Group Marketing Controller 100% (m/f)


Lenzburg HQ, CH

Date:  Oct 2, 2019

For the Corporate Finance function in our head office in Lenzburg, Switzerland, we are currently looking for a


Group Marketing Controller 100% (m/f)


In this role, you get the opportunity to set-up and shape the Controlling of our Marketing organization at the Group Headquarters. You are analyzing effectiveness of our Advertising and Promotion spend in order to provide recommendations on how to improve return on our marketing investments. You are also supporting defining business plans for our innovations and tracking actual results versus plans. You are part of the Finance function at Hero, a business partner for the CMO and the CMO leadership team as well as a key point of contact for the CFOs in the markets in financial Marketing matters.


In your position, you are closely working together with business and finance functions of the whole organization and you are directly reporting to the CFO with a dotted line to the CMO.


Your main responsibilities

  • You are a business partner for our Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and the Marketing organization including the product category segments, branding and innovation. Key contact for all financial information for CMO
  • Advertising & Promotion Cost Controlling
    • Enhance transparency on Advertising & Promotion spend
    • Support allocation decisions of Advertising & Promotion Budget to be in line with Hero’s strategic priorities
    • Drive efficiency and Return on Investment (RoI) in Advertising & Promotion spend
  • Provide financial analyses and decision support as an integral member of the team by contributing relevant insights e.g. in the following areas:
    • Performance measurement along category, product, brand dimension
    • Prepare monthly discussion with CMO on performance vs budget
    • Investigation of major variances and actions required
  • Provide financial support to Launch & Innovation process: define business plan requirements, contribute to business plan developments for innovations and set up an innovation tracking and learning, you follow process & gates


We expect

The Group Marketing Controller should have a positive and significant impact. Strong strategic thinking, analytical, communication, and partnering skills are a must. To be successful in this role, the individual will have a strong business orientation and realistic understanding of how the Finance and Marketing function operate:

  • Degree in Business Administration (bachelor or master) with a specialization in Finance / Controlling
  • At least 7-10 years professional experience in Finance/Controlling, in an international environment in the Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry with significant marketing/commercial exposure is highly desirable
  • Advanced skills to analyze business and financial trends in order to make sound business decisions and anticipate future developments
  • Flexible personality to maneuver within a matrix organization
  • Proven experience in motivating and influencing others in a diverse, international, cross functional organization
  • Proven commercial acumen
  • Initiative and eager to further develop the areas of responsibility.
  • Self-driven and self-motivated personality
  • Ability to work with a high level of accuracy
  • Fluent in English; knowledge of any additional language is a plus
  • Proficient in MS Office


We are looking forward to receiving your application and motivational letter through our online portal.




Good reasons to work for Hero

  • A challenging, varied job with a lot of creative freedom in a successful company
  • A modern workplace and an international team 
  • Flexible working hours and high independence within your area of responsibility
  • Competitive employment and working conditions 

More about us

We are an international food company that is passionate about good, natural food. Since our foundation in 1886, our ethos remains unchanged – making high quality, natural products that are easily available to consumers.

If the mix of strong Swiss roots with the international flair of a global corporation appeals to you, and you appreciate the freedom to work independently, then we should definitely get to know each other.

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