Head of Controlling (m/f/d)

Finance & Controlling

Shop Apotheke is a leading e-commerce company and online pharmacy with more than 30% growing rate and a revenue of more than 700 mio. EUR. Shop Apotheke is currently active in seven countries.

Your tasks

Head of the controlling department of Shop Apotheke Europe N.V. (disciplinary management of 5 employees). Business management support for all divisions and subsidiaries at home and abroad. The position comprises the areas of both financial controlling and business controlling. Reporting directly to the CFO of Shop Apotheke Europe N.V. Competent contact and business partner in all business management issues - both for the management and the executives in the company.

In detail these are:

  • Responsibility for the preparation and validation of strategic and operative corporate planning and forecast processes as well as coordination and implementation across all departments
  • Responsibility for monthly, quarterly, annual management reporting and deriving recommendations for action for the divisions
  • Monitoring of existing key figures and exchange with internal teams to identify process improvement opportunities
  • Further development and expansion of existing controlling processes
  • Design and implementation of new controlling/reporting solutions that support the management in terms of support business management and strategic decision making
  • Strategic and economic evaluation of M&A projects
  • Proactive risk management
  • Collaboration in cross-divisional and company-relevant projects
  • Implementation of ad hoc analyses
  • Continuous further development of the technical and disciplinary subordinates

Your skill profile

  • Successful MBA or degree in Business Administration or Economics, at least Bachelor degree
  • Relevant professional experience, preferably in an e-commerce organization within an international environment
  • Min. 7 years of Job experience and at least 5 years leadership of controlling teams or Projects with Management Accounting focus
  • Minor travel activity
  • Broad Know-how of applying and development of modern controlling-tools
  • In-depth knowledge of cost center calculations, in group accounting as well as investment controlling (business cases, M&A)
  • Deep knowledge in development of KPIs / KPI systems
  • Practical experience with ERP-, reporting-, or planning tools (e.g. SAP, Microsoft AX), SQL or VBA Knowledge desirable
  • Excellent English and business fluent German

Your personal traits

  • You have strong analytical thinking and a structured and efficient approach
  • Your analytical strength and affinity for numbers allows you to quickly recognize connections. You are interested in finding a suitable solution even for complex problems
  • You are a team player and self starter and you know how to get your employees and colleagues excited about their job
  • You have got a hands-on mentality and you are open for new ideas
  • You see yourself as an internal impulse generator and business partner with sound specialist knowledge, who is valued as a competent contact person
  • You have a high degree of communication and assertiveness as well as persuasiveness
  • You have the ability to reduce complex issues to the essentials and to present them in a way that is understandable to others
  • A high degree of initiative and entrepreneurial commitment to advance issues and optimize processes are building blocks for your success
  • You enjoy familiarizing yourself with new topics and developing creative ideas that you can implement on your own initiative and in a solution-oriented manner
  • You have a goal- and employee-oriented management style and you have the ambition to move on at scale
  • You are able to present your point of view convincingly and appropriately

We offer

  • A high impact role with high degrees of responsibility and autonomy in a very dynamic environment – Europe’s leading and fastest growing Online Pharmacy
  • An attractive, competitive package
  • Incentives, such as free parking spaces, a staff canteen, regular company festivities
  • Support for all aspects of cross-border workers


Here’s what we need to process your application

Resume & references
Salary requirement
Possible entry date

Here’s how easy it is!

Email your complete application package to the contact listed in the job description. Remember to include your resume, relevant references, your salary expectation and earliest possible starting date.


If your skills match what we’re looking for, we will next invite you to a personal meeting so we can get to know each other a little better.


If we then have a positive impression of you – and you feel you would enjoy working with us – we will arrange a second meeting at the site where you would be based (Cologne, Venlo, Paris or Tongeren).



Your contact for any questions regarding your application or an unsolicited application in the area of Finance & Controlling:

Beate Krosch