Domaine: Finance & Gestion

Type d‘emploi: Temps plein

Ville: Manchester - Trafford Park

Pays: United Kingdom

Finance Controller Operations – Trafford Park


The world leader in beauty, L’Oréal is present in 130 countries on five continents. Our 32 international brands have allowed us to devote ourselves solely to one business: beauty, with a mission to provide the best in cosmetics innovation to all women and men around the world. We want to bring beauty to all people. Our ambition by 2020 is to win over another one billion consumers around the world by creating the cosmetic products that meet the infinite diversity of their beauty needs and desires through continued digital innovation. L’Oréal encourages diversity and sustainable, ethical sourcing for all our products and we have reduced our emissions by approx. 50% since 2005.  Our brands are leaders in beauty, and we are looking for you to lead the change you want to see in L’Oréal.

What are key highlights of this role?

Manage finances for several areas of activity (commercial, industrial, Brands, procurement, supply chain, etc.) with a degree of autonomy, experience and broader scope than the ones of a Financial Analyst. Reporting to the Operations Finance Director and being a key Finance Business Partner to the Distribution Centre management teams to co-ordinate & administer financial, service and performance reporting, monitoring and analysis.


Key Responsibilities

  • Draft the Plan, Budget and Financial Forecasts (Trends) in collaboration with the business and understand how these elements relate to achievement of overall business & financial targets
  • Define and produce financial reporting across all businesses
  • Collate, report and analyse financial and operational data for weekly and monthly reports, calculate and interpret financial results, leveraging knowledge and intuition around systems/data to provide insight into critical issues (SAP, Analyzer, Compass, Magnitude) 
  • Liaise with Financial Controllers in Hammersmith and other departments meeting their data and reporting needs
  • Make recommendations to the Distribution Centre Manager to reduce costs, improve quality or increase productivity based on data analysis
  • Monitor costs against budgets and carry out all analysis required to identify risks, opportunities and solutions to close the gap
  • Exhibit reporting controls and ensure compliance of transactions as it relates to the Group accounting & management standards
  • Optimize the costs and efficacy of actions and projects undertaken by maintaining constant links with contacts (e.g. customer benefits, value analysis, cost analysis, POS advertising, CSV etc.)
  • Involvement in key projects, developments and changes providing data to support change scenarios
  • Responds to and understands the needs and values of external and internal customers and anticipates and plans for changes in their requirements
  • Actively pursues continuous improvement in line with quality initiatives and ensures all activities are conducted in line with business controls and guidelines
  • Co-ordinate and document financial cross charges between departments
  • Co-ordinate purchasing and expenditure controls within business guidelines
  • Participate in developing teams


Preferred Qualifications


  • Experience within a FMCG environment with financial and data reporting and analysis experience
  • Outstanding analytical skills with an exceptional eye for detail with high concern for quality and order
  • Planning and budgetary experience within an FMCG environment
  • Financial and commercial awareness
  • Experience of the logistics industry essential
  • PC literate with knowledge of SAP, Advanced Microsoft Excel and knowledge of Microsoft Word
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to respect, maintain and secure confidential information
  • Ability to develop relationships at all levels
  • Graduate calibre
  • Willing to travel across sites at least 3 times a month


L’Oréal Competencies


  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Act & lead with human sensitivity
  • Manage complexity
  • Achieve results with integrity
  • Interact effectively
  • Sensitivity to the metier


What could L’Oréal offer me?

  • World class training and development
  • Excellent benefits including pension, profit share and product discounts and a competitive salary
  • Work with some of the biggest brands in the business, and the most passionate people in beauty.
  • The opportunity to lead change you want to see within the biggest beauty company in the world.