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I'm currently recruiting a Commercial Controller position for an international FMCG business with well know household name brands.
The Commercial Controller will be required to:
Monitor the profitability of each product and make recommendations to the Top Management for price increase or cost reduction / diversification of sourcing
Keeps track with developments in all area of the business especially in the area related to Margin Analysis, Trade and consumer spend, overhead and currency fluctuation.
Implement and Monitor the Promotion Evaluation Process. Support Sales and Marketing team to prepare the Promo Evaluation template. Archive the template for ICF complaints
Carry out financial evaluation of any existing or new projects
Budget Control to ensure that sales/costs are in line with agreed limits/targets. Make sure that the needed action is communicated to the budget responsible persons
Monthly review of correctness and completeness of trade spend and marketing spend accruals.
Analyze the product portfolio and recommend / facilitate course of actions (replace / improve) for any value destroying SKUs
Support special project studies on new businesses, Co-packing & Co- manufacturing with long term profitability studies
Prepare and analyse the channel Profitability and customer contribution statement
Prepare and analyse the monthly GP variance
Control and Monitor the trade and consumer spend
Internal - Regularly interact with Category/Brand Team, Shopper Marketing, Sales Admin Department (for sales), Planning and reporting, Finance Managers, Supply Chain Controllers, Demand Planners to exchange strategy and financial information. On some occasions, he networks with Technical (e.g. Regulatory Affairs, Packaging, Quality)
The Successful Applicant
The successful Commercial Controller candidate would have:
- Strong management accounting knowledge
- Strong analytical skills, good understanding of systems, processes and work-flows, combined with business acumen
- Clear communication
- Leadership & coaching skills
-Proactively taking initiatives
-Identifying and driving improvements
Knowledge and Experience:
SAP, BW, Advanced Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
Experience with general ledger functions and the month-end/year end close process
Experience dealing within FMCG or in the retail sector is highly desirable.
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