Provide financial and business advisory support to the Country sourcing leadership team with a view to analyse, recommend areas of improvements and strengthen the control environment, ensuring the relevance and integrity of the financial information required for management decisions.
Nature & Scope Of Position: -
This position is located in the Head Office in Lagos and reports to the Chief Financial Officer – Cement.
The sourcing controller ensures that all stakeholders across the country cement business clearly understand all cost assumptions relating to all sourcing cost base. Ensuring that sourcing savings plans are identified challenged and risks/ opportunities are proactively highlighted and managed.
The incumbent will review the financial performance of the sourcing function with detailed value-added analysis including Monthly Raw Material Price and Usage variance. Including the Consolidation of all sourcing performance action plans from all plants and Head Office, monitor potential savings, follow up on progress and report to Country Sourcing Director.
The sourcing controller will consistently ensure the application and effectiveness of key controls through risk assessment and identification of key areas for improvement and ensure corrective measures are executed within agreed time frames. Running contract changes through the cost model and providing input and explanation to the contract change team on the impact of changes.
To succeed in this position, the incumbent should have strong business acumen and an analytical mind and a strong ability to work with people across the country cement business and achieve results with and through others. An analytical mind and bias for quantitative information is required to deal with the barrage of this form of information that the incumbent deals with on a regular basis. He has to be a team player, as his job requires effective partnering with a lot of people both within and outside the organization. Other essential qualities include professionalism, honesty and integrity, coaching and people development as well as good judgment capabilities. He should also be technically competent with a good appreciation of the Company’s operations.
The major challenges of the job include getting local management to respond timely to information input requests and converting these into Group required formats and transmitting same within tight reporting deadlines. Given the recent integration, Other challenges include using available resources to cope with increasing information requirements. Other challenges include identifying the impact of strategic initiatives and ensuring that information provided will add value to the business.
Principal Accountabilities: -
- Provide financial support to the logistics management team by ensuring timely delivery of accurate financial reports
- Ensure effective analysis, forecasting and control of key cost and from time to time providing analysis and insight to the wider logistics community.
- Review and analyze performance of strategy trucks across the regions.
- Develop, maintain and interpret key weekly/monthly/quarterly dashboards
- Consistently ensures the application and effectiveness of key controls in the Supply Chain functions through risk assessment and identification of key areas for improvement and ensure corrective measures are executed within agreed time frames.
- No direct report