1+ months

Region Central Controller Cardiac Rhythm Management (m/f/d)

Eschborn, Hessen 65760

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/abbott-/, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

In Germany, Abbott has more than 3,000 employees working in manufacturing, research and development, logistics, sales and marketing. They are located at Abbott`s German headquarters in Wiesbaden and its sites in Hanover, Neustadt am Rübenberge, Wetzlar, Eschborn, Witten, Cologne and Jena. Abbott Automation Solutions in Hamburg (formerly GLP Systems) is now Abbott.

Abbott Cardiac Rhythm Management Division is looking for a

Regional Controller Central DACH & Poland (m/f/d)

The Regional Controller has the full responsibility over the P/L of Region Central (DACH & Poland) (processes and results). Within this role, he/she acts as the key business partner of the regional commercial leader, while constantly ensuring financial compliance with all relevant internal and external standards. With these two responsibilities, the Regional Controller drives compliant bottom-line management and has the oversight for all value creation activities in Region Central.

The focus of the role clearly lies in the coordination of value creation and business partnering with the commercial leaders in the region. This includes a deep understanding of latest business developments, while the forward-looking part of the role should always overweight. The regional controller will own the commercial risk management (risks & opportunities transparency) and has the constant responsibility to develop scenarios to offset financial exposures in close collaboration with the commercial management.

As a key member of the regional leadership team, the Regional Controller has full transparency into all aspects of the P/L and will involve him-/herself into all drivers of value creation (such as bonus plans, recruitments, investments, projects, payroll, etc.). As part of this full P/L responsibility, the Regional Controller will also take the lead in projects across the organizational matrix, driving value creation beyond his/her formal scope, while never taking over the work itself (SSO, CFO, Customer Service, etc.).

Finally, the Regional Controller is constantly committed to simplification and standardization. He/she helps his/her organization to reach these goals, while ensuring that non-value-adding tasks are systematically eliminated rather than shifted. To achieve these goals, the Regional Controller closely collaborates with the European Headquarter FP&A group and the Abbott Shared Services Organization (SSO).


• Accountable for the development and the delivery of all LBE commitments during the year (process as well as content). Ensure strong operational discipline for all finance-driven processes across the organization.

•Ensure full financial compliance with all activities in scope.

•Identify needs to data to support decisions and drive the decision making process, ideally to alternative options and scenarios. Enable the commercial leadership to think in the same structure and encourage them to reach out for help.

•Provide ongoing standard analysis on all levels of the P/L, mainly revenue, margin and operating expenses. The predominant focus should be on forward-looking analysis and risks/opportunities. Develop mitigation plans where needed
to offset risks (Development of the “Plan B”).
•Beyond the standard, proactively drive new ways of looking at the results and commitments. Closely collaborate with the regional leadership team to drive value creation through FP&A work. Also identify specific projects together with the leadership team to further drive value creation.

•Utilize the benefits of the matrix. Take ownership on all tasks that directly influence the P/L and bring the experts to the table across expertise groups and functions. Help the support groups understand where they can positively influence the P/L without feeling responsible to take over parts of their role.

•Support the broader controllership tasks and the needs of the specialist groups in commercially related tasks (internal audits, external audits, tax process changes, inventory management, etc.)


• Proven financial influencing skills at senior management level. Ability to drive change amongst peers and senior commercial leaders. Strong Business Partnering skills.

• Proven mastery on large data handling and tool-driven data analysis. Strong experiences on Excel and an established data-cube system (Hyperion, Dodeca, etc.). SAP capabilities are a plus.

• Sufficient accounting and compliance experience to set the tone to the overall organization (e.g. Big4 or Internal Audit experience)

•Visible passion for change management

•Fluent (spoken and written) in English and German

• Team player within a matrix organization design

Abbott Germany has a range and variety of jobs on offer in a positive and dynamic environment that allows you to maintain a healthy work-life balance. We provide development opportunities as part of our comprehensive Talent Management Program. Your contribution to the company’s success will be rewarded with a competitive salary package. We offer comprehensive benefits to suit the lifestyles of all our employees, from a retirement plan that is far above market average, a save-as-you-earn program, to educational scholarships for children, and health management initiatives for staff and their dependents.

Do you like the sound of this job and think you’ve got what it takes? Then send us your CV today. We look forward to receiving your application.

Discover why candidates choose a career with Abbott in Germany.

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

Division: CRM Cardiac Rhythm Management
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Medical Surveillance: Not Applicable
Significant Work Activities: Not Applicable


Posted: 2020-01-29 Expires: 2020-05-01

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