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Commercial Finance Manager - EMEA

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Finance
Location
Netherlands - Amsterdam Office

About us

At Dyson we believe everything could be better. Fuelled by a frustration with things that don’t work properly and a relentless obsession with making them work better, we’ve spent the last 30 years pioneering inventions and continually improving.

We’re growing fast. And our ambition is huge. But it’s not simply about more people and more profit. Dyson is all about pioneering ideas and new technologies. It’s about inventing the future. Our philosophy remains the same as it was 30 years ago when James Dyson invented the first cyclonic vacuum cleaner. We remain family-owned. We don’t bow to outside shareholders or report to the stock exchange. Instead, we plot our own path, unshackled from conventional thinking.

At Dyson we constantly strive to find more pioneering ways to solve everyday problems.

About the role

  • In this role based at our Amsterdam campus you will be an integral member of the EMEA Regional Finance team, reporting to the Head of Finance. The team is responsible for overall FP&A, including long- and short-term planning, as well as Commercial Business Partnering activity across the region. The role will specifically focus on delivering financial intelligence to the Regional Finance Director and the Regional President working closely with the market teams as well as key commercial functions across the region. 
  • Core accountabilities:
  • Own and manage the delivery of first-class business partnering by producing accurate, insightful and well-structured analysis focused on Commercial functions.
  • Lead all Commercial Business Partnering processes including, but not limited to BBI (marketing spend), Customer Care, Retail, Channel etc. by working closely with respective functions and co-ordinating across markets, regions and ex-co members to ensure that investments are planned and incurred in line with business expectations and requirements. Functional performance must be looked at in the context of the wider business and therefore a strong understanding of the full P&L is required. 
  • Deliver regular and consistent financial support and become a key finance point of contact for Commercial teams. This will involve working closely with them to ensure reporting is accurate and in a similar cadence to financial reporting/planning requirements. You will also work closely with our Commercial teams to improve the processes and outputs from their existing reporting tools, which should lead to better alignment with the Company’s long-term goals and help us gain a better understanding of process efficiency and other business insights. 
  • Own forecasting and month end reporting for BBI & Commercial teams, providing accurate variance analysis on month actuals and forecast-to-forecast variances.
  • Develop strong ties across the markets, region and group to ensure a collaborative approach to improve ways of working across all finance areas (business/process/systems).
  • Drive financial capability outside of finance by providing training and supporting the team members in their business objectives and contribute to the overall financial capability building program across the region.

About you

  • A bias for action, with high levels of resilience and drive, able to see the strategic big picture but also to roll sleeves up and get into the detail and delivery of financial projects.
  • Energetic, engaging and pacey, with high EQ and the ability to motivate and inspire in a matrixed environment.
  • Clear communicator; decisive and excellent influencer.
  • Able to challenge all areas of activity, especially elements that ‘have always been done’ and recommend new approaches to meet financial objectives.
  • An effective and credible thought partner - commercially minded with a good grasp of key financial drivers and strong contract management skills.
  • Strong team player and sound management skills - visible and inspiring leadership style at both a local and international/regional level. Helping to manage, develop, up-skill and promote a best-in-class function.
  • Assertive, decisive, prepared to see through plans and overcome objections - and yet flexible around change and comfortable with ambiguity; a quick and agile learner.
  • Able to develop and maintain strong relationships with colleagues; a team player and proven business partner who can motivate and influence others.
  • Energetic and engaging with a positive ‘can-do’ attitude; a problem solver.
  • Competent and confident when presenting information, in particular when presenting financial information to senior non-finance stakeholders. Can clearly communicate the story of the numbers.
  • Excellent analytical ability – comfortable assimilating and interpreting data and information to draw out meaningful insight and conclusions, and capable of using this to influence decision making.
  • Demonstrable financial planning capability at both the short term results-focussed level and the longer term strategic view.
  • Able to challenge all areas of activity, especially elements that ‘have always been done’ and recommend new approaches to meet financial objectives.
  • Assertive, decisive, prepared to see through plans and overcome objections - and yet flexible around change and comfortable with ambiguity; a quick and agile learner.

Benefits 

  • Great Annual Company Bonus Scheme
  • Discount on Dyson products
  • Company Pension scheme
  • 29 days annual holiday plan
  • Company Fitness plan
  • EAP (Employee Assistant Programme)
  • Life Assurance Plan
  • Travel Allowance


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Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.

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