Imerys is the world leader in high-tech, high performance solutions based on specialized graphite and carbons. Imerys Graphite & Carbon has a strong tradition and history in carbon manufacturing, with its first manufacturing operation founded way back in 1908. Today, Imerys Graphite & Carbon produces and markets a large variety of synthetic and natural graphite powders, conductive carbon blacks and water-based dispersions of consistent high quality. For our head office in Bironico (Ticino), we are looking for an individual with an outstanding knowledge in commercial control.
Commercial and Credit Controller (m/f)
Building the bridge between finance and sales
As the Commercial and Credit Controller you will report directly to the Deputy Finance Director. You will join the Finance department to contribute to the commercial control activity. Halfway between the Finance and Sales, the commercial controller provides the elements of analysis needed (by markets, geographies, production sites, by type of product, key accounts, etc), for the management & key people within the Division. You will have following core responsabilities:
Supervise the process of monthly sales forecast for the whole Division done twice a month, interacting actively with the sales team in Europe/Asia/Americas, financial controllers and local customer services.
Monthly closings: be involved from preliminary discussions with sales teams to the final preparation of the presentation explaining the monthly results.
Full year forecast: work with the Commercial Director to find a way to implement rolling sales forecast for the Division (potentially with the implementation of new tools)
Work on the Commercial Budget process
Put in place commercial KPIs to track low margins products and logistics costs with potential under-recoveries
Measure exchange rates variation onto the Business and recommend strategies for hedging
Monitor Accounts Receivable overall the division and chasing unpaid invoices
Support definition and implementation of credit management policy and tools
Monitor overheads and prepare ad hoc monthly report at division level
Help on overheads budget preparation
Advise and drive overheads costs and process optimization
Furthermore you will have the role at the border of the Commercial department and the Finance department with interactions to the whole Commercial and Finance communities.
Yourself: We are looking for a business schools graduate specialized in finance. Your curious, autonomous with analystic mind allows you to make persistent and consequent forecasts.
Previous experience in an international environment, ideally having dealt with commercial and finance matters
Good interpersonal and communication skills (regular contact with industrial controllers, sales people, customer services)
Interest for the business and commercial issues
Advanced level of Excel and Powerpoint
Knowledge of SAP ERP is a plus
Interest for IT tools, so as to develop the Business Intelligence tools
Fluent in English (Italian and/or French is a plus)
Curious, autonomous with analytical mind
Ideally with first experience in an industrial sector
We offer you:
In your role as Commercial and Credit Controller, you partner up with Finance, Sales and Marketing and their respective teams. Combining a deep understanding of the business with strong analytical skills you will support them identifying the right strategic choices. You will find a professional environment ideal for your personal growth and career development, exciting and challenging projects with an international scope.
We thank you for applying via www.mercuriurval.ch, Reference: CH-02810. For further information please call +41 41 228 80 90. Mercuri Urval has offices in Zurich, Nyon, Berne and Lucerne as well as more than 70 branches worldwide.
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