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Senior Controller

Erkrath, Germany Job ID 11697 Apply
The primary purpose of the role is to act as a Finance Business Partner to the Sales and Commercial team of a defined country within the Central Cluster Group. Especially regarding the evaluation and tracking of all local initiatives with customers to support profitable sales growth. This role is a key part of the financial support of the Consumer business and will have contact with a wide variety of people at local country level and the European Headquarter.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Sales Team as their Finance Business Partner to support short term business strategies, including NPD and base business
  • Provide insight and sound judgement to commercial decisions to drive sales and profit improvement
  • Close cooperation with Customer Marketing and Sales to analyze and optimize promotional spend and improve Return-On-Investment (ROI)
  • Drive simplification initiatives and best practices in coordination with rest of the Cluster Finance Team
  • Analyze and understand monthly results and ensure business partners are regularly updated on performance and full year forecasts
  • Involvement and support of the annual budget process, including forecast and re-estimation
  • Disseminate budgets into realistic customer targets
  • Analyze trade spending plans together with the Sales Team to maximize Net Pricing and reduce Gross to Net to deliver required profit and hit business KPI’s
  • Play an active role in the monthly S&OP cycle via sound analysis and driving forecast accuracy
  • Ensure processes and controls are fit for purpose in the sales control environment

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Graduate level in business/finance or equivalent
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment with changing priorities, multiple deadlines as well as ad hoc requests
  • Proven record of driving continuous improvements and facilitate change
  • Have strong commercial awareness understanding the wider context in which the business operates
  • Prior commercial support experience is essential
  • Language: German and English fluently; further language skills are advantageous
  • International mobility required for further career development


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