Our client, Essilor GmbH, is one of the global players and prestigious optical companies in the world. Essilor is not only recognized as an innovative company by Forbes, but has also a clear vision to bring vision care and correction around the globe. Essilor’s mission is to improve lives by improving sight.

As Finance Manager / Business Partner for Essilor GmbH, based in Freiburg / Germany, you will be part of the core management team in order to support the growth strategies from a financial perspective on the German Market. Additionally, you will coordinate the overall financial planning process and closing activities and will lead a team of ten direct reports from Controlling/BI, Invoicing and Cash Collection.


Your tasks


  • Sparring Partner to the Management – explain monthly results, interact with and impact management with a financial as well as holistic strategic business view and comprehensive understanding of success drivers
  • Global view of financial topics, trends, procedures in a changing environment
  • Main financial contact concerning all finance relevant business segments (Controlling, Accounting, Forecasting, Budgeting, etc.)
  • Ensuring the quality and timely preparation of the monthly and annual financial statements by FSSC in Manila and coordination of audits (annual, tax, others)
  • Supporting and challenging sales & marketing, defining KPIs, establishing initiatives and corrective actions
  • Designing business plans & defining ways to really understand business drivers
  • Building a high performing finance team and a positive engaged culture


Your qualifications


  • Master degree in Business related subject and/or experience in an appropriate role in finance & controlling
  • Minimum five years financial experience in a B2B/B2C-company as Controller / Financial Controller and minimum three years leadership experience, auditing / closing experience as well as international experience of advantage
  • Extensive operational experience within financial IT-systems, in modelling business plans, proficient financial & accounting process modelling, defining KPI’s, running diagnostics and pushing for solid and feasible forecasting
  • Strategic agility, and ability to effectively collect/analyze/organize/present info
  • Strong negotiation and organizational as well as advanced project management skills, driving for results, decision making, excellent in problem solving
  • Open minded personality, pro-active, eager to develop and challenge
  • Strong leadership skills, strong communicator, motivating and developing people
  • Fluent in German and English, French is a benefit 
  • Willingness to travel, international mobility



Remuneration: EUR 95,000 gross annual salary (incl. variable pay) with willingness to overpay depending on qualification and experience.

If you are interested in this challenging position, please forward your CV and a recent photograph
quoting reference number H9042 to Mrs. Alexandra Mauermann to