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Financial Manager Bad Hersfeld


Bad Hersfeld, Hesse, DE, 36251

Brand:  RS
Function:  Finance
Work Location:  Hybrid

This is a permanent position and offers hybrid working where you will be able to work from home the majority of the time, however you will be required to travel to Bad Hersfeld.


We´re currently looking for an experienced Finance Manager for our newly expanded Bad Hersfeld Distribution Centre (DC). In this role you will be responsible for the pro-active management and control of costs and capital expenditure as well as supporting commercial decisions in the relevant markets through providing insightful financial reporting and analysis. You will act as the main business partner for the onsite, functional, and regional management team for all supply chain related matters.

A key aspect of this role will be to work alongside the onsite management team to identify areas of opportunity for continued operational efficiency and effectiveness. You will also be part of the international finance team with close ties to the DACH Finance team and the headquarters in the UK.



What you will enjoy doing to be successful in this role:


  • Responsible for cost budget and forecasting process for the Bad Hersfeld distribution centre, including creating the forecast, loading into respective reporting tools, building assumptions and reasoning, and liaison with other functions in finance to ensure alignment in numbers.
  • Monitor performance against budgets and forecasts. Provide accurate and realistic commentary on performance against agreed criteria, including comprehensive analyses of all risks, understanding root cause for key variances, and driving recommendations to improve performance.
  • Produce ad-hoc reports as necessary to enable the communication of financial performance with recommendations and actions.
  • Support the finance team in meeting Group submission deadlines
  • Ensure appropriate cost performance and productivity metrics are in place and continually reviewed for relevance
  • Pro-active analysis and management of key cost areas to ensure that budgets and forecasts are accurate e.g., warehouse labor, transport costs and overheads and provide financial support for all capital investment decisions.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with relevant functional team colleagues as well as the DC’s and Market’s management and wider teams.
  • Link with the wider Finance team to collaborate in specific projects or sharing of best practice and support the development of a culture of continuous improvement across our teams.
  • Recognize and escalate potential risks and issues in a timely manner
  • Engender a mind-set in the team to identify solutions, rather than report problems
  • Provide Finance support to projects, programs or other activities as required


What you will bring:


  • Degree in Economics / Business administration with a focus on Finance or comparable specialist training
  • At least 4-5 years of Controlling/ Accounting/ Finance experience preferable with a focus on Supply chain finance
  • Expert knowledge in inventory/ supply chain related accounting matters.
  • Reporting, forecasting, and budgeting experience and decision support capability.
  • Strong analytical skills and an ability to communicate effectively with both financial and non-financial teams.
  • Able to build effective working relationships across all hierarchical levels, ideally within a matrix-based structure.
  • Experience of effective communication of key financial information to management and wider teams.
  • Working experience with MS-Office; Expert knowledge on MS Excel
  • Independent and structured way of working (solution- and result-oriented approach)
  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written German and English
  • Self-motivated, resilient, team-oriented, and enthusiastic



  • Experience with Power BI, SAP and/or Business Objects.
  • Working experience in a Logistics/ Warehouse Environment
  • Prior experience in B2B services.
  • Exposure to a digitally enabled business.
  • Background in an international organisation, able to demonstrate cultural awareness and appreciation


The good stuff

Innovators and pioneers. Rebels and creators. A global organisation of optimists and specialists with big ambitions for the future. You can take control of your future here at RS. We offer all the benefits you’d expect to receive in a progressive global business.

We know that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for all. In this role we can definitely offer flexible working patterns.


  • Ticket Plus
  • Travel allowance
  • Retirement plan
  • Bike leasing
  • Capital forming benefits (VWL)
  • Supplementary Health insurance


Grow in our learning and inclusive culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here. Are you ready to explore the possibilities?



We are RS

We are committed to crafting an inclusive culture where our people get to bring their true self work every day and thrive. A diverse and representative workforce is crucial to our success, and our aim is to build a business where people can be their best selves. Our employees expect this as a matter of course and it is fundamental to how we attract, develop, and hold on to the best talent.

We recruit and develop employees who are the best suited to the requirements of the job role, regardless of gender, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability. We believe everyone should be their authentic self at work and be given the opportunities to succeed. If you require any adjustments during this process to ensure you can do this, please let us know.

We recognise that we’re not perfect when it comes to being a truly diverse organisation yet. However, we are passionate about diversity and are proactively working to build an organisation where everyone can see themselves succeed here.

Increasingly powered by digital technology, we’re our customers’ one-stop-shop for electronic products and industrial components. We began in a north-west London garage supplying spare parts to radio repair shops back in 1937, and we’ve kept transforming for over 80 years. Today, we’re using digital globally to revolutionise the way we do business and strengthen our position as the people engineers turn to for help, advice and knowledge.

We’re proud of what we’ve done, but we’re not sitting back. We’re always looking to make the customer experience simpler, faster and easier. We’re redefining markets and the impact of technology. We’ve widened our services portfolio with innovations from procurement and inventory solutions to 24/7 product support.

We’ve been on an incredible journey, but the best is yet to come; are you ready to join us?


Please note that we´re only interested in your skills to do the job. Feel free to send us your CV without any private information or photo.


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