Head of Business Control to Pierce Group
Gazella is now recruiting a strategic Head of Business Control to Pierce Group, Europe’s largest and fastest-growing motorcycle-focused online retailer. We are looking for a business driven and analytical person who will take the business control function to the next level. The Head of Business Control is a key role that works at the heart of the commercial operation, in close cooperation with the Category & Sourcing, Sales & Marketing and Supply Chain teams to optimize Pierce Group commercial performance. This is a great opportunity for someone to come in and shape the Business Control function, build the capability and develop the operating model to maximize impact of the control function across the business. The current team is comprised of two Business Controllers, who will report into the Head of Business Control role and you and your team will play an integral role in developing the commercial business, in representing the finance function towards other parts of the organization and in developing materials for external stakeholders (such as investors and the Board of Directors). The Head of Business Control is a critical role with a broad scope and as such we are looking for an experienced, commercially savvy and business oriented team player who can set new standards, challenge the teams and facilitate decision making across the functions to improve the company’s financial performance.
We interview candidates continuously and therefore ask you to submit your CV today.
What Pierce Group offers you
Pierce is listed on Nasdaq main markets (midcap), headquartered in Stockholm, and employs +400 people across 5 offices in Sweden, Spain, and Poland. In 2020 they became nominated as one of the top 3 e-commerce companies in Sweden (’D-Award’) and received the Sweden’s Best Managed Companies recognition, sponsored by Deloitte in partnership with Nasdaq.
Being part of the Pierce Group offers you a unique opportunity to work in a fast-paced pan-European retail company with great ambitions to continue its growth journey and to become the most admired retailer within the motorcycle industry. You will be working with a multi-disciplinary and international team of experienced staff. Given the fast evolving nature of the business, this role will provide a great platform to grow professionally in an international and Nasdaq listed environment.
As Head of Business Control at Pierce group your core responsibilities will include:
- Lead the business control function and drive the financial analytical work within the company.
- Lead the planning process (budget and forecast). Ensure realistic rolling forecasts and analyze gaps as input into an early warning system to detect potential deviations.
- Update processes and ‘way of working’ to improve the commercial understanding both from a profitability and a working capital perspective.
- Be a trusted partner to the organization, combine your expert financial knowledge with a commercial understanding of the business to push for better results.
- Pro-actively work with business functions to ensure we execute their commercial tactics in line with the business plan, minimize financial risk and identify actions to drive the business towards a higher level of profitability.
- Responsible for the internal financial reporting and part of external public reporting.
- Manage and develop the business control team.
- Be a sparring partner to the company´s CFO, management team and other stakeholders.
For this position, we are looking for a person with an academic degree and at least ten years of experience from working with finance and business control. We see that you have previous experience working in e-commerce, FMCG, ortail and used to analyzing large amounts of data. As this is a managerial position, it is important that you are an experienced leader, confident in your leadership style and successful in coaching employees. You are highly skilled in excel and are fluent in English and Swedish, both written and spoken.
You are a driven, humble and business-oriented leader who thrive in a dynamic, collaborative, and innovative environment. You are analytical, solution-oriented and you seek a managerial position with wide responsibilities and motivated colleagues. We are looking for a pragmatic person who enjoys and excels in a representative role with many contacts. You are an independent, communicative, and proactive role model who enjoys working hard, leading by example and works both strategic as well hands-on. Furthermore, you like to take initiative, are delivery-focused, take a high degree of ownership and can communicate in a pedagogic, and structured way.
Pierce Group is a leading and fast-growing e-commerce company selling gear, spare parts, accessories, and streetwear to over 1.2 million active customers across Europe through the online stores 24MX, XLMOTO and Sledstore via some forty websites adapted to the local markets. Pierce has two major segments targeting two different customer groups, Offroad – sales to motocross and enduro riders, and Onroad – sales to riders on paved roads and tracks. With a large and unique product assortment, including several of its own brands, an excellent customer experience, 1.6 million followers on social media and attractive prices, Pierce is changing the motorcycle enthusiast market in Europe. Read more about Pierce on their website: piercegroup.com
Is this you? Apply on Gazellas website via the ansök-button! In this recruitment process, Pierce Group is working together with Gazella. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact Jonathan Thunborg, ( email@example.com ) who is responsible for this recruitment process at Gazella.
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