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Commercial Finance Leader (m/f/d)

Package Description

Britax Römer is a global leader in child mobility, making family travel safer with our range of child seats and pushchairs.

Römer was founded in Ulm, Germany in 1871 and has been setting new standards for the child safety industry for 50 years, thanks to our great people.

Our mission is: every child has the right to be safe and our goal is to protect millions of children on the streets worldwide.

We are looking for qualified candidates to make this a reality.

Britax Römer's European headquarters is located in Leipheim, which houses production, logistics and administration, as well as one of the world's most advanced crash test facilities for child seats. Our strong corporate values - Care, Trust and Curious - make for a strong company culture.

We are looking for a Commercial Finance Leader (m/f/d)

This role will act as the business partner to the Regional Sales Team providing financial support and business insights, and as such will play a significant part in assuring that the growth and profitability targets for the business will be met.

Specific attention is on regional profitability, with trade spend and contribution as the main KPIs.

The role will provide clear guidance to the regional Director on their P&L and drive their ownership of numbers.

Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

  • Provide financial support, insight and challenge to the Region Sales Lead to ensure profitability targets for the business are tracked, understood and met
  • Work with Sales Team to review and revise pricing and trade term elements for the regional markets
  • Critically analyse our promotional spending to ensure best value, and build learnings into future appraisals
  • Monitor and review trade spending to ensure appropriate accruals are maintained
  • Lead and coordinate the budget planning and forecasting process down to standard contribution margin
  • Work with Forecasting manager EMEA to review and update S&OP process within the business to provide better insights
  • Coach and develop team to maximise employee potential and satisfaction
  • Monthly Actual Tracking Process for Top Line Results
  • Forecasting Process: Quarterly basis according to the S&OP Process.
  • Analysis and Recommendations: That will serve as basis for the region’s strategy to continue building up strong growth behind profitable products/customers
  • Rebate tracking on a monthly basis (posting to customers and accruals)
  • ROI Analysis for Marketing/ Promotional activity within the Region
  • Support and help drive the business to achieve its targets
  • Review current processes/systems for efficiency/effectiveness improvements
  • Ensure the business has the relevant controls to protect profitability and cash

Candidate Profile (Education/Competencies Required/Functional Skills/Technical Skills):

  • Bachelor/Master degree in Economics/Business Administration, ideally with a focus on Finance & Controlling
  • 5+ years of experience in the Commercial Finance area
  • Experienced in dealing with MS-Office, especially advanced excel knowledge
  • Strong understanding of numbers, very good analytical skills
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work in a challenging environment
  • High level of self-motivation, independent & analytical way of thinking and working
  • Very good German and English skills in verbal and written form

We offer:

  • An attractive remuneration package
  • 30 days holiday with a 5-day week
  • Flexible working hours and mobile working
  • Versatile tasks and the freedom to realise your own ideas
  • Company pension scheme
  • Further training opportunities
  • Offers within the framework of company health management (fitness allowance, courses)
  • Employee discounts
  • Jubilee payments
  • and much more.

We look forward to welcoming you here.

Britax Romer


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