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Commercial Finance Lead (f/m/d)

What if… your work empowered change in an industry that essentially impacts the prosperity of the entire world? Forto is in business to exactly do that – disrupt logistics! Simplifying global trade has been our mission from day one. Our exponentially growing team of technology and logistics experts forge ahead each day with the goal to deliver a highly transparent, frictionless and sustainable digital supply chain while chasing towards our moonshot goal of achieving climate neutral operations by 2025.

We are hard working and have a genuine interest to get things done because we love what we do. We are empaths thinking about others first and deeply committed to our team. We value an organized and autonomous working style, but also a positive and creative mindset.

Your role

Forto is looking to appoint an exceptionally talented and ambitious Lead for its commercial finance function to join an already highly accomplished team. The role sits in the Finance department reporting to the Director of Finance. We are seeking an entrepreneurial, hands-on Commercial Finance leader who can help bring step change to the commercial finance department and take it to the next level. This is a fascinating point at which to join a successful business, a strong brand, and IPO ambitions.

You will

  • Partner with the global commercial leadership and act as a co-pilot by managing the financial P&L, driving visibility into the business, supporting growth and cost measures with both long term strategic impact and short term steering implications
  • Build and manage the monthly volume rolling forecasting process for commercial steering, shipment capacity procurement and operations hiring
  • Commercial steering, reporting and analysis of commercial KPIs/business case
  • Support our decision making process with research, data and analysis
  • Facilitate commercial reviews and controlling of commercial organization
  • Helps set commercial targets
  • Identify and promote new innovative ideas and challenge established practices, defend your thesis in front of the Chief Commercial Office and occasionally the ELT

What you bring 

  • A highly solutions oriented analytical mindset, strong business judgment, forward thinking, innovative, continuous improvement mindset
  • Detail oriented with the ability to keep an eye on the big picture
  • Ability to translate strategic concepts into numbers
  • 5-7 years of previous work experience in similar financial or commercial role
  • Proficiency with spreadsheets and complex modeling
  • Entrepreneurial thinker with hands-on mentality and the ability to remain agile in a continuously changing environment
  • Senior and cross functional stakeholder management in commercial, operations, finance and business analytics and ability to pitch / defend ideas to executive team

Forto is an internationally growing company

  • Company language: English
  • 17+ offices across Europe & Asia
  • 800+ employees
  • 30+ nationalities represented
  • 2500+ customers

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  • At our core, we are in love with progress and cannot cope with the standstill.
  • We are constantly striving for ways to be even better tomorrow. We are facilitators, we are explorers, we are visionaries.
  • Forto provides a sense of belonging, where everyone has equal access to opportunities, career advancement and recognition. It stands for a workplace where people from all walks of life, with diverse perspectives and experiences can do their best work, while being their authentic selves. That’s why we encourage people of all backgrounds, genders, ages, races, religions, and abilities to apply for our opportunities!


Work Life:

  • Experience a company culture where we work on eye level and knowledge sharing, as well as mentoring is on our daily agenda.
  • We love our work and tackling business challenges but also believe in the importance of having a healthy balance with our personal life. That's why we appreciate a flexible work setup that fits around family, friends, and physical health.
  • We have the freedom to work in a hybrid setup.


Company Offering:


  • Sustainability Team
  • Emission Offsetting
  • Green Energy
  • Organic Food
  • Paperless Office

Work Setup

  • Inspiring Office Spaces
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Team & Company Events
  • Hybrid Work 

Learning & Development

  • Peer Learning Program
  • Mentorship Program
  • Leadership Training
  • L&D Budget


  • Best Onboarding Program
  • Visa & Relocation Support
  • Remote Onboarding
  • Buddy Program
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