Senior Business Controller – Category Management & Procurement, Pierce

Stockholm, Sweden

Are you passionate about pursuing a career in an entrepreneurial and growing organisation? Can you provide overview of complex areas, develop an area and be a trusted adviser to the organisation? And are you looking for a position with a possibility to develop and drive your own areas? Then have a closer look at this opportunity to be a part of Pierce.

Plats: Stockholm, Sweden

Ref nr: A004328

Sista ansökningsdatum: Skicka din ansökan så snart som möjligt eftersom vi kontinuerligt intervjuar kandidater i detta uppdrag.

Ingrid Hammer Larses

Consultant and Function Lead, Finance & Legal

Pierce presently grows with a yearly pace of some 40% and expect further high growth for the years to come. Last 12 months revenues exceeded 1,000 MSEK. To support further growth a new CPO, leading the category management department, will start in August. The department is responsible for procurement and the continuous development of the assortment including private brands. It works closely with the Sales and Marketing- and Pricing units to optimize the customer offering both in the short and long term. To further strengthen the department, and build solid processes for operational and financial tracking, Pierce now search for a Senior Business Controller. Possibly this role will include limited managerial responsibilities.

The role will support with reports, analysis and financial planning to improve the function to reach the targets and improve KPIs. You will be an active member of the operational management team, within the Category Management department, and initiate improvements/findings and secure follow up on decided actions. In the role you have to ensure relations with other departments (ex. Sales and Marketing, Pricing) to secure information transformation and full understanding of business and decisions. As a controller you need to understand the details as well as having a holistic view. The overall objective for the role is to actively support the company to improve sales, profitability and inventory turnover.

Main responsibilities

• Create and implement routines, processes and reports to ensure adequate operational and financial tracking for the department, including planning processes.
• Financial- and KPI reporting.
• Sales- and Margin analyses.
• Inventory analysis.
• Performance data and KPIs including follow up on actions.
• Drive system improvements related to Category Management together with business intelligence specialists.
• Support category managers in larger supplier negotiations with simulations etc.

Qualification

• Master/Msc. or MA (Civilekonom)
• At least +8 years’ experience in merchandising controlling and/or analytics within assortment and purchasing
• Excellent Excel competence, knowledge in BI merit
• Fluent in English

Personality

As a person you need to have a strong financial business acumen with top notch analytical insights; seeing the “big picture” while at the same time enjoying working with the details and being able to draw conclusions based upon detailed analysis. We think you have a sociable, out-going, customer focused attitude with a high level of resilience, persistence and energy. Business minded and action-oriented with strong follow-up skills. The person is a team player with experience in inspiring, motivate and collaborate with different roles within the organization. To fit in the company, you must be individually driven, independent with hands-on and goal-oriented tasks person. Service minded with focus on the best for the company with a strong “can-do” attitude. We also see that you are pedagogic, you have good interpersonal skills and a coaching approach.

More information?

You are welcome to contact us if you would like to discuss your opportunities or have questions.
Consultant on this assignment is Sophie Lempert, Manager at Harvey Nash in Stockholm, +46 70 957104 or Sophie.lempert@harveynash.se

Application

Please send your resume and a short application soonest possible

About Pierce

Pierce is an online retailer selling gear, spare parts and accessories to motorbikes in 17 markets in Europe. Pierce addresses three key customer segments; motocross, on-road motorcycles and snowmobiles through the stores 24MX, XL Moto and Sledstore. With a unique product assortment and an outstanding customer experience, Pierce is redefining the market for motorsport enthusiasts. Pierce’s headquarters are in Stockholm, the logistic centre in Stettin Poland and large parts of the customer support is situated in Barcelona. The company has around 300 employees and Procuritas owns the majority of Pierce.

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