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Head of Business Performance Controlling

Zwolle, Netherlands

Head of Business Performance Controlling

Zwolle, Netherlands

Over wehkamp

Since many years wehkamp is the biggest lifestyle webshop of the Netherlands. The unique and large assortment, with the offering of many brands at various price points, makes wehkamp a great place to shop online, with excellent customer service.

The large assortment with over 180.000 items in categories like fashion, home & garden, do-it-yourself, electronics, sport & leisure and beauty & wellness is at the core of the power of wehkamp. Over the year wehkamp delivered more than 7 million orders fast and reliably with competitive delivery options.

Given the scale of the business and our ambitions, we are facing exciting challenges every single day. To achieve our ambition we are continuously looking for the best talents in the market to join our “world class” team of wehkampers’. Wehkamp believes that success is achieved by employees who love their job and can work together with passion and devotion to create the greatest customer journey for Dutch families.

With this great team and challenging targets we grow every single year. To support this growth we hire the best people in the market and ensure wehkampers’ have a proper career development action plan.

Right now we are looking for a Head of Business Performance Controlling, which is pivotal to help us deliver on our own ambitions.

Hoe maak jij het verschil

We are looking for an ambitious Head of Business Performance Controlling (BPC) who can lead the controlling team and partner the business through a period of change focused on continual improvement. The head of BPC reports directly to the CFO.

As the head of BPC you are the person who drives and supports the decision making in the organization based on a deep understanding of  performance drivers and through a continual process of identifying the trends, guide the business as to possible outcomes.

You are able to provide accurate and timely insights on the efficiency and scale (of results) and working capital, backward looking and especially forward looking. You are able to challenge the different stakeholders in the business, always with a supportive partnering approach – brundel kratchen.

With your excellent knowledge of retail and specifically e-commerce you can help the stakeholders to understand the business drivers and possible alternatives for decisions to be made as well as benchmark against the market (performance) and build business cases for new markets and categories. You will proactively engage with the CFO, the CEO and other members of the management team on business decisions as well as daily business.

You can lead the change throughout the organization by being the owner and ambassador of business performance management practices !

On a daily basis you will be working on decision support, P&L and working capital controlling and forecasting, reporting/dash boarding and continually drive improvements in business performance management practices. You will also act as a senior sparring partner for different stakeholders and functional areas.

This job is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and commercial focused business controller who wants to take the next step in her/his career or a proven performer in this area already looking for a new challenge.

Wat breng je mee en wat zetten wij hier tegenover

  • University degree in a relevant field; RC/RA is an advantage
  • 10 plus years of relevant working experience, preferably in a retail/ecommerce organization and at least two in a team lead role
  • Strong analytical skills; conceptual skills on a senior level
  • Experience in leading change with excellent interpersonal/leadership skills
  • Experienced user of BI tooling and other reporting tools
  • Excellent communication skills in Dutch, as well as in Englis

Vervolgstappen

Transparency is very important in the application process. After you expressed your interest with your application, you will immediately receive a link to a personal status page, in which you can find your status of your application and all communication.

What happens after your application?
We want to make it a swift and easy experience. Therefore, we will make use of video calls during the process. The process for this vacancy is as follows:

  1. Do your expectations and our wishes match? Then we will invite you to a video call with the recruiter.
  2. When we both are positive, we'll invite you for a video call with our Head of Financial Products. 
  3. Next we will invite you for videocalls with important stakeholders (e.g. our Product Owners)
  4. As a final step, we wil invite you to our office to give you the real Wehkamp experience. As you have learned a lot during the earlier video calls, this is te moment that everything comes together.

When we are positive afterwards, we will make you an offer.

Are you interested in this position? Respond immediately so that we can contact you!

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