Reference Code:  71121

Brand Financial Planning and Analysis Controller

Meyrin, GE, CH


Founded in Florence in 1860 as a workshop, shop and subsequently school of watch-making, for many decades Panerai supplied the Italian Navy and its specialist diving corps in particular with precision instruments. The designs developed by Panerai in that time, including the Luminor and Radiomir, were covered by the Military Secrets Act for many years and were launched on the international market only after the brand was acquired by the Richemont Group in 1997.

Today Panerai develops and crafts its movements and watches at its Neuchâtel manufacture. The latter are a seamless melding of Italian design flair and history with Swiss horological expertise. Panerai watches are sold across the world through an exclusive network of distributors and Panerai boutiques.

In order to reinforce our Finance teams in Meyrin, Switzerland, we are currently recruiting for a:


Brand Financial Planning and Analysis Controller


What will you do in this position ?

Contribute to key items of the Financial Planning and analysis processes, supporting the Brand business decisions. Focus on Sales & Operational Expenses, but also Cash items to anticipate and mitigate negative financial risks

Be part of a dynamic team focused on Distribution Controlling for Panerai Brand HQ and be a business partner to our key departments to help grow Panerai’s business. The position is based in Meyrin (Geneva) within our “Campus Genevois de Haute Horlogerie” and reports to the Head of Controlling - Distribution


More precisely:

  • Analyse the Brand performance and variance versus Budget/Forecasts, increase the efficiency of cost control at HQ and subsidiary level through the main following areas: Opex controlling, Channel performance analysis and margin. Contribute to monitoring and optimizing Pricing activities
  • Propose and implement a constant improvement to the Brand Financial reporting and Cockpit to monitor Brand and subsidiaries KPIs, related to the business perimeter under her/his responsibility and communicate them to the corresponding stakeholders
  • Participate to the 3 Years Planning, Budget, Quarterly/Monthly Rolling Forecast processes, to provide consistent scenario planning. Improve the risk & opportunity measurement and actively contribute to the new planning systems implementation within the group.
  • Participate to the Digitalization of Finance activities and contribute to ad-hoc transversal projects to help improve the Brand’s processes.




  • High-School graduation, University degree in Economics or Engineering
  • At least 5 years’ experience in a similar position, with Finance analysis expertise as a must-have, ideally working in an international environment
  • Fluent in English
  • Analytical skills (able to analyze, assess data, determine trends and variances)
  • Business partnering mindset, ability to work in projects with problem-solving mindset
  • Proficiency in Advanced Excel, Power Point and SAP BI reporting tools – ideally Power BI / SQL knowledge
  • Soft skills required to work in a multinational environment, managing relationships with different functions and diverse cultures, demonstrating agility, flexibility and team spirit