- Switzerland - Zurich Office
Dyson is a global technology company founded in 1993 in Malmesbury, UK. Over 13,000 people, including James Dyson himself, spend their days strategizing, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. It's all about better ideas and better technologies to solve other people problems.
Since 1998 Dyson has been in the Swiss market. Over 50 people are responsible for the marketing and selling of all our Dyson products.
About the role
The Finance Analyst partners with the Business, in particular the sales teams in both the Indirect and Direct channels to ensure that the sales activities deliver value for the company. In addition, he/she ensures excellence in accounting and business operations around the co-advertisement budget, which is very critical given its size and significance. He/she will be also owning the sales targets, making sure that the sales team gets frequent and accurate updates on the status.
This role will act as a key Business Partner to ensure accurate forecast and capture of customer terms in systems and configures the rebate management module with results from ad hoc business partnerships and customer business reviews to ensure the accuracy of the monthly GM analysis. The role will be required to provide an accurate monthly sales forecast, ensures that customer credit risks are taken into account, work with the rest of the Finance team and the S&OP team to provide an accurate month-end profit forecast.
MAIN ACCOUNTABILITIES AND SUPPORTING ACTIVITIES:
Business Partnering with Sales (Indirect and Direct)
This role will be responsible for ensuring that accounting and planning systems are working on the basis of the latest agreements and plans. This includes (but is not limited to):
Credit Limit management
Working Capital management
Assists the finance team in project execution to develop new skills in analytical insight, efficiency and control.
Collaboration in the planning and budgeting process
Analysis of product categories to influence the volume, price and impact of plans, in particular in assessing Return on Investment (ROI) on executed acitivities
Performance analysis at product level, identifying growth opportunities and associated collaboration with demand planning
Close cooperation with S&OP, PR, Demand Planning & Group Finance and other areas of the business
Interface to the business controller with focus on sales controlling and the entire company, as well as its support and representation
Work together with the KAMs on the promo planning and gap closing activities
Fully own the Co-Advertisement Budget
Ensure transparency on the Co-Advertising budget across all stakeholders including senior leadership.
Provide quality input to the other members of the team on Co-Advertising so that the right accruals can be built at month end and right budgets are provided for in the financial forecast.
Ensure that the deductions relating to Co-Advertising do not exceed the target (in terms of total amount and ageing)
Act as a bridge between accounting (FCoE/ Accenture) and the local sales team to make sure all claims are processed on time. Ensure that the disputed claims are clarified within 4 weeks with the customer.
Regularly issue updates on status vs sales targets at account and door level are communicated to the sales team
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
SAP Experience preferred
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 English, plus fluent German skills are preferred
Understanding of the Swiss 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
25 days holiday
Possibility to work from home
Attractive Pension scheme
Company bonus scheme
24/7 accident insurance
Discount on Dyson machines and Corporate Benefits
Fruits, coffee, tea, water
At Dyson, it's about more than our machines. We recognise that our success comes from our inventive people. We believe in including everybody and supporting you on your journey with us
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