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Business Controller Commerce

(Fulltime 38u)        
Are you ready for Action? Then we are ready for you!

Do you want to work in an international organization with many career opportunities? And are you ready for a third or fourth step in your career? As a business controller for our Commerce department, you advise the department by means of financial insights.

This is your daily action

In this role you will report to the Manager Commercial Control and you will be part of a large Business Control team, both situated in the International Headquarters in Zwaagdijk-Oost as well as in the various Country Offices across Europe. Business Controlling supports and challenges the business by providing financial advice across various domains such as Store Operations, Commerce and Supply Chain. Besides your direct Controlling colleagues, you will work closely together with our Commerce department, the heart of the organization, that monitors and optimizes sales results.

As a Business Controller for our Store Operations you are responsible for the internal reporting and analysis on the Store Operations performance across Europe. You develop insights to facilitate performance dialogues and decision making processes and contribute to the continued and rapid growth of Action. In addition to this, the Business Controller will support further standardization and development of new reports within the financial domain. 
You are also in the lead of the budget and forecasting process for all of Commerce. You create the action plan and work it out from A to Z. You are also involved in optimizing processes within the department; identifying, delivering and implementing improvements. In addition, you take the lead for the Period and End of Year Close.

As a Business Controller you have a variety of tasks, ranging from timely, accurate and complete reporting to analyzing performances to support the preparation of business cases, forecasts, budgets and strategic plans.=

Meet your team

Our Finance department currently consists of many specialists in various roles. Our Financial Shared Service Centre is responsible for all financial affairs of our international organisation. Our Treasury team manages all our cash flows and our Fiscal team takes care of anything tax related. Business Controlling supports the business by providing financial advice with respect to our store operations, commercial control, supply chain and financial control. We provide important management information as well as challenge the business with our analyses to further our process optimisation.
Do you want to work in the dynamic retail industry, in a young department with a wealth of (international) growth opportunities? Take Action! 
Curious about your new team members Lennard Beskers and Jerry Timmer can’t wait to work with you!

This is you

In this role it’s essential that you have strong analytical and communication skills. You have an affinity with setting up dashboards and reports and translating big data to business insights should give you energy and drives you to bring current processes and reporting to the next level. You have a hands-on mentality, are proactive, independent  and have a high energy level. You’re also organized,accurate, flexible, and able to structure and prioritize activities and projects due to your organizational-sensitive ability. Furthermore:

  • Completed HBO or WO education;
  • WO work and thinking level
  • At least 6 years of work experience in a relevant field;
  • Advanced skills in Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Retail experience is a plus.

What we offer

  • Annual bonus for personal and business goals;
  • 24 paid vacation days, with the option to buy 5 extra days (based on 38 hours);
  • Travel allowance;
  • A company laptop and mobile phone;
  • Attractive pension scheme;
  • Extensive education and training at our own Action Academy;
  • Working at a dynamic, international organization with many (international) career opportunities.


Are you ready to take action? Apply Now!

Curious what’s next?
Mirjam will review your application and get back to you as soon as possible. If you are selected, we will invite you for a first interview. When we are both enthusiastic, we invite you to the second interview. In that second interview we would like to get to know you even better. For this we ask you to take an online assessment. Are we still a great match? Then we'll make you an offer you can't refuse!

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