Stores Controller to AkzoNobel in Malmö

Stores Controller to AkzoNobel in Malmö


Are you a Controller with an interest in retail business looking for your next job? Would you like to work in an international company with well-known brands where your responsibilities would be to drive store profit, sales and product margins? This could be the job for you.

AN Malmo in AkzoNobel is the regional head office of the Nordics Market and Sales Unit (MSU) and is a key player in the Nordics decorative paints market. The Malmo plant is a key plant in the European Supply Chain. It is a multi-Business Unit, multi-functional site offering opportunities for exposure to both the Industrial Coatings and Decorative Paints businesses. We are now recruiting a Stores Controller for the Nordics (Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden) business.

What you will do?

The Stores Controller acts as a business partner towards the Nordic organization with the main objective to drive sales, product margin and profit in the stores. You will also be involved in budget, forecasting and monthly reporting. In the monthly closing you will contribute with analysis and providing data to the accounting department for monthly accruals.

Your main responsibilities include:

* Lead/support the Stores Finance activities in Nordics
* Business Partner with the Stores Controller EMEA & UK Stores
* Drive standardization across the Retail Stores Businesses, share best practices and lead implementation
* Build high quality relationships with key members of the Retail Stores Business such as the Heads of Stores and the local Business Navigators
* Provide insights to the business around current and future financial performance and identify opportunities for further improvement
* Identify and prioritise key tactical and strategic projects to support in the delivery of the Retail Business targets for Market Share, Sales, Profitability, and OWC (Inventory and Accounts Payable)
* Coordinate activities within the Stores Operations Improvement Project, mainly related to the Finance workstream
* Interact with other workstream leaders and support the improvement of various processes (i.e. "How we buy", "How we sell", "How we distribute" etc)
* Develop a broader appreciation of the market, category, customers, and competitors in the retail sector
* Help the business to identify profitable ways to develop competitive advantage, including understanding relationships between Competition and AkzoNobel Retail Stores at companywide strategic level
* Identify process improvements that help to simplify and standardize ways of working across the teams / stores.
* Identify training needs and facilitate trainings for non-finance colleagues where required

This is a fulltime permanent position, starting as soon as possible. You will report to the MSU Controller in Malmö and will be placed at our site just outside Malmö.

Who you are?

To be successful as Stores Controller we expect you to have 3-5 years of relevant work experience as a Controller, preferably in an international matrix organisation. If you have experience from a retail business we see it as a merit. You have a university degree in Finance or Business Administration, and you are fluent in Swedish and English, verbal as well as in writing.

You have excellent analytical skills with the ability to see the big picture but also dive into details when needed. As a business partner you are able to support, but also challenge, managers in order to achieve financial targets.

Why should you work at AkzoNobel?

At AkzoNobel we offer a warm and inclusive atmosphere where we work together as one to reach our goal of being the reference in color and protection. With focus on diversity and innovation we actively work with our co-workers for you to thrive and continuously develop. This is also the basis to why we were appointed one of Sweden's Career companies 2020. We offer you an international environment where you will take on rewarding and challenging projects that will broaden your senses and challenge you. You will work with competent and like-minded colleagues who share your attitude and enthusiasm. Welcome to us!

Your application

We welcome people from all different backgrounds who see sustainability, safety and innovation as important principles. If you have a passion for paint, take the plunge and submit your application already today for your chance to work together with us!

In this recruitment process AkzoNobel is assisted by Jefferson Wells, a ManpowerGroup company. For further information about the position please contact recruitment consultant Rikard Karlsson at 0709-316318,

Selection of candidates will be done continuously, so please send your application as soon as possible. Application is done through the advertisement on

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel has a passion for paint. We're experts in the proud craft of making paints and coatings, setting the standard in color and protection since 1792. Our world class portfolio of brands - including Nordsjö, International, Sikkens and Interpon - is trusted by customers around the globe. In the Nordics we have commercial operations in all countries, production and development (R&D) sites in Sweden and employee around 1 200 people. Headquartered in the Netherlands, we are active in over 150 countries and employ around 32,000 talented people who are passionate about delivering the high-performance products and services our customers expect. For more information please visit

Kontaktpersoner på detta företaget

Recruitment Manager Tove Sharp
+46 709 57 73 24
Talent Resourcing Patrik Hassel


  • Arbetsplats: Akzo Nobel Decorative Coatings AB
  • 1 plats
  • Tills vidare
  • Heltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 31 juli 2022
  • Ansök senast: 28 augusti 2022


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