HENDI, founded in 1934, is a leading European developer and distributor of own branded non-food catering supplies and kitchen equipment. HENDI has a wide range of ~4,500 mostly in-house designed products across ~20 different product groups (ranging from small kitchen accessories to large electrical appliances) and sells its products under its own brand. HENDI sells its products through an extensive network of distributors and renowned wholesalers to professionals in more than 60 countries. The company generated >€150m revenue in 2023 and serves its customers with ~400 employees from offices in eight countries (Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Italy, Romania, Spain, Greece and Hong Kong) and distribution centres in six countries (Netherlands, Poland, Austria, Romania, Spain and Greece). Working at HENDI means working in a successful, ambitious and professional environment combined with a strong family spirit. 

After years with significant growth, HENDI entered into a partnership with private equity firm 365 Capital. From this joining of forces, HENDI will work towards new international growth objectives. That is why we are searching for the new CFO: a broad business finance role with great impact!  

The job profile

With 365 Capital on board and with the new growth ambitions ahead, there is a need for stronger consolidated (business) finance insights and more finance business partnering. As the new CFO, you will be the right hand of co-CEO’s Tom Buch and Maksymilian Kultys and you will make a substantial personal contribution to the further international expansion and professionalization of the already successful company. 

The new CFO will be an empathetic leader, independent and conscientious, and has a strong focus on performance management, data analytics and strategic direction. You will enable focus and commercial control and you will foster growth, (financial) leadership, compliance and governance. You will work primarily from the Dutch headquarters, but will be expected to travel periodically to the other entities. You manage a large, international team within the different countries (approximately 30 fte, mostly indirectly). The local finance teams are reporting into their country director, so you can mainly focus on overall performance improvement, enabling commercial control and finance business partnering. You and your team will be working across all entities and be comprised of many different cultures/nationalities and needing to centrally coordinate and control these efforts where in the past this was decentralised. 

An exciting and challenging role that will evolve over time and a great opportunity for a future proof CFO!

“We are very pleased with the partnership with 365 Capital and believe that their entrepreneurial nature and professional way of working fits well with the culture within HENDI. Through this partnership, we will increase the company's strength, allowing us to serve our customers even better and accelerate our growth ambitions.” Tom Buch, Jolanta Kultys and Maksymilian Kultys (HENDI).

The ideal candidate

  • Completed Master’s degree in Finance (e.g. Economics, Finance, Econometrics, Business Administration), preferably supplemented with Post-Master degree (MBA, RA or RC);
  • Progressive experience in a (business oriented) senior finance role within an international B2B organization. Experience within trading, wholesale and/or manufacturing industry;
  • Strong finance business partnering experience, you are a commercial CFO with commercial control experience;
  • Experience or affinity with private equity;
  • Strong technical finance knowledge, prior experience optimizing financial and operational processes on consolidated or group level, implement best practices and controls and utilizing IT innovations. Experience in setting up solid financial reporting (consolidated, but also on entity level);
  • IT and data savvy: strong knowledge of IT tooling, ERP and BI. Experience with Qlik Sense is preferred; 
  • Strong cash management and treasury skills. Experience working with multiple currencies and FX hedging. Experience with asset based lending and related requirements/way of working; 
  • Fluent in English. Dutch is a plus.

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