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REFERENCE: VIE/106138/8122017



ALLEMAGNE (Freibourg)
from 01 June 2018 to 01 June 2019 (for 12 months)
MONTHLY REMUNERATION: 1935€ (Non-contractual allowance laid down by decree and order, whose amount may vary in particular depending on the changes to the reference scale, the location of the position and the cases for deductions set out in the texts)

The German Scope of Essilor Group represents 312 people.

Based in Freiburg, Essilor Germany gathers
- Top management,
- Sales (lenses, Key accounts, Instruments) Sales administration,
- Supply chain,
- Support functions.

You will be part of the department of two activities:
- Controlling (Support and participate to management decision by providing analysis and forecasts)
- Business Intelligence (Collect data from several systems and provide them to the business for analysis)
The team is young and from different nationalities (mainly German and French).
Our office is close to the city center (1km) with a wonderful view on the black forest and the city.

Close to the border to France (Colmar) and to Switzerland (Basel), Freiburg is young, dynamic, multi-cultural and eco-friendly with big university and lots of students (10’000 out of 225’000 inhabitants)
Many possibilities to practice sport indoor and outdoor are offered in the black forest, the Rhine, lots of lakes - ski in winter.
- A large recreational offer: cinema, theater, Museums, music festivals with outstanding singers (ZMF), biggest theme park in Germany (Europa Park).
- Dynamic and attractive night life: bars, restaurants, night clubs
- Attractive price level (in comparison to France) due to student friendly city
The population is speaking mostly English.



Reporting to the local controlling, you will be in charge of the controlling for the instruments division and for the subsidiaries of Signet Armorlite and Essilor Austria

Description of the mission:
- Responsible for performing the sales and costs reports and analysis of the 3 different entities
- Manage the monthly explanation and presentation of the results to the dedicated managers and bring them financial expertise as part of ad-hoc analysis, set up of business case and recommendations
- Bring know-how and ideas to improve and simplify processes
- Participate to the reporting to the HQ in France and the forecast processes for the 3 entities
- Comprehension and explanation to the dedicated management of the accounting reports (P&L, BS, Cash statements)
- Support the finance team

You are ready to accept the challenges of improving the reporting and analysis processes of the different entities and developing the contact with their management.

You will be offering :
- A complete understanding of 3 different businesses and their processes
- Direct contact to the management for a better understanding of the strategy
- A large scope of responsibilities with the support of the controlling team if needed
- To play a key role in the decision process

You will learn and gain :
• Technical financial/controlling knowledge
• How to analyze and follow the performance of a company
• How to translate figures in facts and in decisions
• How to solve problems
• Stress and priority management

=> If you succeed in your mission, job opportunities will be available at the end of the VIE period.

We are looking for a candidate :
- holding a Master degree, 1-2 year experienced in a controlling function (as trainee or employee could be an advantage)
- with strong skills in Excel and comfortable with IT systems
- solution-oriented,
- team player,
- ready to travel in Germany. (1 to 2 days a month)

Languages :
Basic knowledge in German is required as well as fluent English.
French is appreciated.


Good to know :
- Get for free : German training, coffee and fruit
- Existing VIE or former VIE will help in any case to find an accommodation and to accelerate the integration
- We assume the costs of the 2 first weeks in a holiday apartment:

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Published on 08 December 2017


Number of positions to be filled: 1

Experience required: 12 months

Required academic level: 5 years of higher education or more

Language: English , German , French

Field of expertise: Finance

Curricula: MASTER , Ecole Supérieure de Commerce , Institut d'Administration des Entreprises


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