The company strategy of SHV is characterized by a focus on niche markets, establishing market share and long-term backing by investing in people. The International Business Control team is a breeding ground for future financial leaders throughout the group.
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 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. SHV has a track-record of expanding and developing industry leaders such as Makro, Mammoet, ERIKS, ZAMRO, Nutreco, SHV Energy and NPM Capital. SHV employs about 60,000 people in over 60 countries.
All groups are supported by the SHV head office in Utrecht. The culture is characterized by mutual respect and open communication among all employees. Not only competency, but also collegial behavior, trust and loyalty, are essential characteristics for a successful career at SHV. Find out more about careers at SHV Holdings.
Although the SHV business model is decentralized, they offer outstanding employees the opportunity to build their careers by gaining experience in operating companies as well as at the head office in Utrecht. This is a proven way to embed the corporate culture and develop excellent home-grown leadership.
This has proven to be an excellent career development framework, especially for financial leadership. Financials can get to know the various businesses 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-Flamée, 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. That means there will be vacancies opening up for high-potentials with at least 4 years of financial experience and international ambitions.
All International Business Controllers report directly to the Corporate Controller, Jan Slootweg. They provide the Executive Board of Directors, the SVP Finance and Senior Staff with financial and non-financial insights, which means they have unparalleled exposure to senior management.
“Focusing on two groups, each International Business Controller offers the Executive Board of Directors input and recommendations for business strategy and investment decisions.” – Jan Slootweg, Corporate Controller
This includes, but is not limited to, in-depth strategy and business trends analysis, monthly performance reviews, annual budget reviews, P&L and cash-flow analyses and analyzing and commenting on investment, divestment and financing proposals. They also have impact by participating in ad-hoc projects such as an improved forecasting model across all groups.
- Non-hierarchical influencer
- Humble team player
- Positive self-starter
- International mobility
- Business acumen
- Academic degree
- Experience at a Big-4 office
- Or finance in an international business environment
- Experience as a Business Partner is an advantage