Finance & Administration Director (m/f/d) France


Our customer, Kärcher is the world's leading provider of cleaning technology. The family owned enterprise employs more than 13,500 people in 73 countries and more than 130 companies. More than 50,000 service centres in all countries ensure continuous and comprehensive supplies to customers all over the world. In 2020, Kärcher reached the highest sales with 2.721 billion euros in its history. With more than 30 years of successful growth in the French market both in B2B and Retail channels, we are currently looking for a new

Finance & Administration Director (m/f/d) France

Based out of the successfully operating sales and service subsidiary in Bonneuil (Île-de-France) with appr. €240-250m and 480 employees, this exciting task will comprise:

  • Being part of the management team and directly reporting to the Managing Director, you partner with your peers to execute the subsidiary’s growth strategy;
  • Taking charge of the complete finance portfolio of reporting, planning and budgeting, financial analysis and controlling;
  • Managing IT operations and executing IT projects (i.e. ensuring ROI, sustainably implementing new processes and tools);
  • Being in charge of general services (i.e. property management);
  • Transforming the finance and IT functions in order to establish business partnering in and across teams and in alignment with headquarters;
  • Providing a vision to a team of 35 people in total and managing appr. 5 managers.


  • A business degree with focus on finance/controlling;
  • 10 years professional and 5 years leadership experience in an international matrix organization;
  • Successful track record in a sales & service subsidiary of a global corporate and strong sales and business controlling skills;
  • Sound knowledge of French and international tax, accounting and reporting standards, and experience in treasury, planning, and analytics;
  • Solid track record in project management and SAP environments;
  • A systematic, structured and reliable way of working combined with a hands-on approach;
  • A coaching leadership style marked by empathy and geared towards top team performance;
  • Strong command of French and English (written and orally).

Our offer

Our client offers an extremely well-known brand, a highly supportive structure both on local and global level, a high degree of entrepreneurial autonomy, an exciting product portfolio and competitive compensation as well as employment benefits.

Commissioned by Kärcher, we would like to invite you to use the "Apply" button to apply with your CV in just a few steps. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jan-Marek Pfau at or +49 - 179 - 72 89 127.