Subject Matter Expert Input Cost Pricing and Hedging (m/f/d)


Bonn, DE, 53117 Zug, ZG, CH, 6300 Belgrade, RS, 11080

Job ID:  52939
Estimated Travel:  0 - 25%
Contract Type:  Employee
Talent Area:  Finance, Legal, and Tax



SME Manager Input Cost Pricing and Hedging (m/f/d)



This role is to provide a dedicated Controlling Business Partner to the Procurement organization and Finance/Treasury Organization with a focus on Input Cost pricing and Hedging and with a view on EBITDA and Working capital/Payment terms. The scope of the role includes Metal, ODM, Packaging, Energy, Other plant Cost incl Consumables. Hedging relates to Metal (LME) and Energy (Electricity and Gas)


           Controlling Business partner to Procurement on Input Cost pricing and Procurement Excellence:

  • Scope includes Metal, ODM, Packaging, Energy, Other plant Cost incl Consumables
  • Provide to Procurement and Finance relevant input drivers (e.g. forecasted consumption) for proper tendering
  • Conceive and implement tools to measure ‘Pricing Efficiency’ (e.g. Final purchase vs Market price development)
  • Challenge procurement and suggest improvement areas Globally and regionally = Support Ksenia? (e.g. Shared benefit from Supplier Cost Reduction programs)
  • Follow up on cash in from agreed Supplier rebates

    Controlling Business partner to Procurement and Finance/Treasury on Hedging:
  • Provide to Procurement and Finance/Treasure relevant input drivers (e.g. forecasted consumption) for proper hedging.
  • Join Hedging Committee and propose value added hedging activities.
  • Reviewing and monitoring effective implementation of Hedging policies. Including analyses of under-/overhedging.
  • Understanding Hedging impacts in P&L and OCF.
  • Reviewing and monitoring price developments key cost categories for additional hedging requirements.

    Support effective implementation and execution of Input Cost pass through mechanisms
  • Metal/ODM/Energy/Other (Freight in scope of sales Controlling)
  • Support implementation of measurement/reporting on pass through effectiveness (tracking actual input cost development vs what is passed through to our customers) back 2 back on price, back 2 back on volumes.
  • Suggest improvement opportunities on existing or new pass through mechanisms

    Co-ordination of Forecast and Budget processes on:
  • Input Cost pricing and Hedging assumptions with procurement and relevant Finance functions 
  • Metal Management timing misalignment 

    Closing and Reporting
  • Price Variance analyses and follow on required actions
  • Impact supplier mix change on working capital analyses (feedback procurement)
  • Support with various business requests on pricing incl Capex payback calculation Energy saving/Net price
  • LRP support
  • Training of plant controllers in specific area



  • Technical skills on Hedging Controlling and Accounting.
  • Good communication/convincing skills 
  • Good level of English – other languages welcome
  • Affinity for figures and systems, 
  • Project leading skills
  • Drive for results 
  • Understanding of budget and Forecast process
  • System knowledge:  SAP / advanced Excel skills – Planning tools
  • Other office tools base knowledge


Education, Training, Computer Skills:

  • University degree in economics with a specialization in controlling
  • Possibly an additional or combined Commercial excellence degree
  • Experiences in a procurement/Treasury environment (metal and energy commodity hedging)


Experience: Minimum 3-5 years of working experience in (Procurement) controlling, having worked with Hedging.

About Ardagh Group

Ardagh Group is a global leader in metal and glass packaging solutions, producing packaging for the world’s leading brands. We trace our roots all the way back to the Irish Glass Bottle Company, founded in 1932. Since then we have grown rapidly to a team of more than 20,000 people with revenues of almost $10 billion. Today we have a presence across Europe, Africa and the Americas.


  • Did you know that Ardagh produce many of the beverage cans and bottles you drink your favourite beverages from?
  • Did you know we produce metal and glass packaging which are permanent materials, meaning they can be infinitely recycled without any loss of quality?
  • Did you know we produce more than 160 million containers per day?


Ardagh is passionate about sustainability and have a reputation for innovation. We push the boundaries of what’s possible, pioneering new production methods, new design techniques and new ways to recycle and save energy. Our aim is to reduce any negative environmental impact whilst remaining economically sustainable and socially responsible.

We believe that the success of our business depends on the success of our people. We strive to create working environments where our employees feel valued, can work to their full potential, and where their achievements are celebrated.

Here at Ardagh, we offer exciting and rewarding opportunities for talented and creative people. If you have ambition and want to make an impact with your career, come and join our team, you’ll enjoy the journey!

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