Função: Finanças e Contabilidade

Tipo de Emprego: Tempo Integral

Localização: UK - England - London, Hammersmith

País: United Kingdom

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.

The Consumer Products Division’s mission is universal: to offer the best in cosmetics innovation to the greatest number of people on every continent. Its brands are available in all mass-market channels (hypermarkets, supermarkets, drugstores and traditional stores). The division is the spearhead of the group’s quest to win over a further billion consumers. The Consumer Products Division includes popular brand such as L’Oréal Paris, Garnier, Maybelline & Essie. L'Oréal Paris, one of the world's top beauty care brands, offers men and women on every continent beauty and personal care products that incorporate the latest scientific advances & provides affordable luxury for people who demand excellence.

What are key highlights of this role?

A Commercial Controller at L’Oreal takes full responsibility for the financial management of the trade allowances for one of our largest brands and customer accounts. You will be required to work in a cross-functional team to prepare annual budgets and financial forecasts (trends). Each Commercial Controller has specific brand and customer ownership and therefore requires a strategic mind-set & ability to thrive in a dynamic environment. You will be driven by delivering financial insight to enable sustainable growth whilst ensuring that internal controls are respected at all times.

Finance Excellence: 

  • Interpret financial results through maximising financial systems (Compass, Boost, SAP) to providing actionable insight on customer P&L’s, sales growth analysis, gross margin analysis, customer trade margin and sell-in/sell-out data
  • Provide finance training and development to commercial team
  • Management of Assistant Commercial Controller
  • Internal Control:
  • Ensure group normes are respected at all times
  • End-to-end deal-to-cash management including balance sheet control 
  • Business planning & optimisation:
  • Preparation of Customer and Brand Budget and financial forecasts (Trends)
  • Monitoring of in-month tracking gross-to-net
  • Business partnering:
  • Using the L’Oreal knowledge as well as market & financial expertise to understand, improve & challenge overall effectiveness of the business
  • Projects: leading high profile finance and category projects such as Transformation of financial business planning process
  • Monitoring of in-month tracking gross-to-net

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Qualified CIMA/ACCA with 2-3 years post-qualified experience
  • SAP experience and strong Excel skills
  • Experience in reporting in a complex and dynamic organisation, ideally FMCG
  • Strong Communication skills – written and verbal
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Experience in a fast paced sales environment
  • Highly organised with prioritisation skills

What key skills are L’Oréal looking for?

  • Demonstrates entrepreneurship
  • Manages Complexity
  • Achieves results with integrity
  • Acts/Leads with human sensitivity
  • Displays sensitivity to the métier
  • Interacts effectively
  • Innovates

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