Supply Chain Controller Job in Kenya

Our client in the FMCG industry is looking to fill the role below:   

Job title: Supply Chain Controller   

Reports to:
Finance Manager/Supply Chain Manager

Principal Accountabilities / Main Functions

Business Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Collating relevant input for supply chain planning and forecasting (export distributor sales out/stock holding assumptions; working capital assumptions; cash budgets and forecasts etc)
  • Integrated Planning Process: Agree assumptions on cost components evolution, generate cost forecast
  • Providing technical support to end users by hands-on amendment of FI and CO configurations and customizing
  • Financial accounting/controlling
  • Look for and quantify potential and real savings, make recommendations.
  • Coach process owners to help them understand / identify cost drivers, identify and quantify risks
  • Annual Business Planning for Supply chain in liaison with production and logistics team to develop forecast volumes
Management Reporting
  • Preparation of monthly export distributor and working capital reports for local management;
  • Support management : create visibility around costs: analyse and investigate trends for costs, versus comparative data,
  • Submission of detailed supply chain management information to the corporate centre abroad via a central information system(SCALE), ensuring that accurate and complete information is submitted within the timelines set by the corporate centre;
  • Implementation of activity based costing allocation model,
  • Submission of routine cash and currency management reports to corporate treasury via a central information system (TIS), ensuring that accurate and complete information is submitted within the timelines set by the corporate centre
Distributor and Supply Chain Controlling
  • Routine monitoring, analysis and evaluation of actual distributor sales/stock performance and local supply chain performance (planning, logistics, customer service and working capital)
  • Annual evaluation of product cost development (ICPs and Import costs); Regular evaluation of manufactured cost of goods.
  • Understands the production process.
  • Monitor variances and identify root-causes and make recommendations
  • Period end closing of COGS and Inventory accounting
  • Highlighting of significant deviations from logistics and production plan and/or forecast to the line management;
  • Inventory management through management of stock take exercises. Preparation of Inventory KPI’s-Days Holding, ABC Analysis.
  • Financial accounting, reporting – ABC, COGS and Inventory, Distribution costing, Variance reporting, Balance sheet separation (Working and invested capital calculations)
  • Logistics and production general expenses control-analyse actual expenditure vs plan. Ensure correct absorption of costs into manufactured products
  • Production process analysis-actual throughput vs planned production volumes, variance analysis
Education and Knowledge Requirements
  • Bachelor commerce or related qualification (Accounting, Management Accounting, Economics). 
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years experience within a mid to large company financial management role preferably FMCG
  • Relevant experience in reporting, budgeting/forecasting and working capital management an advantage.
  • Advanced SAP experience ideal.
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • Proactive, good communicator, with excellent analytical skills
  • Intermediate to Advanced Ms Excel skills
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