Be a part of our journey towards an even more innovative and strategic finance team

About the team & what you’ll do 
As Commercial Finance Manager you will become a vital part of the Swedish Finance function. With direct report to Head of Finance, you will lead a team consisting of five experienced controllers, making sure the function is adding financial overview, modelling, reports, comments, and advice to every aspect of the Specsavers business.
You will play an instrumental role in supporting commercial analysis and business decision-making within the country, anticipating and interpreting business requirements, bringing insight, and challenge, and providing analysis as a valued business partner. Your focus will be to provide critical insights to our management team and other key stakeholders, enabling them to drive the business forward strategically and operationally, as well as on delivering actionable intelligence across operational efficiency, financial performance, and business model optimization.
Your most important job tasks will be: 
Commercial Finance & FP&A
  • Responsible for the commercial financial modelling and analysis for the Swedish head office and for the Swedish stores.
  • Be a valued business partner for the Swedish leadership group providing analytical insights derived from trading KPIs and other data sources, internal as well as external.
  • Provide detailed analysis and insights on monthly reporting as well as ad hoc reporting – for head office and for stores, understanding the underlying drivers of performance. Commenting on variances and explaining drivers and recommending corrective actions.
  • Drive the yearly budget process, rolling forecasts, and regularly identify risks and opportunities for the head office and stores in line with requirements from the region and group.
  • Help develop and maintain financial models and create business cases to support key decisions including pricing strategies, investments, and identifying actionable opportunities and insights as well as highlighting risks.
  • Undertake campaign modelling and perform post reviews to learn, improve and adapt into future planning.
  • Drive process improvements and efficiency enhancements within the commercial function in close collaboration with the Head of Finance and help implement new procedures and systems as required for the Swedish business and in line with Regional/Group solutions.
  • Help driving the BI agenda for the finance function to ensure continued delivery of insights based on data and facts.
Managing & Engaging
  • Be a motivating and engaging leader and manager of the team of 5 experienced Controllers and ensure direct reports are qualified & efficient, as well as to provide a supporting environment for them to develop in their roles.
  • Continue to build knowledge and best practice in the function, also by applying BI tools.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills, able to build cross-functional relationships, becoming a trusted advisor in analytical and commercial topics/matters.
We focus on collaboration and curiosity, achieving impressive outcomes while enjoying the process. It’s a place where you’re supported in your professional development, with every day offering a chance to make a difference together. 
Who you are 
We are looking for a Commercial Finance Manager who has experience working with controlling, management accounting and reporting, ideally with experience in a commercial environment and people management experience. The role requires an individual who has a great understanding of stakeholder management and speaks Swedish and English fluently to ensure consistent collaboration. Additionally, we are looking for a person who can provide proactive solutions to improve processes, and who likes to work in a fast-paced environment.
In short, the potential Commercial Finance Manager must accommodate following qualifications:  
  • 6-10 years of experience in controlling and reporting, preferably from a large corporation.
  • 3-5 years of experience in managing people, preferably with teams of size 5-10.
  • Good communication and presentation skills with the ability to engage with colleagues at all levels, including those that are non-finance.   
  • Master’s degree in finance, economy, or the like.  
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills.   
  • Power BI user skills or desire to pick these up.  
Further desirable characteristics   
  • Previous experience in a retail environment and/or franchise environment.
  • Broad knowledge of the competitive retail landscape.
In short, we see you as an experienced people manager, bringing a positive and pragmatic approach to your work. We value flexibility and effective communication in this dynamic and collaborative environment. 
What you’ll get 
  • Become part of a team with friendly, smart, and passionate colleagues.  
  • Enjoy a compensation and benefits package matching your qualifications, including eye care vouchers, a subscription to Headspace, and much more. We are of course covered by a collective agreement as well.  
  • Keep on developing in your role with our leadership development offer, free access to plenty of online learning offers, monthly Great Conversations with your manager, an individual Personal Development Plan that aligns with your talent and ambitions, and lots of responsibility!  
  • Great coffee, lots of laughs, social gatherings and celebrations, exciting Christmas parties, and much more. 
This is why you should apply according to your team! 
“Being part of this finance team is incredibly rewarding. It’s the perfect blend of professional challenge and team camaraderie, where every project is a chance to learn and contribute.” – Ulrika, Head of Finance Sweden 
Curious to learn more? Then apply today!  
To apply, kindly send us your CV using the button below. Leaving an application letter is optional since we’d rather see your application fly in than take up your time. So please apply as soon as you can!  
Please avoid including any photos or references to your age in your CV. It contributes to a fairer and more unbiased assessment.  Do you have questions about the role or recruitment process, then please reach out to Recruitment Business Partner, Liv Facius on email: liv.facius@specsavers.com.
If you’d like to know more about what a great bunch of people you’ll be working with, or what we strive to achieve together as a family-business, then visit our pages This is who we are and This is what we do. 

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