Reference Code:  97730

Brand Controller, South Asia - Specialist Watchmakers Cluster


Singapore, 01, SG


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 Group

Richemont owns several of the world's leading companies in the field of luxury goods, with particular strengths in jewellery, watches and writing instruments. Our Maisons encompass several of the most prestigious names in the luxury industry including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Panerai, Piaget, Vacheron Constantin, Montblanc, dunhill and Chloé. Richemont also owns leading online distributors YOOX NET-A-PORTER GROUP and Watchfinder & Co.


The Company

Richemont Luxury Singapore is a fully owned subsidiary of Richemont and is the platform on which some 13 Maisons conducts operations in Singapore and coordinates their business for the whole South Asia: 4 direct markets (Australia, Thailand, Malaysia on the top of Singapore) and export markets in ASEAN.


The Position

Based in Singapore, the Brand Controller, South Asia of Specialist Watchmakers cluster, oversees the financial monitoring of South Asia business performance of two to three Maisons with key focus on the annual budget, rolling forecasts, latest estimates and actual reporting, strategic plans, financial KPIs, office & facilities investment requests, balance sheet and cashflow management.

This position reports to the Head of FP&A, SWM South Asia. The position is a member of the Richemont FP&A community of APAC and South Asia driving FP&A initiatives, promoting best practices, and elevating professional competency of the Finance function.  The position has no direct report.


Key Responsibilities

  1. Safeguard the assets and resources of the Group by maintaining the independent view of Finance in business decisions
  2. Owner of budget and forecast processes of the two Maison for South Asia, key contact between head-offices and the 4 markets (SG, AU, TH and MY), to drive financial planning and monitoring of targets and KPIs
  3. Monitor business and cost trends across markets, analyse financial impacts of budget/ forecast deviations, and recommend corrective measures
  4. Drive insightful analysis and financial visibility to enable strategic and operational decisions.
  5. Evaluate the feasibility and profitability of Maison’s existing and future projects
  6. Promote financial discipline within the Maison’s teams, ensure quality of the financial forecasts and compliance of corporate finance policies
  7. Lead APAC FP&A initiatives by bringing functional efficiency and elevating the quality of reporting and financial monitoring


Qualifications & Experience

  • University graduate of tertiary educational institute
  • Minimum 5-8 years’ experience in Controlling/ FP&A
  • Experience in senior single contributor roles
  • Work experience in matrix organization is highly valued; experience in retail industry is an advantage
  • Experience with SAP and Business Object is a plus





  • Strong technical skills in managing high volume data complexity
  • Highly process-driven and systematic in approach
  • Strong sense of anticipation to build and update work retro-planning
  • Excellent communication and business presentation skills
  • Possess a sharp intellect with curiosity; be proactive, make decisions, problem-solve, and adapt to change



  • Strong leadership and executive presence in driving the Maison’s financial planning process
  • Solid stakeholder management capabilities to work successfully in a multi-matrix organisation with conflicting priorities
  • Challenging partnership and collaborative mindset to drive effective financial monitoring
  • High learning agility, able to deliver under fast changing and dynamic market conditions
  • Adaptability and ability to work with different functions and levels of seniority
  • Positive and resilient mindset to thrive through uncertainties