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Senior Business Controller


Company Profile

About Action

Action, originally a Dutch company, is a rapidly growing international non-food discounter with almost 35,000 employees and more than 850 stores in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France, Luxembourg and Austria.

6,000 Different products

We sell more than 6,000 different products, mainly non-food. Surprising our customers with a broad and ever-changing assortment of products and an excellent value in terms of quality and price; this was the goal of the founders back in 1993, and it still is today. The combination of pleasant shopping environment and friendly employees is what makes Action a unique retail formula. In the various countries, we have country offices - which are managed by the international office in Zwaagdijk, the Netherlands.


The stores are stocked daily from the company’s three distribution centres in the Netherlands and France. To support our further expansion, we have started to build a new distribution centre in Biblis this last September, which is located in the in the south of Germany. This centre is expected to be fully operational in the spring of 2017. A fifth distribution centre is being built near Toulouse in France. This centre is expected to be fully operational in the autumn of 2017.

Action is experiencing strong growth. In terms of turnover, results, number of stores and employees. Wherever we establish ourselves, we boost the local economy and create jobs. It is our ambition to continue to grow in Europe.

Job Description Senior Business Controller

Senior Business Controller DC Expansion and European Transport

What are your main responsibilities?

Due to the rapid and continuous growth and transition of Action, we are looking for a Senior Business Controller DC Expansion and European Transport who can strengthen and support the team.

Together with the Manager DC Expansion and Strategy you will be responsible for the DC roadmap including preparation of business cases new DC’s and project control. Furthermore you will be supporting the project start up and negotiations with logistical service providers.

In addition to providing a view of the DC roadmap the Senior Business Controller DC Expansion and European Transport is driving improvement by supporting and challenging the European transport department of all DC’s. You have an important, independent and visible position to the European logistical organization being a critical and proactive sparring partner. At the same time you will be able to communicate confidently with the Supply Chain director, the manager DC Expansion and Strategy and his team and other senior leaders helping to drive the long and short term strategy for the organization.

This is a varied role with tasks ranging from DC expansion project control, supporting negotiations with logistical service providers both warehousing and transport to supporting the preparation of forecasts, budgets and strategic plans and business cases. Therefore it is essential that you have strong leadership and communication skills in English. In combination with a strong eagerness to develop and optimize the DC Expansion and European Transport control function.

Professional Profile Senior Business Controller

  • University degree, potentially complemented with Registered Auditor/ Controller grade
  • 8-10 years of relevant finance experience in large dynamic international retail/FMCG environments
  • Highly analytical thinker
  • Knowledge of ERP systems (such as SAP and Hyperion)
  • Excellent interpersonal (communication) skills and a team player
  • Flexibility and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced international environment
  • Ability to see the big picture while focusing on the process and procedures necessary to produce deliverables

What do we offer

We offer the following remuneration

  • A competitive salary
  • Car
  • Bonus
  • A company laptop and phone
  • 15% employee discount for purchases at Action

Dienstverband & procedure

Permanent position

Interested? Then please click the apply button below and send your CV together with details of your current salary package.

An assessment may be part of the procedure.




Action Service & Distributie BV

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