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Group Business Controller - Overhead

Hours per week
40 hours

We all know the title “Business controller” might not sound that exciting… Let us prove you wrong!

Who are we to state this?... We are GrandVision. Well-known by our retail banners such as Pearle, Vision Express, Charlie Temple, Apollo, Solaris, and many more!

Our global store network are the go-to locations for all the top brands in the eyewear industry, including Ray-Ban, Oakley, Esprit, Careera, but also popular for our comprehensive selection of exclusive and indie brands.

As a Business Controller, you will act as a strategic sparring partner. You will impact the business by bringing numbers to life and sharing your insights on GrandVision’s financial performance with the management team. This is not a maintaining role. In fact, your learning curve will be steep as you will face new opportunities to grow and develop from the very beginning.

Since our processes are still very manual, we’re looking for someone that is not afraid to try things and bring new ideas to optimize processes. In this global role, you will have a lot of exposure as you will work directly with the Group CFO and the management team. Working side by side with these stakeholders in a global headquarter, you are used to tight deadlines and prioritization comes natural to you.

The Group Business Control Department is a dynamic and international team. Although we work hard and play hard, we also care about each other and we’re looking to create a fun and supportive group to build bridges and connections within the team but also with other HQ Departments (including IT, HR, Finance and Supply Chain, etc.).

GrandVision is a financially healthy and successful organization. Delivering better and better results each year. In combination with Essilor Luxottica, we will soon become an almost unbeatable network.

If you are a fun and resilient person that works hard, rolls up their sleeves when challenges arise, and is not afraid to try new things, keep reading because this might be the right opportunity for you…


  • Drive overhead controlling and business partnering for various HQ Departments (IT, HR, Finance, etc.)
  • Support in monthly department P&L analysis supporting management review
  • Assist in producing ad-hoc analysis supporting management decisions
  • Optimize and further automate reporting structure and processes
  • Participate in transfer pricing calculation for intra-group services
  • Business case building

Key skills, knowledge and experience

  • University degree in business administration, business economics and/or management control.
  • >2-4 years of relevant experience.
  • Knowledge and experience finance business partnering, preferably in retail
  • Knowledge of Business Control and/or FP&A, preferably in retail
  • Strong hands-on capabilities
  • Excel and dashboarding knowledge
  • Hyperion, FRS and SAP knowledge is a plus
  • Experience with working in a multi-national environment is a plus
  • Strong knowledge of English (written & spoken)
  • Positive, customer first, can do attitude, high level of integrity, leading by example
  • Pro-active and strong team player but not afraid to challenge
  • High level of energy and ambition to realise a positive impact
  • Highly adaptable to new environments; with a natural ability to embrace learning and develop through experience


In addition to a retail market competitive salary, we offer a scope of additional benefits such as 8% pension contribution, a free pair of glasses, lenses or sunglasses a year (as well as family discount events!), subsidised lunches, commuting expenses reimbursed, discount on various insurances and 25 days holiday a year. We also offer the option to continue working from home 2 days a week in the post covid era.

Developing Careers & Potential

Within all GrandVision companies we recruit for a career, not just a job. We are passionate about customer satisfaction and develop our people to look for growth potential within the job and within the company.

With customers, stores and employees located in over 40 countries, GrandVision shows diversity to be at the core of its success. GrandVision is a global company proud and committed to be an equal opportunity employer.

More about GrandVision

GrandVision is a global leader in optical retailing and delivers high quality and affordable eye care to more and more customers around the world. The high quality eye care offered by GrandVision includes a wide range of services provided by its vision expert, prescription glasses including frames and lenses, contact lenses and contact lens care products, and sunglasses both plain and with prescription lenses. These products are offered through leading optical retail banners across Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Asia. GrandVision serves its customers in over 7,200 stores and with more than 39,000 employees which are proving every day that in EYE CARE, WE CARE MORE.

After decades of collaboration and two years of efforts and relentless work to make it a reality, EssilorLuxottica and GrandVision officially became part of the same organization as of 1 July, 2021.

Going forward, as part of the EssilorLuxottica family, GrandVision will be able to truly unlock our full potential, and that of the optical industry as a whole, by exploring new paths around product development, digitalization, distribution and innovation.

At the very core have always been our people, who day after day are elevating the importance of vision as a basic human right and to bringing the best eyewear possible to the market. As part of the Group's deeply-rooted culture and values, we are committed to taking care of our employees around the globe and helping them thrive and grow.

Some key figures:

  • 7,260 stores in more than 40 countries
  • 434,000 daily store visits
  • 15.1 million Eyeglass & sunglass sold
  • Over 39,000 employees worldwide
  • Revenue EUR 3.5 billion FY
  • EBITA EUR 266 million

Our vision is to provide high quality and affordable eye care to more and more people around the world. By doing so, GrandVision aspires to help them realize their full potential in life.

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NB. If you have not heard back from us after 27 days, please consider your application not to be successful. Due to the number of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback should you not be selected for an interview.

Recruitment agencies: As we have a dedicated in-house recruitment team, all our positions are strictly no agencies. Please refrain from contacting our staff with prospective candidates as they will not be taken into consideration.

Application process

1. Apply
2. Questionnaire & Recruiter call
3. 1st Interview
4. Online Assessment & 2nd Interview
5. Offer
6. Hired

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