TE Connectivity Logistics Controller AUT EMEA (M/F) in BENSHEIM, Germany
TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $12 billion global technology leader. Our connectivity and sensor solutions are essential in today’s increasingly connected world. We collaborate with engineers to transform their concepts into creations – redefining what’s possible using intelligent, efficient and high-performing TE products and solutions proven in harsh environments. Our 72,000 people, including over 7,000 engineers, partner with customers in over 150 countries across a wide range of industries. We believe EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS – www.TE.com.
The Logistics Controller reports, plans and forecasts freight and distribution expenses for the Automotive EMEA Buiness Unit. He/She performs periodic analysis on the spend and identifies efficiency opportunities. The person in this role also drives optimization as well as standardization of practices across EMEA plants / legal entities
Tasks Summary & Responsibilities
Planning and Reporting:
Establishment of the yearly budget for Freight and Distribution spend in collaboration with Logistics, Warehouse, Supply Chain teams and local entities
Regional reporting and forecasting of freight and distribution spend for EMEA region within the month end close cycle
Analysis of actual vs. forecasted/budgeted costs for freight and warehousing spend by providing concise information on deviations to the EMEA management.
Organization and lead of monthly reviews with EMEA entities and Logistics management to review actual performance in Freight and Distribution & Shipping Spend vs. Forecasted/budgeted costs.
Identification and follow-up of saving projects to further reduce freight and warehousing spend. Jointly drive initiatives with Carrier and Logistics managers.
Identification of critical products with high premium freight costs including initiation and follow-up of action plans with Supply Chain, planning and customer service teams.
Monthly review of allocation keys ensuring accuracy of charged freight costs to the business unit
Ad-hoc projects & analysis: provide decision support to management on projects and initiatives related to freight via financial modelling
Ensure freight and warehousing processes in the local entities are in line with TE Premium Freight Policy (Approval request in SAP; Usage of GL Accounts; Definition of Premium Freight per se).
Definition and launch of SAP Reports related to FAP (Freight Audit Payment) together with the Logistics team.
Further develop existing reporting systems and processes allowing a pro-active flagging of risks to the EMEA management.
University degree (economics or controlling preferred). Internationally recognized accounting qualification (CPA, ACA, or ACMA) is a plus.
Several years’ experience in various Controlling and Finance assignments
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to form successful working relationships quickly at all levels
Experience in statistical analysis and financial modelling
Accurate, systematic, and independent work style
Strong analytical skills
Fluent in English both written and spoken
Comfortable to work in a fast-paced, international matrix organisation
Good knowledge of Microsoft Office Package, especially Excel
SAP R/3 knowledge is an advantage
Customer Focus - Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with customers in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect.
Decision Quality - Makes good decisions (without considering how much time it takes) based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; most of his/her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time; sought out by others for advice and solutions.
Ethics and Values - Adheres to an appropriate (for the setting) and effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times; acts in line with those values; rewards the right values and disapproves of others; practices what he/she preaches.
Functional/Technical Skills – Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
Informing - Provides the information people need to know to do their jobs and to feel good about being a member of the team, unit, and/or the organization; provides individuals information so that they can make accurate decisions; is timely with information.
Integrity and Trust - Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; does not misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.
Organizational Agility - Knowledgeable about how organizations work; knows how to get things done both through formal channels and informal networks; understands the origins and reasoning behind key policies, practices, and procedures; understands the culture of the organization.
Requisition ID: 2016-75556
Business Unit (Current): Transportation Solutions - Automotive