Función del empleo: Finance

Tipo de puesto: Permanent

Tipo de empleo: Full - Time

Localización: London

País: United Kingdom

When you look at L’Oréal, what do you see? If all you see is lipstick, look again and experience the Freedom to go Beyond the ordinary. That’s the beauty of L’Oréal. We operate in 150 countries on 5 continents. With 36 international brands and 86,000 employees worldwide, we’re well on our way to fulfilling our common purpose: to create beauty that moves the world.

By 2030 we want to capture over another 1 billion consumers around the world. How? By creating cosmetic products which meet the infinite diversity of consumers beauty needs and desires, and always through digital innovation. Not only that but taking our sustainability goals seriously; moving us to a more inclusive and sustainable society, for every generation.

Our brands, dynamic culture, and always being our own challenger mean that we offer freedom and opportunity you won’t get anywhere else. 

If you want the Freedom to go Beyond, we’ll see you at L’Oréal.

If you join the L’Oréal Luxury Division, you’ll directly contribute to providing our consumers the best products and brand experience by making it unique for them.

Thanks to our strong, balanced and complementary portfolio we are able to meet the needs of every consumer, at every price level.

Our portfolio makes up 26 brands of which 17 are global, including the highly-aspirational and multi-expert ones such as Lancôme, Yves Saint Laurent and Giorgio Armani. Our incredible strength comes from allowing us to win in any environment; the most important one being the teams, which are talented, diverse, committed, passionate in every region, country, department, and function.

L'Oréal UKI Finance Mission
Sharing finance excellence with all.
We develop our people, processes and systems to be recognised as trusted business partners.
We empower decision making through robust controls, impactful analysis and innovative solutions. 
We protect the assets and equity of the Group, contributing to sustainable growth.

You will

Be responsible for providing a full financial service to a L'Oréal Brand Business Unit (BU), managing the financial aspects of the brand’s plans, budgets and trends and liaising with the different brand functions and corporate departments. The Head of Finance will act as a key business leader to support the brand General Manager and will be a key stakeholder in the brand’s management committee. The following are an identified list of requirements for this role:

Develop the BU’s brand portfolio and image, turnover and profitability in the UK & Ireland market.

Develop strong partnership with the brand’s General Manager, anticipating any risks and providing advice and analysis on all finance related issues that contribute to the sustainable development of the brand

Implement the international brands strategies in the UKI, determining and implementing necessary local adjustments in close liaison with the international brand teams

Increase brands’ market share and sales growth

Manage and take accountability for the BU’s P&L: define, optimise and monitor budget objectives (profitability, stocks, inventory, structure of P&L account)

Define, implement and monitor marketing activity (launches, renovations, repositioning of products, media, competitor analysis and field activities)

Define, implement and monitor distribution strategy, building strong relationships with the trade

Build and continuously adapt an effective and efficient organisation

Lead, motivate & develop a team of finance individuals, providing regular support and development 

With the support of the Marketing Controller and the Sales Controller, drive the brand to the achievement of the financial results agreed in the Budget

Manage the sell-in forecasts and results with the Sales Director and Demand Planner 

Evaluate the media investment and the sell-out performance with the Marketing Director

Ensure respect of UK and Group standards with regard to legislation and group best practice

You have
  • Degree Qualification in a relevant discipline
  • The candidate should have to be a qualified accountant (CIMA, ACA or ACCA)
  • Previous relevant experience working within a strategic role in the FMCG sector or similar
  • Outstanding rigour and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills are essential as the role involves partnership and close liaison with key senior stakeholders
  • Strategic thinking and planning skills – able to develop strategic business plans and ensure successful implementation
  • Entrepreneurial – able to identify business development opportunities
  • Strong leadership, communication, networking and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Highly organised with prioritisation skills and strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Highly numerate – strong analytically and strong commercial acumen
  • Strong presentation/communication skills with the ability to confidently influence, persuade and inspire
  • Ability to work in an ever changing & demanding environment 
  • Flexibility for an international career is desired but not essential
You show

Ambition: You anticipate, think and dream big, demonstrating a high level of aspiration. You are self-driven and show proactivity, especially when seeing problems as challenges. You thrive for exceptional performance.

Judgement: You can balance operational and strategic thinking, challenging the status quo and managing confrontation effectively. You cut quickly through complexity and ambiguity whilst also thinking sustainably and are future-oriented. You reduce complexity to get things done.

Resilience: You always demonstrate purpose and ownership mindset but manage your own energy well. You uphold positivity for others and persist, bouncing back when faced with obstacles. You step back at times and accept limits.  

Empathy: You cooperate and network effectively, creating genuine and trustful relationships with diverse people. You are sensitive to beauty and related emotions, always supporting others and showing benevolence. You understand and respect others’ feelings and motives.  

Learning Agility: You are a self-motivated learner, showing self-awareness and demonstrating openness and curiosity. You experiment and learn from mistakes and past experiences, always showing courage and stepping out of your comfort zone. You support the development of a learning culture.

You get

We put people development and learning at the heart of our business; we’ll help you master your role, develop your technical expertise and you’ll benefit from exceptional management and leadership programmes. From face-to-face workshops to our global online learning resources, you’re actively encouraged to embed learning into your daily life and are rewarded for continuous improvement. Don’t forget that every employee gets 3 Coursera credits; that means you can get qualifications from over 1000 universities from around the world, with thousands of courses to choose from.

Looking for a good work/life balance? With our new hybrid working scheme, you can take a flexible approach to work as well as benefit from early finishes on Fridays during the you can enjoy more time with your friends and family.

As any great employer should do, we make sure we look after your financial wellbeing. That’s why we have a great pension plan, profit share scheme and many more incentives to give you the security you deserve. We also put employee health and wellbeing at the front of everything we do; fully training employees as mental health ambassadors to support and educate ourselves further. There’s also the chance to enrol in medical and dental insurance, gym discounts, health check-ups and even yoga and Pilates classes to employees in all of our locations.

Oh, did we mention that as an employee you also get discount sales of up to 70% off throughout the year on our 36 brands? Plus, you also get the option to share that in our Friends and Family sales as well!

How we recruit

At L’Oréal, we take pride in creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment where everyone is welcome and their contributions are valued. When we recruit, hire, train, promote or engage in any other employment practice, we are committed to being an inclusive employer regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, socioeconomic status, medical condition or disability, or any other protected status. When we look for talent, we welcome difference - different backgrounds, experiences, personalities and perspectives. The beauty we find in our differences gives us the freedom to go beyond. That’s the beauty of L’Oréal.