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Financial Controller – Supply Chain

About the role 
Financial Exposure

  • The KBL Supply Chain Cost base is GBP 240m covering both Beer and Spirit businesses.

Size and Complexity 

  • KBL has a broad beverage portfolio, consisting of international and local brands including soft drinks.
  • KBL is one of the main plain players in the country necessitating the need for continually seeking growth opportunities considering the increasingly competitive environment.
  • The KBL manufacturing footprint covers a significant and complex Operations. Thus, a clear understanding of the end-to-end process is key. Not clear on message on the last 2 paragraphs

Leadership Responsibilities and Decision-Making Rights 

  • This role will proactively partner with the Supply Chain Division responsible for all supply finance topics (budget, forecasts, analysis and cost optimization).
  • Attend all key Supply Chain senior management team meetings and ensure a strong collaborative working relationship to allow delivery of key financial targets.
  • BE AUTHENTIC – Standing up for what you feel is right and important without exception. Building great relationships with business partners and stakeholders. Demonstrate and role-model high integrity, including being open and honest at all times. Value the differences in people and treat everyone with dignity and respect.
  • FIND SOLUTIONS – Think about how finance and operational processes operate and support the business in understanding performance. Develop and apply great understanding of business context and impact on supply chain.
  • MANAGE PEOPLE FOR SUCCESS – Take ownership for individual and overall performance outcomes. Build, mentor and encourage individual teams working. Proactively identify, drive and lead how to embed sustainable performance management culture within KBL driving cost efficiencies.
  • CONSISTENTLY DELIVER GREAT PERFORMANCE – Demonstrate drive to make a positive difference to business performance across the supply chain. Identify clear priorities and focus on them at all times. Demonstrate brilliant execution in all aspects of work. Have a positive outlook, and channel energy into finding solutions. Committed to outstanding team performance.
  • GROW YOURSELF – Develop and apply self-awareness. Leverage expertise within the wider supply chain finance community to grow your own capability and experience. Look for and respond to feedback.

Role responsibilities 

  • Partner with Operational heads of departments to understand current and future spend requirements and ensure delivery of operational efficiencies and cost initiatives underpinning financial forecasts.
  • Support all planning activities for Supply Chain, delivering Budget, Long range plans, re-forecasts and monthly rolling forecasts.
  • Lead reviews of monthly performance and providing guidance and insight to drive decision making.
  • Understand and challenge KPIs to be able to articulate key movements in spend and to drive cost efficiencies include process end to end understanding.
  • Provide oversight over the SF analysts deliverables.
  • Understand production processes by regular visits to the factory floor and communication with the operations teams.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • Qualified accountant (CPA/ ACCA) with 5 years post qualification experience and suitable university degree in finance/accounting
  • Supply finance background, with experience of manufacturing analysis, supply chain analysis, cost accounting etc.
  • Consistent track record of building remote cross-functional business partnerships
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Experience with SAP, including monthly reporting and planning.
  • Good communications skills


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