Fonction professionnelle: Finance et Gestion

Type de poste: Contrat A Duree Determinee

Type de contrat: Temps plein

Site: London

Pays: United Kingdom

We are on the lookout for a Head of Finance - Operations & Sustainability to join the Corporate Finance team on a maternity cover contract. 


L’Oréal is present in 150 markets on five continents. For more than a century, L’Oréal has devoted itself solely to ‘Create beauty that moves the world’; it is now the industry world leader with €29 billion consolidated sales. Together, we solve complex challenges at scale, while making sure we stay committed to making the world a more inclusive and a better place for everyone & our planet. Experience the excitement of agility to shape the future of beauty; where diversity and purpose come together to create meaningful impact. 

Our Corporate Division supports the 4000+ strong workforce in the UK & Ireland.  It’s a fast-paced and dynamic environment when you’ll have visibility over our 4 Divisions and play an integral role in moving our business forward. Our founder Eugène Schueller once said that “a company is not walls and machines, it’s people, people, people”. Joining our corporate teams means joining the world leader in beauty, at the cutting edge of innovation. But above all, it means becoming part of a team of talented and inspiring people.


As the Head of Finance - Operations & Sustainability, you will:

    Ensure accurate budget, forecast, outturn and month end reporting for Operations, Corporate Supply Chain (CSC) and Sustainability inc. No Waste. 

    Analysing financial results, trends, and variances to provide insight to Senior Leadership, Zone Finance and Ops ManCom

    Business Partner Supply Chain Director, Sustainability Director and form part of Ops Mancom

    Responsible for the financial management of Fixed Assets across Campus and Distribution Centres including refurbishment, lease extensions and relocation

    Finance lead in the No Waste Team, supporting the business to get to zero FG destructions by 2030 and ensure set up for long term success

    Complete ad-hoc analysis on UKI performance, identifying, recording, and tracking R&O

    Support pricing proposals and lead on P&L scenario planning for new remonetisation channels 

    Be accountable for financial Corporate Supply Chain accuracy across Multi-Div and Corporate teams

    Be responsible for external audit planning deliverables for all areas of CSC

    Identify areas for centralization/standardization and opportunities for automation/ technology enhancements to streamline workflows across Finance 

    Be the liaison between CSC UKI and Zone (Group) Multi-Div and UKI Finance teams to ensure one version of the truth and all activities in-line with Zone guidance

    Own and monitor adherence to the Travel and Expenses policy

    Continuously evaluate and improve financial reporting and consolidation processes to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and transparency

    Collaborate with finance teams, business units, and departments to gather necessary financial data and ensure alignment in reporting processes

    Work with IT and systems teams to optimize financial reporting and consolidation systems

    Support strategic decision-making through the provision of accurate financial information

    Leadership and development of Ops Controller and Management Trainee (indirect) 


    Experience working with various teams from a complex, global matrix structure with multiple reporting lines 

    High level of exposure to the senior leadership team, experience of partnering to Exec level

    An accounting qualification either ACA/ACCA/CIMA 

    Worked previously within a consumer goods/retail environment

    Understanding of Supply Chain and Ability to translate financial information for non-finance 


Our people are at the heart of everything we do and play a vital role in the success of our company. We are committed to offering you a package that is fair, competitive, and equitable to help support you to do what you love most, achieve your goals and become the best version of yourself. 

Our range of optional benefits include money-saving offers and exclusive discounts, in addition to health & wellbeing support, development opportunities, flexibility, and leave entitlements. You will also have access to private medical and dental insurance, an enhanced pension, 25 days annual leave increasing after 3 years’ service, an online staff shop with up to 60% off products, access to incredible trainings and monthly talks, enhanced family leave provisions as well as up to 4 weeks paid fertility leave. We also have app partnerships with Thrive for mental health and Peppy Menopause support and an employee assistance service available to all employees for if and when you need it.


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.