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Job Description

Division: Finance Operations
Position: Finance Operations Continues Improvement Lead (Lean Six Sigma)
Reports to: Global Finance Operations Director
Location: Barcelona based (Poblenou)

Hybrid role: 2-3 days in the office & 2-3 day remote

Adevinta launched a Finance transformation initiative to move Adevinta Finance to a new operating model, with Centralized finance functions (e.g. Finance Operations, Regional Controlling, etc.) and one global BPO partner with base in Romania and India. We established our Global Headquarters in Barcelona when Adevinta was created in 2019. Here you’ll find most of our Central Functions teams, although we also have people based in our other main hubs in Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin.

As FinOps Continues Improvement Lead you will play a key role in driving continuous improvement initiatives to enhance operational efficiency and quality within the Finance Operations teams (Record to Report (RTR), Order to Cash (OTC) and Procurement to Pay (PTP)).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing deployment and embedding LEAN capabilities in the Finance Operations organization.

  • Designing, developing, and implementing the lean improvement roadmap, linked to the Finance Operations strategic priorities.

  • Supporting teams resolving issues, using the known lean and 6S tools and the CI methodology, Kaizen events and 6S projects to improve Quality, Delivery, Cost, and Inventory.

  • Ensuring kaizen events, Problem solving, VSM – 6S projects- are properly planned / executed / sustained.

  • Assessing key KPIs and engaging with the Finance Leadership Team and middle managers helping them identify opportunities where lean, 6S and CI tools can be used to improve such metrics and situations.

  • Calibrating, evaluating, and coaching the Finance Operations organization in determining CI capability Maturity.

  • Developing Lean capability and maintain standards by organizing Train the trainer sessions and creating annual training plans.

  • Leading and expanding community of practice (skills, process, tooling, and systems) on continuous improvement within the organization fostering pocket of excellence  and sharing best practice implementation.


  • +10 years Experience: Proven experience in driving successful continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Skills: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, proficiency in Lean Six Sigma methodologies.

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; Lean Six Sigma certification is a plus.

  • Fluent in English & Spanish.

  • Adaptability: Thrive in a dynamic environment, demonstrating adaptability and a passion for driving positive change


Life at Adevinta comes with its perks! Our Adevintans enjoy the following benefits:

  • An attractive Base Salary.
  • Participation in our Short Term Incentive plan (annual bonus).
  • An excellent Equity program. This role plays a key part to the success of the organisation and therefore you will receive a piece of Adevinta every 6 months.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program with a match from Adevinta.
  • Work From Anywhere: Enjoy up to 20 days a year of working from anywhere! Maybe not from the moon - well why not! just make sure you have internet connection!
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Program for you and your family, because we care.
  • Win together, lose together is one of our key behaviours. At Adevinta you will find a collaborative environment with an opportunity to explore your potential and grow.

On top of these, we also provide a range of locally relevant benefits. Wanna know more? Apply and ask our recruiters!

Company Description

We're Adevinta, a global leader in digital marketplaces. Our household name brands, including Marktplaats in the Netherlands, mobile.de in Germany and leboncoin in France, reach hundreds of millions of people every month.

We're all about matchmaking, and our sites help people find whatever they're looking for in their local communities – whether it's a car, an apartment, a sofa or a new job. Every connection made or item found makes a difference by creating a world where people share more and waste less.

Our brands are supported by global Tech Hubs in Barcelona, Amsterdam, Paris and Berlin. Their goal is to develop common global products and innovation platforms which all of our brands can use. This means using cutting edge technology to create highly scalable, customisable and secure products and components that free up development time and leverage our access to global data.

Adevinta is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.

If you feel like you don’t meet all of the requirements for this role but are interested, please consider applying anyway. Research suggests that women and individuals from underrepresented groups may self-select out of opportunities if they don’t meet 100% of the job requirements. We strongly encourage people from historically excluded groups to apply and look forward to speaking with you.


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