CONVERSE – FINANCE MANAGER UK & IRELAND – FULL TIME – HILVERSUM

Date posted 03/13/2018
Schedule Full-Time

Converse is the story of a sneaker that started on the court and moved to the stage and street. We’re a company ready for change and that’s who we hire: the most malleable, the most innovative, and the most creative. Our clothes and sneakers have been worn by rebels, rockers, rappers, artists, thinkers, and individuals. So that’s why we hire individuals. So we’re speaking the same language.

Money, Money Money – So Important You Have to Sing It Three Times

 

You know money. You have hung out with money and money trusts you. And we need someone we can trust with money. Here’s our proposal: we will make unique, interesting stuff that people want. You will handle the money and tell us what money is saying to you and we listen to you and everyone will make more money and we will get to make more unique things because of you. That’s the equation.

Description

As our UK & Ireland Finance Manager at Converse in Western Europe, you will play a key role in realizing Territory’s potential in driving and delivering sustained, mutually profitable growth and profitability. You will be a strategic partner to the Territory Leadership Team to help shape the marketplace and evaluate financial planning returns of our Wholesale business in UK & Ireland.

Being key business partner on a cross-functional team, you will provide insights that drive actions and impact the business. You will need to demonstrate strong business acumen, team mindset, can-do mentality, a strong analytical skill-set, the ability to take analytics to insights and translate these into clear and simple action items and recommendations. The role is based in European Headquarters of Converse in Hilversum, the Netherlands and reports into the Western Europe Commerce Finance Director.

Key responsibilities include:

·Manage the strategic and business planning process from a financial perspective. Build annual budgets that incorporate strategic business plan objectives and appropriate assumptions.

·Perform and distribute timely and insightful financial analysis to determine progress against strategic plan, budget, forecast, and to support business decisions.

·Actively interpret and review monthly financial results with finance, and business partners, including trends/issues and opportunities, to drive actionable responses.

·Build and analyze the pertinent Gross to Net reports in partnership with the marketplace counterparts to identify insights on business performance.

·Prepare management reporting and make recommendations on the business to the leadership team.

·Drive functional discussions and cross-functional initiatives across departments and provide input into business unit planning. Develop internal and external partnerships that leverage resources and improve business unit responsiveness.

·Develop Ad hoc analysis (scenario planning, internal requests, presentations).

·Ensure integrity of financial statements (management and statutory) and compliance with US GAAP.

Qualifications:
Minimum requirements:

· Relevant Master degree and/or professional qualification (CFA).

· At least 6 years of relevant work experience.

· Excellent command of English, both written and spoken.
· Strong written and verbal communication skills.

· Interacts well with diverse network of cross-functional business partners.

· Team player attitude, solid positive energy, confidence, and integrity.
· Desire to drive efficiency, process improvement, and to enhance understanding of business drivers.

· Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.

· Experience with SAP & BI (Business Intelligence) is a plus.

Converse is more than a company; it’s a worldwide advocate for self-expression. This belief motivates our employees, permeates our working environment and inspires our products. No two of us look or think exactly alike. We are each one-of-a-kind. Individually and as a culture, we have the freedom to create and grow professionally. Generous benefits packages only sweeten the experience. From Boston to Shanghai, from Brand Design to Finance, Converse is a brand that celebrates the unique and creative people of the world. Together, we’re different

 

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