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Plant Controlling Sr. Manager

At Firmenich people are at the heart of the company, we are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Monitor plant controlling activities for two manufacturing sites 
  • Produce and analyze the reporting and scorecards for the plants accordingly with the Group and Financial procedures
  • Support and challenge the local supply chain teams in performance measurement, management reviews, costs reduction, working capital optimization and investment decisions
  • Contribute to build up the performance improvement action plans and follow up their implementation and achievement
  • Participate to Period End Closing, in support of the local Finance & Administration team
  • Manage and drive the quarterly latest estimate and the annual budget process for the plants 
  • Review and set the annual standard costs and  ensure compliance with the Standard Rules & Guidelines on standard costing
  • Lead all costing and inventories management activities together with local supply chain management, F&A and other Controllers
  • Develop Financial and Controlling culture and behavior in the plant, especially through Controlling Manual promotion and improvement
  • Participate to Control and Audit activities led by F&A, and develop High Level Control activities to strengthen ICS
  • Analyze and comment the COGS variances of the plant in accordance with the Group Controlling & Financial procedures

We value: 

  • Strong analytical capabilities, good priority setting and decision-making ability
  • Ability to challenge, to lead discussions, influence ideas and convey opinions at Executive meeting
  •  Ability to deliver in time and cope with tight deadlines
  • Effective and professional communication and organization skills
  • Proficient with all IT solutions, SAP and Excel being a must
  • Experienced in working with multi-cultural team throughout the world
  • Required:
    • Bachelor's degree Finance, Accounting, Business and Economy or Master in Finance  
    • 5 + years’ work experience in Manufacturing cost accounting / controlling with a relevant experience in product cost accounting

We offer:  

  • Be the “single point of contact” for the Plant management team in providing the necessary business support required in all aspects of supply chain related activities such as management of expenses, investments/ divestments, working capital optimization, cost savings and productivity improvements and other local initiatives and strategies
  • Play a critical role in challenging local Plant management team or provide appropriate recommendations
  • To actively participate to continuous improvement process
  • To drive the Budget and Forecast processes to collaborate with other cross-divisional controllers (Business, Logistics, Purchasing, R&D and IT) to analyze performance and review costs

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.  Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran


At Firmenich, we create an environment in which employees are valued, motivated and encouraged to reach their full potential. We foster entrepreneurial spirit and imaginative teamwork with freedom to act within our strategic plans. We recruit and develop the best talents, rewarding them accordingly. We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and an outstanding benefits program that features:


* Generous Paid Time Off!

* Quarterly Bonus Potential!

* Retirement Plans!

* 401(k) with Company Match!



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