EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS:

COMPLETED

POSITION:

NATURE OF BUSINESS:

 

Plant Business Controller

FMCG

 

COMPANY BACKGROUND:

South African subsidiary of a Global Fast Moving Consumer Goods Group

 

LOCATION:

Greater Johannesburg Area

 

REPORTS TO:

Business Planning Manager

 

TOTAL STAFF RESPONSIBILITY:

None

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Assume responsibility for optimising the financial performance of the plant with particular emphasis on: providing accurate and timely business planning and financial analysis; design and monitoring the plant's scorecard/dashboard including specific key performance indicators; translating the strategic plan into specific budget and action plans; optimising costs, capital expenditures, working capital and financial flows; and providing state of the art financial and process oriented methodology and tools in terms of analysis.

 

KEY ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • At least five years experience as a Business Controller/Business Planning Manager for a Plant in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods , Pharmaceutical or Industrial Processing sector.
  • Experience in financial modelling and designing and monitoring a plant KPI dashboard is essential

KEY JOB PERFORMANCE AREAS:

  • Establish himself/herself as Plant Business Controller without alienation of present staff and rapidly assume control of the designated activities
  • Optimise the financial performance of the production plant in terms of costs, capital expenditures, working capitals, financial flows and the improvement of processes and systems
  • Provide financial support to the industrial team with respect to budgets, estimates (including costs per product), risks and opportunities
  • Ensure the accuracy of the industrial costs in the budget and Profit and Loss (P&L) estimates as well as in the Business Planning information system
  • Provide state of the art financial and process oriented methodology and tools in terms of analysis and modelling
  • Translate the company's strategic plan into specific budget and action plans
  • Actively develop, improve and monitor the plant's monthly dashboard and inclusion of specific Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Contribute to the development of the Industrial Master Plan (3 year vision)
  • Contribute to the overall growth and profitability of the company by optimising the financial performance of the plant