Are you passionate about managing the performance of a large-scale retail store environment? And would you like to be part of driving our business forward?

If so, we have an exciting position for you as our new Head of Finance in Sweden with the responsibility for leading profitable solutions for our Swedish stores and support office.

What you’ll do
As our new Head of Finance in Sweden, you’ll be responsible for the financial health of our Swedish business and work towards increasing profitability in the long run. This entails both a strategic and operational responsibility for driving the financial agenda forward across all our 114 Swedish stores and our support office. You’ll be based in our support office in Gothenburg, and report directly to the Northern European Finance Director based in Copenhagen, and to the Country Manager in Sweden. Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Together with the Swedish Country Management team, co-own the development, execution and tracking of initiatives that transform the performance and overall business profitability of our Swedish stores
  • Support commercial analysis and business decision-making within Sweden by forecasting and interpreting business requirements such as resource allocation, and bring insight and analysis to the table, that can help store partners scale up their business
  • Take responsibility for all areas of finance; ensuring that accounting and controlling is carried out in accordance with the set guidelines, and supervise accurate and timely reporting of financial and business insights to our stores and central support office in Copenhagen
  • Lead a dedicated Finance Team of 16 financial experts, building further to the team atmosphere and helping them in setting targets for continuous improvement and development
  • Review, drive and implement new systems as required for the Swedish business and in line with Specsavers Group solutions
  • Challenge the current system landscape and other financial processes with an ambition to automate these to reduce costs

Who you are
We are looking for a person with prior leadership responsibilities and a strong financial and commercial acumen. In the role as Head of Finance, it’s expected of the candidate to have acquired an extensive finance skillset with an in-depth understanding of financial reporting, budgeting and risk management, among others. In addition, the candidate should have:

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in a similar financial role from either a retail or commercial environment
  • Excellent communication skills in both Swedish and English to deliver local/global input
  • Confident in challenging peers and store partners in a constructive and team spirit manner
  • Experience from working in an international corporation with activities across several countries and with a headquarters and regional set-up

What’s in it for you?
At Specsavers, we promise you a workplace that is highly dynamic and a company that is growing at a high pace. Specsavers is constantly changing and very passionate about being the best in everything we do. You’ll work with different people and roles throughout the business, all willing to go the extra mile for our brand.

On top of that, we offer all kinds of employee perks, such as:

  • Join a smart, passionate, and confident team with colleagues from many nationalities
  • A flexible work environment with the opportunity to travel around Europe, if required
  • Great training and development opportunities, where no two days will be the same in our changing matrix environment
  • Work close to the business evolvement in both support office and stores
  • A salary package matching your qualifications with a pension scheme, health insurance and other staff benefits
  • Be part of a business which serves a major impact on the future of eye and hearing care

Is this you? Great!
We’d love to hear from you. To apply, send your application using the button below. Please write your CV and cover letter in English. 

We’re on the lookout for the right person to join us as soon as possible, so please apply with your CV, and you’ll hear from us soon.

If you have any questions regarding the position, you’re welcome to contact Finance Director NE, Christian Forsingdal, at + 45 23 73 21 21. Queries about the recruitment process go to Recruitment Manager, Hans Grønbech, at + 45 21 21 85 13.

Let’s make a difference, together
At Specsavers, we are as ambitious as you are. We dare to take chances and try new things – that’s what has brought us to where we are today. Of course, we wouldn’t be able to do this without investing in our people. That’s why we offer an extensive range of learning and development opportunities – so everyone can grow and develop on both a professional and personal level.

And that’s just one example of what we’re doing to get closer to our ambition: to make healthcare accessible to everyone. Specsavers already provides eye and hearing care for more than 38 million customers globally, together with more than 37,000 employees. As our new Head of Finance in Sweden, you’ll contribute to the business development in our stores and support office, and thereby help bring us one step closer to making a positive difference to the lives of all.

Visit our Career Site to learn more about your opportunities at Specsavers.

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