Financial Controller

Req ID:  30990
Date:  Jul 12, 2024

Paris, FR, 75008

Brand:  Sonepar Global HQ

About Sonepar

Sonepar is an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in B-to-B distribution of electrical products, solutions and related services. Through a dense network of 100 brands spanning 40 countries, the Group has an ambitious transformation agenda to become the first global B-to-B electrical distributor to provide a fully digitalized and synchronized omnichannel experience to all customers. Drawing on the skill and passion of its 45,000 associates, Sonepar had sales of €33.3 billion in 2020. Sonepar makes its customers’ lives easier, over the counter, visiting customers, by phone or online, – however we’re needed. Sonepar’s ambition is to become “La Référence” - the standard-setter for all its stakeholders.

Main responsibilities: 


1/ Act as an expert in the economic development of your area, both in the actual and forecast phases.
- Key point of contact between the financial teams within the perimeter and the Group Finance Department
- Controlling and analyzing the accounts / extra-financial indicators of your scope, with a focus on analyzing risks and opportunities, and proposing corrective measures.
- Participate in the preparation of summary documents for the Group Management Committee
- Support your countries in the use of reporting tools and compliance with Group deadlines and standards.


2/ In terms of cross-functional responsibilities.
- Development of expertise in several of the team's key areas. For example: gross margin analysis, impact of inflation on performance, improvement of product/customer sales indicators, monitoring of cost analysis by function.
- Take charge of cross-functional projects in cooperation with the Group's financial and non-financial functions. A project to change the information system may be launched within the next 2 years.


3/ Other expected contributions.
- Critical look at organization and methods, participation in the continuous improvement of processes, contribution to the development and adoption of new reporting tools and KPIs.
- Working closely with the Group Consolidation team and the IT team, supporting the management of the Group's financial systems.


Profile required:  

● 5 years' higher education with a specialization in finance or management control, or an engineering background would also be a plus.
● 8-10 years' experience within a group in an international environment, including significant experience in project management (leadership, planning, coordination of internal or external resources).
● Good skills in financial analysis and, more generally, an affinity for investigating and solving complex problems.
● Proficiency in office automation tools (advanced Excel level essential, Word, Powerpoint) and ease with business intelligence tools (Power BI or others)
● Fluency in written and spoken English
● Clear and effective communication



● Sense of rigor and achievement of results
● Ability to manage multiple priorities under tight deadlines
● Energetic, supportive and enthusiastic team-player who proactively shares ideas
● Good interpersonal skills and ability to teach, particularly in remote and cross-functional environments.

We are interested in knowing you more. Start an exciting new career and enjoy many employee benefits by applying online. Sonepar HQ is thankful for your interest in joining the team, only individuals selected for interview will be contacted.


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