Commercial Finance Manager

Job Title:                                Commercial Finance Manager (Pillar 3)

Location:                                Lagos

Reporting to:                         Finance Director

Job Summary

This position exists to provide direct business partnering and financial support to the commercial business channel mainly pillar 3 (Social Marketing).

Key Responsibilities

  1. Production of high-quality financial analysis of Pillar 3 daily sales report analysis of both primary and secondary sales
  2. Responsible to prepare the Pillar monthly management account after WD7 which
  3. Supporting the SMD in regular business reviews
  4. Leading on cost reduction initiatives in the commercial channels
  5. Advising on product pricing and price waterfall management, including financial management of promotional initiatives and marketing schemes.
  6. Working with the finance director to develop and oversee operational and financial controls procedures and AFB initiatives within the channel.
  7. Responsible with the SMD to produce a high-quality business cases to support new product launches, market opportunities.
  8. Support the channel, leading in overseeing the operational performance of key business partners
  9. Identification of financial risks in the commercial channels, along with mitigating strategies
  10. Support the channel lead in developing new business opportunities whether this be new channels, new geographies or expansions of product and service offerings in existing channels.

Qualifications

  • Qualified / Chartered Accountant (ACA, ACCA).
  • Degree-educated or equivalent.

Experience & Skills

  • At leastfive years post qualification, and with relevant experience of management accounting/business partnering in a commercial entity, ideally in the FMCG or pharmaceutical distribution sectors.
  • Experience in strategic planning and execution of plans to achieve objective and targets.
  • Demonstrated success in formulating policy, development, and implementation of strategies.
  • Excellent knowledge of financial management systems and reporting.
  • Hands-on experience with computerised Accounting Systems; Knowledge of Sun Systems is desirable. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain contacts with senior-level government and distributors.
  • Experience of working with colleagues in geographically separate locations.
  • Able to communicate effectively (both written and oral) at all levels.
  • Cross-functional team player.

Personal Attribute

  • Strategic thinker, excellent analytical skills.
  • Strong results orientation.
  • Excellent leadership and management aptitude
  • Pro-choice.
  • Interest in public health, particularly sexual and reproductive health.
  • Flexibility to operate in a changing environment.

If you meet the above requirement, kindly share CV in word format to cv@fmcgsearch.com and use Job title as subject of the mail.

Job Location: Lagos

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