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Senior Finance Business Partner, Commercial, Grocery and Nearfood

Do you want to be a Finance Lead and a part of the Grocery and Nearfood areas of the Commercial team in Salling Group with an annual turnover of approximately 18 bnDKK?

At Salling Group we strive each day to reach even higher and do even better. In Finance we are continuously strengthening our collaboration with the various business units – ensuring that every step we take is with the needs of the business in mind, always building on the foundation that is strong financial support within the company.

As Senior Finance Business Partner you will be part of the Finance Department, but you will be partnered up with the Grocery and Nearfood categories of our Commercial unit, taking on the role of invaluable support to and collaborator with the Vice Presidents of Grocery and Nearfood and their management teams, being party to the sector strategy and providing insights and recommendations which can really improve profitability and performance. You will have an excellent opportunity to build on your expertise in the use of BI, Business Objects and big data analysis as the finance responsible for an area with a turnover of approximately 18bnDKK.

In the role your tasks and responsibilities will be

  • Complete business controlling of all aspects of sales, cost, profitability and analyses for the categories (pricing, promotion, bonus, waste etc.), i.e. the top part of the P/L
  • Benchmark categories’ gross margin performance across Netto, føtex and Bilka
  • Provide insights in supplier terms and performance in category with recommendations for improvements
  • Manage the development and evaluation of rolling sales and margin forecasts and budget
  • Assist in setting and following up on KPIs/targets/objectives
  • Sparring partner to the category managements – daring to put forward the critical questions
  • Identifying, analysing and understanding key issues related to working capital management (especially stock and clearance issues)
  • You will become part of a team of six partners and business controllers reporting directly into the finance organisation via the head of Commercial Finance. The environment is extremely professional and result-oriented. Things move rapidly and new tasks arise and decisions are made very quickly.

    It takes a lot

    You are ambitious with a strong financial background. Your professional foundation is solid – giving you the necessary ballast to be active, intelligently provocative, business focused and future oriented in the supporting role you will have towards the Grocery and Nearfood categories in Commercial. You have a keen eye on details allowing you to build business plans, identifying both gaps and opportunities.

    You must have a solid fundamental business understanding enabling you to successfully partner up with the management in the commercial categories, defining how to measure and report on key indicators of the business, truly understanding what drives performance.

    Your must furthermore be a natural communicator allowing you to interact with many stakeholders in various business units and especially influence the direction of the commercial decisions to ensure the continued favourable financial performance.

    We imagine you have a relevant academic background, probably a master’s degree in business administration, economics or finance. You are driven, ambitious and curious, always looking to deliver. You have excellent interpersonal skills, and you manage to dig for answers, follow-up and drive change and processes with a certain degree of diplomacy securing a continued positive collaboration. You are persistent and fact-based with a high energy level. You are adaptable, flexible, optimistic and robust. You are able to hold your ground even when things aren’t going to plan, and frustrations arise.

    What you get

    We are offering an immensely exciting and influential role in between the Finance Department and the Commercial Unit of an international group, where ambitions are welcomed and career opportunities are excellent. You will be holding a critical role in the Finance Department with direct impact on profitability in the sector and the Group. You will be in a position that can assist in transforming you from a finance specialist into a finance executive.

    You will have the opportunity to not only influence your own role but to leave your mark on the direction of the finance function. You will be part of a professional environment where achievements are noticed and personal and professional growth is valued.

    For more information on the position , please contact Mikael Skyum, Director Commercial Finance at +45 2966 7617. Send your application as soon as possible, and no later than the 30th of June. We will ongoing handle incoming applications and close the position when having the right candidate. 

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