Amsterdam, Utrecht

Area of expertise:

Business Operations

Job Description

'Together we do what matters'

Role Overview:

As a Region Business Manager, you will be responsible for managing processes and programs related to cyclical business activities. You will work across functional areas (e.g., sales, finance, delivery, and HR) and conduct in-depth data analysis activities to support budget planning, monthly business reviews, and critical business decisions. You will be able to manage ad-hoc special projects that range from executive business presentations to implementing initiatives aligned to regional strategy.

Key Role Responsibilities: 

Day-to-day you will provide advanced execution and operational coordination/team leadership of tasks and processes related to:

- Implementation of internal business & financial processes to support timely, informed planning and decision-
- Monitoring and managing cyclical business processes to support operational efficiency and effectiveness, 
  including annual planning, budgeting, and forecasting cycles
- Reviewing Region Business Operations finances (charge code usage, cost centers) to provide monthly and quarterly 
  forecasts and annual budgets in coordination with the Region Operations Lead (COO)
- Identifying, planning, and execution of improvement initiatives to support shared operational functions across 
  the business
- Managing and increasing the efficiency of shared operational support functions, including definition of standard 
  processes and enforcement of guidelines/policies as needed
- Facilitating communication and information flow between business and support functions

Key Role Skill & Capability Requirements:

- Business process implementation to create efficiencies within an organization
- Budgeting and forecasting to review and detail an organization’s short- and long-term financial goals/current 
  financial health
- Process innovation to significantly improve business processes, techniques, methodologies, and/or tools
- Stakeholder management across all employee levels to effectively manage stakeholder interests, expectations, and   
- Previous experience managing budgets throughout a business cycle
- Program project management to achieve specific goals and success criteria for large, complex projects
- Data analysis and interpretation to inspect, clean, transform, optimize, model, and present data to support 

Technical and non-technical skills include:

- You likely possess a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Organizational Psychology, or   
  equivalent experience
- You likely have 5-7 years of experience in Business Management, Operations, Finance, Sales Support, and/or   
  related experience. 
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills to convey timely messaging and/or promote action for multiple 
- Leadership and team management of both onshore and offshore teams
- Native Dutch / Business level Dutch language skills required
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