Hoofddorp, North Holland
Full - Time

 Commercial Controller

Consumer Products division




About L’Oréal

L'Oréal has been a world leader in the cosmetics business for more than 100 years and has grown into one of the largest and most digitally driven FMCG companies in the world. With international brands such as L'Oréal Paris, Garnier, Kérastase, Lancôme, Giorgio Armani and Vichy, we offer relevant products for every consumer.

About the role 
We are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced Commercial Controller to join our team in the Benelux region. As a Commercial Controller, you will play a crucial role in providing financial insights and analysis to support the Dutch commercial team. You will be responsible for overseeing the gross sales to gross margin across our consumer product clients, categories, and channels. Your expertise in financial analysis and your ability to identify opportunities and risks will be essential in driving business growth and profitability.


What you’ll do

- Oversee the local gross sales to gross margin, anticipating risks and opportunities.

- Prepare the gross sales to gross margin (pre)budget and trend bottom-up, by customer, category, and channel.

- Collaborate with the commercial teams on a monthly basis to provide updates and insights.

- Monitor client P&L and provide advice on commercial negotiations.

- Revise the budget three times during the year based on trends and market conditions.

- Ensure the daily monitoring of administrative processes, including PO creation, balance accuracy, and appropriate classification.

- Collaborate with different disciplines within the division, such as group account managers and category leaders.

- Track and improve internal and external audit compliance on a monthly basis.

- Provide continuous financial training and knowledge sharing to the organization.



- Conduct monthly closing of books accurately and timely

- Provide monthly reporting on client P&L performance actual versus budget.

- Prepare gross sales to gross margin prebudget, budget, and trend three times per year.

- Perform ad hoc analysis as required.


Required Skills and Qualifications:

- Obtained a Masters degree in relevant field (Finance, Accounting or Economics)

- Minimum of 3 years' relevant working experience in similar job, and ideally industry

- Fluency in English, and ideally either Dutch or French

- In-depth knowledge of P&L management.

- Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and Power BI (optional).

- Experience with SAP (ERP), Compass (L’Oréal reporting tool), and Boost.

- Proven ability to act as a proactive business partner.



What do we offer?

L’Oréal offers an attractive role in a dynamic and culturally diverse work environment, a compatible salary with excellent secondary conditions (e.g. 13th month, profit sharing), hybrid working and opportunities for further career development.



Do you think you are ready for this challenge and do you meet the stated conditions?

Then apply quickly! 


Diversity in recruitment

At L'Oréal, we make no distinction based on gender, ethnicity or age:


“A diversified workforce in every function and on all levels strengthens our creativity and our understanding of consumers and it enables us to develop and market products that are relevant“.

(Jean-Paul Agon, Chairman van L’Oréal)

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