Commercial Finance Business Partner

Who we are

A piece of the moon, a complete dinosaur skeleton, the Pope's hat, the world's smallest book - at Catawiki, we come across exceptional objects such as these every day. 

Catawiki is the leading online marketplace to buy and sell special objects. We offer over 75,000 special objects in auction every week — each reviewed and selected by one of Catawiki’s hundreds of in-house experts specialised in Art, Design, Jewellery, Fashion, Classic Cars, Collectables and many more.

We've sold 10 million unique items to date and it’s our mission to become the world’s most popular auction destination for special objects.

We’re an innovative, pioneering and fast-growing scale-up. If you think you can make a difference to our team, go ahead and apply.

About the role

We are looking for a Commercial Finance Business Partner to the CPO, CTO, Commercial Operations Director, CX Director and their teams by preparing, reviewing and analysing financial and non-financial information and to provide reports and insights that drive performance improvement and delivery against desired business outcomes. With your strong interpersonal and communication skills you are in the position to really make an impact on the business and drive improved performance. Furthermore you will support the 3 Supercluster Sr. Finance Business Partners and take part in special projects supporting strategic objectives.

Because we are growing fast, the tasks and responsibilities of this role may change over time and you will be excited to take on new challenges and responsibilities as they occur.

Our Commercial Finance team is based in the Netherlands and remotely working from our office in Amsterdam. It’s highly preferred that our new team member is based in the Netherlands and willing to travel to the Amsterdam office regularly.

What you’ll do

Finance business partner to the CPO, CTO, Commercial Operations Director, CX Director and their teams:

  • Drive performance through the budgeting and forecasting of key metrics and drivers, and translation into related financial costs and KPIs
  • Cooperate with these teams to set their respective financial and KPI targets, reporting and sharing actual performance, providing insight into variances and highlighting future implications
  • Attendance at cost centre review meetings, reviewing cost base (FTE and costs) on a monthly basis and discuss any variances to determine the impact on the future P&L
  • Attendance at relevant business team meetings, sharing insight into performance and being the wider finance representative
  • Act as financial advisor to these teams, and to be integral to commercial decision-making and driving improved performance
  • Become closely involved in, and provide financial support and analysis in relation to, commercial contract negotiations and partnerships
  • Work closely with engineering and product teams to provide support on key projects and strategic pillars initiatives e.g. ISS (Integrated Shipping Service), Demand initiatives
  • Drive continuous improvement with your partners by providing support on business initiatives and ad hoc projects e.g. CX models regarding First Time Right, Allocation keys, Requests for proposals (RFPs) and the FTE process

Besides this, you will support the three Supercluster Finance Business Partners within the Commercial Finance Team in areas like:

  • Further improving and aligning Supercluster reporting and dashboards (e.g. FTE and forecast modelling)
  • Support in reviewing the commercial performance of the Superclusters and categories by performing analytical deep-dives to analyse performance, identify insights and highlight opportunities with the various Category Managers and Leads.
  • Support in business planning (including budget and outlook/LE process) by providing financial analysis and modelling.

What you’ll bring

  • Finance Degree: professionally qualified, working towards a relevant professional qualification or qualified by experience
  • 3+ years of experience 
  • Interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to work as a member of a team and influence multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to understand, interpret and challenge financial data
  • Analysis and problem solving skills with high attention to detail
  • Proactive and future oriented
  • Good knowledge of specific processes and business areas and the ability to apply this to implementing changes that add value to the business
  • Highly motivated with strong initiative and problem solving skills
  • Ability to think creatively, when there is not an obvious or right answer, and be comfortable with ambiguity 
  • Desire and ability to collaborate within own and other functions as a Business Partner to achieve desired outcomes
  • Experience in participation and execution of projects/change management initiatives
  • Good industry knowledge and commercial awareness
  • Fluent in English, both written and verbally

 

Here’s what we can offer you

This is your chance to become part of a fast but sustainable growing tech company! You will have an exciting role in a young, fast-growing, dynamic & international organisation. You'll be part of an enthusiastic, highly motivated team of 800+ international Catawikians; you'll have big responsibilities and can really create something. Additionally you can expect:

  • Working with a top notch team acting on a champions league level in a super complex dynamic environment; you will learn a lot!
  • A diverse and international team with over 50 different nationalities.
  • A great office located in the heart of Amsterdam with an easy-going atmosphere.
  • Our entrepreneurial environment encourages everyone to take initiative and experiment with new ideas. You’ll actively contribute to the growth of the Catawiki platform.
  • Tailor-made trainings to facilitate your personal and professional growth
  • The fun part! Our Activity Committee plans everything from ‘CataFooty’ to International Food Festivals, Friday Drinks, Board Game Nights, Pub Quizzes and Boot Camps!
  • Stock Options: All Catawikians are granted 100 Stock Options after 12 months of service.
  • And there’s more! Paid holidays, holiday allowance and a fantastic pension plan paid for by Catawiki.

Our commitment to you 

Catawiki’s eclectic team represents an international and intergenerational mix of people from different professional and cultural backgrounds. We foster an inclusive and queer-friendly work environment, committed to making every Catawikian feel welcomed and empowered. Whatever your story, we encourage you to bring your unique perspective to the table.

Catawiki stands with Ukraine and encourages people displaced by the current conflict to apply. In addition to the several initiatives we’ve launched, we’re open to ideas on ways we can continue to support the humanitarian effort.

Our offices and new way of working

We’ve embraced an activity-based way of working, meaning our team can choose how they split their work week between home and the office, in line with our remote framework and guidelines. In locations where we have physical offices, most employees enjoy two days at the office to connect and collaborate with each other.

Our experts and sales staff in local markets work 100% remotely – in most cases from home. Some key positions are hired remotely, while we also offer relocation services for colleagues needing to be closer to the office.

Interested?

Apply directly with an English CV and cover letter by submitting your information at the bottom of this page. By submitting your application you agree to Catawiki’s Applicant Privacy Policy.

If you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

Flexible Working
We champion flexibility. We’re continually incorporating hybrid elements, while employees choose how they split their work between the office and home.
Stock Options
We make sure all Catawikians can share in the company's success.
Excellent benefits
Our benefits are designed to ensure every Catawikian is energised, focused and thriving.

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