Finance Manager, ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) in Amsterdam at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 1/29/2020

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Job Description

The Job's Mission

The ENT division is a newly created division within Europe in 2020 residing within the global Instruments group. It is expected to be a high growth business as we create new market opportunities and gain market share. This exciting commercial finance role will be key to define and support the growth strategy.

The Finance Manager ENT will be responsible for the financial management of the division within Stryker Europe. You will have  responsibility for all financial aspects of business unit, expected to provide financial analysis and implement recommendations based on findings. Serve 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. This role will have the support and report to the Head & Neck divisional finance director. There will be opportunities for fast development in line with the business growth.

This role requires a strong partnership with various stakeholders in a matrix organization, including the divisional finance, sales & marketing teams, as well as Stryker local finance, European Financial Shared Service Center and the FP&A team. In addition this role provides the opportunity to collaborate cross divisional.

Key Activities & Accountability  

  • Work with business unit leadership team to grow the business by formulating appropriate financial strategies and plans.  Support the identification of market opportunities.
  • 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 sign off. 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.
  • Participates in the setting of overall business unit and departmental goals and priorities.
  • 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 as required.


  • Degree in Finance /Business related subjects
  • An accounting qualification (e.g. CPA or CMA) is highly preferred
  • Fluent spoken and written English. Any other European language is a plus
  • Oracle systems and HFM knowledge mandatory
  • COGNOS, Power BI, Danube, MfG Pro is a big plus
  • Excel strong skills


  • 5+ years related experience
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent PC skills including spreadsheet and word processing applications
  • Good written and interpersonal communications skills
  • Ability to build strong working relationships
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Report analysis
  • Strong accounting knowledge
  • Time management
  • Financial reporting
  • Presentation skills


  • Commercial focus and Financial acumen
  • Demonstrated ability to work across levels within the organization
  • Team player, ability to foster strong relationships with others
  • Must be able to generate and explain detailed proposals, guidelines and procedures.
  • Must be able to analyze and resolve accounting/finance issues of a broad scope.
  • Must be able to routinely make decisions that affect immediate operations.

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 10%

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