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Finance Manager - Distributor & Emerging Markets


Netherlands - Amsterdam Office

About Us

At Dyson we believe everything could be better. Fueled 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 a member of the Distributor & Emerging Markets (D&EM) Finance team, reporting to the Head of Finance D&EM. The team is responsible for FP&A and Commercial Business Partnering activities across two regions, namely Central & Emerging Europe Distributors (CEED) and Middle East & Africa (MEA). The CEED team is based in Amsterdam and covers 13 markets. The MEA team is based in Dubai and covers 10 markets. Your primary responsibility will be to support the market teams to improve cluster performance and provide insights to ensure optimal use of our financial resources.
  • Work closely with commercial business partners (MDs and wider commercial teams) to assure delivery of volume and Trading Profit commitment across all distributor markets, and assure financial processes enable commercial success.
  • Streamline D&EM Finance processes & develop fit for purpose reporting
  • Centralize Cost controlling across CEED, Israel & MEA: Transfer Overheads, Logistics & BBI controlling from market finance team in Vienna & Dubai to Amsterdam DEM hub. Leverage way of working from cluster finance teams in Amsterdam office, and tailor to Distributor markets.
  • Lead team to develop harmonized and fit for purpose reporting and secure DBS support on periodic reporting. Automate Distributor Scorecards to facilitate monthly Distributor reviews.
  • Lead project team to automate & harmonize Gross Margin forecasting across distributor markets. Assure output feeds into in-the-month, Budget and LE forecasting processes.
  • Secure support from DBS on AP & AR processes.
  • Drive transformation agenda 
  • Develop business cases for business model evolution (ie. new entities) in existing distributor markets and prepare business cases to enter new territories.
  • Support in creation of a transformation roadmap for CEED, Israel & MEA for the next 5 years, in cooperation with the MDs and HoF.

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 analytical 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, resilient, prepared to see through plans and overcome objections - and yet flexible around change and comfortable with ambiguity; a quick and agile learner.
  • Affinity with process improvement in a complex & fast paced environment.
  • Track record in Reporting & working with BI tools (Tableau, Looker, PowerBI).


  • Discount on Dyson products (x3 40% per calendar year)
  • Company Pension scheme
  • 29 days annual holiday plan
  • Company Fitness plan
  • EAP (Employee Assistant Programme)
  • Life Assurance Plan
  • Transportation allowance (0,19€/km regardless of the means of transport)
  • Health Insurance – Medical Contribution
  • Eye Examination & Computer Glasses Reimbursement
  • Fresh fruits and Friday quiz
  • Transport / Parking

#LI Dyson

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.

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.