Business Unit Controller assistant

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CooperVision®, Inc., a unit of The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE: COO), is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. The Company produces a full array of monthly, two-week and daily disposable contact lenses, all featuring advanced materials and optics. CooperVision has a strong heritage of solving the toughest vision challenges; such as astigmatism, presbyopia and ocular dryness; and offers the most complete collection of spherical, toric and multifocal products available.

Through a combination of innovative products and focused practitioner support, the company brings a refreshing perspective to the marketplace, thereby creating real advantages for customers and wearers.

From our extensive network of facilities in 12 countries across five continents, CooperVision distributes high-quality lenses virtually everywhere contact lenses are worn.

Job Title: Business Unit Controller assistant

Departement : Business Unit Control

SHIFT: Day – 37 hours per week

WORKING PATTERN: Monday to Friday

Job Summary

This role will play a key, hands-on role in supporting the EURO DC Distribution and Packaging material financial analytics and forecasting our financial and operational performance. Responsible for the day to day actuals financial logistic reporting for the EURO DC organization. This person will handle the monthly inventories reporting and will be a solid support for the monthly analyses of the annual distribution cost. The position is based out of our Liege office and reports to the Manager Business Unit Control

Essential Functions

1. Support actively Liege finance operation and deliver insightful information on a consistent and standardized basis to enhance management decision making. More precisely:

2. Support reports preparation related to Distribution costs and Operations analyses

3. Ensure active follow-up

4. Provide dedicated support to annual budget process and quarterly forecast preparation, in accordance with CV timelines

5. On a monthly basis, provide consistent reports and analysis of financial results to support both the timely and accurate monthly close process and functional management reviews

6. Support Migration and Testing of new Reporting Systems (both Operational and Financial) (50% or more) and document test results.

7. Assist with development of training materials,

8. Be an active participant in the change management process

9. Monitor process performance

10. Handle daily adhoc reporting requests

11. On a monthly basis, support global reporting (Cost to Serve, Cash flow, KPI, Headcount)

12. In charge of the monthly inventory and provision reporting (inventory reconciliations) supporting the Liege Business Unit Controller team

13. Maintain inventory internal control documentation (for the purpose of annual Audits)

14. Provide back-up to Manager Business Unit Control

15. Provides ongoing support and troubleshooting of deployed processes.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Technical skills

• Good knowledge of Microsoft Office environment with strong Excel skills

• Demonstrate a quick understanding of finance with a Logistic orientation

Generic skills

• Fluent in French and English

• Demonstrate a flexible and logical mindset

Behavioral skills

• Work closely with the Liege analysts to ensure Operation Finance is a “Trusted Business Partner”

• Respecting timelines is a must have

• Ability to participate in multi-cultural, multi-linguistic operating environment

• Teamplayer and communicator•

Work Environment: • This role is based at EURO DC Liege in a normal office environment

• Incidental travel might form a necessary part of this role (0 to 2 times per year)

• Multi-cultural environment, with global interactions

• Must be prepared to work extended hours on occasion

Experience: 0 to 2 years-experience in:

• Finance/KPI reporting

• ERP (BaaN, Oracle) and/or WMS (Red Prairie, JDA) are a plus

• Experience working for an international organization is a plus

• Hyperion, Microsoft tools, Business Intelligence tools are a plus


Bachelor’s or Master Degree in Finance

**Job:** **Finance*

**Organization:** **Finance*

**Title:** *Business Unit Controller assistant*

**Location:** *Belgium-Liege*

**Requisition ID:** *LIE0227*

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