Controller - Purchasing Product Line
Finance
Full Time
Charlotte, Nc
1970-01-01

SUMMARY:

  • Planning; consolidation and analysis of the purchasing result (savings in direct material) as well as the functional costs to ensure that global purchasing targets are met in these areas
  • Drive and execute financial planning and strategic plans co-ordinating with the global product lines as well as the global commodities controlling
  • Prepare and analyse global purchasing comprehensive Balanced Score card and run the periodic performance reviews
  • Be a trusted advisor with the analytical and fact based input with a business mindset
  • Ad-hoc analyses as needed

KEY OPERATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Reporting management
  • Consolidate the Direct Material reports on a PL level (actuals, budgets, expected),IM on commodity level including ocean logistics
  • Deviation analysis together with commodity managers and factory controllers
  • Follow up macro- economic developments impacting the business
  • Lead the periodic financial & business reviews with CPO
  • Drive the annual budget and periodic forecasts as well as the strategic planning
  • Functional costs follow up and reporting
  • Alignment of definitions and methods for Purchasing results between different entities
  • Raw Material analysis
  • Payment term reporting
  • Project Management key initiatives (e.g. Hedging; Supplier Finance; Policy updates)
  • Be a business partner to the PL head to drive strategic initiatives
  • WET will be the lead role and F Preparation will be a support role

MAIN STAKEHOLDERS:

  • PL organization
  • Global purchasing controlling
  • Operations controlling

REPORTING TO:

  • Purchasing Controlling Manager Global PL WET & Process Excellence

Minimum Qualification

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Financial or economical engineering education – 7 years minimum experience in a financial position. (preferably in a plant / operations and on a global level in purchasing function
  • Good understanding of Direct Material (transaction) flow within a plant / company
  • Self-Starter and able to work independently
  • Leadership skills, proven track record in managing a diverse team
  • Team player and communication skills

IDEAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Analytical: Structured, analytical and synthetic approach;
  • Ability to deal with large number of data, combined with detailed analysis, creating easy to read and well structured management summaries;
  • Openness: work with collaborative attitude and open to find the better solution in team-ship
  • Ability to communicate effectively in an international environment and good team player
  • Agility: work with acumen and adaptability in a stressful environment
  • Energetic: you have to deliver result leading meetings and be ell organized
  • Ability to create reasonable correlations between figures and activities. Self-starter who can work effectively with minimal supervision.

REQUIRED LANGUAGES:

  • English