Chief Financial Officer

Job title : Chief Financial Officer
Location : Düsseldorf
Contact : Ben Smith
Call : Ben
Email : email Ben
Reference : 1379184

Altus Partners are delighted to be retained with a leading European growth investor to appoint a CFO for their flagship Ecommerce asset based in Germany. The CFO will partner with the CEO to lead strategic decision-making across the business, along with ensuring the implementation of best-in-class finance systems and processes, and ultimately driving value creation. The company is considered a market-leader in their vertical and has shown steady organic growth; they are now looking to increase their international presence and consolidate their European Market position. This will suit an established CFO from Ecommerce, or a Finance Director from this sector who is looking to step-up.


  • Contribute to developing the strategic agenda and financial planning of the business and its execution

  • Leading the finance function and oversight of all operational finance activity, along with corporate development activity

  • Prepare and present the board pack materials to internal and external stakeholders including investors

  • Playing a crucial role in all future M&A activity, helping to scope investment and transaction strategy, and leading on delivery and integration

  • Managing and developing a finance team, acting as a visible face of the business both internally and to external parties

  • Ensuring that robust frameworks and systems are in place to accommodate continued rapid growth 

  • Develop the investor narrative and brand image 

  • Present regular insightful management information, including market analysis, budgets, forecasting and necessary commentary 

  • Establish and ensure the adherence to financial processes that meet the statutory requirements of the organisation 

  • Managing and developing relationships with investors and key stakeholders across the business 

  • Model financial climate scenarios and market trends to assist senior executives in creating strategic plans 


  • Prior Ecommerce/online retail experience

  • Exposure to manageing and developing a large team

  • Fluent German language ability

  • Strong commercial acumen and technical grounding