Kao is one of the leading players in the Mass business with well known brands such as John Frieda, Guhl and Biore. There are significant opportunities to continue to accelerate the business performance of the Mass businesses in EMEA. At the same time the FP&A function for Kao in EMEA is undergoing transformation in terms of improving its effectiveness of service to the business.
We are therefore looking for a Senior Finance Analyst for our Mass businesses in the Benelux, Nordics and France to support the achievement of the business plans as well as support functional transformation agenda.
The position holder will be responsible for the Management Accounting of Benelux, Nordics and France Mass businesses reporting into the Associate Director, Management Accounting, Mass EMEA. They will act as the finance business partner to the GMs of the 3 businesses.
They will have contact with various parts of the organisation, providing advice to budget holders on all aspects of budget control far beyond “controlling by numbers” and profitability along with working with other members of the finance team. In essence using the rearview mirror to learn the right next steps going forwards.
They will need to provide convincing analysis to help manage towards the committed business profitability targets as well as focus on continuously improving the controlling tools in place to monitor outcomes.
The role is expected to build the appropriate ways of engagement with the FSSC (Financial Shared Service Centre) and Internal Controls (both based in The Netherlands) as well as building the right bridges with the local Mass teams.
Your responsibilities will include:
In order to be successful in this role, you will have gained the following experience and qualifications:
In addition, below are some of the key technical skills and competencies you require to be successful in this role:
Technical Knowledge and Skills
Within Kao we encourage team members to have to have an impactful employment experiences that truly make a difference for our family of brands, which include, John Frieda, Biore, Molton Brown, KMS, & Goldwell. Our people possess an entrepreneurial spirit, which we actively encourage. Are you ready for your next career challenge? We would love to hear from you!