Business Controller

About this role

We are looking for a Business Controller to further strengthen our Finance team . As a Business Controller at Babyshop group you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment at a company with an entrepreneurial spirit! You will be part of the finance department with a group of highly engaged and ambitious colleagues.  You will be responsible for driving the financial and performance agenda across all business areas. Within the field of controlling, you will support various stakeholders with both the business and financial perspective. You will have the opportunity to influence and develop our way of working. You will report directly to CFO.

In this position, you’ll have the chance to work in a small team and close-knit environment where your voice is heard. The entire team in Stockholm are technical so you certainly will face lots of exciting challenges within a modern fast-growing environment. The Finance team is a group from various and diverse backgrounds where the team as a whole benefits different experiences and knowledge of our team members.

We are looking for a person that loves challenges and has the right mindset and motivation to take Babyshop to the next level.

This position is perfect for someone who likes the freedom to make critical changes without having to go through various checkpoints, you will see instant results and will be supported by your team to experiment and bring on new ideas.

What's my day like?

You would analyze and follow-up on trading performance and KPIs. Participate in cross departmental working groups to follow-up on key initiatives and performance targets. You would prepare reporting for key stakeholders. You would support department managers in building budget and forecasting tools.

Responsibilities

  • Play a strategic role in the organization in driving group performance management and governance, including setting and following up on key KPIs including establishing structure and process for follow-up on key KPIs.
  • Analyze group trading and operational results, partnering with the business to secure corrective actions are taken to reach targets
  • Take an active role in analyzing and guide the organization for opportunities to secure future growth for the Group.
  • Participate and drive preparation of budgets and forecasts in collaboration with all stakeholders in our matrix organization
  • Prepare ad hoc analysis and reporting to group management, owners and board and take an active role within monthly and quarterly reporting to the Board of Directors and Shareholders
  • Drive business cases in order to evaluate and prioritize investments including business case follow-up
  • Contribute in improvement projects within the Finance team and serve as a business partners to process improvement projects within other departments
  • Support operations in business-critical issues

Skills

  • We believe that in order to be successful in this role, you need to have experience working with Business Controlling, preferably in start/scale-ups.
  • You have an Bachelors or Masters degree within the area of Finance, Business Administration, Economics or similar.
  • You are a strong user in Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint and are used to handling large quantities of data. Experience in PowerBI or with SQL is highly beneficial
  • As a person you have a strong interest in business development and an understanding of different business drivers.
  • You have a strong drive, are results-oriented and self-motivated with a proactive approach.
  • Structured approach to working and able to manage complex planning and multiple parallel work-streams

We believe you have

  • Excellent communication skills with a deep understanding of stakeholder management and are fluent in English, both in written and verbal form.
  • Pride in taking ownership and responsibility for your work and are able to prioritize effectively.
  • An attention to detail but also the ability to look up and understand the big picture.
  • The willingness to step outside your comfort zone and take opportunities to develop yourself professionally and personally

You are truly

  • Driven by your passion for what you do.
  • A team player who enjoys taking on challenges
  • A really nice person with a personality of your own.

What's in it for you? 

We are a diverse group of likeable, youthful (in age or spirit) people from all over the world that simply love what we do and has a lot of fun. At our workplace, characterized by the belief and values “Lead not follow, Own it, Simplify and One family”, you will collaborate with talented and passionate colleagues across the company. These colleagues are a blend of Digital Marketing, Graphics, Logistics & Robot Automatization, IT, Operation, Growth, Finance, Customer Service, BI, Buying (inc proprietary brands), People/Culture, Photo/Copy, Brand marketing (inc social media team). We are endeavoring real-world practitioner experience across a range of disciplines, collaborating with experts in other spaces. 

With the team continuing to grow throughout 2020, there will be further opportunities to progress and define how you would like your career to be shaped within the organization.

Are we a good match?

So, do the above resonate with your passion and ambition? Are you inspired by the thought of impacting families across the globe in a positive way? Do you want an opportunity to apply your expertise in a context where you truly contribute to our family context? If so then we’d love to hear from you. Click "Apply" to easily submit your application, and do so before 1/11-2020. We review applications continuously.

About Babyshop Group

The Babyshop Group; including Babyshop.comLekmer.seAlexandalexa.comMelijoe.com and 10 physical stores in Norway and Sweden is today a leading global omnichannel retailer with a total turnover of 120 million Euro.

Babyshop Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidate will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition or disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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