As a Team Lead Central Tech Finance you are responsible for financial analysis, planning & reporting duties and investment controlling tasks with your team. Building on strong relationships with our senior management and through sharp financial analysis you provide transparency on spend to-date and guide our stakeholders through short and mid term decision making processes that are in line with our financial targets and strategy. You are part of the Business Finance Organization and report into the Director of Customer Fulfilment Finance.
In this role you will lead a team of 4-5 Finance professionals.
WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED
Ensure that we are not just presenting financials but sharing the context beyond the numbers
Act as business partner to all department owners within the Fashion Store (Zalando's largest business unit) helping them to equip their function with the right resources to deliver the Zalando Group Strategy.
Bring different functions together to ensure we have a holistic view that trickles down across the different functions
Strengthen the financial literacy within the business units and by doing so enable better financial results
Further shape steering processes and tools, and drive improvement initiatives ensuring we manage our total cost base effectively
From day one you are leading, motivating, and developing a team, prioritizing and supporting them
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
A well-rounded senior finance leader with 8+ years expertise in developing a best-in-class Finance function and team.
Professional experience in a fast-paced environment and mastered complex, unstructured tasks with strong sense of ownership, drive and ability to organise
Put yourself into customers shoes and be a fan and driver of collaboration across the organization and cross-functional teams
De monstrate financial thought leadership in strategic thinking and problem solving. Diligently combine and translate solutions into concrete action items from an organisational, processual and data driven perspective to ensure further business success and scalability
Proven track record on driving impact and taking colleagues and stakeholders on our journey. Experiences in cost management projects are a plus
Track record of successfully leading teams through transformation and comfortable with a flexible, less structured environment where new ideas and processes are frequently (re-)designed and implemented
Excellent analytics skills, a passion for metrics and figures and the ability to get into the details while also seeing and understanding the big picture
Fluent in English, both written and spoken
Embrace the Zalando culture and vision. Develop a profound understanding of Zalando's customers' needs. Advocates customer centricity across the organization
PERKS AT WORK
A workplace run on trust, empowerment and feedback; positive, inspiring working atmosphere
Competitive salary, employee share shop, 40% Zalando shopping discount, discounts from external partners, centrally located offices, public transport discounts, municipality services, great IT equipment, flexible working times, additional holidays and volunteering time off, free beverages and fruits, diverse sports and health offerings
Mentoring and personal development opportunities and an international team of experts
Relocation assistance for internationals, PME family service and parent & child rooms
We celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.
Zalando is Europe's leading online platform for fashion, connecting customers, brands and partners across 20 markets. We drive digital solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 42 million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages our teams choose to use.
Please note that all applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via email.