Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 24,100 employees in 64 countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress.
The Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet plan crafted around three pillars : protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering better life.
The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and air purification systems.
Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net sales of €10.
2 billion in 2019. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels (SOLB) and Paris and in the United States, where its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a Level I ADR program.
Novecare develops and produces formulations that alter the properties of liquids. It offers solutions to the oil and gas industry using an extensive range of surface chemistries combined with applications expertise.
Novecare also provide specialty solutions for certain industrial applications, agricultural, and coatings markets.
Job Overview and Responsibilities
The Novecare Fixed Cost and R&I Controller role will partner with GBU Finance teams and GBU Functions VP by providing current and forward looking reliable and timely analysis used to facilitate decision-making in term of fixed cost management.
He / She will provide financial support to the R&I activities and growth projects. He / She will develop Business Analysis tools to provide the most appropriate advice to the Business / Function team in term of fixed cost management.
He / She will act as the liaison between the GBU and SBS and Corporate Finance and will guarantee compliance with and adherence to the standards and procedures defined by Solvay Corporate Finance.
Key Responsibilities : 1. Track, forecast, and report on the Novecare fixed costs. He / She need to go beyond reporting of data.
It is key to understand numbers and trends of costs in order to anticipate warn and explain any deviation.a. Responsible for WW consolidation, tracking and analysis of fixed cost.
b. Issue monthly report showing spending trend and variance versus forecast.c. Provide WW Controller monthly reconciliation of fixed cost with BFC.
d. When required meet with or answer any questions from Function leader on their fixed cost in a timely fashion.e. Challenge GBU stake holders on targets and spending.
f. Explain and follow up on deviation and variances on a monthly basis.g. Consolidate quarterly fixed cost bridge.h. Lead Budget / BFR / BMR process among the controlling team in term of fixed cost and build bridges.
2. Provide financial support to the R&I and functions activities and R&I / Functions’ growth projects : a. Forecasting, reporting and tracking of Innovation Delivery.
b. Review compliance of capitalization.c. Track, Forecast and Report R&I Function Fixed Cost. 3. Follow-up of restructuring plans for Novecare GBU in compliance with GAR requirements.
4. Maintain cost center structure globally according to Novecare organization. Ensure regional structures are aligned to meet global Novecare reporting needs.
5. Develop Business Analysis tools collaboratively with controlling team to provide the most appropriate advice to the R&I, Business and Functions teams in term of fixed cost.
6. Maintain globally SRM7 Matrix for Novecare. 7. Prepare ad hoc analysis as needed.
Education and Experience