, or a related field
  • Professional certifications such as CFA is preferred
  • Proven experience in investment management, ideally within a family office or similar environment
  • Proficiency in English; knowledge of German and/or French is advantageous

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.
100000 CHF
Posted 3 days ago
EMEA Recruitment is working with a new and dynamic family office which is establishing a brand-new entity in Switzerland. Our client is searching for an English-speaking Senior Office Administrator with Accountancy experience.

This role will assist the business in the start-up phase and day-to-day once the office is set up.
 
Responsibilities of the Senior Office Administrator:
  • Setting up the new office
  • Manage the office reception desk
  • Manage relationships with local vendors and service providers
  • Processing of invoices and payroll assisting with accounts payable and general bookkeeping is a must
  • Assist with Human Resource-related activities, including contract creation and onboarding of new employees
  • Creation and implementation of office policies
  • Assisting with travel bookings and IT matters

Ideal profile:
  • Office Administration/Management experience
  • Accounting/Bookkeeping skills
  • Very good MS Office and organisational skills
  • Strong communication and social skills to collaborate effectively with internal and external parties
  • 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.