Reference Code:  101141

European Senior HR Controller


Genève, GE, CH

Fixed Term

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.

European Senior HR Controller

Fixed Term Contract (12 / 18 months)  




As our European HR Controller, you will work closely with our regional and local cost-planning team, finance controllers and HR Business Partners in Switzerland and Europe in analyzing the headcounts and associated people costs. One of the core functions of this role will be to ensure the efficient delivery of all monthly HR reporting, personnel and forecast planning, as well as the monthly variance analysis.

You will have the opportunity to act as our strategic business partner in collaboration with our Maison HR teams and ensuring excellent quality of FTE management and associated costs analysis, assumption and planning.


Key responsibilities:


  • Acting as the main point of contact for our regional and local finance teams concerning all personnel expenses and personnel budget-related matters.

  • Manage the overall budget and forecast process, planning schedule, and regular monthly variance analysis. 

  • Provide critical assessment of all headcount budgets and people cost projections 

  • Remain acutely aware of organizational trends that could impact resource costs 

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the interdependency of cost drivers 

  • Partner with our local Finance team to improve and streamline HR costing planning processes and tools 

  • Define monthly and/or quarterly controlling KPI’s and ensure close monitoring through a dashboard to identify risks and opportunities while actively contributing to the corresponding action plans, and ultimately driving performance. 

  • Act as a team leader, coaching another junior Controller within the team

  • Prepare reports and presentations on staff costs analysis and trends for management review (FTE & Costs bridges).

  • Provide guidance, training and support to the HR team across the region on the staff costs matters (reporting, analysis, etc.).




The right competencies:

  • Strong collaboration and communication skills

  • Exceptionally well organized and detail-oriented

  • Data-centric and analytical mindset

  • Self-motivated

  • Proactive

  • Results-oriented

  • Ability to prioritize and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment

  • Continuous learner with a strong growth mindset & learning agility

  • Values data accuracy


The right skills:

  • Academic degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent preferred 

  • 7+ years of business experience in cost control & planning at sizeable companies 

  • Good understanding of HR functions  

  • Strong presentation skills, able to explain complex concepts concisely and accurately 

  • Proficient user knowledge of SAP, MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Thinkcell and PowerBI.

  • Fluency in spoken and written English & French.