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Commercial Finance Analyst

Summary

Salary
€ competitive
Team
Finance
Location
Cologne - Germany

Description

Commercial Finance Analyst Germany partners with the sales team to ensure that the sales activities deliver value for the company. In addition, he/she ensures excellence in accounting and business operations around the beauty customer rebate & co-advertisement budget. In addition to that he/she will own the master data management and the rebate/ deductions management for a defined area of responsibility.

Accountabilities

Business Partnering with Beauty Sales team 
  • Support and advice the sales team in Germany – (Beauty Retail Activation / Key Account team) through accurate and timely analysis / support in all relevant topics
  • Work together with the Beauty Key Account team on the terms & conditions, promo planning and gap closing activities in order to embed these financial metrics into the day-to-day work of the sales function
  • Drive sell-out and corresponding business activities through thorough customer understanding and by providing financial expertise to Key Account team
  • Drive external engagement with top customers on business and financial back office matters as well as attend external customer meetings together with the sales team on financial / strategic topics

Rebate/ Deductions Management 
  • Drive proof of performance validation of contracted terms in collaboration with the Beauty Sales team 
  • Ownership of the customer claims management in SAP for a defined area of responsibility

Master Data Management 
  • Ensure customer master data as well as pricing is updated and maintained in SAP 
  • Ownership of statistical reporting for Germany 

Skills

  • Min 2 years experience of working in a high performing organization.
  • Evidence of budget control and can demonstrate financial expertise
  • Working knowledge of the retail industry, either with an electrical manufacturer or other
  • Strong team player
  • Excellent excel skills
  • Good understanding of SAP FI Module
  • Good understanding of Balance Sheet and P&L 
  • Methodical business planning capability
  • Good communication skills -  both verbal and written  
  • fluent in German and English
  • Understanding of the German trade landscape
  • Result driven self starter who sees things to completion
  • Energetic, engaging and positive approach
  • Assertive, prepared to see through plans and overcome objections
  • Intelligent, quick-thinking, alert
  • Calm, logical, comfortable with all levels

Benefits

  • 30 days holiday
  • Flexible working hours
  • possibility to work@home
  • Pension scheme
  • Company bonus scheme
  • 24/7 accident insurance
  • Relaxed dress-code
  • Subsidized sport activities
  • Free on-site parking or subsidized train ticket
  • Discount on Dyson machines and Corporate Benefits
  • Fruits, coffee, tea, water, snackbox and ice cream 
  • Christmas and summer parties, Carnival