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Chief Financial Officer

Netherlands, Utrecht, UtrechtC-Suite

Job description

Chief Financial Officer

Trunkrs (founded in 2015) is a fast-growing company at the intersection of e-commerce, delivery and tech in innovative and sustainable delivery services. Trunkrs stands for the best and most sustainable delivery experience for e-commerce customers.

Why do we do what we do?

Delivery of parcels is a critical step in e-commerce. Poor delivery (late delivery, lack of influence on the delivery process, poor customer service) results in unhappy customers for webshops. Furthermore, the delivery industry is an important contributor to carbon emissions and urban traffic issues.

Trunkrs has figured out an improved and better way to deliver parcels, by creating a delivery platform. Through this platform, Trunkrs facilitates same-day and next-day delivery services. This allows web shops to maintain late cut-off periods for same-day and next-day orders - resulting in an optimized and better customer experience.

Besides being an alternative to traditional delivery services, Trunkrs is a sustainable solution and a preferred option for web shops. Instead of owning and operating its own fleet, Trunkrs’ asset light model leverages third-party couriers to deliver parcels. Instead of adding more cars and trucks - Trunkrs simply optimises the utilization of assets that already exist. In addition, Trunkrs supports its delivery partners to electrify their fleets and make a sustainable impact.

Finally, Trunkrs is also the best option for end-consumers. Through the Trunkrs platform, end-consumers can see where their parcel is and when it will be delivered, update their address, or leave instructions to the courier. Trunkrs is proud to be the best-rated courier service in the Netherlands.

What we stand for

  • We thrive on innovation and change. We are always eager to find the one hidden need that has not been fulfilled yet, to make our customers happy.
  • We strongly believe in the power of diversity. We have a team that embraces cultural and gender diversity. More importantly, we believe in listening to and leveraging diverse perspectives. It makes us stronger, and better.
  • We care. We work hard on reducing our footprint and building a sustainable future, e.g. by sharing assets, or electrifying vehicles. We care for the people delivering the service, paying them fairly. And we care for each other, having each other's back.
  • We own and take responsibility. Last-mile delivery is a fast-paced type of business. We are hands-on. We solve problems at a rapid pace. In short, we get things done.
  • We are proud of each other and of what we do. But we remain down to earth. And we have fun together in the process.

Where we are present:

Trunkrs is active in The Netherlands and is expanding to Belgium. In total, there are currently about 150 employees working in the Netherlands, Europe, and the Philippines. The Leadership Team consists of Jan Wijn (CEO and co-founder), Dimitri Balai (COO and co-founder), Hidde Stokvis (CTO and co-founder), and a future CCO.

Trunkrs is backed by various Venture Capital investors and raised 15 million euros in an investment round in June 2022 to make the delivery process more sustainable, further expand its presence to Belgium, and grow towards profitability. Trunkrs has highly esteemed investors such as Korys, VP Capital, SET Ventures, Ponooc, and AKEF. Our supervisory board consists of 6 senior and experienced business experts, of which three are appointed by our investors.

About the role:

Trunkrs is ready for the next phase: professionalization and internationalization. To facilitate this growth, we are looking for a dynamic and driven CFO, that will join the Leadership Team to help scale the organization to the next level. The new CFO will replace the current interim CFO. The role requires full-time availability.

Responsibilities and areas of focus of the CFO:

The CFO plays a pivotal role in the organization. The CFO is responsible for designing, building, and maintaining a solid financial data infrastructure from which she/he can mine critical business insights with a high degree of accuracy from the business. The CFO is responsible for financial and management reporting and dashboarding, which supports the management team, board, and shareholders in data-driven decision-making. The CFO is also responsible for accurate financial and cash flow forecasting. Finally, the CFO will be responsible for internal and external communication directed to key stakeholders including direct reports in the finance team, shareholders, board members, and the management team, to ensure business objectives are reached.

Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Ensure financial oversight and performance management, including budgeting, cash flow forecasting, accounting and audit, tax reporting across various entities, and financial reporting;
  • Lead our capital allocation decisions as we continue to scale the company. Ensure financial discipline within the organization, provide feedback on financial performance of departments, and advise on potential improvements;
  • Further professionalize the finance department and automate finance processes;
  • Set up business control including good forecasting and KPI dashboards, smart business insights (segmentation, margin analysis, etc) including the story behind the figures;
  • Provide scenario analysis and decision support with facts, data, and business cases;
  • Increase reporting cycle quality and extracts for dashboard-to-reporting;
  • Safeguard and manage the cash position of Trunkrs, monitor runway, ensure financial safety;
  • Lead funding & financing activities and manage investor & supervisory board relations together with the CEO;
  • Lead our potential future M&A efforts.

The ideal candidate for this CFO role is a tech-minded and data-savvy person with a drive to further streamline the structures, processes, and control mechanisms within the company. 

Job requirements

You are:

  • Decisive. You bring clarity, set priorities, and know how to distinguish between main and secondary issues;
  • Result driven. You translate ideas into actions;
  • A strong positive personality with loads of ambition;
  • Crazy for the finance & control profession;
  • A coach and developer of talented people;
  • Dedicated to establishing and formalizing organizational structures and processes.

Required background and experience:

  • Academic financial (technical) background with excellent records;
  • Experience as a controller, financial consultant in business or financial services (e.g. Big Four);
  • Excellent accounting, and VAT knowledge;
  • At least 5 years of experience as a CFO;
  • Proven experience with successfully scaling up a company, professionalizing and structuring the finance department in a rapidly growing tech-oriented organization (preferably scale-up experience);
  • Excellent knowledge of the Microsoft suite and data business tools (e.g. Vision BI, Power BI);
  • Understanding how you can make data work for you with the smart use of technology.;
  • Furthermore, you speak fluently Dutch & English.

What Trunkrs offers:

  • The opportunity to make a real impact in the sustainability and improvement of a fast-growing sector;
  • A fixed contract with an attractive salary package, with stock options and a company car;
  • Unlimited vacation;
  • Flexible workplace (WFH or in our soon-to-be brand-new office in Utrecht).

About the procedure:

Are you excited? Then apply and let us know why and how you can help Trunkrs achieve its ambitious goals. The procedure will consist of various interviews with the leadership team, the finance department, and the supervisory board. An assessment will be part of the procedure, as well as a case discussion. If you don’t tick all the boxes, but you do think you are the right person for our team, we encourage you to respond.

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