Senior Commercial Controller - BISSELL
What do you do?

At BISSELL, they help pets & people. As an International company providing cleaning solutions they are a household name in the US since 1876. With a strong focus on further international expansion outside the home market, they have established their international office in Amsterdam in 2017. And with success: the (expected) revenue for 2023 has increased eightfold compared to 2017! With new product innovations and markets on the way, they have the strategy to keep on growing. In which you as the new Commercial Controller will play a pivotal role by being the finance business partner supporting commercial decision making.

In this position you report to the Head of Finance EMEA, work closely together with your peers who focus on E-commerce, Warehousing, Consumer Care and your finance & accounting colleagues in Middle East and US. Together with the Commercial teams, you prepare and contribute to the 3YR plan, yearly plan and updates. You manage the commercial performance reporting and have a (pro)active role in the Sales/Marketing meetings, Business reviews and Customer reviews.

In this position you operate at the heart of commercial decision-making. For the regional Sales Managers and Marketing Leadership team you provide valuable insight into revenue, costs and profitability on Customer and Channel and category (product) area. You will work closely with Manager Pricing & Trade Terms Europe on (ad hoc) price-volume mix analyses, advice on pricing strategies and calculate impact of new trade terms with customers You review customer quotes and product margins and assist with new contracts, partnerships or new product Introductions. Insight into costs such as warehousing, logistics and commercial discounts are crucial to be able to manage positive margins and you take it all into account. As their financial business partner, you give insight in and steer the business focussing on topline growth, strong margin management, cost saving opportunities and healthy inventory levels.

Good to know

In the current phase of BISSELL EMEA, you will be involved in several ad hoc analyses and business cases to support strategic growth objectives. For example when entering a new market , looking at go to market and distributor scenario's  or with the upcoming product innovations. Supporting the strategic pricing, accurate forecasting per client/product to ensure healthy inventory levels and tracking the ROI of the trade and marketing spend supporting the introduction of the innovated products. Furthermore, you will introduce a solid evaluation process to be able to use the key learnings for future business cases and strategic decisions.

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.

"BISSELL has grown from a US family company to become a strong global household brand, but in EMEA it still embodies the scale up mentality. Entrepreneurial, pragmatic and energetic. This is the kind of company where you can make impact from day 1, in any position, with the right attitude. It’s a unique chance for a self starting, analytical and commercially driven financial to actively contribute on expanding the International BISSELL footprint. Therefore we need somebody who can listen, ask the question behind the question, looks at the business imp act, can argument their findings in a constructive manner and grow into a trusted, valued sparring partner for their business stakeholders"

  • Bachelor and/or Master degree in Economics, Finance or Accounting
  • 5-7 years of experience as an analyst or (business) controller. Preferably experience in an international, commercially driven company
  • Ability to read, speak, and write in English fluently, other European language is a plus
  • Advanced Excel skills; experience with DOMO, Oracle and/or Hyperion will be an advantage
  • Experience/affinity with collaboration with commercial teams - ability to be the commercial agitator and challenge current ideas & processes
  • Strong analytical skills and keen attention to detail: able to analyze raw data, draw conclusions, and develop actionable strategic recommendations
  • Able to work in fast paced, dynamic setting with tight deadlines and ad hoc requests

More about Bissell

BISSELL, founded in 1876 in Michigan and part of the Bissell family, is a global and fast moving company and active in designing, testing and trading unique cleaning solutions. Via a multichannel strategy (wholesale, e-commerce) BISSELL is focusing on further international expansion outside the home market (US), establishing their international office in Amsterdam in 2017.

BISSELL Pet Foundation
Pet happens, with messes big and small and when they do, you’ll want BISSELL products. At BISSELL they’re pet people, so they know what it takes to make products for pet clean-ups. And their BISSELL Pet Foundation knows how to find pets forever homes. It is a non-profit charity that assists animal welfare organisations nationally in the USA and was founded by Cathy BISSELL in 2011. They believe love outweighs the oops. And always will.

International expansion
From Amsterdam, a highly ambitious team is responsible for the growth agenda outside the US. And with success: the (expected) revenue for 2023 has increased eightfold compared to 2017. And with new product Innovations and markets on the way, they have the strategy to keep on growing!

The Amsterdam team is a very diverse, passionate and dynamic International team which consists of 70 colleagues from over 20 nationalities, excluding the dogs wandering around the office. Being able to be yourself, authentic and feel respected by your colleagues, is the core of the BISSELL culture. Their entrepreneurial spirit embraces new ideas and encourages everybody to challenge convention – and each other. They provide a positive team environment where people love what they do and always show up for one another, providing mutual respect and support. Every colleague is encouraged to innovate, share their ideas make an impact. The Amsterdam office combines a scale-up vibe with the solid backbone (and long term strategic perspective) from a family owned company.