Our client, Essilor GmbH, is one of the global players and prestigious optical companies in the world. Essilor is not only recognized as an innovative company by Forbes, but has also a clear vision to bring vision care and correction around the globe. Essilor’s mission is to improve lives by improving sight.

As Finance Manager / Business Partner for Essilor GmbH, based in Freiburg/Germany, you will be part of the core management team in order to support the growth strategies from a financial perspective on the German Market.

Your tasks

  • Sparring Partner to the Management – explaining the monthly results to Top Management, Country Financial Team from a financial and holistic strategic business perspective
  • Global view of financial topics, trends, procedures in an environment that is rapidly changing
  • Main financial contact concerning all finance relevant business segments (Controlling, Accounting, Forecasting, Budgeting, etc.) 
  • Coordinating the overall financial planning
  • Supporting and challenging sales & marketing, defining KPIs, establishing initiatives and corrective actions
  • Designing and deploying business plans & defining ways to really understand what drives the business & KPI’s
  • Further coaching and building a high performing finance team and a positive engaged culture

Your qualifications

  • Master degree in Business related subject and/or experience in an appropriate role in finance & controlling
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a (financial) controller or in financial auditing, ideally including leadership experience
  • Operational experience within financial IT systems, in defining KPI’s
  • Ability to interact with and impact management with a financial as well as holistic strategic business view and comprehensive understanding of success drivers 
  • Strong negotiation and organizational as well as advanced project management skills, driving for results, decision making, excellent in problem solving
  • Open Minded financial & controlling personality, pro-active, eager to develop and challenge, strong negotiation skills
  • Strong leadership skills, strong communicator, motivating and developing people
  • Fluent in German and English, French is a benefit 
  • Willingness to travel

Remuneration: EUR 95.000 gross annual salary (incl. variable pay) with willingness to overpay depending on qualification and experience.

If you are interested in this challenging position, please forward your CV and a recent photograph to Mrs. Alexandra Mauermann quoting reference number H9028 to