Africa Trading Controller
Job Location: Luxembourg
Ferrero is a family-owned company with a truly progressive and global outlook and iconic brands such as Nutella®, Tic Tac®, Ferrero Rocher®, Raffaello®, Kinder Bueno® and Kinder Surprise®. As the love for our brands continues to grow, so too does our global reach. Represented in more than 50 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? 38,767 dedicated employees who celebrate care and quality to craft a business, careers and brands we are proud of. Join us, and you could be one of them.
Ferrero is committed to building a diverse and inclusive culture in which all employees feel welcomed and appreciated and have the same opportunities. We believe all of our people are equally talented in their own way. In nurturing the curiosity and natural abilities of our employees, we provide them, generation after generation, the means to succeed personally and professionally, enabling them to craft their journey at Ferrero. The diversity of our talents is what makes our work environment multicultural, innovative and highly rewarding.
About the Role:
For our Ferrero Group Headquarters in Luxembourg, we are looking for an Africa Trading Controller who will be responsible for our business in the French and emerging islands such as French Polynesia, Mauritius, Madagascar, and Caribbean islands. From this role you will report to Trading Controlling Manager.
As the controller for these islands, you will be responsible of monthly closing, budgeting, forecasting and variance analysis. In his role you will be the primary point of contact for internal stakeholders for financial analysis related to your competency area while supporting for the area or responsibility in case of ad hoc requests and presentations’ preparations.
You will work closely with Sales and Marketing departments daily to provide timely support to take business decisions.
In this role you will provide support to the controlling team’s manager to prepare Budget, Forecasts and perform related analysis and presentations with respect to Group guidelines.
On a weekly and monthly basis (e.g., Weekly Sales, P&L package…) you will prepare reports on P&L KPIs for actual, budget and forecast.
Moreover, you will maintain and update sales price list in SAP for billing in accordance with approved pricing structure and standard cost from Ferrero plants. Among others, your responsibility will also involve the prepare of Margin analysis by SKU, clients, and channels for each market periodically to assess respective profitability on Ferrero Business for actual, budget and forecast.
Monthly Reports and Sales Statistics will be performed and distributed in monthly variance & Gap analysis vs. budget/operating plan while you will control, review, and approve vendors orders, investments, receipts, shipments and payments.
Overall, as the controller for these islands you will monitor client receivables and Cash Flow KPIs within your area of responsibility assisting and following up on special HQ, regional and local projects.
Who we are looking for:
You will bring your academic background and university degree in Economics, Business or Finance and 2-3 years of relevant work experience in a similar Financial Controlling role.
Your advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and together with your good knowledge of SAP, Hyperion and Essbase will help you achieve your role’s objectives.
On top of this, key of your success will be your knowledge of business processes in FMCG industry and your commercial and analytical mindset.
You have strong communication skills in English, you are detail oriented while you are able to multi-task with proven track record in problem solving.
You enjoy working in a team while you work effectively with different stakeholders across levels and departments.
Don't miss this great opportunity and apply!
How to be successful in the role and at Ferrero:
Consumers, quality and care are at the heart of everything we do. So, to be successful at Ferrero, you’ll need to be just as consumer and product centric as we are - dedicated to crafting brilliant results for consumers around the world.