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Reference Code:  12297

Senior Controller

Richemont

Milano, MI, IT

Permanent
  
  

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 POSITION

This position is responsible for cost planning, controlling, financial management and analysis of the Richemont Maisons and entities of the Italian market. The position will work in close partnership with Brand Managers and other functional budget holders to drive and manage the planning cycles. The successful candidate will act as a trusted business partner and support the organization to achieve financial and operational objectives. This position reports to the Head of Controlling – Italy.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage and oversee the cost planning and controlling of Maisons and group entities, ensuring the delivery of qualitative and accurate financial information, in areas of:
    • Financial planning (budgets and LE preparatin processes and forecasting)
    • Capital investment prposal and analysis
    • Financial perfrmance (sales, gross and net margin, function operating costs and KPI analysis on a monthly basis)
  • Act as a senior member of the controlling team, working closely with other team members and mentoring juniors
  • Be an integral member of various departmental project teams to change/improve processes through initiatives and streamlining of operations

KEY COMPETENCIES & SKILLS

  • Proactive, confident, motivated, trustworthy and reliable
  • Strong technical skills (SAP ERP & BW & BOA, Excel) with accuracy in managing high volume, complex data
  • Handling matrix environment with multiple stakeholders
  • Team player with ability to challenge the status quo and propose improvement opportunities
  • Strong verbal, written and presentation skills with ability to disclose financials in a clear and concise manner to peers and teams
  • Fluency (spoken and written) in Italian and English, (French a plus).
  • Management potential – strong in mental and people agility

REQUIREMENTS

  • University graduate with minimum 8 years of relevant experience in finance dept., of which at least 3 years in financial controlling, ideally in a similar position.
  • Preferably experience in luxury and/or fashion industries
  • Strong base knowledge of accounting, finance, and business operation principles
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously and organize workload accordingly to meet organizational timelines

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