Fix Term
London, England
Full - Time

Finance Manager 

[Internally called Senior Commercial Controller]

Consumer Products Division

[12 month contract] 

The world leader in beauty, L’Oréal is present in 130 countries on five continents. Our 32 international brands have allowed us to devote ourselves solely to one business: beauty, with a mission to provide the best in cosmetics innovation to all women and men around the world. We want to bring beauty to all people. Our ambition by 2020 is to win over another one billion consumers around the world by creating the cosmetic products that meet the infinite diversity of their beauty needs and desires through continued digital innovation. L’Oréal encourages diversity and sustainable, ethical sourcing for all our products and we have reduced our emissions by approx. 50% since 2005.  Our brands are leaders in beauty, and we are looking for you to lead the change you want to see in L’Oréal.

As part of the Consumers Products Division, you’ll be playing a huge part in our mission: to democratize the best of beauty, and for us, beauty has to be sustainable.

We embrace and enhance emerging trends to create the most relevant and sustainable beauty products and experiences, making them accessible to each and everyone all around the world, thanks to the diversity of our brands and their communities.

Our Division has the world’s #1 beauty brand in L’Oréal Paris, the #1 makeup brand in Maybelline New York, the #1 natural brand in Garnier, as well as NYX Professional Make Up. Beyond our four iconic global brands, we have a unique brand portfolio including among others like Essie and Garnier.

L'Oréal UKI Finance Mission: Sharing finance excellence with all.

    We develop our people, processes and systems to be recognised as trusted business partners.

    We empower decision making through robust controls, impactful analysis and innovative solutions. 

    We protect the assets and equity of the Group, contributing to sustainable growth.

You will

Be responsible for supporting the division to win in the beauty market and deliver the budgeted Net Sales target. The Commercial Controller will act as a true business partner to support the Commercial Team through budget management and a strong focus on internal control and return on investment, making sure we allocate investments accurately and correctly. The following are identified as a list of requirements for this role:

    To assist the Commercial Team in maximising profitable sales opportunities and monitoring of the commercial P&L in order to promote and drive optimal decision making within the business

    Provide Financial support and guidance to Commercial Teams

    Identify Commercial  risks & opportunities

    Prepare monthly Financial and Management Reporting to Divisional & Corporate Management as well as to Head Office in Paris

    Ensure sales teams comply with promotional accrual processes

    Preparation of reports and presentations including customer P&L’s and stock analysis

    Ad hoc projects to drive commercial growth levers, improve ROI and improve controls / reporting

    Manage the commercial balance sheet

    Create financial trends and budgets in line with brand strategy

    Ensure controls are maintained in line with L'Oréal's group standards and support with year-end external audit

    Provide ad hoc analysis on specific topics of focus for brand and division management

You have

    Excellent analytical skills

    Outstanding rigour and attention to detail

    Strong interpersonal skills are essential as the role involves close liaison with the Sales team

    The candidate should be a qualified accountant (CIMA, ACA or ACCA)

    Experience preferably within a consumer driven and fast past sales environment 

    Highly organised with prioritisation skills and strong communication skills (written and verbal)

    Highly numerate – strong analytically and good commercial acumen

    Flexibility for an international career is desired but not essential

    Strong presentation/communication skills with the ability to influence and inspire

    Financial knowledge and experience in managing a P&L, expansion analysis, sales forecasts

    Strong organisational skills

    Ability to work in an ever changing & demanding environment 

You get

Our people are at the heart of everything we do and play a vital role in the success of our company. We are committed to offering you a package that is fair, competitive, and equitable to help support you to do what you love most, achieve your goals and become the best version of yourself. Our range of optional benefits include money-saving offers and exclusive discounts, in addition to health & wellbeing support, development opportunities, flexibility, and leave entitlements. This includes access to private medical and dental insurance, enhanced pension, 25 days annual leave increasing after 3 years’ service, an online staff shop with up to 60% off products, access to incredible trainings and monthly talks, enhanced family leave provisions as well as up to 4 weeks paid fertility leave. We also have app partnerships with Thrive for mental health and Peppy Menopause support and an employee assistance programme available to all employees for if and when you need it. 

How we recruit

At L’Oréal, we take pride in creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment where everyone is welcome and their contributions are valued. When we recruit, hire, train, promote or engage in any other employment practice, we are committed to being an inclusive employer regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, socioeconomic status, medical condition or disability, or any other protected status. When we look for talent, we welcome difference - different backgrounds, experiences, personalities and perspectives. The beauty we find in our differences gives us the freedom to go beyond. That’s the beauty of L’Oréal.

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