EXECUTIVE SEARCH STATUS:

Completed

POSITION:

NATURE OF BUSINESS:

JOB LOCATION:

Business Planning Manager

FMCG

Roodepoort

REPORTS TO: Finance Director

 

TOTAL STAFF RESPONSIBILITY: 4

 

SUMMARY OF EXECUTIVE OPPORTUNITY:

Assume responsibility for controlling the finances of two business units and supporting the Management Team in the evaluation of different top line business strategies from a financial perspective. The position is also responsible for making recommendations on potential opportunities and investments; building company budget/estimates; monitoring and communicating the top line company performance against budget; and monitoring actual costs against estimates for the Commercial, Marketing and Head-Office divisions. 

 

GROUP BACKGROUND:

South African subsidiary of Global Fast Moving Consumer Goods Group

 

KEY EXECUTIVE ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED:

  • Must have a Bachelor of Commerce or Accounting Degree
  • At least six years experience as a Business Controller/Business Planning Manager for the sales and marketing division of a Fast Moving Consumer Goods company
  • Should ideally have worked for a multinational company
  • Must have managed a Finance team
  • Must have budget building and controlling experience
  • Some experience in Auditing would be advantageous

KEY JOB PERFORMANCE AREAS:

  • Support the Management Team in evaluating top line strategies from a financial perspective
  • Devise, analyze and make recommendations on business optimization and investment opportunities in consultation with other functions to maximize profitability
  • Support the African Expansion (Exports) function with financial evaluations to grow business aggressively
  • Lead the financial evaluation of new product launches and business strategies
  • Compile the Company’s budgets/estimates
  • Manage and maintain the company finances to ensure targets are met and exceptions are highlighted
  • Provide monthly animation of the Profit and Loss (P&L) in comparison with Budgets/Estimates
  • In conjunction with the Financial Controller, manage the monthly closing for the two business units of the company
  • Together with the financial controller, manage financial reporting to the Group within deadlines
  • Control and communicate the Commercial, Marketing and overheads spend
  • Maintain a strong link with the Zone Business Controller
  • Contribute to the overall profitability of the company