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Supply Chain Finance Manager, Africa

Job Name

Supply Chain Finance Manager, Africa


South Africa




Supply Chain & Logistics

Reporting Line:

Senior Manager, Supply Chain Finance AMEA

Job type:

Full time

Lead recruiter:

Vibhuti Shrotria

About the role


This Finance Manager Supply Chain Africa role focuses on leading the financial reporting and business partnering function for Africa Supply chain and providing valuable analytical insights to the Africa Supply chain, commercial & SUBSA leadership teams to drive performance excellence.


You are expected to lead periodic performance reviews for the Supply chain team, evaluate new manufacturing & supply initiatives and other projects across Africa. The individual will manage projects focusing on cost control & optimization, provide analysis & decision support to the Supply Chain teams in understanding ways to drive the focus on efficiency, taking the business forward.
The role is a key interface between Global / Regional Supply chain Finance teams, and the South African /SUBSA Supply chain, Commercial & leadership teams. Leading the budgeting exercise, reporting, and ensuring compliance with all controls & policies, analysis & insights on operational spend is a key requirement to the role.


  • Performance measurement & Reporting:
    • Leading financial reporting activities, including Monthly/Quarterly/Annual closure of books
    • Periodic review of working capital, close monitoring of slow-moving stocks and ensure adequacy of Inventory provisions as per policy.
    • Leading the periodic reviews for the SUBSA Supply chain team, highlighting key variances vs budget and providing insights into operational spend and areas for cost optimization
    • Forecasting and highlighting risks & opportunities across manufacturing & supply chain
    • Leading and delivering the budgeting activities for SUBSA local Manufacturing and regional Supply chain operations, to work closely with Supply chain, Commercial & leadership teams
  • Supply chain projects:
    • Lead evaluation and delivery of Manufacturing/Supply/RTM focused projects across Africa
    • Assess Cost of Goods for new innovation projects & business cases
    • Identify measures to optimize distribution costs
    • Highlight inefficiencies in supply chain processes and work closely with supply chain team on cost saving / value engineering projects.
    • Continuous identification of opportunities to improve processes, optimize costs
    • Interact closely with all relevant stakeholders across functions to ensure commercial/Finance support for new projects, such as SAP readiness, master data setups and other activities as per project timelines
  • Compliance:
    • Compliance of all applicable SOX and internal controls & financial policies with respect to Capex, Opex, procurement, physical verification of stocks across all warehouses and other supply chain process controls.
    • Ensuring green status in all Statutory or Internal audits.

Skills and Experience

  • A proven track record of financial reporting and performance management across manufacturing operations;
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills, strong commercial acumen
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills – English
  • Strong business partnering skills; ability to influence market stakeholders and build trust with key stakeholders
  • Experience of working in cross functional environment
  • Advanced Excel skills, including financial model building
  • Experience working with SAP and BI desirable
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience

  • Belonging: You have a strong capacity to create a culture of ‘Belonging’, where people feel appreciated for who they are, what they do, and who they can become. You’re an authentic leader who acts with purpose and has an approachable, empathetic, open communication style. Embrace multicultural environment with diverse ways of working
  • Mental Agility: You can think critically to penetrate complex problems and expand the possibilities by making fresh connections. You think strategically whilst being execution focused and bring creativity to the challenges you’re presented with. You will have an attitude of constant learning and improving. Inquisitiveness/ curiosity around new media, digital, technology and social trends and possessing an attitude to experiment or innovate in these areas.
  • People Agility: You bring a deep ability to understand and relate to people and navigate through tough situations to harness and multiply collective performance. You create strong positive first impressions and build those into great relationships.
  • Self-Awareness: You have high levels of self-awareness, are reflective and know yourself well, understanding both your own strengths and weaknesses and your impact on others.
  • Results Agility: You demonstrate consistent delivery of results in first-time situations by inspiring teams, exhibiting a presence that builds confidence in yourself and others. You operate at pace, can multi-skill effectively and are at ease in leading projects. You will be highly performance driven, commercially and financially astute.
  • Change Agility: You have a deep natural curiosity, desire to experiment and ability to effectively deal with the heat of change. You have a growth and learning mindset: ready to test, stumble, learn and apply from experience. Highly comfortable with change and ambiguity.

Our culture

We share the passion and entrepreneurial flair of our founder and are guided by our three culture pillars - Fearless, Family and Founders, they inspire our Primos to be the best they can be and drive us forward in all we do. But what does this mean?

·       Being Fearless; means adopting an agile mindset, being comfortable trying new things and taking risks. We are empowered to question, challenge and innovate.

·       Family; We treat each other, and our communities, like Family. Always.

·       Founders; The spirit of entrepreneurship is at the heart of everything we do. We see the business as if it’s our own. We do the right thing for the business and we all take accountability for our work.

When you join Bacardi, you become part of our family and gain more than just a job.

Disclaimer: Bacardi is an equal opportunity employer that values workforce diversity. Diversity is core to our business: by embedding diversity into all aspects of our culture, we maximize the opportunity to achieve sustainable business success and growth. The duties and responsibilities described in the role profile might not be a comprehensive list.