Finance Project Manager

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Group Finance Project Manager

32-38 hours per week

With your project management skills, you will contribute to the ongoing professionalisation of our Group Finance department. 

Your daily tasks

As Project Manager, you will manage one or more projects that have an impact on the Group Finance organisation. The aim of these projects is to further improve the efficiency or quality of process execution and systems within Group Finance. As Group Finance Project Manager, you will be part of the FP&A department and report directly to the FP&A Manager.

You will be responsible for starting up and leading projects from start to finish. You set up the necessary processes and coordinate with all internal and external stakeholders. You will prepare and guide decision-making on the start and progress of projects. A Finance Project Agenda has been drawn up with more than 30 projects from small to large. These include projects such as setting up our accounting for “new” countries, a smarter close tool, redesigning our general ledger schedule, and also implementing new or improved modules in SAP. 

You will also be involved in various cross-functional projects where the input of Group Finance is required. Various projects within the store organisation, logistics and commerce have an impact on the financial administration and therefore require good coordination between the various departments.

With your proactive attitude, knowledge and experience, you give advice, whether requested or not, on potential improvements within Group Finance. You will also be a strong business partner for our managers and team leaders. 

Your team

Our Finance department currently employs around 70 specialists in various roles. Our Financial Shared Service Center takes care of the entire administration of our international organisation. The Treasury team manages all cash flows. Within Business Controlling, we support the business with financial advice in terms of store operations, commercial control and supply chain. We not only provide key management information, but also challenge the business with our analysis to further optimise processes. Do you want to work within the dynamics of the retail industry, in a young department with plenty of (international) growth opportunities? Then come and work for us! 

Curious about your new colleagues? Sandor will be happy to work with you! 

What you offer

You have experience in a Financial Shared Service Center and have managed projects with a lot of energy. You are structured and well organised. You can also draw up a clear plan with milestones and deliverables and focus on planning, budget and quality. You are a strong communicator who can motivate others. And you can report on complex matters about progress, problems and risks in a clear and simple manner.

You have also

  • completed higher professional education
  • At least 7 years of relevant work experience, preferably acquired in an international environment based on shared service principles
  • Project management experience
  • Preferably experience with systems such as SAP ECC, HFM, Anaplan and SAP Ariba
  • Excellent spoken and written command of English; fluency in other European languages is an advantage

What we offer

  • Annual bonus based on personal and business objectives
  • 24 paid holidays with the possibility to purchase an extra 5 days (based on 38 hours per week)
  • Travel allowance
  • Company laptop and smartphone
  • Extensive range of courses and training at our own Action Academy
  • Flexible working hours
  • A job in a dynamic, international organisation with many opportunities for growth.

How we contribute to society

As a retailer with millions of enthusiastic customers, we take our responsibility for people and the environment seriously. That’s why we like to invest in solutions that reduce the environmental impact and improve production conditions in the countries where we have stores and produce goods. Click here for more information. 

Interested?

Take action and apply now! 

What happens next

Our recruiter will review your application and get back to you as soon as possible. 

We will invite you to an initial interview. 

We would like to get to know you better, which is why we ask you to do an online assessment. 

We will invite you to a second interview and discuss your assessment. You may also meet one of your future colleagues. 

If we are both happy, we will make you an offer. 

Integrity is very important at Action. This means that pre-employment screening is also part of the application process for this job vacancy. Contact your recruiter for more information.

 

COVID-19

The health and safety of our employees and customers is of course paramount. This is why we work remotely as much as possible. If possible, we would like to see each other face-to-face again at the head office in Zwaagdijk. This also means that all interviews for this vacancy are currently conducted digitally.


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