Commercial Controller

Date: Jun 16, 2024

Location: St. Laurent, CA

Company: Beiersdorf

At Beiersdorf, we want to help people feel good about their skin – and our commitment goes far beyond caring for skin. For 140 years, we have developed innovative skin and body care products for well-known brands such as NIVEA, Eucerin, La Prairie, Hansaplast, and Labello. We act according to our purpose, WE CARE BEYOND SKIN, and take responsibility for our consumers, our employees, the environment and society. 

Behind every brand, every product and every accomplishment are our more than 20,000 employees. It is for them that we live an inclusive culture of respect and trust that is strongly aligned with our values – CARE, COURAGE, SIMPLICITY and TRUST. We also embrace diversity by valuing the uniqueness of each individual and being committed to equal opportunities for all.

Your Tasks

You will be responsible for:

  • Become the commercial partner of Sales and Marketing teams and enhance their financial skill sets
  • Deliver fact based financial scenarios & impact analysis for customer negotiations
  • Partner with Sales and Marketing to build company plans and financial forecasts with clear assumptions/drivers while tracking the performance at the brand and customer dimensions
  • Analyze and evaluate annual trade agreements and conduct key discussions with the sales teams that control the sales budget
  • Consolidate, analyze, and track NSP, TTC, VAS, and marketing budgets. Challenge the numbers and recommend/manage corrective actions
  • Proactively identify opportunities driving efficiency through Net Sales Price optimization using levers such as promotion evaluation and trade spend management
  • Provide insightful analysis of business results to Sales and Marketing Management and perform ad hoc analyses that lead to problem solving and business improving recommendations.
  • Work in collaboration with the RGM team on the optimization of promotions and pricing
  • Actively participate in discussions on launches, relaunches (DCC process) and assortment management.
  • Represent finance and provide ad-hoc analysis and support various projects

Your Profile

  • Bachelor of Commerce is required. CPA/MBA in Finance or related field highly desirable
  • +7 years of Finance or similar FMCG experience preferred
  • Proven experience with Business partnering and effectively building relationships with the ability to influence and challenge in a positive way
  • Strong business analytics skills
  • Ability to multitask and work under pressure while prioritizing deliverables to ensure deadlines are met
  • Strong system skills including SAP, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and BI systems
  • Understanding of accounting and finance (P&L, Balance Sheet construction)
  • Strong English communication skills both written and verbally

At Beiersdorf, we embrace Diversity and aim to provide equal opportunities to all of our applicants – regardless of e.g. gender, sexual identity, nationality, ethnicity, religion or ideology, disability or age. We would therefore kindly ask you to include only information and data in your documents which are relevant for the assessment of your application (e.g. curriculum vitae with relevant references and certificates).