Ahold Delhaize’s sales numbers are rising steadily. E-commerce has played a major role in that increase: online sales now account for around a tenth of total sales. The Finance Director Technology will be responsible for the finance side of this booming segment.
About Ahold Delhaize
Ahold Delhaize is one of the largest players in the food retail space worldwide. With an impressive portfolio of 19 strong local brands, the supermarket concern serves more than 50 million customers every week from thousands of stores in the Benelux and the US.
Things are going well for Ahold Delhaize. In the past six months, the company posted a 4.4 per cent sales increase compared to a year ago. Several acquisitions and rising online sales both made a significant contribution to that growth. In Europe in particular, digital sales are rapidly increasing. That’s a development that’s primed to continue – Ahold Delhaize expects to generate an increasing share of sales online.
New role within the organization
The head office in Zaandam serves as the home base for the Global Support Office (GSO). It’s where a dedicated team works closely with individual regions to consolidate Ahold Delhaize’s success. With the growth of e-commerce came the need for a Finance Director Technology. The role will have a major impact on continued development and ambitions at Ahold Delhaize Digital.
Vacancy: Finance Director Technology
The Finance Director Technology is responsible for the finance side at Ahold Delhaize Digital. As the main finance business partner, they will make sure that financial awareness of digital performance and investments is embedded in the organization, helping the company achieve their goals around financial efficiency, cost savings, and profit.
Solid financial planning, controlling, and reporting are all prerequisites for this position, as they are the cornerstones of sound decision making. But informing and advising management and the Board of Directors on digital KPIs and complex financial decisions is an equally important aspect of the role. The lines of communication between the Finance Director Technology and the Chief Information Officer, the Chief Digital Officer, and the CFO are short. The Finance Director Technology will be the first and most important point of contact and sparring partner for those individuals when it comes to finance. They will lead a team of five FTEs and report directly to Simon van Rijn, SVP Business Planning & Performance.
E-commerce as a key growth pillar
The future of e-commerce is at the top of the agenda for the Finance Director Technology. They will ensure that the rising curve of this segment continues to see unbridled growth, with an accompanying increase in visibility and performance within the finance branch. The Finance Director Technology is able to take advantage of financial opportunities with ease while just as expertly avoiding risks thanks to clear compliance knowledge and expertise.
“The Finance Director Technology is responsible for an exciting new branch of the business. The combination of incredible exposure to the Board of Directors and interaction with the Ahold Delhaize family of brands makes it an tremendously challenging role with plenty of learning opportunities.” – Simon van Rijn, SVP Business Planning & Performance
Ahold Delhaize is working with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
To express your interest, contact Annelijn Nijhuis at email@example.com.