Brand Finance Controller - Skincare CDI

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Date: 9 sept. 2022

Lieu: Paris, J, FR

Entreprise: Shiseido



Known as the first cosmetics company founded in Japan, and today ranked 5th in the world among beauty groups, Shiseido embodies absolute excellence in the field of skincare, make-up and fragrance. The company was founded in 1872 and celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2022.

Designing ever more innovative and modern products, the Group's brands are now distributed in more than 120 countries and regions. Shiseido employs approximately 42,000 people of nearly 100 nationalities and generated revenue of €8.2 billion in 2021.

Guided by the “Beauty Innovations for a Better World” mission, Shiseido employees are driven by values ​​that illustrate its unique heritage: “People First”, “Diversity”, “Art & Science”, “Japanese”, “Uncompromising Quality and “Omotenashi”.

Shiseido EMEA, based in Paris, covers the global activities of fragrance brands Issey Miyake, Narciso Rodriguez, Serge Lutens, Shiseido Fragrances, and Zadig&Voltaire and skincare brand Ulé; as well as the regional activities and distribution of several Group brands: Clé de Peau Beauté, Dolce&Gabbana, Drunk Elephant, NARS, Shiseido Ginza Tokyo and Tory Burch.



  • Manager:  Brand Finance Manager - Skincare
  • Management: None
  • Job Location: Paris






  1. Business Finance Partner - performance evaluation and decision support to Category leaders


Provide financial perspective to the Category leader team to deliver business results and recommend ways to improve performance and effectiveness.


•            Provide analysis on sales and profitability by line, subline, by country and by channel

•            Implement  appropriate dashboards and KPI to give visibility on the brand performance

•            Identify risks and opportunities and propose corrective measure

•            Support the department in producing business cases, ROI for marketing investments and make recommendations for better allocation and efficiency

•            Participate to the monthly forecasting process and gross margin evaluation

•            Ensure to provide all financials required by the fashion house and  that the contractual obligations are met



  1. Budget/forecasting/Reporting


•            Define with business teams the annual budget and periodic forecasts - challenge assumptions, variances, and influence efficiencies in line with Group finance guidelines

•            Support with the consolidation group for  Budgeting & Forecasting, monthly closing (analysis and commentary)

•            Support the brand development/central cost controller in building budget and actual

•            Assist in understanding and drive adoption of finance reporting tool across business teams



•            Previous experience operating in Finance Business Partnering role in FMCG or Beauty sector

•            Ability to challenge effectively on budgets and forecasts

•            Ability to communicate financial information and analysis to a very senior audience

•            Experience of driving the business decision-making process

•            Demonstrable ability to identify and analyse key business drivers

•            Strong influencing, networking and relationship building skills to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders both within Finance and across the business

•            Strong numeracy and experience with the Microsoft office suite

•            Strong system skills (SAP)

  • Strong drive to improve status quo , self starter and proactive