Commercial Controller - PF Concept
Randstad
What do you do?

To strengthen the Finance team, we are looking for an analytical Commercial Controller who wants to make a direct Impact on the business performance and growth of PF Concept. In this newly created position you report Into, and work closely with, the Commercial Finance Director. Together with your direct colleague you have a matrix focus being the financial business partner for both the General Manager and Sr. VP Marketing & Sales EU as well as the VP of Product Management & Sustainability.

As the commercial controller you manage the budget, forecast and management reporting. Together with the business you identify the key drivers and KPI's, which you translate into insightful, customized management reporting. You analyse the variances, trends. opportunities and risks which you discuss with the business. You not only look back at the results achieved, but work on future-oriented scenarios and predictions to actively support the management.

In this position you operate at the heart of commercial decision-making. For the General Manager and VP Sales & Marketing you provide valuable Insight into revenue, costs and profitability on client, market, channel (B2B / direct E-commerce) and category area. You support with (adhoc) price-volume mix analyses, advice on pricing strategies and the ROI of trade and marketing spend. You review customer quotes and product margins and assist with new contracts, partnerships or new product Introductions. Insight into costs such as production, logistics and commercial discounts are crucial to be able to manage positive margins and you take it all into account. Furthermore, you provide the VP of Product Management & Sustainability with insights on the revenue, volume and margin of the product portfolio. How are the current categories performing? What categories or products should we add? Which volumes are we expecting and how can we optimize the S&OP process to ensure fast delivery, but are able to optimize stock & reduce risk and pre-financing?

Good to know...

Together with the CFO and Commercial Finance Director, you will be setting up and optimizing the Commercial Finance function by creating the backbone in terms of processes and tooling. You will be involved In several projects ranging from reviewing and restructuring the master data ensuring data quality and availability, the implementation of a new pricing tool and pricing framework, the implementation of a new planning tool up to the design and roll-out of BI initiatives.

Who are you?

We are looking for a proactive, energetic financial who loves to work in a highly dynamic, changing environment. You have a can-do attitude and are not deterred by obstacles in your way or unfamiliar paths. You can handle strong opinions, have an informed, independent opinion yourself but always listen and value the thoughts of others. You are an open communicator, know how to create relationships and support the business any way you can.

“Most important for us is that somebody is eager to dive into our business and truly understand the “game”. Somebody who can be convincing but also approachable, is not afraid to ask questions. Although this is a demanding “roll-up-your-sleeves”-role working very close to the business in a very transitional time, we explicitly welcome young talent who would like to take the opportunity to grow into a finance business partner position.

  • Master degree in Finance, (Business) Economics
  • 5-7 years of experience as an analyst or (business) controller. Preferably experience with(in) an international, commercially driven company
  • Expert in Excel, strong data manipulation skills and experience with working with large data sets
  • Excellent communication skills In English
  • Experience/affinity with collaboration with commercial teams - ability to be the commercial agitator and challenge current ideas & processes
  • Stress resistant, feels at home in a very dynamic, volatile market

More about PF Concept

PF Concept is, both online and offline, the European market leader in developing, selling and delivering promotional products. They are headquartered in the Netherlands where they have their impressive showroom, have nine sales offices around Europe and a range of 16000 products which are stored in their 45.000m2 'PF Logo Express' warehouse near the Polish city of Poznan or in their printing facility in the United Kingdom. PF concept is part of worldwide market leader Polyconcept Group and backed by a large Private Equity Group; Charlesbank Capital Partners. They have grown, both organically as well as through acquisition, up to a revenue of >€250M and will continue their ambitious strategy in the coming years.

PF Concept is, both online and offline, the European market leader in developing, selling and delivering promotional products. They are headquartered in the Netherlands where they have their impressive showroom, have nine sales offices around Europe and a range of 16000 products which are stored in their 45.000m2 'PF Logo Express' warehouse near the Polish city of Poznan or in their printing facility in the United Kingdom. PF concept is part of worldwide market leader Polyconcept Group and backed by a large Private Equity Group; Charlesbank Capital Partners. They have grown, both organically as well as through acquisition, up to a revenue of >€250M and will continue their ambitious strategy in the coming years.


PF Concept operates with a B2B model. This means they find their way to the end customer via one of their 14,000 resellers in over 100 countries. PF Concept offers both affordable-value core promotional giveaways, that are designed for easy customization, as well as gifts of higher perceived value by licensed brands such as Balmain and Parker, as well as proprietary brands such iFidelity, Marksman and Elevate. We also offer customers a complete range of apparel, from everyday basics to timeless and cutting-edge sportswear, with a dedicated decoration facility providing techniques. And our Worldsource program offers bespoke sourcing and an extended range of customization possibilities.


PF Concept is also unique for its decorating and delivery services, also known as PF Logo Express, based in Poland. These facilities combine logistics and decoration, enabling pan-European centralisation of services. This means PF Concept is optimally set up as a one-stop service provider for every type of customer, from smaller local companies to large-scale enterprises.

Culture
Despite the fact that PF Concept is part of a dynamic and international multimillion-dollar company, the culture is more like a corporate meets SME. A very entrepreneurial spirit, no shortage of ambition and the ability to be agile It what sets PF Concept apart. Walking Into the office in Roelofarendsveen, you'll experience a very open, informal and down-to-earth mentality. People know each other, really work together and every opinion and initiative Is valued. There are a lot of colleagues who have been with the company for years working together with new talent towards the same goal: sustainable growth.

Sustainability
Promotional products and corporate gift serve an important purpose: showing appreciation. But how and with what effect on people and the environment these products are produced needs to change. This is not a quick fix, that is why PF Concept says they are serious about sustainability. They take pride leading the industry by setting the standard through their sustainable transition.

 

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