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Santander Consumer Bank

Cost Analyst

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Do you want to play a key role in optimizing operational excellence in a leading financial institution?

Company: Santander Consumer Bank

Role: Cost Analyst

Application deadline: 11.11.2021

Contact person: Kristian Krohn-Holm

Santander Consumer Bank AS is operating in an ever-changing and technological disrupted industry. As one of the Nordics leading financial institutions we have high ambitions to deliver market leading financial services and contribute to a sustainable future for our communities. To achieve this and strengthen our market position we are increasing focus on transforming organizational structures and operational excellence. Optimizing resources and increasing cost-efficiency are key drivers to success. We are therefore looking for a forward leaning Cost Analyst to strengthen our team.

As a Cost Analyst you will be responsible for a variety of analysis and reporting activities, as well as taking part in projects related to cost control within the company. This includes tracking of actual performance, budgeting and forecasting of our operations, as well as supporting management to realize synergies and promote cost awareness throughout the organization. We believe you are the right candidate for this role if you have a natural commercial and analytical mindset, and thrive in a result-oriented and dynamic environment. You will operate as a business partner with a dedicated responsibility for a functional area within the organization, and will become part of a highly competent team reporting directly to the Head of Cost Management. 

To fill this role we are looking for a talent that will play a key role in our operational excellence journey. You will operate on a Nordic level working towards a more efficient and cost conscious organization. Your goal; bringing our cost-efficiency from great to exceptional. Are you intrigued by the opportunity to take a defining role in shaping the future of financial services? We would love to hear from you.

Main tasks and responsibilities 

  • Establish a framework for Cost Analytics – overview, follow-up and reporting
  • Contribute in establishing Nordic framework for cost awareness and facilitate processes in the different functional areas
  • Support Cost Team in budgeting, budget monitoring and forecasting
  • Identify and realize synergies
  • Align and enhance cost reduction initiatives
  • Promote cost awareness throughout the organization
  • Deliver presentations and conduct ad hoc analysis for the Org & Cost area

  • Qualifications

  • Master degree in Finance or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years of experience from relevant consultancy or similar
  • Strong financial analysis and calculation skills
  • Good business understanding and accounting interest
  • Excellent PowerPoint and Excel skills
  • Very good communication skills - English written and oral

  • What we are looking for

    We believe this is you:

  • You are motivated to deliver and being proactive
  • Organized, structured and result-oriented
  • Team player with very good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Analytical and accurate mindset
  • Thrives in a dynamic and changing environment
  • Strong drive and commercial focus
  • We offer:

  • An exciting position in a solid international financial institution
  • Highly competent and friendly co-workers with strong collaboration across the Nordics
  • An engaged environment with focus on personal and professional development
  • Competitive compensation package and employee benefits
  • Very good insurance and pension schemes

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    Where are we?

    The Nordic organization currently has its head office at Lysaker in Oslo, and we also have an office in Stavanger. Of the more than 1,300 employees in the Nordic organization, around 600 are located in Norway. Our other Nordic offices can be found in Stockholm, Copenhagen and Helsinki.

    Our journey


    Kristian Krohn-Holm

    Recruitment Partner
    +47 916 11 029

    Recruitment Process

    Santander Consumer Bank has hired Kvant for this recruitment, and throughout the process you will meet with representatives from both Kvant and Santander.


  • 1.First interview with Kvant (virtually)
  • 2.Meeting with Santander
  • 3.Testing and preparation of case
  • 4.Final interview at Santander
  • 5.Reference check
  • 6.Offer