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FP&A Controller (Enabling Functions) in Amsterdam at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 4/22/2019

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Job Description

The Job's Mission

The position of FP&A Controller (Enabling Functions) for Stryker Europe will provide business support for all enabling functions, including Finance, Legal, HR, Compliance, Market Development, Country management, Tender&Pricing departments and RAQA.

This role reports to the Director FP&A, Stryker Europe and requires a strong partnership with the SSC, FP&A team, divisional finance leads, Country Finance teams and most importantly business partners, as well as Corporate indirect spend team.

Key Activities & Accountabilities  

Cross functional work

  • Be able to work across company departments / divisions
  • Influence personnel in the various entities without having direct reporting authority over them
  • Build and develop a strong environment of collaboration and partnership with local and divisional finance teams as well as SSC, FP&A and US groups (Ortho/MSNT/NIS)
  • Work with the Finance Operations team to get the required input for the Warehouse and Customer Service departments as well as inventory adjustments

Financial Accounting & Reporting

  • Review enabling function costs on a monthly basis
  • Management reporting to all enabling function leaders and US groups on a monthly basis
  • Work with divisional finance leads, country finance teams and FP&A team to prepare projections, strategic plan and budget input and coordinate full enabling functions projection
  • Drive quarterly enabling function business reviews in the ELT and annual enabling function business reviews in each region/country

Function Support

  • Work with the business to execute strategies to maintain adequate expenditure and investment controls
  • Analysis and communicate key business drivers to enable business leaders to effectively manage their budgets
  • Periodic cost and headcount review with enabling function leaders in Europe
  • Main point of contact for country finance teams for all enabling function related questions
  • Lead and initiate cost optimization projects for Stryker Europe, involving Country Finance, Divisional Finance and business (support) where necessary


  • Master’s degree in Finance /Business related subjects
  • An accounting qualification (e.g. ACA, CPA, CIMA or ACCA) is preferred
  • Fluent spoken and written English. Any other European language is a plus
  • COGNOS, Oracle systems, TM1, HFM and Hyperion planning knowledge is a big plus


  • 8-10 years of relevant working experience in a finance function in matrixed international company (preferably American or Multinational company) with complex reporting practices and with exposure to various reporting systems and an understanding of how these tie in to the business.


  • Project management and business re-engineering initiatives
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, attention to detail and ability to communicate complicated issues effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to perform consistently under varying business pressure as well as ability to adapt to a quickly changing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects that will significantly impact the business up-to and including working with senior leadership on major company projects
  • Demonstrated ability to work across levels within the organization
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Excellent business management and developmental skills
  • Financial management skills
  • Ability to resolve conflicts
  • Computer or technical knowledge
  • Effective problem solving skills

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%


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