For more than 40 years, the Laurastar group has combined innovation, ambition and excellence to care for and sanitise fabrics and households. The Swiss group's expertise in this field now extends from ironing and fabric care to hygiene systems that protect you and your loved ones from diseases and pests. Thanks to its unique Dry Microfine Steam, Laurastar is now the world leader in high-end steam systems, with over 3 million products sold in over 40 countries worldwide. In Switzerland, where the Group’s headquarters are located, almost a quarter of households own at least one of the brand’s most popular products. Laurastar employs around 280 employees, including its subsidiaries in Germany, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Hungary.
Our motivated, well-trained, hard-working, dynamic, responsible and loyal employees, who achieve results and enjoy doing so, are the foundation of our success.
If you would like to contribute to this success, we look forward to meeting you!
We are looking for, for our world headquarters in Châtel-St-Denis, our future,
Global Controlling Manager
Responsible for all controlling activities for the Laurastar Group which are:
o Monthly, quarterly and annual financial figures for profit and cost centers in 5 European countries.
o Annual budget process and financial forecasts.
o Production and repair center.
o Sales activity and pricing.
Work on key projects in collaboration with other departments, notably with the Executive Committee.
Deputy of the Global Finance and Controlling Director.
Presence at the Laurastar HQ in Châtel-Saint-Denis, Switzerland required with 2 days remote work.
Preparation of monthly reporting by department, consolidation, and analysis of variances.
Organization and coordination of the budgeting process with managers.
Management of the financial settings of the production plant and repair center in the ERP.
Analysis, reporting, and control of monthly sales by product, region and channel.
Analysis and review of investment expenses with departmental managers.
Support and submission of dashboards to market managers for quarterly reviews.
Maintenance of selling prices and transfer prices in the ERP and reporting tool.
Calculation of product prices during all stages of the value chain.
Analysis, review, and control of prices and profitability for existing and new products in close. collaboration with sales and marketing departments.
Update and continuous improvement of the Internal Control System (ICS).
Technical Competencies :
Graduate education (university or HES) in finance, or Federal certificate/Diploma in Finance and Controlling.
Strong knowledge in creating and analyzing financial statistics and accounting.
Excellent English and French skills: strong proficiency in both verbal and written.
Proficiency in Excel and familiar with Qliksense or any other data reporting tool is a plus.
Good knowledge of an ERP system, Oracle EBS is a plus.
Soft Skills :
Work philosophy in accordance with Laurastar’s DNA:
o Have a creative and agile mindset – be resourceful to deliver results.
o Demonstrate ownership - be solution-oriented.
o Show respect and trust - cooperate & listen to other’s opinions.
Proactive, ready to take initiatives, and work independently.
Organized, disciplined but still flexible in managing priorities and deadlines.
Excellent communication skills and able to work in a multi-country and multilingual environment.
Willingness to travel on quarter basis.
Minimum 5 years in a similar position as a financial controller.
Experience in people management.
Knowledge of the consumer goods industry or equivalent in both production and sales.