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Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. With a passion to understand consumers’ preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of creating flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’. The Company achieved sales of CHF 5.5 billion in 2018. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 145 locations, the company has almost 13,600 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.

Site Financial Controller

As a Site Financial Controller, you will be in charge of all site activities by supporting the business controlling network and supplying local information when needed. You will provide business support to the local operations Manager to ensure compliance in the operations and will implement process improvement programs at a site level. 

 

You Will:

 

Reporting

 

  • 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 site 
  • 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 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 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 

 

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 a local level 

 

You Have:

 

  • Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or professional accountancy qualification
  • At least 4 years of experience in cost accounting in a manufacturing environment 
  • Fluency in Spanish and English language 
  • Working knowledge of costing procedures 
  • Project Management previous experience



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.
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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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