Regional HR Controller

About OTB Group
OTB is an international fashion group powering a range of global, unconventional brands, including Diesel, Maison Margiela, Marni, Viktor&Rolf, and Jil Sander. The group also controls the Staff International and Brave Kid companies and holds a stake in L.A. brand Amiri. As its name suggests (OTB, short for “Only The Brave”), the group pushes boundaries and challenges established rules to redefine the world of fashion and lifestyle. OTB fosters the creativity of international talents and expresses the brave, innovative and unapologetic spirit and vision of its founder and chairman Renzo Rosso. With more than 6,000 employees worldwide, the Group is based on a customer centred digital approach, a concrete long-term commitment to the creation of a sustainable and technologically driven business, and a close attention to social issues through the OTB Foundation.


The HR Controller will own the HR planning, cost controlling & compensation management for the OTB Group portfolio of brands in North America (DIESEL, Marni, Maison Margiela, Jil Sander and Staff Intl). 




  • Plan and forecast HC/FTEs and full personnel costs budgets across 5 brands/2 countries (35+ stores + Corporate teams); monthly & during forecasting periods
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and year end analysis and commentary between forecasted vs actual personnel costs and HC/ FTE budget (salaries, overtime, benefits, commissions, bonuses, taxes, 401K, allowances, etc)
  • Partner with brand Finance, Payroll & Accounting on month end closing activities, reconciling all actual costs ; manage alignment of this data across platforms 
  • Forecast trimester and annual HR General Expenses; Partner with brand and Group headquarters for intercompany rechargeable costs;
  • Update Workforce Planning & Control module HRIS database during the budget and forecast process



  • Present monthly HR KPIS (turnover, HC/FTEs and personnel costs, staff costs on sales, retail staff productivity) to HRBP’s & Retail Leadership teams
  • Provide analysis on the effectiveness of various incentives and HR programs against key metrics including turnover and payroll as a percentage of net sales
  • Provide Quarterly analysis to the HR Director & HR VP on metric trends, incentive plan performance, retail staff productivity & identify actions where necessary




  • Lead and manage the calculations of all retail variable compensation schemes including but not limited to bi-weekly commission payments, various incentives and and monthly/seasonal bonus payments
  • Effectively manage & drive the administration of OTB’s annual salary review, incentive plan and MBO processes
  • Provide internal & external benchmark information to HRBP & Recruitment for Compensation/ offer proposals (New hires, promotions, adjustments)
  • Administer all compensation activities including complete salary surveying, benchmarking, ad hoc market analysis, etc.
  • In partnership with Director & VP and the business, design, build, implement, and manage compensation-related programs and incentive plans.


  • Support HRIS Employee Central & Workforce Planning projects and rollouts; perform system audits as necessary
  • Create templates and forms to simplify and improve personnel costs processes
  • Leverage knowledge & expertise of systems to automate reporting
  • Assist HRVP & Finance leaders on regular and ad hoc reporting as well as projects, initiatives and updates
  • Be a strong business partner to HR Team/ Finance & Accounting Teams/ HQ HR Controllers



  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business or human resources
  • 4-6 years of experience in compensation or finance  (workforce planning, a plus)
  • Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality
  • Advanced Excel and Powerpoint presentation skills
  • Experience in HRIS systems & Work Force planning software experience a plus
  • Basic knowledge of SAP
  • Problem solver and action oriented; drive for results
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and writing,
  • Capable of managing multiple deadlines with proven organizational skills,
  • Strong team player and strong relationship builder,
  • Quick learner, ability to grasp key business drivers and communicate in a focused manner.

Salary Range $100,000-$110,000



New York, US

Employment Type:  Full time
Function:  Human Resources
Seniority:  Professional