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Givaudan is a global leading company in taste and wellbeing, fragrance and beauty. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, the Company has a long history of innovating scents and tastes. From a favourite drink to your daily meal, from prestige perfumes to cosmetics and laundry care, its creations inspire emotions and delight millions of consumers the world over. The company is committed to driving purpose-led, long-term growth while leading the way to improve happiness and health for people and nature. In the fiscal year 2019, the Company employed over 14,900 people worldwide and achieved sales of CHF 6.2 billion and a free cash flow of 12.7% of sales. Let’s imagine together on www.givaudan.com.

Site Operations Controller

Site Operations Controller - Pomacle - Your future position ?


As a Site Operations Controller for our Fragrance Division, you will be part of our Active Beauty business unit, harnessing the power of nature for cutting-edge cosmetics. Based in Pomacle (near Reims), you will operate controlling activities for Operations (Pomacle & Ile Grande) with the ambition to pick up regional and global Operations topics in the future. 


Actively supporting the business controlling network, you will provide business advisory to the Operations Manager to ensure efficiency and compliance. As an active member of the Site Operations Management Team, you will enable full finance integration into Operations, support and drive for process improvement initiatives at a site level and actively involve and challenge of business decisions.


Sounds interesting? It could well be your perfect opportunity if, like us, you always aim to exceed customer needs, bring value and are skilled at fostering strong relationships. 


In this position, reporting to the Global Ingredients Manufacturing Controller, you will be in charge of :



•    Provide analyses and interpretations of financial information to various functional management and stakeholders., including Group Controlling, Division Controlling, Operations Controlling, Functional Controlling (e.g. IT, Purchasing, HR)


Site Support
•    Provide recommendations on inventory management and coordinate the annual budget process for the sites
•    Participate in site operations meetings to stay informed of site activities and provide financial support/action where required


Cost Analysis
•    Manage annual and periodic requirements of costing activities and analysis of the cost of goods sold (COGS)
•    Provide detailed product costing analysis and support management in the evaluation of product costs
•    Analyze process order and product level variances on a monthly basis and work with the operations team to resolve and correct costing issues 
•    Review COGS summary with the management and coordinate changes in master templates with local operations
•    Provide input into recipe templates from a costing perspective
•    Analyze and explain local product margins
•    Respond in a timely manner to pricing/commercial controlling requests
In coordination with Efficiency/Production Analyst 


Financial Performance Analysis
•    Analyze and coordinate activities associated with operations performance on site
•    Contribute as an active member in site projects that creates process/cost improvements (i.e., Supply Chain, Lean, Stable Operations, BIT, etc.)
•    Support site management in the development and analysis of business plans, budgets, forecasts, cost savings opportunities, etc.

•    Perform ad-hoc and proactive analysis of the monthly Indicators and provide site and operational management with interpretive and predictive information for decision-making

•    Participate in forecasting and mid-to-long-term planning for the factory
•    Support management in the strategic decision making for the site
•    Perform regular cost center and investment reviews and follow-ups
•    Improve resolutions of variance issues and review SOD within the ERP system as needed by managing any change requirements at local level


You ? 

•    Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or professional accountancy qualification
•    4+ years of experience in cost accounting in a manufacturing environment 
•    Fluency in French and English required. German would be highly appreciated
•    Working knowledge of costing procedures
•    Project management experience in a multinational environment
•    Extended Excel skills. SAP experience highly appreciated 
•    Business acumen, strong communication and customer oriented 


Our Benefits

•    Bonus
•    Profit sharing
•    Saving plan
•    Additional holidays (RTT)

At Givaudan, you contribute to delightful taste and scent experiences that touch people’s lives.
You work within an inspiring teamwork culture – where you can thrive, collaborate and learn from other talented and passionate people across disciplines, regions and divisions.
Join us and Impact Your World

Diversity drives innovation and creates closer connections with our employees, customers and partners.
Givaudan embraces diversity and is committed to building an inclusive environment where everyone impacts our world.

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