Reference Code:  93957

Group Technology Controller


Meyrin, 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.


Supporting Group Technology function (GT) on all finance matters, including costs, projects and services financial controlling, financial planning and internal allocation model management. Contribute to the current and progressive Group Technology operating model transformation initiatives for all finance related aspects.
Report to the Head of Group Technology Finance and work closely with the other GT controllers on transversal IT and financial topics, across the Group technology domain.



Cost Controlling

  • Animate and support the targeted departments for the day to day follow-up of financial operations, ensuring an efficient and appropriate operating and financial control system by responsibility and activities
  • Act as a trusted, respected and reliable business partner. Develop close relationship with the managers in charge of the different activities / domain monitored, including continuously developing a costs awareness culture with business partners
  • Work with business partners to drive operational efficiency and effectiveness. Support and challenge when appropriate. Perform all required analysis and ad-hoc financial reports and recommendations
  • Develop and maintain services catalog valuation and internal allocation model across business units
  • Follow-up the investments portfolio execution
  • Be the key contact point to RISA Finance department for all financial operations related to monthly, quarterly and yearly closing activities (accruals proposal, commitments review, allocations cycles…), systems maintenance (purchases approval matrix, SAP masterdata…)


Projects and products controlling

  • Animate and support business partners and the various stakeholders in relation to project management, specifically tracking and monitoring costs per projects, activities and services, including resources management (e.g. time tracking, resources allocation)
  • Manage, maintain and improve existing controlling tools (SAP Project System module, SAP Internal Orders functionalities…)
  • Potentially design and implement new controlling solutions for monitoring costs per projects, activities, and services to accompany the current Group Technology Operating Model transformation
  • Work closely with the other Group Technology controllers on transversal IT and financial topics, but also with the worldwide Finance and Technology community on global initiatives


Planning and forecasting processes

  • Drive the planning and forecasting cycles inside the departments for Budget, Latest Estimate and Roadmap processes – methodology definition, guidelines elaboration, challenging assumptions, build reporting / consolidation tools, summarize and communicate key messages within the organization, etc.
  • Assist, advice but also act as challenging partner across each forecast cycle
  • Review and consolidate all budget components (Investments, Operating expenses, Headcounts) impacting projects and operations for the supported perimeters
  • Prepare monthly / quarterly actual reporting to the respective Management team. Analyze variances and review performance against Budgets and targets
  • Provide assistance to the respective management team(s) as part of annual budget bottom-up process preparation


Financial commitments management

  • Lead the Capital Approval Request (CAR) process for the scope / projects under its responsibility
  • Act as a key contributor in the purchasing cycle and financial commitments follow-up process: budget assumptions validation, vendors contracts consistency check, part of the purchase orders validation flow and invoice verification processes
  • Provide financial support to the managers on business, contractual and commitments decisions


Internal Controls policies application

  • Check and ensure that Richemont internal controlling procedures are properly applied, without compromise within the managed departments. Detect gaps and weaknesses, properly communicate with RISA Finance team, and when required drive the appropriate corrective actions



  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Finance, Engineer or related fields
  • Minimum 5-7 years financial controlling proven experience. International and/or multi-matrix contexts is considered as a plus
  • Experience in SAP FICO (Project System module is a plus), BI/BW tools, Microsoft office
  • Real interest on Technology topics, in particular on Digital, Infrastructure and Cloud services areas. An experience across these domains is an asset
  • Fluent in English. French knowledge is a plus



  • Strong team and collegial spirit, emphatic, curious to learn, develop and challenge the status-quo
  • Aptitude to work and act transversally across various teams, organizations and stakeholders
  • Good communication skills, at ease at different hierarchical levels, perseverant and precise
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills. Ability to drill-down into details effectively
  • Strong organizational abilities, autonomous, keen to work independently and manage ambiguity when necessary
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines, and balance multiple priorities