Head of Planning Reporting and Cost Base Control

Company Description

Launched in 1998, this pioneering British-born brand has specialised in creating amazing experiences and unforgettable memories - from hotels, city breaks and holidays to theatre, entertainment and spa days. Experts in brightening up online travel, lastminute.com is among the worldwide leaders in the field, helping hundreds of thousands of customers every year find, and do, "whatever makes them pink".

lastminute.com is part of lm group, publicly traded multinational Group, among the worldwide leaders in the online travel industry. Every month, the Group reaches across all its websites and mobile apps (in 17 languages and 40 countries) 60 million unique users that search for and book their travel and leisure experiences. More than 1,200 people enjoy working with us and contribute to provide our audience with a comprehensive and inspiring offering of travel related products and services

Job Description

lastminute.com is looking for a Head of Planning Reporting and Cost Base Control for its Corporate Planning & Control team based in Chiasso.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate, Manage and Improve the Company Planning Processes (such as Long Range Plan, Budget, Reforecasts).
  • Coordinate & Ensure timely and accurate delivery of the Corporate  Monthly Closing figures.
  • Prepare monthly reports on key business indicators to Functional Managers
  • Manage, constantly upgrade and evolving the Business Controlling model and the reporting contents and systems in accordance with the business needs.
  • Control  Company Fixed Cost base (Hr costs and Opex) ensuring a proper resources allocation.
  • Control Capital Expenditures spending and evaluate the return on investments of the key company projects.
  • Ensure the quality and the reliability of data in Management Reporting,  in cooperation with Administration and Management Accounting Teams.
  • Perform ad hoc analysis/reports.



  • At least 5 years experience in a similar role.
  • Degree in the economic field.
  • High knowledge of Office system (specifically Excel). 
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). 
  • Good knowledge of business economics.
  • Good knowledge of an ERP system / Reporting system Tagetik.
  • Good  knowledge of English.


  • Cross- cultural sensitivity, self-motivated and used to working in a dynamic and fast paced environment.
  • Flexibility of working practices, priorities and availability during peaks of the season to meet business demands.
  • Ability to build strong relationships required for liaising with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proactive approach and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and balance priorities.
  • Attitude towards team working, flexibility and dynamism.