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Global Strategic Business Controller (gn)


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Warum SoftwareOne?

At SoftwareOne, we're not just reshaping the future of technology; we're crafting a narrative where companies effortlessly build, buy, and manage everything in the cloud. With a mission to unlock the true value of technology, our 9,000+ passionate employees span across 90 countries, dedicated to guiding clients through the seamless migration and modernization of their workloads and applications.


Headquartered in the scenic landscapes of Switzerland and listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange under the symbol SWON, SoftwareOne is more than a workplace—it's a dynamic ecosystem of innovation.


Location: We welcome applicants from diverse locations across EMEA, given our legal presence in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

Das Aufgabengebiet

We are searching for a dynamic and strategic Business Controller. This role requires a high level of analytical and conceptual skills, strategic thinking and motivation to drive change. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of finance, business acumen and the ability to collaborate with senior management.


As a Global Strategic Business Controller at SoftwareOne, you will play a crucial role in analyzing financial performance and shaping financial strategies at a group level. Your responsibilities will encompass Business Partnering, Financial Analysis, Strategic Initiatives and Business Cases, and Strategic Planning.


Key Responsibilities

  • Business Partnering and Financial Analysis
    • Serve as a trusted partner to the business leaders, offering financial insights to support growth and profitability
    • Evaluate and manage financial performance in the area of sales, partnerships or portfolio, with main focus on revenue analytics
    • Conduct variance analysis to previous period and budget, based on business expertise.
    • Present financial results and insights to senior management and support decision making
    • Proactively identify situations that require financial analysis and provide recommendations
    • Collaboration with the finance teams in the regions, providing guidance and a platform for knowhow sharing
  • Strategic Initiatives and Business Cases  
    • Conducting financial analysis and business cases related to strategic initiatives and global customer offerings
    • Using scenario modelling to support decision making and providing risk assessment
    • Preparing financial reports and presentations to communicate the results and implications of strategic initiatives and projects
  • Strategic Planning and Budgeting
    • Developing financial models and forecasts for strategic mid- and long-term planning purposes
    • Identifying and analysing the key revenue drivers and market trends that affect the company's growth and profitability, in close collaboration with the strategy department and business lines
    • Provide budget guidance to the finance teams in the regions based on the Strategic Planning Process and share knowhow related to sales and partnerships

Kenntnisse und Fähigkeiten

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Finance, Business or related field
  • At least 8-10 years of proven experience in a Business Controlling role, or equivalent, with strong understanding of financial analysis, strategic planning and business cases. Experience in consulting is a strong plus.
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and the ability to overview the big picture
  • Business acumen, curiosity and expertise in the IT sector
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, conveying complex financial information clearly
  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, manage multiple priorities, and deliver high-quality results under tight deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders, including senior management

Das haben wir zu bieten

  • Lived corporate values for an appreciative and supportive working atmosphere
  • Modern technical equipment for flexible and location-independent work
  • Collaboration with colleagues and customers from different countries and cultures
  • Flexible, trust-based working time models
  • Employee share programme
  • Job bike "Lease a Bike"
  • 20% additional payment towards your company pension scheme with Allianz
  • Bundesliga ticket raffle
  • Free language lessons (also possible during working hours)
  • Further training support (internal and external)
  • Individual offer of internal coaching and psychological counselling
  • Team events and company parties
  • Individual dress code
  • Free supply of fruit and drinks

SoftwareOne is an employer that stands for equality.

With 'employee satisfaction' as one of our core values, we are passionate about diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive working environment for every colleague.

Ultimately, we want all our employees to experience the pinnacle of their careers at SoftwareOne.


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Short profile of SoftwareOne Deutschland GmbH

SoftwareOne is redefining how companies build, buy and manage everything in the cloud. By helping clients to migrate and modernise their workloads and applications – and in parallel, to navigate and optimise the resulting software and cloud changes – SoftwareOne unlocks the value of technology.

With the membership in, we have advanced our growth in all German locations. In doing so, these communities also offer us as a globally operating company the opportunity to place new opportunities for us to make recommendations across the region.

Ms. Susann Herzog

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