Behind the success of Montblanc stand not only those who work with and on the products, but also many essential people who make possible or simplify the work of others. Personnel Management, IT, Finance & Control, Purchasing, Logistics and Corporate Social Responsibility are all departments without which a modern company cannot operate. Montblanc considers them the much esteemed prerequisites of success.
Independent working, creative thinking, specialist and social skills help in developing strategy-compliant personnel concepts. Integrity, reliability, accurate working and a good grasp of business complete the skills profile.
• Changes and expansion (e.g. new locations, the installation of new applications, setting up additional work stations, ...)
• Continuing proactive monitoring of the IT infrastructure in all locations
• User Help Desk for IT queries (one-stop shop)
• Dealing with faults with outside suppliers (providers, software manufacturers)
• Supply management for IT components
• User management (authorisation, locking and allocation of resources)
Key prerequisites for working in the IT department are strong consultancy skills, IT know-how and the analytical capacity to understand all the business processes in the field and to provide support in IT.
The activities are ranging from Group consolidation, to Profit & Loss and Balance Sheet accounting, Receivables & Payables administration, and Treasury Management. A high level of interaction with all Hamburg based fundtions (including Production and After Sales Service), as well as periodic exchanges with Montblanc subsisdiaries and Richemont Group functions like Accounting, Treasury and Tax are evidencing the dynamism that the Accounting function embodies. This is only further amplified by the many regulatory changes that this field is going through for both IFRS and German HGB purposes.
The second main pillar is Controlling. It takes care of a broad array of tasks like reporting, analysis, budgeting and forecasting of the worldwide Brand development. It is also here that the coordination of the strategic planning for the Brand takes place. Management information and support is provided to our 4 production sites, the commercial and headquarter functions in Hamburg as well as the Montblanc subsidiaries worldwide. Specialist areas have been established for Product Controlling, Cost Controlling and Strategic Controlling. The latter also includes the important areas of Retail Controlling -were we keep a close eye on the development of our retail store network around the globe and Portfolio Controlling.
Important skills for this work are a very good knowledge of and identification with the components to be supplied or of the procurement service, an analytical approach and an overall grasp of business. The characteristics of an ideal purchaser also include a proactive and creative approach and a steely, yet practical, determination.
Given the global nature of this work, a good knowledge of English and customs and duties is required. Excellent social skills and customer focus are essential for dealing directly with sales organisations across the world. Highly automated storage processes require an expert command of computing for jobs in incoming and outgoing goods departments, and in commissioning and packaging.