Klüber Lubrication, a company of the Freudenberg Group and part of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities, employing over 2,400 people in more than 30 different countries, is the world’s market leader for specialty lubricants. Our passion is innovative tribological solutions that help our customers to be successful. We supply more than 2,000 different products, many of them customized, and provide service support in almost the entire world’s industries and markets. To support our team we are looking for a 

General Manager Finance & Administration Klüber Lubrication France

Your tasks

  • Business Partner to the General Manager Sales & Marketing
  • Responsible for supporting the business model to generate customer value and translate the operational metrics into measures of performance
  • Manage Finance, Accounting and Tax, Controlling, Legal, Human Resources, Supply Chain Management, Customer Service and Information Technology topics and staff
  • Provide annual objectives and direction to departments reporting into the position; establish HR strategies, policies and procedures, communicate and enforce the Freudenberg Guiding Principles
  • Responsibel for hiring, compensation and reassignment of employees, performance management, people development and training plans, talent management and succession planning in alignment with the Group
  • Full P&L responsibility of the legal entities within the Group’s authorization limits
  • Responsible for the preparation of monthly and long term finance projections, investment planning and budgeting, profitability analysis and reports; defining and ensuring conformity with General Accounting practices, legal regulations and company policies for finance and accounting
  • Responsible for the individual activities in connection with the compilation of the annual report in cooperation with auditors; maintaining relations with external auditors and discussing and evaluating their findings and recommendations
  • Provide explanation and information to the tax authorities; maintain appropriate insurance coverage and monitor all open legal issues involving the entity
  • Understand and mitigate the key elements of the risk profile, monitor legal issues, ensure the company complies with legal and regulatory requirements
  • Lead the operative planning process, implement planning tools as well as reporting and controlling standards to track activities and support Sales  
  • Manage and lead the provision of shared services provided from and to Klüber France and from and to other Business Units of the Business Group
  • Cooperate with and counsel Executive Management and other job holders, if they work in areas that are directly in line with area of responsibilities
  • Establish overviews, profitability calculations and balance sheet analyses in preparation of advisory board and shareholder meetings
  • Work in accordance with Freudenberg’s “Guiding Principles of the Freudenberg Group” and Klüber Lubrication’s “Guidelines for Leadership & Teamwork” 


Our expectations

  • University Degree
  • Minimum of 5-10 years management experience in positions within the Finance area, preferably in small to medium sized organizations with established systems and controls
  • Deep knowledge of Finance and Business Administration processes / Human Resources Management
  • Experience in working with a Shared Service Center organisation in an international setup
  • Entrepreneurial thinking, action and strong communication and leadership skills; able to set priorities, provide vision and empower others to take action, develop people and teams to their full potential
  • Strong capacity for decision making and analysis
  • Good project management skills, experience in leading projects across entities
  • Initiative, speed and ease for adaptation to change
  • Good understanding of legal aspects (e.g. contract experience)
  • Languages: French (essential), English (essential) and German (convenient)

Kluber Lubrication France

Turnover:  Approx. 17,8 Mio € in 2019

Total Employees: 43

Email address for applications: karin.brunner@klueber.com

Do you have any questions?

Klüber Lubrication France S.A.S.
Diana Chauvin ∙ 10-16 allée Eugène Ducretet ∙ 26014 Valence Cedex ∙ www.klueber.com
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