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Plant Controlling Manager

Finance and management Suzhou/ 苏州 , Jiangsu , China Fixed Term contract Full-time Bachelor's Degree More than 8 years

Job Description

The Plant Controlling Manager role is to lead the SLS Suzhou controlling team (total 4 subordinates), oversee the controlling functions operational management and financial management, enhance and develop existing Controlling processes, tools and reports, provide analysis with focus on potential cost savings and process improvements; work as Business Partner for all internal and external stakeholders. The Essential duties and responsibilities consist of, but not limited to the followings:
1. Monthly reporting package: Accurate and timely completion of plant month-end closing, including the publication of the monthly reports and forecasts, organize Company monthly meeting for Operational Performance Review, provide visibility into plant performance versus budget and forecast, propose actions and follow up.
2. Daily/weekly control: Purchase requisition daily approval, monitoring the status of actual OPEX and CAPEX vs. Budget, weekly review and analysis of production variance, activity level, labor efficiency and inventory status, forecast trend and alert management in advance if need.
3. Costing model and ERP Maintenance: Controlling related ERP parameters set up and maintenance, Standard cost roll-up, verify costing model for the products and ensure ERP data accuracy.
4. Budget/MTP: Lead and prepare annual Budget and Mid Term Planning including standard costs, OPEX and CAPEX planning, production variance, inventory, headcount, NRC, and Labor rate planning, etc., ensure Budget/MTP KPIs reliability and align with HQ and company goals
5. Profit improvement: Work with Company Management Team and HQ Controlling Team for Costing/financial topics including ad hoc analysis and project support for strategy decision; detecting and driven for improvements for Plant Cost Reduction, Continuous improvement Project tracking and identification, saving validation.
6. Process improvement and Internal Control: Develop controlling/financial procedure, ensure compliance with applicable Corporate Policies and procedures, and safeguard company assets. Liaison and assisting the internal and external auditors for their annual review
7. Controlling Team Development: Develop the Controlling Organization into a Business Partner for all internal and external stakeholders. Motivate, coach, career planning for subordinates

Job Requirements

Experience: Minimum 3 years Controlling Manager experience in MNC, factory base, CIMA/CMA qualification is a plus
Computer/Software: Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ERP system
Technical Skill: Profound knowledge of cost management, excellent analytical and problem solving skills; controlling skills, strategic agility
Soft Skill: Management skills and Business Partnering competencies
Excellent communication skills and diplomacy in interacting with all levels of management and external parties
Hands on, pro-active and result-oriented, ability to drive change & innovation
Strong leadership and people development skills
Language: Good command of both written and oral English

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Safran is an international high-technology group, operating in the aviation (propulsion, equipment and interiors), defense and space markets. Its core purpose is to contribute to a safer, more sustainable world, where air transport is more environmentally friendly, comfortable and accessible. Safran has a global presence, with 76,800 employees and sales of 15,3 billion euros in 2021 and holds, alone or in partnership, world or regional leadership positions in its core markets. Safran undertakes research and development programs to maintain the environmental priorities of its R&T and innovation roadmap.

Safran was ranked as the world's third best employer in its sector by Forbes magazine in 2021.

Safran Landing Systems is the world leader in aircraft landing and braking systems. The company has partnerships with 20 airframers in civil, regional, commercial and military transport, and supports 27,000 aircraft.

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