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About the job
JOB AT A GLANCE:
Provide full logistics accounting and financial decision support to the Exco leadership, Managing, Logistics and Finance Directors. Be the principal point of support for all categories relating to logistics financial performance, forecast, budgets and investments plans as well as day to day financial performance. Supporting Inbound, Outbound & Site to Site logistics costs as well the cost incurred at warehouses and distribution centres. The role will require working closely with Finance, Supply Chain, Procurement and Planning teams across the organisation in understanding the operations trade flows and day to day business activities. You will also assume responsibility for the internal controls in logistics.
WHAT YOU WILL DO :
Act as the right-hand man to the CS&L Director with regards to any and all commercial decision support
Lead business decision support and business partnering with regards to warehousing, transportation, freight, customer distribution discounts and administrative activities
Lead finance support & oversight on strategic projects, investment/change initiatives and new long-term logistics contracts.
Lead in the budget planning cycle by working with the logistics heads to develop key assumptions and reflecting all the factors/assumptions in the budget/forecast
Lead the financial evaluation of significant/strategic investment choices to provide a long-term perspective of the impact on Logistics costs
Design, implement and monitor internal controls within the logistics environment
Review capex proposals & requests for Logistics.
Monitor & evaluate the financial performance trends , performance against KPI’s , providing accurate relevant and timely finance information to the business to enable it to meet its finance commitments.
Support the preparation of management reports (Actual vs Forecast vs Budget).
Provision of total cost to serve to facilitate more accurate pricing decisions.
Identify and drive continuous improvement initiatives in logistics.
Ensure full transparency of costs and financial impact to the organization of major or strategic decisions relating to logistics.
Ensure month end close is completed in accordance with tight reporting deadlines.
Qualification and Experience:
B-Comm Accounting degree or equivalent
2 – 3 years experience
1-2 Years relevant accounting and administrative experience in a FMCG environment.