Jersey City, New Jersey, Kuehne + Nagel (KN) is in search of an experienced senior finance professional to support KN's North American Warehousing business (Contract Logistics) offering industry-specific storage and distribution needs to many global and regional blue-chip companies. This role can be based at our regional HQ in Jersey City, NJ, or our Contract Logistics Office in Charlotte, NC.
The Contract Logistics Business Controller manages any controlling related tasks of North Americans warehousing operations which consist of over 70+ large and mid-size distributions centers. The activities involve reporting and forecasting, investment analysis, cost control, risk management as well as working capital management. This is a high visibility role with regular and close interactions with regional and global HQ management teams.
Act as a business partner for Line Management in all finance related tasks
Directly manage a team of US 8 Controllers, and dotted line responsibility for 2 Controllers (ie. Mexico, Canada)
Drive standardization and alignment amongst NAM Contract Logistics Controlling
Dotted line reporting into the Controlling Organization for all Local Financial Analysts and Support staff; to ensure full compliance with all KN financial controlling guidelines
Reporting: Ensure timely, accurate, and efficient month closing process in cooperation with KN policies, manage annual Target and manage quarterly rolling forecast process.
Investment Management: Review, discuss investment applications, and new business ventures with management and present business case for approvals following CoC.
Pricing: Represent Finance/Controlling on all new business opportunities/RFP’s, Ops and Leadership review sessions, ensuring cost data is accurate and company accounting practices are adhered to
Risk Management: Anticipate events with financial exposure for KN, contract review and participate in customer pricing; discuss with senior management and agree on mitigation strategies for any potential risk areas
Profitability Management: Review of P&L’s, Gap analysis to RFC and Target with Management, develop and drive cost control measures, support major procurement projects
YOUR SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES
At minimum Bachelor’s Degree in finance or equivalent
Master’s Degree preferred
Minimum of 7-10 years working experience of which at least 5 years in Finance and Controlling functions
Minimum of 2-3 years of working experience in leading/managing people
Experience in communicating at senior management level
Operational and business “know-how” in Contract Logistics (Warehousing business) highly preferred
Strong leadership skills
Strong personal drive and ability to think in different ways about a single challenge
Controlling and Finance background
Organized, detail-oriented, hands-on, and a team player
Ability to work in the details and summarize/present overview to Senior Mgmt
High level of competence in Excel (pivot tables a must!)
Ability to follow through from beginning to end
Bilingual, Spanish preferred but not required
GOOD REASONS TO JOIN
We offer a rewarding work environment with plenty of opportunities to make an impact and meaningful contribution. KN's culture is characterized by hands-on mentality, teamwork, a strong commitment to tasks and assigned responsibilities, and driven by high customer orientation. We are proud of our global and multicultural work ambiance and the diversity of our teams.