On behalf of our client, a leading multinational company active in the FMCG industry, we are looking for a Senior Commercial Controller.
Main job responsibilities:
Coordination & control of financial forecast for Commercial Department
Supports the elaboration and implementation of forecasts/budget for Sales and Marketing Department;
Evaluates the actuals versus budget/forecast on a monthly basis;
Participation in monthly Sales and Operations Planning (“S&OP”) process;
Overview the preparation of the monthly S&OP process, calculation of financial scenarios identified as possibilities during the S&OP meetings (or before), analyse and provide insights for commercial & management team.
Provide category and customer business insights
Understands & challenges results and forms assumptions going forward;
Assists in strategy development and translation to short and medium-term targets;
Supports in evaluations of the Sales and Marketing plans;
Evaluates monthly the actuals versus plans and communicates the results;
Acts as business partner to ensure understanding, accuracy and validity of information used in decision making processes.
Provide reliable & actionable data for decision making
New Product Development scenario calculation;
Trade spend management;
Cost to serve analysis;
Enrich the profitability insights through allocation of variances towards customers & SKU’s.
Financial management of promotional activities
Advertising & Promotions (“A&P”)control;
Month-end closing process
Executes all month-end closing activities as specified in the checklist in time and in full;
Provide comments for Monthly Business Review presentation on net sales and A&P to Planning & Reporting.
University degree in Business Administration or Economics;
Minimum of 5 years’ experience as in Controlling;
Experience with IFRS (having worked in a company that records and reports according to IFRS);
Excellent knowledge of SAP, Excel and PowerPoint;
Experience in large companies, preferable multinational; experience in FMCG industry is considered a plus;
Experience in people management is a plus;
Good analytical and mathematical skills;
Excellent English skills;
Excellent communication skills and business acumen;
Feeling accountable, acting and making sure alignment is in place between different stakeholders;
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
Strong analytical skills and critical attention to detail;
Demonstrated planning and organizational skills;
Self-driven, results-oriented, team player;
Track record of balancing multiple priorities simultaneously with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business while meeting deadlines.