Ambitious, analytical and business minded Marketing Controller for the L'Oréal Active Cosmetics Division.
What do you do?
We are looking for business minded, analytical Marketing Controller who wants to make a direct impact on business performance and growth of L’Oréal Active Cosmetics Division. In this newly created position you report into the Divisional Controller and will be the Finance Business Partner for the Benelux Brand Business Leaders and Marketing community. This is a very exciting phase to join, since the Division is experiencing a strong double digit growth, driven by very successful brands, adding new channels, creating new business models and merging into a Benelux organisation in 2021.
In this position you will oversee the marketing budget & spend across all categories and brands within the Benelux Active Cosmetics division. You anticipate on risks & opportunities, manage the marketing (pre) budget bottom-up, by department (digital, pr, media, research, capex) and by brand/sub-brands. You ensure that everything is documented correctly and manage the periodic closing, monitor the expenses (incl. monitoring & approval of PO creation and classification) and manage the periodic management reporting of the results. This includes a thorough variance analysis, deep diving into the underlying marketing KPI’s and commercial drivers, which you discuss during the periodic reviews with the Brand Business Leaders. You are involved in the financials and analytics supporting the annual marketing plan & budget, translating this into a forecast, tracking the performance and (promotional) ROI and the(quarterly) revision of the budget.
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Who are you?
You are an ambitious, data driven and analytical financial. You thrive in a commercial setting, actively drive continuous improvement and you are extremely action minded. You see transforming raw data into actionable business insights as a puzzle, and won’t give up until you solved it!
“L’Oréal is a dynamic, fast-paced environment which requires everyone to operate with a high degree of flexibility & adaptivity, have a critical yet constructive mindset and bring forward ideas of improvement. We need somebody with a pragmatic attitude, strong business curiosity and a lot of ambition. We will actively mentor, train and stimulate you to develop yourself and can offer you an attractive (international) growth path.”
- Master degree in Finance, Economics or Accountancy
- Minimum of 2-4 years of experience as an analyst, consultant or controller
- Affinity with the FMCG business model, preferably with marketing- and media developments as well
- Experience with ERP systems (SAP), Excel and BI tooling
- Fluent in English, and preferably Dutch and/or French
- Excellent communication skills, make impactful presentations and conduct effective business meetings
- Able to work in fast paced, dynamic setting with tight deadlines and ad hoc requests
- Proven ability to be the commercial agitator and challenge current ideas & processes
- Able to act as a pro-active business partner to a wide range of stakeholders in a dynamic environment
More about L'Oréal
L'Oréal S.A. is a French personal care company headquartered in France. Starting out within the professional (hair) products market, with it’s entrepreneurial drive L’Oréal is now the world's largest cosmetics company. The currently have 36 global Brands and 4 different Divisions, all with a shared dedication to Beauty.
Active Cosmetics Division
The Active Cosmetics Division is the world leader in dermocosmetics, with international skincare brands recommended by health care professionals and distributed in healthcare outlets worldwide, including, pharmacies, drugstores, medi-spa and e-retailers.
The brands portfolio consists of 6 brands originating from France and the USA. The brands offer a range of skincare and haircare products to respond to all expectations linked to beauty and health of the skin: from dermatological and esthetics skincare to natural solutions and from the most accessible ranges to the most premium ones.
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Founder Eugène Schueller once said that “a company is not walls and machines, it’s people, people, people”. Joining L'Oréal means joining the world leader in beauty, at the cutting edge of innovation. But above all, it means becoming part of a team of talented and inspiring people.
Teams are everything. They are the foundation of the way of work at L’Oréal. Their leaders celebrate team performance and interconnection, empowering individuals to test, learn and innovate together. They believe in every member of their teams and encourage everyone to express their personality so that the company can continue to evolve.
“Be authentic, be sincere, be who you are. Create. Make mistakes and try again. Be part of a team that’s diverse, innovative and flexible. Together, there’s nothing we can’t achieve.”
They believe in having a work environment that is diverse, supportive and welcoming. They want people to feel they can be themselves and thrive in their teams. To do that, they invest in providing adapted workspaces. They design their offices to make your life easier. They encourage networking, wellness and a feeling of togetherness with your colleagues.
L’Oreal Benelux is moving in the summer of 2021 to the Share Building at Park 20I20 in Hoofddorp. This new building is one of the most sustainable offices in Europe and it will offer a vibrant, modern and inspiring work environment, including lots of coffee corners & barista’s to get together!