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APAC MEA Controlling Specialist

Job Location: ​Luxembourg​

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 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.

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:

For our Ferrero HQs in Luxembourg we are currently looking for a Commercial Controlling Specialist who will be reporting to APAC MEA Commercial Controller within Finance department. 

Main Responsibilities:

Consolidation and Analysis of Financial Statements:
•    Budget/Forecasts/PS Process;
•    Analysis of Monthly Actual results vs objectives:
•    Understanding and explaining key deviations;
•    Support/Interact with local finance teams;
•    Interact with Area (Marketing, Strategy...) and Group partners (Reporting, Controlling…);
•    Gap analysis by Region / Country / Product;
•    Analyze DCF / stock situation by regions / countries.
Category Profitability:
•    Brand / Category Profitability Analysis;
•    SKU Gross Margin Analysis;
•    Support Area marketing team & category controlling teams for new product launches.
Sales Analysis and forecast:
•    Prepare and consolidate Area Monthly Sales Estimate each week (Volume & Gross Sales / Net Sales);
•    Rolling forecast by brand / category / country.
Monthly preparation for Management Meetings:
•    Prepare and consolidate Estimate Full Year/Session/Month Net Sales, RON and Risk and Opportunities and Business performance with cluster analysis;
•    Consolidate & prepare actual results presentations for Top Management.
Area Discretionary Costs (T&E, Consulting.) and A&P Analysis:
•    Budget/Forecasts;
•    Analysis of Monthly Actual results vs objectives.
Ad-hoc Analysis and other projects.

Who we are looking for:

•   MSc in Finance, Business Administration or related;
•   3-5 years of experience in Controlling (experience in FMCG sector is a plus);
•   Knowledge of accounting;
•   Fluent in English;
•   Strong analytical capabilities, strong problem solving and decision making skills; 
•   Good communication skills;
•    Good understanding of multinational corporate culture and business principles;
•    Ability to work under pressure and flexibility:
•    Result oriented and high attention to detail;
•    Proficiency in MS Office, particularly in Excel (HFM /SAP knowledge is a plus)

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 organisational skills on the other, are the key to success.  Employee contribution and engagement at Ferrero is based on the individual, team and organisation 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. 

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