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Controlling Specialist - Finance


Company description

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 55 countries, with products sold in more than 170, the Ferrero Group is loved by generations around the world. The secret to our global success? Nearly 35,000 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. 

Diversity Statement

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:

As a Controlling Specialist your main responsibility to provide the right information to the decision makers and assure the governance and guidance, the controller will be interacting with variant departments and the HQ to provide the timely analysis on business and operative performances and forecast the upcoming results, it’s a competitive and challenging role in a dynamic environment.

The controller will be reporting to the CFO, and will support the finance, commercial & operative team in their daily activities.

Main Responsibilities:

Reporting and Analysis of Financial Statements:

Budget, Forecasts and institutional scenarios Process;
Analysis of Monthly Actual results vs objectives:
Understanding and explaining key deviations;
Support/Interact cross functional to have the real figures with the right explanation
Interact with Area (Marketing, Sales, Supply chain...) to provide weekly, monthly and YTD reporting of top lines and other commercial KPIs
Gap analysis
Analyze COGS/commercial costs/ stock situation

Commercial Controlling
Price Structure by SKU preparation and management, running periodic analysis to verify estimations vs actual value chain.
Control of financial reporting, assuring accuracy and timeliness of financial results.
Product costing

Category profitability
Customer/  Brand / Category Profitability Analysis
SKU Gross Margin Analysis
Support marketing team for new product launches

Sales Analysis and forecast
Prepare and consolidate region Monthly Sales Estimate each week (Volume & Gross Sales / Net Sales)
Rolling forecast by brand / category / Customer

Monthly preparation for Management Meetings
Prepare and consolidate Estimate Full Year/Session/Month Net Sales, RON, GAP analysis and Risk and Opportunities and Business performance with cluster analysis on monthly basis
Consolidate & prepare presentations for Top Management

Area Discretionary costs and A&P Analysis
Analysis of Monthly Actual results vs objectives

Ad-hoc Analysis and other projects

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. 

Strong analytical mind, attention to details on one hand and great organizational skills on the other, are the key to success.  Employee contribution and engagement at Ferrero is based on the individual, team and organization dimension, so you should have the ability to work independently, as a team member and build good relations with stakeholders on all levels.  Being flexible and dealing with a dynamic working environment and embedding new knowledge and skills in existing competencies will definitely help you to become a high performer here. 

Who we are looking for:

University degree, preferably in Economics, Accounting, Finance
Previous experience of at least 3 years in controlling, or reporting
Ability to gain an understanding of business processes and to identify risks/opportunities
Knowledge of MS Office, Essbase, as well as knowledge of SAP is desirable, the knowledge of HFM is a plus
Strength in technical skills, data management and reporting software, with the ability to develop tools for an efficient working
Flexibility, analytical and project management skills, organizational skills and management of priorities and deadlines
Self-motivated, Goal orientation, problem-solving skills and teamwork
Experience gained in FMCG company
Fluent in English, and other language is considered a plus

Requisition ID
Job function
Finance, Administration & Control
South Africa
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