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Head of Finance Amazon Fashion UK and Sports Shoes EU

Amazon

London, United Kingdom

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Amazon.co.uk opened its virtual doors in October 1998 and strives to be the world’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything that they might want to buy online. Originally known as a bookseller, Amazon.co.uk has dramatically expanded its range over the years to offer everything from DVD’s to MP3’s, Toys to Tools, Clothing to Computers and so much more.

The Amazon Fashion Business Europe is seeking a Head of Finance to work closely with our UK Fashion team and our EU Sports team. Based at Amazon.co.uk Ltd’s Office in Holborn, the finance leader will work collaboratively with Amazon Fashion leaders across Europe, driving profitable growth while helping the company manage its strategic, financial, and operational plans.

The Head of Finance will form part of the EU Fashion finance team, working with both finance and business colleagues and driving various financial analysis, strategic initiatives, and control activities that fuel Amazon's future growth and help to influence decisions. They will also help transform and improve current finance and business processes to increase efficiency across the business and organization as well as to enable better decision making via improved transparency of financial results.

Key Responsibilities:
The role will have broad responsibilities and partner with various teams and stakeholders to help drive continuous improvement in financial and operational performance of our business. Specifically:
· Be the Finance Partner for UK Shoes and Apparel, and EU Sports Shoes, driving financial performance of the UK and Pan-EU business across the entire P&L
· Supporting and influencing internal customer groups in all finance and strategic business matters
· Identify issues and establish mechanisms to improve operational excellence as well as business perfomrnace, implementing change in conjunction with partnering teams
· Deal with a broad scope of tasks (e.g. business case modelling, lead strategic projects across EU, ad hoc analyses of business drivers), and establish strong relationships with multiple stakeholders in a matrix organization located across EU (local business leaders, pan EU teams, senior management, Operations, Supply Chain, etc.)
· Drive excellence and support the transformation of existing processes, e.g. via centralization and standardization, to better address business needs
· Impact and influence at a senior level to ensure strong financial controls and create value to the business, with communication with Amazon leadership in UK, Germany, Luxembourg and Seattle.
· Decision making support via analysis of underlying data to help negotiating of commercial terms of contractual / vendor relationships

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· Minimum of Bachelor's degree.
· Relevant finance qualification (CIMA.ACA.ACCA) or MBA
· Must be comfortable working in cross-functional teams
· Possess strong communication and persuasion skills.
· Has a superior attention to detail
· Excellent analytical skill, a passion for metrics and figures, and the ability to get into the details, while also seeing and understanding the big picture
· Strong bias for action, including the ability to juggle multiple priorities
· Strong skills in accessing and using analytical tools and modeling
· Innovative and commercial
· Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects
· Strong interpersonal skills including written and oral communication skills
· Ambitious, want to succeed and be part of a great team

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Broad-based Finance Professional who comes from organizations known for development of financial talent and excellence
· Previous experience in E-Commerce, Retail, Manufacturing, Supply Chain/Logistics processes and systems is a plus
· Experience in working within a matrix organization
· Experience working with large-scale data mining and reporting tools (i.e. SQL, MS Access, Essbase and/or Cognos) and other financial systems such (e.g. Oracle)

About our rewards
We’ll expect you to go the extra mile, but we’ll also make sure you’re well rewarded. As well as a competitive salary and stock units we offer a host of other benefits.

If you thrive in a challenging and fast-paced environment, you’ll meet your match with us, as you will be part of a vibe of constant improvement, where the things you do one moment, you will not necessarily be doing 6 months later. We don’t like to sit still, which is why we always treat every day like the first day. A day to make more good things happen for our customers. It’s that kind of spirit that drives our success now and keeps us ahead of the competition in the future. And you could be part of it. It’s as simple as this: Work Hard. Have Fun. Make History.


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