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Head of Finance Excellence (f/m/d)

Hugo Boss
Metzingen, Germany
Closing date
15 Mar 2024

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Our vision is to establish HUGO BOSS as the leading premium tech-driven fashion platform worldwide and to be one of the top 100 global brands. At HUGO BOSS, we work as a team to apply our knowledge, skills and experience together and create a diversity of ideas and solutions. What unites us? We love fashion, we change fashion!

At HUGO BOSS, you have the opportunity to contribute your personality, ideas and creativity - because only when we break new ground together can we create something unique. Become part of our team of more than 17.000 employees worldwide and shape your future at HUGO BOSS!

We are Group Finance & Tax, a diverse team with more than 70 colleagues based in Metzingen. Our aim is to become the leading tech-driven Finance & Tax team for our customers and beyond. Our role is pivotal in ensuring accurate application of accounting and tax regulations, and in delivering comprehensive financial statements for transparency across the Group. In line with our 'We love to support, we need to protect' mission, we develop streamlined Accounting/Tax/Treasury processes and guidelines, while advising our internal customers on operational enhancements and strategic initiatives always striving to actively contribute to the successful implementation of the CLAIM 5 growth strategy.

As Head of Finance Excellence, you are the innovative catalyst in the Finance and Tax domain, driving operational efficiency and excellence in an era marked by rapid business growth and technological change. Reporting to the Senior Vice President Group Finance & Tax, your role is essential in implementing best practices, steering data-driven business process management, and in sculpting a future-ready Finance & Tax team.

We are seeking an inspirational leader passionate about making impactful changes and eager to be part of a dynamic and diverse leadership team.

What you can expect:

  • Team Leadership and Enablement: Lead a team of 4 dedicated Finance Business partners, focusing on nurturing talent and driving a high-performance culture in alignment with business practices and technological advancements.
  • Process Optimization and Excellence: Spearhead initiatives to streamline Accounting/Tax/Treasury processes, implementing best practices and innovative solutions to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Collaboration and Advisory: Work closely with key stakeholders across the entire organization, providing expert guidance on Finance processes, operational improvements, and governance practices.
  • Project Management and Innovation: Partner with diverse internal customers within and outside the Finance & Tax division on CLAIM 5 projects, ensuring strategic alignment, seamless integration, and the promotion of cross-functional collaboration.
  • Change Management and Cultural Development: Champion a culture of continuous improvement, agility, and excellence within the Finance & Tax team, aligning with the Group's strategic objectives and growth plans.

Your profile:

  • Educational Background: A degree in Business Administration/Economics, with a focus on Finance or related fields.
  • Professional Experience: Extensive experience in finance management within a complex organizational structure, with a focus on operational excellence, transformation projects, and governance.
  • Leadership Skills: Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire a team, with a strong commitment to operational excellence in Finance & Tax.
  • Project and Process Management Expertise: Strong expertise in project and process management, with certifications such as PMP (Project Management Professional), Prince2, Scrum Master or Lean Six Sigma highly valued.
  • Analytical and Strategic Skills: Exceptional analytical ability and a strategic mindset, capable of driving innovation and optimizing processes.
  • Communication and Collaborative Abilities: Outstanding communication skills in English and German (B1 level), with the ability to effectively collaborate with and influence stakeholders at all levels.
  • Technical Proficiency: Proficiency in modern financial tools and systems, adaptable to emerging technologies and trends.
  • Quality and Customer Orientation: Commitment to delivering high-quality results with a strong focus on customer-centric solutions.

Your benefits:
  • Made for Me: three days in Metzingen and two days working remotely. Our hybrid working model "Threedom of work" is as individual as your personal needs.
  • Sustainability is one of our key values, and more than just a trend. We are committed to environmental, animal and climate protection, and human rights.
  • Does innovation drive you? Same for us! We have digitized most of our workflows and almost fully automated our logistics centres.
  • Exclusive discounts for shopping and arts: benefit from discounts for family and friends along with free entrance to more than 15 international art museums.
  • High-performing people need a healthy balance. Take advantage of the employee gym, the beach volleyball field or yoga classes on the rooftop terrace.
  • As a fashion company, we value good taste in everything - including food. Welcome to our own restaurant and café, Times.

We are a global company with our employees representative of the world at large. Our inclusive culture embraces each person's authenticity and individuality. We are committed to equal employment opportunity. And we believe our equitable work environment helps unleash your full potential and inspires you to thrive.


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