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VP of Strategic Finance and FP&A - (m/w/d)



Accounting & Finance
Berlin, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2022
<div class="content-intro"> <p><strong>To solve one of our generation's largest problems, we need the world’s best talent.</strong></p> <p><strong>Our vision is to enable a sustainable food system.</strong> Our technology is already enabling thousands of restaurants, wholesalers, and producers across 7 countries to operate waste-free and efficiently. Yet, this is a drop into the ocean. We just started. Our goal to connect the global food system is extremely ambitious and complex. A problem of this magnitude and complexity requires a massive scale and only the best people will be able to solve it. We are gathering the best people globally together in order to succeed in our mission. Are you in?</p> <p><strong>For us, it is always team-first.</strong> Teams in which everyone subordinates their individual success to the team's success will win against teams that don't. Can you put your ego aside?</p> <p><strong>We are looking for the hungry underdogs</strong> that will rather fail than not try. We look for humility because it makes us learn faster. And we look for people who understand that hard work is necessary and that shortcuts don’t exist. We are playing the long game and want to build a truly generational company.</p> <p><strong>Our mission requires us to be fast.</strong> We believe that urgency is a mindset. We look for people who act with speed in everything they do, yet never lose sight of the bigger picture.</p> <p><strong>Fun plays an important role</strong>. We want to succeed and celebrate when we do. It is important to us that our people form real bonds in and outside of work.</p> <p><strong>We have no small plans</strong>, we are assembling a championship team, with people that take real ownership of our company’s long-term success. If you feel this is for you, then deep inside you, you might be already one of us.</p> <p>See what we’ve been up to: <a href=""></a></p> </div><p> <strong> <em> <span style="font-weight:400;">As an office-first company, you’ll participate in our weekly face-to-face days (3 days a week). We’ve found that spending time together as a team enables collaboration, participation, and engagement that leads to innovation, faster execution, and shared ownership. Plus, we see the value of camaraderie and genuinely enjoy our time together.</span> </em> </strong> </p> <p> <strong> <em>Meet your team</em> </strong> </p> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">The VP of Choco’s Strategic Finance and FPA teams will play a key role in developing and executing the overall company strategy, long-term financial planning, data-driven business performance management and MA initiatives while ensuring timely decision-making in our executive team.</span> </p> <p> <span style="font-weight:400;">As VP of Strategic Finance and FPA, you will take on and build out strategic analysis across multiple product lines, geographies, monetisation initiatives and competitive landscapes. You will report directly to the CFO with very high visibility across the organization.</span> </p> <p> <strong> <em>What you will do</em> </strong> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Building and developing dynamic and scalable investor-facing financial models and internal finance reportings.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Analysing monthly results, leading indicators and KPIs to support monthly forecasting and the annual plan.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Overseeing company reporting dashboards and documents including Board and management presentations.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Providing commercial analysis, developing growth targets, and evaluating strategic initiatives.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Design, automate and optimize scalable processes and systems in Strategic Finance and FPA.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Work directly with the CFO and executive leadership to drive company-wide strategic initiatives.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Partner with cross-functional leaders to create detailed business cases to evaluate and support decision-making through financial data.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Spread accountability and financial discipline throughout the organization.</span></li> </ul> <p> <strong> <em>What we’re looking for</em> </strong> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">You have 8+ years of relevant work experience within a highly analytical role in a cross-functional, fast-paced, data-driven environment.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">4+ years of work experience at a leading investment bank or a leading Growth/PE fund.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Exceptional Excel/financial modelling skills including valuation, MA and capital markets experience.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Experience communicating and building relationships with cross-functional partners.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Strategic thinker to drive analysis, change and decision-making capabilities.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Strong leadership skills to inspire trust across the organization and provide mentorship to the Junior team.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Ability to work well in a dynamic environment and exhibit flexibility.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Prior experience at a publicly-traded company is a plus.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Relevant Bachelor, Master or MBA degree completed.</span></li> <li style="font-weight:400;"><span style="font-weight:400;">Highest ethical standards, integrity, authenticity, credibility, and character.</span></li> </ul><div class="content-conclusion"> <p><strong>About Choco</strong></p> <p>Choco was founded in Berlin in 2018 and has since expanded to a team of over 400 committed Chocorians working from Choco offices in the US, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, the UK, and Spain. Our ordering app is used by over 15K buyers and over 10K suppliers around the globe - processing hundreds of thousands of tons of food every month.</p> <p>We raised over $280mn from some of the world’s best investors like Bessemer Venture Partners, Insight Partners, Coatue Management, and LeftLane Capital. We are the first unicorn to reduce food waste.</p> <p>We’re working alongside those who built companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Uber, Rocket Internet, and more.</p> <p><em>Choco is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. We are committed to ensuring that our technology is available and accessible to everyone. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, religion, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, family status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.</em></p> </div>
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