Finance Director in Amsterdam at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 6/18/2019

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Job Description


Reporting directly to the Europe VP/GM Surgical with a dotted line to the VP Finance Surgical; the EU Surgical Finance Director will maintain overall control and responsibility for all financial aspects of business unit strategy and is expected to provide financial analysis and implement recommendations based on these findings.  Serves on business unit leadership team and supports other business unit functional leaders to help with planning and managing their budgets and goals. Directs and coordinates accounting practices in conjunction with the preparation of financial reports.  Appraises operating results and proposes recommendations to improve business results with regards to budgets, projections, and the overall health of the business unit.

Key Activities & Accountabilities  

  • Work with business unit leadership team to grow the business by formulating appropriate financial strategies and plans.  Support the identification of market opportunities. Determine business strategy to seize market opportunities both organically and through business development (e.g. acquisitions).
  • Close involvement in analysis of product development and business development activities.
  • Liaise with countries and FP&A Europe to understand root causes of financial results, investigation of budget variances and formulation of recovery plans.
  • Lead and manage the annual budgeting and monthly financial projection processes. Submit all divisional forecasts and budgets to Europe FP&A for consolidation and final signoff. Provide details for expense trends, marketing events and activities, demos and other investments.
  • Prepares and interprets operating results as they affect the financial aspects of the progress to financial goals and objectives: Analyze variances between actual and expected financial results. Participate in EU Flash reviews. Present monthly financials to Divisional management.  Act as primary point of contact for all Divisional financial matters and queries.
  • Partner with EU Finance in the implementation of accounting guidelines and ensure all Company policies are adhered to within the business unit.  Responsibility for the business unit complying with all other applicable financial laws and regulations, company policies and corrective actions.
  • Directly participate in the accounting cycle and the preparation of financial documents/statements.
  • Participates in the setting of overall business unit and departmental goals and priorities.
  • Coaches and develops personnel, as necessary.
  • Utilize market intelligence data and reports to perform analysis of competitor’s results and evaluate market share position.
  • Build and develop a strong environment of collaboration and partnership with Country teams, Europe FP&A and Transatlantic teams in the U.S.
  • Represents the Division on project teams and at finance meetings. Member of extended Europe Finance Leadership Team.




  • B.B.A. or B.S. (or equivalent) with an emphasis in Accounting and/or Finance
  • M.B.A. (or equivalent) with concentration in Finance, Accounting or general business (preferred)
  • CPA preferred
  • Fluency in English
  • Other European languages are desirable

Experience  As above, indicate the length and type of experience required to perform this job satisfactorily.

  • 10+ years related experience
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Intermediate PC skills including spreadsheet and word processing applications
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communications skills
  • Ability to build strong working relationships
  • Excellent leadership and managerial skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Report analysis
  • EIS (Executive Information System)
  • Strong accounting knowledge
  • Time management
  • Financial reporting
  • Performance reviews
  • Presentation skills


  • Must be able to generate and explain detailed proposals, guidelines and procedures.
  • Must be able to analyze and resolve complex accounting/finance issues of a broad scope using independent judgment.
  • Must be able to routinely make decisions that affect immediate operations and may have a company-wide effect.
  • Must be able to observe and correct minute inconsistencies (e.g. in the printed word, an accounting report or system, etc.).


  • Sets direction. An innovator who defines ways to create value and deliver on Stryker’s mission and strategic imperatives.
  • Builds organizational capability. A strategic executive who continuously breaks down barriers, identifying new and more effective ways to accomplish tasks and goals.
  • Inspires others. A genuine, relationship-focused leader who connects, collaborates and fosters an inclusive environment of enthusiasm, trust and pride. He/she makes others want to follow, building momentum for action and positively influencing outcomes.
  • Champions talent development. A manager who focuses on maximizing the ability, potential and contributions of themselves and others. Fosters an environment where people can excel through developing, coaching and rewarding performance.
  • Delivers results. A driven player/coach who sets high goals for personal achievement and organizational success. He/she measures success against the best internal and external benchmarks.

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: None


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