Regional Controller, Local Markets

  • Company: Guerlain Asia Pacific
  • Country / Region : Singapore
  • Business group: Perfumes & Cosmetics
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Finance
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: GUER02164
  • Date of publication: 2021.03.26










(2021) Support the final stage of Guerlain x L Beauty integration project in collaboration with SEA Regional Teams, L Beauty Teams & Guerlain HQ,

»   Coordinate completion of all the aspects of the JV project: Finance, Legal, Fiscal, HR and Logistic

»   Update stakeholders on the progress of the project

»   Analyse latest 2021 projections vs Business Plan

»   Be in charge of the implementation of finance / IT aspects



Guerlain brand and subsidiaries key contact for SEA local markets business activities:

»  Define appropriate analysis to be set-up for SEA, in coordination with business need, existing JV frame and HQ requirements

»  Share actual and budget activities with all stakeholders (region/local/JV)

»  Guide and support the regional and local teams on the business analysis (local reports, specific HQ reports...)


Within that scope,


»  Work closely with regional, local, JV & HQ teams and develop excellent knowledge of Guerlain SEA local markets operating environments

»  Analyze the overall delivery of company financial targets on a regular basis and report back to the business with recommendations as necessary

»  Evaluate profitability of the brand

»  Analyze the profitability by customer and by subsidiary in accordance with brand management needs

»  Analyze the business risk and preparation of back-up plan for business target achievement

»  Check and analyze monthly P&Ls, and prepare the monthly consolidated package

»  Handle local reports requested by the regional and HQ teams


Forecasts (Budget, Revision, Landing, ...)

»  Prepare budget and revisions in accordance with HQ requirements and timetable, working with the local

management and finance teams to gather information in a timely and accurate way

»  Maintain cost control responsibility; provide relevant reports and rationale, with recommended action plans to the business for tight budget control

»  Support the brand in preparing the 3 years plan


Ad hoc Analyses & Business KPI Reporting

»  Prepare/review the investments requests

»  Drive and prepare business analysis to support the various business functions such as marketing and sales in terms of ROI relations

»  Provide analytical support to cross-function initiatives and ad hoc projects


§  Projects

»  Continually seek to improve processing efficiency and controlling capabilities of the company

»  Participate in the implementation of finance / IT projects for the controlling functions

»  Reinforce internal control requirements and implement procedures as necessary

»  Be a key contact person with Countries/L Beauty/Luxasia and the LFCS audit team to drive the retail audits process






Key competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work under pressure and commitment to deadlines
  • Analytical mind and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible to changing environment and business needs
  • High level of persuading and influencing skills


Technical Skills:

  • Advanced Knowledge of financial system (SAP, SyRUS, Orion)
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Strong Accounting and controlling background
  • Proficiency in oral and written English



  • Business Administration degree or Accounting major/Business school
  • Strong experience in a financial position within an international group
  • A minimum of 7 years of controlling experience. Strong knowledge of accounting needed.
  • Experience in the beauty industry and understanding of its product life cycles would be a +
  • Ability to analyze, compare and interpret facts quickly
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
  • Autonomous & self-motivated
  • Pro-active & dynamic
  • Team player




Perfumes & Cosmetics

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