Purchasing Controller at firmenich international


Location: Any European affiliate with preference for Spain

Key Responsibilities:

  • Finance partner to the company Strategic Sourcing and Indirect Sourcing functions.
  • Support the Global Purchasing Controller in providing accurate, relevant and timely financial analysis on Sourcing performance, preparation of the annual budget/ quarterly LE preparations and Opex control.
  • Provide business support to Sourcing and Commercial teams in terms of TCO preparation, meta formulae RM trends analysis for pricing support and other ad-hoc business projects.
  • Drive the management of Indirect spend savings through formulation of annual savings plan, tracking and validation of initiatives implemented.
  • Support in Indirect spends recommendations review by challenging and validating the reported savings or cost avoidance.
  • Ownership for the maintenance and enhancements of key Purchasing controlling tools (RM Board Tool, TCO template etc.).

We value:

  • Controlling leadership experience with international companies in a fast growing environment: 5 to 10years Controlling (Financial Planning & Analysis) experience. Prior experience in supporting a Procurement organization or in Plant Controlling will be an advantage.
  • Strong business acumen and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical capabilities and organizational skills.
  • Ability to challenge, lead discussions and influence at executive and business meetings.
  • Effective business case modeling skills.
  • Strong SAP knowledge, in particular on controlling modules.
  • Advanced English and comfortable to work in an international and multi-cultural environment.

We offer:

  • High Challenge and High Reward environment.
  • Proximity to the Business, and be a part of an organization where Controlling is recognized as a key business partner.
  • Interactions within a global and multi-cultural environment.
  • Opportunities to participate, or lead in project work.
  • Opportunities for cross-functional or/ and cross-geographical transfers.

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