Finance Director - HVAC OEM

On behalf of our customer Grundfos Holding A/S, we are looking for an experienced and strategic-minded Finance Director or Senior Finance Business Partner, with strong analytical- and stakeholder management skills.

 

As Finance Director, you will play a critical role in linking Production, Sales and Finance and act as right-hand to the HVAC OEM business division executives. The HVAC OEM division is a full-fledged performance unit accounting for the largest global customers in Grundfos in the highly competitive OEM market place for pumps. As such, the HVAC OEM division constitutes approx. 50% of all units sold in Grundfos.

 

You will be a trusted partner in delivering solid financial insights and analysis that will enable fact-based decisions across the division. Moreover, you will develop business plans for new initiatives and support management in continuing the implementation of a group profitability mindset and a high standard of ethical norms.

 

Key responsibilities:

  • Interpret and translate the strategy and integrate with planning models.
  • Secure transparency and clarity on performance metrics and financial numbers end-to-end.
  • Collect information and control investments from business case to evaluation.
  • Optimize financial processes, including pricing processes in close alignment with Sales.
  • Drive the planning process, including annual target setting, budgeting, forecasting and coordinating business reviews.
  • Provide key facts and arguments for negotiations with top customers.
  • Consolidate budgets and control expenses.
  • Ensure frequent, timely and high-quality financial reporting across reporting dimensions.
  • Establish insight on financial cost-out support, extending to progress reporting and monitoring of P/L Impact.
  • Enable fact-based decisions across the division via dashboards.

 

The role will be associated with some travel activity and you can expect to travel 30-40 days/year.

 

Your background and profile
You hold a master’s degree in finance, accounting, economy or similar.

 

You have at least 7-10 years of relevant work experience and in-depth knowledge about how controlling and finance operate. Furthermore, you have experience with interactively building bridges between finance and business operations.

 

You have experience developing and implementing overall operation processes, preferably within a global finance environment, just as experience working in a large international manufacturing environment would be a major advantage.

 

To succeed in the role, you must be sufficiently comfortable working with financial information to readily understand the meaning of a variety of ratios and trends and how they influence a company and performance unit, just as you must be comfortable giving an account hereof.

 

Possibly you have experience from a role abroad. Experience leading and developing other leaders in a team or department will be an advantage.

 

It is essential that you possess strong communication skills and that you have previous experience ensuring that management understands the implications of financial reports, as well as how good internal control processes incorporated in business processes can help process transactions accurately and produce reliable financial information.

 

You can influence relevant stakeholders through strong arguments and the presentation of facts and data. You are able to navigate and understand the requirements and processes related to negotiations with top customers as part of a negotiation team and you can provide valuable input and key arguments for the negotiation process.

 

You are generally familiar with legal formalities and practices, e.g. best practices, relevant policies, systems, processes, local laws and regulations that may influence execution opportunities in the unit and function.

 

Additional information

If you have questions or want to know more about the position, please contact Anna Charlotte Meyer Poulsen, Senior Finance Director on +45 5172 6510.

 

If this job sounds appealing to you, please send your resume and cover letter as soon as possible by clicking on “Apply”.

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

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