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Sr. Manager, Finance Logistics/Controller



Position Title: Sr. Manager, Finance Logistics/Controller

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Reports to:  Sr. Manager, Supply Chain Finance

Direct Reports: 1 (Sr. Logistics Financial Analyst)



Together, WE enable individuals to look, feel, and be their true selves.

Wella Company is one of the world’s leading beauty companies, comprised of a family of iconic brands such as Wella Professionals, Clairol, OPI, Nioxin and ghd. With 6,000 employees globally, presence in over 100 countries, Wella Company and its brands enable consumers to look, feel, and be their true selves. As innovators in the hair and nail industry, Wella Company empowers its people to delight consumers, inspire beauty professionals, engage communities, and deliver sustainable growth to its stakeholders.

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The role as NA Logistics Finance Controlling Manager offers a leadership opportunity for an experienced, driven, and pragmatic professional in an entrepreneurial and growing business as the company expands its footprint of Warehousing and Distribution centre in US. The role covers cost accounting, financial management, capital management, internal control, post-transition to standalone organization and people management.

The role of NA Logistics Finance Controlling Manager supports the Distribution centres in Ohio (US), Ontario (US), and Brantford (Canada) as co-pilot (finance business partner) with responsibility for reporting, forecasting, and planning processes for both Warehousing and Transportation. This is a full time, permanent position, based in US.



Ensure effective, consistency cost control and Actual Reconciliation:

  • Is accountable for the monthly and quarterly actual close, quarterly & annual budget and planning process, capital management, inventory control & management and ensures timely and accurate Financial submission.
  • Delivering the monthly financial reporting on time according to standard policies and processes by Distribution Centre and in accordance with Group consolidation tool (HFM)
  • Cost control: to drive the cost by activity, by Market, and main customers. To manage Fixed cost, providing business insight for opportunities.
  • Masters and maintain all financial controls in compliance with corporate and regulatory policies, accounting practices and IFRS. (Balance sheet reconciliation, accrual support, … )
  • Identifies and communicates risks and opportunities within the business on a continuous basis, driving a no surprise culture through in-depth understanding and excellent communication skills.

Build the business:

  • Is responsible for leading the transition to a standalone organization and driving Distribution centre financial systems and processes.
  • Efficiency Plan: Act as a Business advisor to D&W Warehouse directors & to Transportation Director.
  • Transportation: A strong collaboration with Operational team to maintain a consistent cost per lane, cost per market, cost per channel and per activity.
  • Leads change by standardizing, simplifying and continuous enhancing processes that will support and optimize the financial management and reporting.
  • Service level analysis defined through agreed scorecard KPI’s. and Challenge current status-quo.





Knowledge & Experience

  • University degree in Business Administration, Finance or Economics. Master’s in finance a plus.
  • 5+ years of work experience in Supply Chain Finance and Management Accounting & Reporting, preferably in FMCG Supply.
  • System experience in Hyperion, SAP, Product Costing, high-level competence with spreadsheet applications
  • Strong people management skills to be able to effectively lead, coach and develop a team of finance and cost analysts through significant change. Team-oriented and cross-function way of working.
  • Proven track record of strong collaboration and communication skills across multi-functional teams and distance. Ability to interpret complex financial data and explain in simple terms.
  • Strong Analytical approach and Business Awareness

Fluent in English (written & spoken)



We offer equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Wella Company with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact us at:

We strongly believe that cultivating a diverse workplace gives a company strength. The combination of unique skills, abilities, experiences and backgrounds creates an environment that produces extraordinary results. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

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Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin