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Job Description

The Global Head of Finance Systems (aka Global Head of Finance and Business Strategy Products) is responsible for Finance Systems across the organisation, owning the technical landscape for Finance monitoring and reporting systems. The Global Head of Finance Systems is the primary business representative and will act as the bridge between the business and technology organisations. This is a senior role that must be empowered and have an astute ability to negotiate, particularly in making decisions around priority scope and requirements with impacted business stakeholders.

What you’ll do

  • Monitor and maintain existing finance systems, ensuring they are fit for purpose and deliver on reporting requirements

  • Shape a vision for the future of finance systems across the organisation, build and deliver a roadmap for change that reflects customers’ desires

  • Manage Marketplace Finance Product leads

  • Shape a vision for the Product Line’s growth that engages the business and technology and feeds into the overall organisational strategy; build and deliver a Product roadmap that reflects customers desires and captures the imagination of the business and technology

  • Improved understanding and engagement between the business and technology

  • Promote and drive a culture of innovation and experimentation, with the freedom to iterate and develop ideas, both within the value stream and across the wider organisation

  • Secure investment and resource to continue Product Lines’ development and growth

Who you are

  • Extensive experience driving IT application organisations within global multinational companies

  • Deep understanding of corporate finance processes and requirements

  • Strong experience in managing corporate non-ERP and ERP finance applications portfolio (development, operations, implementation, etc.)

  • Experience with SAP s/4 Hana and/or MS Dynamics, Onestream, Salesfroce integrations is a strong asset

  • Able to drive fundamental organisational - business and technical - change across a complex existing business

  • Technology and Finance literate, able to inspire multi-disciplinary teams

  • Experienced in delivering programmes potentially in excess of Euro20m, with in-house and external delivery teams measured in three figure headcount

  • A demonstrable track record of inspirational leadership and change management in large complex operations to deliver transformational change programmes, improved customer outcomes and world class colleague engagement

The role is open in both Barcelona and Berlin, depending on the location of the candidate.

Please submit your CV in English.


  • Competitive compensation package
  • Opportunity to shape the way we work. Your feedback and opinions are valued at all levels of the organisation
  • Benefits including stock purchase plan and annual bonus plans
  • Flexibility to work when and how you want - flexible hours, autonomy to set your own agenda, choice of phone and computer
  • Smart Working Policy - work remotely some of the time, balanced with time in the office together with your team - between 5 and 45 days per quarter in the office depending on each team.
  • 'Work from anywhere' weeks - up to four weeks working from anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection!
  • Career development, including language classes and Adevinta Academies: specialised content built by our experts on Machine Learning, Agile, Leadership and more
  • 28 days of holidays, Commuter allowance, Life insurance, retirement plan and generous family leave

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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