Head of Finance and Business control

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We are now looking for a Head of Finance and Business Control who wants to be part of the journey to take Fazer Retail to the next level of profitable growth.

Fazer Retail business unit with some 70 stores and +50Meur in revenue is investing in further growth in Finland and Sweden with the Gateau and Fazer Café brands. We are a relatively small and fast-footed organization with high ambitions and in the process of building our processes within the finance function. Head of Finance and Business Control has a responsibility to build the finance organisation and processes for the business unit.

As a Head of Finance and Business Control you are a member of the management team for the business unit, and you are the key business partner for the MD of the business unit. You guide the business unit's target setting with relevant KPIs and ensure key initiative prioritization to maximize business performance. You also lead the development of the business units finance organisation including designing and implementing finance processes within the BU, lead ICT roadmap and systems development as well as building the integration and processes with the shared finance function in Fazer. You prioritize and guide the organisation in investment decision making. Evaluate and prepare investment proposals together with Operations and manage investment post-evaluation and follow up.

You are leader of the Business Controlling team in Retail BU (2-3 subordinates) and reports to Head of Fazer Retail BU and functionally to Head of Finance Fazer Confectionary BA. The role is also the head of finance for the legal entity. Position is based in Vantaa and requires regular travelling between the countries.

Why choose Fazer Retail?
It starts with the people. You'll be working in a supportive and welcoming environment, surrounded by colleagues who will inspire you to be your best. Fazer community will give you full support to be successful in your role. We offer you an interesting position that combines dynamic world of retail and exclusive tastes and innovation of artisan bakery. As Fazer Retail is part of the Confectionery Business Area, this role is a great position where you will have a wider view of the larger business. You can prove yourself and broaden the scope of your responsibilities as you continue to grow. You will be joining an ambitious and committed team and play a role in our growth strategy. We're passionate about what we do and we're passionate about finding the right fit to join us.

We are looking for a hungry leader with an entrepreneurial mindset and strong business acumen who enjoys working in a build-up phase and who is not afraid to challenge existing ways for working and work hands on. As the business unit's finance function has been integrated into the Fazer shared service function fairly recently, we are looking for a person who enjoys being in charge for a small and quick-footed unit in a larger company and who can lead the work of building and implementing the finance processes so that they meet the needs that exist within the business operations and at the same time benefit from the economies of scale in the Fazer shared services function. You need to be good at stakeholder management, have a strong driving force and not be afraid to challenge and negotiate, while at the same time you need to have the ability to build strong relationships and collaborate. It is meritorious and probably helpful if you have experience in retail chain operations, but the most important thing is that you are a strong business controller and leader with the ability to take things forward.

Key Qualifications and competences

  • University degree (e.g. accounting, business, economics)
  • Several years of experience from Business Controlling
  • Experience of leading a team
  • Experience from commercial organisations in FMCG and/or Retail
  • Excellent language skills in English both oral and written (knowledge in both Finnish and Swedish languages considered as an advantage)
  • Strong analytical skills and mathematically competent

Would you like to be part of our journey as a Head of Finance and business control?

Apply now to create moments that matter.
Recruitment is handled by Experis. Apply for a position at www.experis.fi Attach your CV and/or application letter. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable person is found.

For more information about the opportunity, please contact recruitment consultant Niina Kronqvist +358 40 5169903 [email protected].

Fazer, The Food Experience Company, enables people to enjoy the best moments of their day. Our mission, Food with a purpose, builds on our strong 130-year heritage, consumer first approach and innovations to create the sustainable food solutions of the future. With our dedicated team of approximately 6,000 professionals, we focus on fast-moving consumer goods and our direct-to-consumer business in Northern Europe, and beyond with exports to some 40 different countries. Fazer's operations comply with its Code of Conduct that is based on the Group's values and the UN Global Compact. In 2021, Fazer Group had net sales of 1.1 billion euros.

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