Reference Code:  100254

Fashion&Accessories Manufacturing Controller (Italian fluent)


Bellevue, GE, CH


Richemont owns some of the world’s leading luxury goods Maisons, with particular strengths in jewellery, fine watches and premium accessories. Each Maison represents a proud tradition of style, quality and craftsmanship and Richemont seeks to preserve the heritage and identity of each of its Maisons. At the same time, we are committed to innovation and designing new products which are in keeping with our Maisons’ values, through a process of continuous creativity.


The Fashion & Accessories (F&A) Manufacturing Controller will be part of the Group Business Control Department in Bellevue.  Main responsibilities are to assure a reliable and periodic financial data flow, completed with savvy remarks, to view and anticipate any trend the figures may show. The candidate will also ensure that F&A manufacturing related subjects are compliant with Group and IFRS policies and provide good expertise and guidelines for manufacturing controlling related topics.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Coordinate alignment of F&A manufacturing entities’ financials to Group accounting policies and procedures
    • Assist new entities to adopt Group Framework,
    • Help Maisons to get an industrial controlling set up
    • Provide guidance to entities to streamline their financial processes,
    • Identify and prioritise areas for improvement,
    • Lead enhancements projects to align operational financial processes, KPIs across and within entities.


  • Support the Group F&A Industry team in defining and implementing the manufacturing strategy
    • Assist the Group F&A Industry & Services team in assessing the financial implications of strategic projects. Prepare business cases, evaluate impacts, and establish recommendations. Participate in the implementation of projects,
    • Take part in acquisition projects and lead the financial due-diligence, acquisition accounting and post-merger integration,
    • Supervise the controlling teams in Richemont F&A manufacturing entities,
    • Assess and validate F&A manufacturing CAPEX requests.


  • Collaborate to the monitoring of manufacturing entities’ performance and ensure compliance of financial statements with Group policies and procedures
    • Analyse manufacturing entities’ financials and ensure compliance with Group accounting policies and procedures,
    • Monitor performance, establish monthly production KPIs and prepare results presentations to management (Manufacturing cockpits),
    • Review standard cost structure,
    • Monitor variances,
    • Carry out Group Other Margin Movements (OMM) summary, providing visibility on key drivers of deviations noted,
    • Prepare F&A MCC monthly executive summary.


  • Assist in preparing budgets and forecasts (LE) in collaboration with the manufacturing units and follow-up on variances.
    • Participate in the preparation and presentation of budgets and forecasts (mandatory slides to be prepared and reviewed),
    • In collaboration with the Group Financial Planning and Analysis team, provide targets and recommendations with regards to manufacturing budgets,
    • Final sum-up slides for Analyst presentation.


  • Participate in Anaplan and SAP Manufacturing roll-out projects
    • Liaise with Maisons and IT regarding system optimizations and process improvements,
    • Be contact point for any manufacturing subject related to SAP development.



Candidate’s profile

Soft Skills

  • Ability to present complex topics in a concise way;
  • Team player with ability to challenge the status quo and propose improvement opportunities;
  • Self-motivated and autonomous with capability to work independently;
  • Reliable, communicative, diligent, and analytically minded.
  • Willing to travel in Europe (mostly Italy) (up to 25% annually)


Technical Skills

  • Very good understanding of the Fashion & Accessories manufacturing cost elements;
  • Very good knowledge of P&L cost structure based on standards costs and deviation;
  • Knowledge of reporting requirements under IFRS;
  • High knowledge of SAP R/3 (modules CO-FI-PM-PS), BW and SAP Analytics;
  • Knowledge of Anaplan is a plus;
  • Data Analytics and reporting competencies;
  • Knowledgeable in Italian law (labour and corporate law)
  • Familiar with internal control requirements for a manufacturing unit.



  • At least 10 years of experience in the controlling field in an industrial environment (in Fashion & Accessories Leather would be a plus)
  • University degree in finance and/or economics;
  • Post graduate degree with specialisation in costing a plus;
  • Fluency in Italian and English (French is a strong plus).