Why would I want this job?

In line with TR Americas strategy and Global Retail Finance guidelines, the Head of Finance and Operations acts as a business partner and manages, with a team of 2, the business controlling, the financial reporting, the operations follow up and the internal control in order to enhance TR Americas performance.

What would I be doing?

Business Partner


  • In line with global Travel Retail Strategy, and company/GTR financial framework and guidelines, act as business partner to the MD TR Americas, advise, support financial decisions and provide strategic insights to improve the business performance
  • In line with global Travel Retail Strategy, and company/GTR financial framework and guidelines, support financial & business decisions with the TR Americas sales and marketing teams to improve business performance
  • Support building of strategic long term & retail growth plans
  • Set up, streamline and rationalize existing internal processes, implement new processes and develop analysis needed for TR Americas expansion.


Business Controlling


  • Provide the management with clear understanding of the business, through dashboards & scorecards
  • Analyze and provide recommendations for actions about sell in and sell out
  • Develops & provide thorough analysis of retail stores performance
  • Challenge and follow the A&P investments
  • Drive profitability, product allocations and mix optimization
  • Ensure a relevant Credit Management in line with company DSO guidelines


Financial Reporting


  • Own volumes, net sales and MOP reporting to GTR and company on a monthly basis for actuals
  • Lead the Budget and its revisions for the region: Establish the calendar. Provide guidance and support to the markets. Challenge budget assumptions. Follow-up of adjustments requested by the Global team
  • Drive the Risk & Opportunity and landing processes
  • Owns CAPEX submission and follow up process
  • Ensure quality, integrity and timely availability of financial information






  • Drive the end to end planning cycle so product forecast supports business and financial plans and ultimately maximizes sales and inventory
  • Ensure the on time, in full delivery of products in the TR Americas Warehouses
  • Daily liaison with local warehouse to optimize order flow & inventory level based on business needs
  • Liaise on supply issues/challenges and warehouse management
  • Follow up and challenge of Sales teams’ requests
  • Responsible for accurate APO reporting to company on a monthly basis
  • Responsible for monthly BE reporting


Internal Control


  • Guarantee compliance and integrity across the Region
  • Lead ERICA processes for TR Americas
  • Ensure audit high performance and guarantee resolution of audit challenges


Direct and Transversal Management


  • Directly manage 2 teams members (1 permanent & 1 VIE/part time) : define their objectives, ensure their development and assesses their performance
  • Build strong and trustful relationships with GTR finance teams in other regions and at global level
  • Build relevant relationships and specific knowledge with domestic Markets (finance community and broader)


Qualifications, Experience & Skills Required

What would make me qualified?


  • University degree or Business School. Majors or post-grad qualification in Finance or related subjects a plus


  • Fluency in English. French & Spanish a plus

Professional Experience & Know How

  • Minimum 12 years’ experience in Finance; successful Management Accounting positions with solid financial analysis background
  • Strong knowledge of finance & accounting principles combined with good commercial acumen
  • International mindset
  • Leadership in complex cross-functional environments & Team  Management

Technical & Management Skills

  • Strong analytical skills, with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Action and result oriented, driving for improved performance
  • Good organization & planning
  • IT (SAP, Hyperion-Essbase, Cognos, PowerBI, MS Office, Concur Invoice)

Personal & Interpersonal Skills

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Effective team player across diverse disciplines and cultures/time zones
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills with cultural diversities
  • Strategic thinking
  • Integrity will be key
  • Initiative & action driven, and autonomy
  • Ambitious and eager to learn and take on new challenges
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • High levels of energy
  • Needs to travel approx. 10%-20% of time