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Commercial Controller - Luxury Division

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Commercial Controller, Luxury Division



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?


L’Oreal Luxe opens a unique world of beauty. Its international brands incarnate all the facets of elegance and refinement in three major specialisations: skin care, make-up and perfume. L’Oreal Luxe products are available at department stores, cosmetics stores, travel retail, but also own-brand boutiques and dedicated e-commerce websites.

A Commercial Controller at L’Oréal 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

: leading high profile finance and category projects such as Transformation of financial business planning process
  • Monitoring of in-month tracking gross-to-net



What key skills are L’Oréal looking for?


  • 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 are L’Oréal’s competencies?


  • 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.

Further Information

Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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