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ID:  122837

Norfolk Va, US

Cost Controller


Led by Rodolphe Saadé, the CMA CGM Group, a global leader in shipping and logistics, serves more than 420 ports around the world on five continents. With its subsidiary CEVA Logistics, a world leader in logistics, and its air freight division CMA CGM AIR CARGO, the CMA CGM Group is continually innovating to offer its customers a complete and increasingly efficient range of new shipping, land, air and logistics solutions.

Committed to the energy transition in shipping, and a pioneer in the use of alternative fuels, the CMA CGM Group has set a target to become Net Zero Carbon by 2050.
Through the CMA CGM Foundation, the Group also acts in humanitarian crises that require an emergency response by mobilizing the Group’s shipping and logistics expertise to bring humanitarian supplies around the world.

Present in 160 countries through its network of more than 400 offices and 750 warehouses, the Group employs more than 130,000 people worldwide, including 2,900 in Marseilles where its head office is located.




Position Summary:

Business expert in revenue and operational expenditures tasked with monitoring, analyzing, and reporting of financial evolutions and actions taken to minimize financial exposure.  Assists in driving the strategy to identify key areas where costs could be optimized, and revenues maximized.  Maintain and update systems with all contractual information that will support automation of invoice control.  Make recommendations to management based on in depth operational and financial analysis for enhancement of controlling cost within the organization.

Position is responsible for leading interviews with various stakeholders and creation of summary to increase cost and revenue awareness and drive actions across the organization and upper management.  Perform vendor site visits in order to identify process inefficiencies and make proposals on ways to drive cost reduction. Develop and monitor NAM Group Trade operational budget.


This position will be responsible to:

Data Management

Develop, streamline, implement, and maintain data sources, data analytics systems including dashboards for use in analysis, reporting, and forecasting


Budget and Forecasting

  • Use statistical techniques of data mining, predictive modeling, and scenario analysis to perform regression analysis establishing proper correlation and causation between key data sets


Financial Variance Analysis

  • Perform budget vs actual and trend variance analysis to provide detailed and robust variance explanations
  • Regularly meet with key stakeholders to further confirm and validate analysis findings and gather information on actions taken by the responsible departments to correct and improve financial performance  
  • Find, implement and follow initiatives or projects willing to optimize group margin
  • Perform Cost Control missions in the network to identify initiatives (“In the Field”)



  • Compile financial and operational data into single source of truth providing detailed cost/revenue evolutions and explanations of variations and actions taken to improve financial performance


P2P Support & Control

  • Collect stevedoring, port and depot contracts and update OTM
  • Maintain and optimize tools like VCR to minimize manual invoice booking and controls including accrual review of abnormal estimates
  • Monitor Agency and SSC performance and KPIs and perform P2P support missions in SSC to improve process and correct recurrent issues (“In the Field”)
  • Miscellaneous related duties or projects as assigned.


  Skill Sets / Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 2-4 years of experience in either audit, financial analysis, internal control or cost control required
  • Experience with SAP/COGNOS
  • Experience with reporting information to top management
  • Advanced working knowledge in data analytics, forecasting and presentation of information
  • Solid knowledge of accounting / finance principles
  • Basic knowledge in project management
  • Advanced skill with Microsoft Office products with emphasis on Excel, and Access
  • Ability to work under stress and tight deadlines with high level of accuracy
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing with strong presentation skills
  • Advanced problem solving and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to work independently and in team environment
  • Accepts responsibility and accountability with focus on results
  • Ability to monitor and manage priorities and work on multiple tasks concurrently
  • Ability to develop processes and design process manuals
  • Ability to read and interpret contractual agreements
  • Ability to train other team members


  Skill Sets / Education & Experience Preferred:

  • Working knowledge of container shipping industry or supply chain preferred

CMA CGM (America) LLC is committed to equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected classification.











Nearest Major Market: Hampton Roads

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