Senior Manager Operations Controlling (d/f/m)

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Want your story to be part of our story?

When children take charming schleich® figures and playsets into their hands, they embark on adventures into wonderful fantasy worlds. Every dinosaur, every elephant, and every fairy is the beginning of an exciting new story. Our vision: Shaping storytellers for life.  And your story starts right here.
Let’s be inspired together by the joy of storytelling, while also continuing to tell the story of Schleich – and its journey from traditional toy manufacturer to a globally loved brand. Be part of our amazing transformation story.
We will support you, give you ownership, and the opportunity to work internationally and digitally in a dynamic environment. Let’s take on and master all the challenges that lie in store for us. Take the opportunity to grow with us and achieve something tangible.
Working at Schleich. Make your mark.

Senior Manager Operations Controlling (d/f/m)
in Schwäbisch Gmünd / Munich

The following adventures await you at Schleich:

Whilst Reporting to the Head of Controlling, you will drive and lead all financial aspects within the COO Area: 
  • Create transparency across COO area to help prioritize projects, drive financial initiatives and ensure achievement through continuous monitoring and communication across the organization 
  • Lead financial assessment (Business Cases, Modelling of Purchasing/Procurement Proposals, simulating improvement measures) for accurate strategic and commercial decision making 
  • Analyse processes and resources (including related costs) to provide deep insights into profitability/costing (including cost break-down for optimization of whole value chain: manufacturing cost at supplier, raw material, logistics, R&D, molds) 
  • Analysis of monthly results (Variance Analysis), including presentation to COO with insightful analytics to further drive performance through timely corrective actions 
  • Providing budget and forecast with detailed risk and opportunity tracking along whole Supply Chain (Standard & Full Product Cost, Logistics, Cost Centre Development, CAPEX expenditure) as part of overall company budget/forecast 

The chapters of your story so far:

  • You should bring a degree in Finance, Business Engineering or similar. 
  • You have 8+ years of work experience in a FP&A role with focus on Operations (Logistics, Product Development and Supply Chain) – ideally with some exposure to Production or Manufacturing 
  • You have strong analytical and consultancy skills and business-oriented mindset (Lean Management skills) 
  • You have experience with the implementation of new processes. 
  • You have demonstrated knowledge and skills in MS Office, SAP expertise - Power BI knowledge is an advantage 
  • You need a hands-on mentality and be a self-starting individual with can-do attitude 
  • You need very good German and English language skills in written and spoken. 

No kingdoms nor mountains of gold, but many other rewards:

  • No two days are the same in this career like no other. Work in a dynamic, diverse environment that offers individual career and development opportunities. All our employees also have access to numerous online courses via our training platform.
  • Let’s write the Schleich story together. Be part of a motivated team of people who support and inspire each other and celebrate success together.
  • We aim to please. We offer an attractive, fair salary with additional benefits that are regularly reviewed and updated.
  • Appetising. Depending on the location, you will receive a food allowance of up to €75.00 net per month. Our Schwäbisch Gmünd site also has a subsidised canteen. 
  • Every hero must retire one day. That’s why we offer a subsidised pension scheme. 
  • You can also enjoy great discounts on our schleich® products – a great bonus for kids and adults alike.
  • Speaking of savings, we’ll also subsidise your bicycle lease to make it easier for you to travel to our beautiful offices in Munich or Schwäbisch Gmünd.
  • And what about your adventures outside of Schleich? You can count on 30 days of paid leave per year and a hybrid working model with no core working hours.

Would you like to play a part in our story?

We look forward to receiving your online application. It’s speedy, simple, and secure – your personal data is safe with us. Your CV/resume is all we need.
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