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Sr. Finance Manager - Operations


At Souq.com, an Amazon company, we're working to be the world’s most customer-centric company. Operations is at the heart of what we do, delivering hundreds of thousands of items each day and fulfilling customer orders from all over the world. We’re seeking a Head of Finance for Middle East Operations to lead a rapidly growing Operations Finance team (Fulfillment, Supply Chain, Transportation, Real Estate and Engineering) and provide strong controllership and leadership to the Operations Organization.

Key Strategic Objectives
As senior member of the Management Team, this position provides the leadership, management and vision that is required to ensure that the organization has the appropriate finance direction, financial and operational controls, the necessary administrative and reporting procedures, and the required information technology / systems in place to effectively grow the organization while ensuring financial strength and operating efficiency. The role has primary P&L responsibility and requires partnering with many internal teams (Operations, Transportation, Supply Chain, Customer Service, Accounting, Retail Finance, Accounts Payable, Engineering, Real Estate, Treasury and IT) to drive performance and simultaneously build a world class Operations Finance team.

  • This candidate will be responsible for the development of the Middle East operations financial management strategy and contribute to the development of the organization’s strategic goals including growing the business and driving cost-out. He/she will lead the operational planning process, interacting with Senior Executives across Finance, Operations and Retail.
  • The successful candidate will drive new insights into key financial and operational performance drivers and become a trusted leader within the organization.

This candidate will be a strong and inspirational leader who has a proven track record for hiring, developing and retaining the best talent.

Focus and Deliverables for first 12 Months
A key focus will be on building a strong, sustainable organization (including standard and scalable processes) which includes deep bench strength (demonstrated by a record of development of strong successors in their former companies).
 In addition, the right individual will have solid business judgment, strong controllership focus, accounting strength and the capability to drive a fast paced organization to the right results with a focused and pragmatic approach to the business.
They will be able to clearly articulate changes in the financial structure and present to senior management as well as regional partners within Middle East Operations.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a finance executive with operational experience and a proven track record of creative problem-solving to join in a high-growth, customer obsessive organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner with Operations and Retail to drive continuous improvement in financial and operational performance
  • Develop and support the growth strategy of the business to get big fast
  • Lead the annual operational planning process and development of the three-year strategic plan
  • Ensure timely and accurate metrics and forecasts are created and maintained
  • Partner with teams across the organization to drive optimal cross functional decisions that maximize company’s long term free cash flow.
  •  Identify and develop key business opportunities and drive efficiency while balancing customer promise
  • Support ad-hoc integration and expansion projects for new business initiatives

Basic Qualifications

  • Educational Requirements - BA/BS in Finance, Accounting or similar degree.
  • MBA Finance from a highly regarded business school is preferred

Experience

  • At least 10 years of large corporate finance experience with heavy emphasis on analytics and directing the work of other professionals.
  • Results-oriented, highly energetic, dynamic individual with hands-on mentality.
  • Advanced analytical skills and the ability to get into the details, while also seeing and understanding the big picture.
  • Ability to work with staff at all levels of the organization.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Industry experience in e-commerce, distribution, retail a plus.
  •  Leadership experience in an international environment.
  •  Demonstrated experience of successfully driving complex projects
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with ambiguity and rapidly changing operating conditions while still delivering to expectations

 

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