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Zippo markets in more than 160 countries and is one of the most recognized brands in the world. Based in Bradford, Pennsylvania, Zippo has produced more than 600 million windproof lighters, each backed by an unparalleled lifetime guarantee.

Zippo’s diverse product line includes lighter accessories; butane candle lighters; fragrance, eyewear, and lifestyle accessories; and a robust line of heat and flame products for outdoor enthusiasts.

Zippo owns Case Knives based in Bradford, PA and Northern Lights Candles in Wellsville, NY.

Zippo will celebrate its 90th anniversary in 2022.

 

Career opportunities

Are you interested in starting an amazing career?

In addition to a pleasant and collegial atmosphere, we offer you an international working environment, short communication channels, the opportunity to help shape a fast-growing company and to develop both professionally and personally.

We look forward to receiving your application at bewerbung@zippo.com.

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Senior Accountant (m/f/d)

London, United Kingdom

Finance

With over 50 years of experience in the European market, our company is 90 years old and present in over 160 countries. We are a team of dedicated people focused on delivering the highest quality products to our customers at the best possible price.

To support our team we are looking for a Senior Accountant (m/f/d) in full-time for our location in London as soon as possible.

Tasks

  • Independent management of the general ledger including accrual postings, accruals, VAT and account reconciliations.
  • Preparation of monthly financial statements.
  • You actively support reporting to the parent company.
  • Participation in the preparation of the annual financial statements.
  • Further development of accounting systems, processes and posting logics in coordination with superiors, auditors, and colleagues.
  • Responsible for monitoring and posting all business transactions in accordance with legal and internal Group requirements (financial accounting, accounts payable and accounts receivable).
  • Handling electronic payment transactions.
  • Regular account maintenance, reconciliation, and clarification.
  • Preparation of evaluations and reports as well as submission of advance VAT returns.
  • Contact person for our employees, the sister company to be supported, auditors and tax consultants.

Requirements

  • Coordination and communication skills and assertiveness.
  • Analytical thinking and careful way of working and solution oriented.
  • Ability to work in a team and a strong hands-on mentality.
  • High level of commitment and personal responsibility.
  • Willingness to shape the optimisation and implementation of processes.
  • Successfully completed business studies or completed commercial vocational training with additional professional qualifications.
  • Relevant experience in the field of balance sheet accounting, knowledge of the UK GAAP, (ideally the US GAAP) financial statement security and knowledge of tax law.
  • Experience in the use of common accounting programs and secure knowledge of MS Office, especially Excel.
  • Sound knowledge of an ERP system, preferably Microsoft Dynamics 365.

 

In addition to a pleasant and collegial atmosphere, we offer you an international working environment, short communication channels, the opportunity to help shape a fast-growing company and to develop both professionally and personally.

 

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Key Account Manager (m/f/d)

Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit and a hunting instinct?

As a member of the Zippo European team, you will be responsible for acquiring new customers and identifying business opportunities for Zippo in the FMCG market at national level in supermarkets, hypermarkets, DIY, pharmacies, and other major retailers.

You will be responsible for acquiring new FMCG customers offering Zippo products as well as solutions and services.

You will report directly to the Managing Director Europe. This permanent position is available for immediate recruitment and will be based in England.

 

YOUR MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE

  • Acquiring and developing new accounts.
  • Promote Zippo products within the consumer goods market.
  • Develop loyalty with key accounts and develop new projects.
  • Ensure competitive intelligence, monitor market needs and developments.
  • Building the promotion plan for Zippo products and leading this portfolio as an entrepreneur.
  • Commercial strategy adapted to each customer, managing tenders, and negotiating prices and sales conditions directly with customers.
  • Your knowledge of the markets and players will enable you to implement the products.

 

 ASSETS TO SUCCEED

  • An ability to work independently, autonomously and goal oriented.
  • Ability to work in a team and be organised.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills in an intercultural environment.
  • Assertiveness and confidence in negotiations with clients or partners.
  • Analytical thinking skills.
  • Creativity, adaptability, and flexibility to develop new business areas.
  • Ability to analyse and requalify the needs expressed by a client.

 

PREREQUISITES

  • You have at least 3-4 years’ experience, a university degree ideally in a business-related subject.
  • Proven experience in business development (market knowledge, issues, and contacts).
  • Ideally knowledge of French, German or European languages are an advantage.
  • Intercultural skills and high willingness to travel.

 

In addition to a pleasant and cooperative atmosphere, we offer you an international working environment, short lines of communication, the opportunity to help shape a growing company and to develop both professionally and personally.

We look forward to receiving your application at jcourti@zippo.com!

By sending us your documents, you irrevocably consent to the processing of your data.

 

                                                                                                                               

Our Company

We are a company with a superior reputation worldwide, unparalleled customer service, deep-rooted loyalty to our employees and consumers, and a profound commitment to renewable resources long before being “green” was in.

Our People

We value and appreciate our employees and are committed to treating everyone with fairness and respect. Our goal is to create an environment that draws upon the strengths and differences of each individual to bring fresh and innovative ideas to life. Talented professionals are the key to our success. We need experienced leaders who consistently embrace change while generating enthusiasm and challenging others to high performance. Hard work, knowledge, and commitment are rewarded. Our benefits, compensation, and development programs are designed to attract and retain the most talented workforce in the industry.

Diversity

Zippo Manufacturing Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

Traditional Values

Zippo is a family-owned company instilled with traditional values. Our mission to “build your product with integrity, stand behind it 100% and success will follow” is as true today as it was more than 90 years ago.

Compensation

Zippo offers a competitive salary and a wide range of employee benefits.