• Full Time
  • Lusaka

Zambian Breweries

Vacancy title:


[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Business Management and Administration , Category: Management ]

Jobs at:

Zambian Breweries

Deadline of this Job:

Friday, March 08 2024

Duty Station:

Within Zambia , Lusaka, South – Central Africa


The key purpose of this role is the full responsibility for planning, reporting and control cycle of Supply budgets (VIC, FIC, ZBB, CAPEX, People, Internal Control) on a monthly, quarterly and year end base for the plant.

Key outputs and responsibilities:

  • Annual Plan / Budget
  • Adhere to all deadlines, milestones and submission requirements to the Zone Supply PPM team
  • Review all budget calculations for BOMs and own the end-to-end process
  • Lead the ZBB budget process for the plant and ensure all guidelines, templates and timelines are adhered to
  • Support on the completion of the CAPEX budget as required
  • Lead the headcount and paycost planning process for the plant
  • Ensure all champions initiatives are properly embedded in the budget while avoiding double counting
  • Prepare management review presentations for Zone, respecting guidelines, templates and timelines
  • Ensure final budget is properly uploaded in all relevant tools (COGNOS, SCFD, Syspro)
  • Provide correct bottom-up VIC standards and actuals for MACO reporting
  • Monthly Process (reporting/analysis/review/LE)
  • Responsible for the preparation of a full year forecast outlook (LE) for the plant
  • Identify opportunities to continuously improve results
  • Identify risks, respective root causes and identify gap closing action plans
  • Consolidate and report LE on a monthly basis to the Zone Supply PPM team
  • Review of new BOMs on a monthly basis as and when required
  • Review of the plant P&L and validation that the results reported are accurate and there is no material misstatement
  • Review of headcount & paycost reporting on a monthly basis
  • Leads the completion and presentation of the monthly plant T&M deck with the Plant Manager
  • Monitors coherence between Budget, CAPEX and ZBB Performance of the Plant
  • Responsible for monthly and year end closing activities in supply (esp.. validation of accruals)
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of financial results in line with approved policies & procedures
  • Manage Relationship with Network of Capability Centre (NoCC) for outsourced activities
  • Tracks performance targets for the Brewery Operations to reach World Class Excellence Operational efficiency. (e.g. TEL calculation, by product income tracking, packaging & brewing beer loss etc)
  • Assess Operational efficiency Supply, identify initiatives and lead actions plan to optimize the Supply performance and to close the gaps towards 3YP, Budget, LE, Global Benchmarking
  • Executes Management Reporting for the plant to enable best-in-class operational performance management
  • Review of fixed asset management
  • Define recommendations to support Senior Management decisions
  • Manage projects as required; participate in ad hoc projects
  • Challenge and monitor capacity utilization and footprint strategy where applicable
  • Perform detailed analyses to determine cost opportunities at a plant level and participates actively in zone benchmarking activities
  • Perform strategic studies to streamline the business
  • Ensure the application of coherent definitions and reporting requirements.
  • Mediate on behalf of Supply PPM on performance (P&L) issues/ conflicts across functions.
  • SPOC for the Supply function towards Plant
  • Maintain an effective financial control environment at the plant, this includes but is not limited to ensuring that the following activities take place: –
  • Fixed asset verification – Inventory control effectiveness – Stock counts – Excise return reviews – Decant compliance – Facilitate SARS audits

Minimum Requirements:

  • Relevant 3-year university degree in i.e., accounting, business, economics, engineering or similar
  • MBA / CIMA / CA would be advantageous
  • 3+ years of experience in finance in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience Product Costing
  • Knowledge of Financial Reporting
  • Knowledge of general accounting and consolidation practices
  • Project management, problem assessment and solving skills
  • Working in an ERP environment
  • Working in a process-oriented organization
  • Computer skills (MS Office: Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Good knowledge of consolidation & reporting tools (Cognos)
  • Knowledge of ERP Systems SAP R/3 Module FI/CO, SAP BW

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 36

Level of Education: Associate Degree

Interested candidates should send their CV

To apply for this job email your details to jobszentuthuko@yahoo.com

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