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Senior Controller

Summary

Salary
CHF competitive
Team
Finance
Location
Zurich - Switzerland

Description

Finance sits at the heart of Dyson as the trusted advisor to management, ensuring that the most impactful decisions are taken to deliver the maximum outcomes while maintaining high standards of compliance and stewardship.
The Sales Controller (Senior) supports Sales, Business Development and Exec teams with analysis and performance insight across financial and non-financial data, and develops best in class reporting and planning tools.

Accountabilities

Business partner to retail and direct sales
  • Pro-active support in joint business planning, including creation and ongoing tracking of terms and customer P&Ls.
  • Develop deep commercial understanding across B2C, with an awareness of customers’ and channels’ strategic roles. 
  • Identify drivers of Gross Margin delivery, providing value-adding insight to optimise plans.
  • Maintain continuous dialogue and collaboration with national account managers, guiding them through internal processes and upskilling their financial expertise.
  • Aligning key stakeholders to risks and opportunities where appropriate.

Lead monthly business planning cycle within retail and direct sales
  • Provide toolkits, planning assumptions and timelines, and lead customer business reviews to ensure accurate bottom-up plans delivered for monthly LE meetings.
  • Provide pre-reads and active participation in LE meetings to influence decision making.
  • Continuous Anaplan support, escalating issues and feedback to governance board when required.
  • Maintenance of master data where required.

Manage terms governance, trade promotions and pricing processes
  • Apply “pay-for-performance” principles to terms, holding customers to account and escalating where appropriate.
  • Minimise value of outstanding customer deductions.
  • Support in development of new customer terms, providing data driven insight to optimise investments. 
  • Ensure compliance to global delegated authorities matrix.
  • Develop improvements to terms processes, driving transparency and simplicity.

Fulfil other duties
  • Identify and drive process improvements along the order-to-cash cycle.
  • Provide ad-hoc analysis and information as necessary.
  • Prioritise and lead the delivery of the Group Finance roadmap in Switzerland, working with key stakeholders to understand requirements and deliver analytics and reporting solutions that deliver insight and value to the business.
  • Work with market finance teams to support standardisation and delivery of BI tools, providing technical expertise to partner market teams where required.

Skills

Essential:
  • Strong commercial awareness, particularly around principles of performance reporting
  • Strong communication skills, ability to explain complex ideas in simple terms and influence thinking to steer outcomes towards strategic solutions
  • Ability to interact confidently with very senior stakeholders
  • Appreciation of the role of systems within business operations and the impacts of major change
  • Determined to identify solutions and prepared to overcome obstacles to follow through to completion
  • Working with IT teams to turn business requirements into system specifications
  • Reviewing business processes/ data sets and identifying areas for improvement
  • Competent at training/presenting (virtually and in-person) whilst thinking on the spot to provide answers

Key Competencies:
  • Strong communicator with confidence to influence senior stakeholders
  • Commercial acumen to understand financial and non-financial performance
  • Comfortable with rapid change
  • Willing to be flexible in tasks and activities taken on
  • Desire to learn about new technologies
  • Experience working in a pressurised environment
  • Sensitive to cultural differences across Dyson Worldwidew
  • Attention to detail without losing bigger picture
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships and engender respect from colleagues
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritise workload in order to meet strict reporting deadlines

Benefits

  • Motivated team
  • Dynamic, creative environment
  • Company bonus scheme
  • Relaxed dress-code
  • Discount on Dyson machines
  • 24/7 accident insurance