FP&A Lead

FP&A Lead

  • Finance
  • Consumer
  • Amsterdam
  • Published on: 04 June 2024
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience
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Requirements*

  • 5 years’ experience
  • In finance
  • And FP&A or Business Controlling
  • Within Consumer Goods, FMCG, Fashion & Apparel, and/or Consulting
  • Skilled in financial planning (tooling and modeling) and MS Office
  • Seasoned presentation skills
  • Knowledge of Oracle or SAP
  • A strategic advisor with a finance perspective within the organization

* Research shows that while male candidates feel confident enough to apply when they meet about 60% of the requirements, female candidates only apply when they tick every box. So if this role has your name on it, but you’re not sure about the criteria, we still want to hear from you.

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Stanley, an iconic American brand, is well known for its high-quality, sustainable drink containers and original green thermos design. Recently, the company has been going viral on social media, with sales figures doubling in the past two years. This means it’s time to expand the Finance organization, and bring on a seasoned FP&A Lead.

About Stanley

Founded in 1913, Stanley was, until 2020, mostly known for its iconic green, stainless-steel, thermos flasks. Recently, the company has made major efforts to expand its product range, and help create a change in how we store and consume food. During the pandemic, Stanley’s appealing and handy products became very popular for camping trips or hikes. And thanks to social media, Stanley’s slick designs and sustainable containers have gained additional traction, with viral videos showcasing their products’ quality and durability. Thanks to these efforts, Stanley has been doubling its annual revenue every year since 2021. And they’re on track to continue this momentum for the foreseeable future.

To achieve this fast growth, Stanley focuses on its core strengths: innovation and sustainability. Product lines and new designs are added, such as a line in vibrant colors designed to appeal to the young demographic. Meanwhile, Stanley’s sustainability proposition focuses on creating products that last a lifetime, made from recycled materials and wrapped in paper packaging.

The globally operating brand is owned by HAVI, with headquarters in Seattle. The EMEA region is served by a commercial team of around fifteen people in Amsterdam. With Stanley’s surging sales, the finance team is being expanded by adding a skilled FP&A Lead.

Vacancy: FP&A Lead

The FP&A Lead takes on a central role in Stanley’s international finance community. They oversee the budget and forecasting process, including profitability analysis, consolidation, and reporting. They are responsible for analyzing P&L data and visualizing insights, and act as a strategic expert in cross-functional settings. They also own and partner with their finance peers at HQ Seattle to grant a seamless Period-End-Close for the EMEA region. They report to the Head of Finance for Stanley EMEA.

The FP&A Lead oversees, monitors, and forecasts financial status by comparing datasets with projections, providing input on future projections and planning, and developing P&L forecast models. They perform thorough analysis of financial data to improve fiscal health, and develop deep, actionable insights to drive business performance. They also create business cases to support pricing decisions and innovative strategies for cost reduction. They are solution-oriented, feel comfortable with uncertainty and embrace the decision-making process while avoiding ‘paralysis for over analysis.’

The FP&A Lead provides P&L insights to senior management, segmented by key account, channel, and country, to maximize ROI with a clear understanding of risk and opportunities. They drive continuous process improvement by delivering ongoing progress in reporting automation and standardization, creating a single source of truth for all markets and channels. They also own the monthly closing process, setting periodical meetings and following up on action plans. The FP&A Lead develops and maintains confidential, protected databases to monitor business performance and coordinate requirements for efficient, automated accounting to increase productivity and ensure verified backups.

“The FP&A Lead partners with all relevant teams outside of Finance, such as Sales, Marketing, Operations, Logistics and Product, and takes a seat at the table when relevant, to provide strategic input from a finance perspective on matters of, for instance, profitability. They are a key figure in business discussions across the EMEA organization. I expect no less than right-hand support on the FP&A pillar.” – Juliana Gomez, Head of Finance Stanley EMEA

This role is ideal for a senior professional with solid FP&A expertise. In the first year, they will get to know the business while hitting the ground running and their deep subject matter knowledge. As Stanley continues to grow, the FP&A Lead will also have many opportunities to deepen or broaden their expertise and scope.

Interested?

Stanley is working with Top of Minds to fill this vacancy.
To express your interest, please contact Charlotte Braat at charlotte.braat@topofminds.com

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