International Business Controller

International Business Controller

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  • Energy
  • Utrecht
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The investment strategy of SHV is characterized by a focus on niche markets, establishing market share and long-term backing. The International Business Control team is a breeding ground for future financial leaders throughout the group.

About SHV

SHV Holdings is one of the world’s largest private trading groups, active in a number of operational activities and selected investment activities. Founded in 1896 in The Netherlands, the family-owned business has grown into a large family of companies. SHV’s investment strategy is focused on establishing sustainable market share in niche markets. Their highly diversified portfolio includes major players in energy, heavy lifting and transport, industrial services, cash-and-carry wholesale, animal nutrition and private equity. They have a track-record of expanding and developing industry leaders such as Makro, Mammoet, ERIKS, ZAMRO, Nutreco and SHV Energy. SHV employs about 60,000 people in over 60 countries. All groups are supported by the SHV headquarters in Utrecht. The culture is characterized by mutual respect and open communication among all employees. Not only competency, but also collegial behaviour and loyalty, are essential characteristics for a successful career at SHV. Find out more abour careers at SHV Holdings.

Leadership development

Although the SHV business model is decentralized, they offer outstanding employees the opportunity to build their careers by gaining experience operating companies as well as the headquarters in Utrecht. This is a proven way to encourage synergy, the spread of best practices and the development of excellent home-grown leadership. This has proven to be an excellent career development framework, especially for financial leadership. Financials can get to know the whole business quickly in the role of International Business Controller before choosing a next step.

“Because the Business Control department is seen as a breeding ground for future leaders throughout the SHV family, it is of strategic importance to keep the talent pipeline for this team filled.”- Eve Ernsting-Flamee, Manager People Affairs

Vacancy for International Business Controller

The International Business Control team currently consists of five International Business Controllers. It’s only a matter of time before several of them will be ready to transition into one of the groups. SHV is open to two types of candidates as their successors: high-potentials with international ambitions (minimum 4 years’ financial experience) and more experienced financials who can contribute to the medium and long-term development of the International Business Control department (minimum 8 years’ experience). All International Business Controllers report directly to the Corporate Controller, Jan Slootweg. They provide the EVP Finance, the Executive Board of Directors and Senior Staff with financial and non-financial insights, which means they have unparalleled exposure to senior management.

“Focusing on two operating companies, each International Business Controller offers the Executive Board of Directors input and recommendations for business strategy and commercial decisions.” – Jan Slootweg, Corporate Controller

This includes, but is not limited to, in-depth business trends analysis, monthly performance reviews, annual budget reviews, P&L and cash-flow analyses and analysing and commenting on investment, divestment and financing proposals. They also have impact by participating in ad-hoc projects such as proposing a new forecasting model for all operating companies.

Personality

  • Non-hierarchical influencer
  • Humble teamplayer
  • Positive self-starter
  • International mobility is an advantage

Experience

  • Academic degree
  • Experience at a Big-4 office
  • Or finance in an international business environment
  • Experience as a Business Partner is an advantage

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