For our client WÜSTHOF we are exclusively looking for a Global VP Finance (m/f/d). This position is an extraordinary opportunity to contribute to the further growth of the WÜSTHOF Group globally. The Global Vice President Finance will be hired by WÜSTHOF directly with a permanent contract.
The new Global Vice President of Finance will be responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects and provide leadership in the administrative and business planning efforts of the Wüsthof Group. S/he will establish a modern controlling that fits the group's business needs and ensure that all records are in order, financial ratios, and exposures are all compliance with regulations, and that the internal audit function is generating the required information for its shareholders. Overseeing and managing accounting, financial reporting, budgeting and planning, tax optimization and treasury policies, as well as internal controls will be critical parts of the role. Reporting directly to the managing directors, transparency towards its shareholders will be of paramount importance to the position.
Your Key responsibilities include:
In essence, WÜSTHOF is seeking to appoint an outstanding individual with a proven ability to effectively support a medium-sized family business with an iconic brand and bring it to the next level. Equipped with a humble and patient demeanor, s/he will be able to break down complex concepts into "user-friendly" chunks. The role will be based in Solingen, Germany.
The successful candidate will be an accomplished, seasoned executive with expert financial acumen and proven ability to manage and scale a company by effectively overseeing its financial activities. S/he will have had international exposure, but also brings experience from a family-owned/ mid-sized company environment. Experience leading financial strategy within an organization with our entities in the US and Canada is required. Industry experience with tangible products and manufacturing components is a must.
The future incumbent will have a track record of financial accounting and controlling, across international markets. S/he will need to be internationally minded. S/he demonstrates proven capabilities of delivering financial results and optimization. S/he has deal-making experience in a dynamic environment. Ideally, the new GVP Finance worked at an accomplished, well-known accounting/tax firm or investment bank early in her or his career, before embarking on an industry career.
The new GVP Finance will have a passion for and understanding of what the WÜSTHOF brand stands for and will significantly contribute to evolving the business strategically and financially. S/he is known as a strategic thinker with profound expertise regarding risk assessment and financial planning. The GVP Finance must be able to formulate and summarize financial concepts and its business implications in a "user-friendly" way. Additionally, experience in changing and / or implementing a new ERP system is desirable. Furthermore, proficiency in German and English is mandatory as well as excellent knowledge of the German financial regulations. The right candidate should have a relevant finance accounting university degree.
In terms of the performance and personal competencies required for the position, we highlight the following:
Executing for Results
Relationships and Influence
WÜSTHOF as Employer
WÜSTHOF is one of the most progressive knife manufacturers in the world. Our knives are exported from Solingen, the City of Blades, to 80 countries around the globe - from Reykjavík to Cape Town and from Tokyo to San Francisco. We are proud of our heritage, our tradition of craftsmanship, and the wealth of experience we can look back on.
Together with your experience and engagement, we will grow to the worldwide leading brand for premium-knifes "Made in Germany."
BRIDGING NEIGHBOURS GmbH is exclusive partner for the recruitment of this position. For any kind of question, we kindly ask you to reach out to Laura Fritz-Wilde - Managing Partner, BRIDGING NEIGHBOURS: +49 176 30541665.
Acquisition from external recruitment agencies is not appreciated.