Mondelez International People Cost Controller, AMEA in SINGAPORE, Singapore

Mondelez International is a US$26 billion snacking powerhouse with operations in more than 80 countries and our brands marketed in 165 countries. It’s a great time to join us; we employ over 100,000 people around the world and are a company full of the world’s favourite brands - Cadbury Dairy Milk, Philadelphia and The Natural Confectionery Company to name just a few. As well as the countless opportunities our business brings, we have fantastic people who do amazing things for our business and their own careers, every day.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an energetic and self-motivated individual to join our highly successful Innovation team based in Singapore.

Reporting to Org. Integration & Transformation Lead, the People Cost Controller, AMEA is responsible to lead the planning and management of AMEA people cost and HR non people cost.

This role will include in-depth analysis of budgets and actual spending to understand the trend, leading to the identification of opportunities and threats and recommendations for appropriate actions to address them. The role will be a business partner to HR enabling the management of org. with a view of delivering the business strategy in the approved cost framework.

Some of the key accountabilities for this role will include (but are not limited to):

Key impact:

  • Take the lead in managing the planning of people cost for AMEA region.

  • Support analytics relating to Rewards assumption

  • Financial “forensics”, target realization and budget management ZBB People cost packages for AMEA region (all functions):

  • Headcount/FTE reporting and management, including vacancies

  • Track monthly spend (People and HR Non People) vs. budget and ensure delivery

  • Development of action plans to deliver savings targets

  • Ensure HR Leaders have clarity on budget spent and budget left

  • Work on cost projections and scenarios as needed

  • Supporting Transformation savings delivery through org. actions, including tracking of restructuring spend and facilitating creating of restructuring budget requests

Support impactful decision-making

  • Responsible for the AMEA people cost budgeting & reporting process, project management of one of the largest cost element of the P&L to ensure budget data is accurate and enables decision making

  • Ensure robust monthly review mechanisms enabling improved insights on AMEA people cost, analyzing business drivers and incorporate into outlooks and estimates

  • Support Overheads group in cost discussions with the Leadership team

  • Perform ad hoc analysis and ensure accuracy of people reporting


  • Partner overheads group in input of people cost in global ZBB tool

  • Support hygiene in the cost centre of employee database and mapping for ZBB reporting

Do you have what it takes?

  • Degree in Business/Finance /Accounting preferably with advanced studies/training (e.g., MBA, MBM)

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or equivalent

  • 12+ years experience working across finance disciplines with a minimum of 2 years in a relevant FP&A function

  • Experience in a fast-paced multinational organization, working in cross-functional, cross-cultural and matrix environments

  • Strong written and oral communication skills with a proven ability to influence at all levels

  • Demonstrated results in analysis, accounting, internal controls, business propositions, project management and cross functional team leadership

  • Self-driven and accustomed to delivering in a highly pressurized environment

  • Ability to train and impart knowledge

  • Knowledge of US GAAP, accounting and internal control policies and procedures applicable to an integrated manufacturing and marketing organization

Title: People Cost Controller, AMEA

Location: AMEA-SG-Singapore-Singapore

Requisition ID: 1707755