Group Business Controller at Fagerhult Group AB

Stockholm Heltid

Fagerhult Group creates professional lighting solutions where design, performance, aesthetics and energy-efficiency are embedded in the Group’s philosophy, culture and values. Fagerhult Group understands the importance of light for better living and the wellbeing impacts on humans and the sustainability impacts on the planet.

On behalf of Fagerhult Group, we are now recruiting a Business Controller, based in Stockholm. The Group Business Controller role is a new role at Fagerhult Group. Currently the Group has a well-established Group Financial Controller set up with three employees. The decentralized nature of the Group drives a need for financial analysis and examination outside of the regular reporting requirements and will be very important in the continued growth. Currently any Business Controlling work is done by the CFO.

As the Group Business Controller, you will play a central and critical role in increasing commercial awareness to improve decision making and performance development. You will work closely with your wide stakeholder group and support them with analysis and key findings to help them run their business better. You will also help drive improvement projects (forecasting, budgeting, strategy, sustainability, digitalization) as well as support the GMT and Business Area Teams. The role is global, and you will work in close cooperation with several offices and global operations where the Group has operations from Melbourne to Montreal.

Main tasks and areas of responsibility as Group Business Controller:
• Controlling Business Partner to Group Management
• Controlling Business Partner to other stakeholders
• Investigation, analysis, and provoking decisions in all areas of the P&L account and balance sheet together with KPIs and performance reporting
• Longer term forecasts regarding revenues across Business Areas, company brands and application areas
• Budgeting, forecasting and other planning activities
• Development of new performance management models and KPIs using digital solutions, Power BI etc
• Involvement in and responsible for Group projects

Qualifications and experience:
A recognized university degree or similar in a relevant field.  At least 5-8 years of relevant experience in a senior Business Controller position with a wide business understanding and significant people skills. High IT/system knowledge, especially performance management and MS Power BI or equivalent.

Personal characteristics:
This role is a Group role with many contact points across the wider business so it is important that the dealing with different internal stakeholders in a good collaborative way according to the Group Values. Independence, accuracy, and analytical ability are important qualities to achieve success and you can see the big picture but also get the details right. You thrive in a dynamic environment with a short path from decision to action.
Being a senior role, it is extremely important that the Group Business Controller is a role model and represents the Group well.

What does the company offer you?
The Fagerhult Group offers all employees an engaged employer with a high people focus that values creativity, teamwork and aiming higher. Fagerhult Group is an industry leading ambassador for sustainable solutions that has recently signed up to the Paris Agreement. The career development opportunities at Fagerhult Group are significant, so too the ability to take on short to long term assignments across the globe in one of its many countries of operation.

Location: Stockholm

About the company
The Fagerhult Group is one of Europe’s leading lighting companies with 4,100 employees in 27 countries and a turnover of 8,270 MSEK in 2022. We consist of 12 brands organized into four business areas – Collection, Premium, Professional and Infrastructure (12 management teams with 12 local finance leaders in a highly decentralised organisation).

All our brands produce high-quality professional lighting solutions, and we work mainly on specifications together with our partners. Together we cover almost every professional lighting application, and our presence is worldwide.

The Group’s largest shareholder is Investment AB Latour and Fagerhult Group is listed on NASDAQ Stockholm.

In this recruitment process, Fagerhult Group collaborates with Meritmind. For more information, please contact the responsible recruitment consultants at Meritmind, Anette Wickholm 070-712 9808 or Jessica Blomgren 073-942 5891. Interviews and selection will take place continuously, so please send your application as soon as possible. You can apply for this service if the ad is available on our website.

Meritmind works based on competence to promote objective and non-discriminatory recruitment. This means i.e., that you will be allowed to take occupational psychology tests if you proceed to an interview in this process. In most appointments, a background check is also carried out.

Consider this before submitting your application (in accordance with the GDPR legislation)

  • Your application must not contain personal data regarding marital status, family situation/children, ethnic origin, age, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, health, or sexual orientation
  • Make sure your name and contact details are included in your CV
  • It is enough to attach your CV. We do not use personal letters in our processes.

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