Finance Manager – Operations/Risk – Cape Town

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         MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB (Overall objective)

To enhance the financial health of the organisation through financial and risk management activities, adhering to financial and budget requirements, informing process and financial decisions and ensuring legal compliance to OH&S regulations, planning and coordination of commercial financial support and strategic direction for the company’s Operations aligned to the group’s governance framework. Based on Milnerton, Western Cape.

To provide strategic direction for THE COMPANY’S Operations nationally, from a finance perspective, focusing on data and insights and highlighting risks and opportunities.

To develop strong business partnerships through which business objectives and overall budget adherence is achieved in an environment of transparent business dealings.

To support the business in making informed decisions by producing, distributing and presenting monthly, quarterly and annual financial information.

To ensure that accurate reports are timeously produced, analysed and distributed to the various business units with variances and corrective measures highlighted; and further to ensure that such corrective actions are implemented, and monitored

To support the business during the planning and forecasting processes ensuring that risks and opportunities are well balanced

To manage the Operations finance team to ensure the achievement of business objectives and a high quality work through a highly engaged and motivated team

To promote efficiency, productivity and profitability in all areas of the business by ensuring efficient use and protection of company assets

To provide financial simulations and assist in the development of business cases and feasibility for new projects.

To improve profitability, better financial controls and deliver the required and agreed financial objectives by developing and implementing strategies that allow Operations to function with increased efficiency

To manage transport, labour and fulfilment SLA’s to ensure efficient delivery of service.

To ensure compliance and achievement of budgets of the company’s Operations by creating reports, scorecards and processes which will improve controls and overall efficiency

To support the the company’s Operations functions in meeting its strategies though the development of new revenue and cost saving initiatives

To seek and identify opportunities to generate additional profit and enhance new revenue growth through the effective engagement with suppliers

To prevent corporate and reputational risk in the company’s Operations through the development and implementation of a national strategy to reduce inventory at all Distribution Centres

To develop and implement a national strategy to reduce Health and Safety risks across all Distribution Centres

To develop business processes which will lead to greater efficiency

To inform management decisions and drive profitability the company’s Operations through identifying opportunities in different projects, in conjunction with the Head of Operations



  • Strong leadership skills
  • Highly analytical and very skilled individual
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Flexible and a team player
  • Must be self-motivated, self-directed and be able to work under pressure in a fast-paced team environment


  • Management and development of various costing models
  • Business process knowledge
  • Risk management knowledge
  • IT literate, excellent MS Excel knowledge, familiarity with any ERP system and any integrated business analysis tool is a strong plus (SAP / BI)
  • Strong accounting knowledge


  • Deciding and Initiating Action
  • Persuading and Influencing
  • Analysing
  • Planning and organising
  • Formulating strategies and concepts
  • Entrepreneurial and commercial thinking
  • Presenting and Communicating Information
  • Working with People
  • Delivering Results & Meeting Customer Expectations
  • Planning and Organising
  • Learning and Researching
  • Ability to travel

B.Com Degree (Essential)

CIMA or CA qualification (Desirable)


Minimum 5 years of relevant Finance experience, preferably in the FMCG or Pharmaceutical industry in a JSE Listed company.


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Successful applicants will be contacted within 10 days.


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