The MCI Finance Manager - Commercial & Africa based serves at the strategic finance business partner supporting the MCI Chief Commercial Officer. This role is responsible for all of the finance, accounting, controls, risk management, FP&A, and Free Cash Flow for the Africa region and the Commerical Support Center team, including supporting Marketing, Strategy, Insights and Commerical Excellence. This role works closely with each Commercial function team to drive and track accurate forecasts and budgets, as well as identify cost saving opportunities and areas for process/business improvement. The Finance Manager's other responsibilities include tracking sales, BME spending management, and monitoring the monthly forecast process to ensure the plan is being executed.
In addition, this role will play a key pivotal role on the AOP & LRP process for the Africa region and Commercial Support Center team and lead the Financial Control support. This role is to support these regions strategic initiatives of driving profitable and sustainable growth.
The Africa region includes markets that are new after acquiring the international brand rights to the Miller brands. South Africa is an MCI focus market and is rapidly growing making it critical for MCI's success. Any expansion in Africa will be led financially by this role.
Serves as the business partner of all of the Chief Commercial Officer of MCI working closely with each functional team and driving and tracking accurate forecasts and budgets, as well as identifying cost saving opportunities and areas for process/business improvement. Owns brand profitability and reporting for total MCI by developing insights into brand performance/SKU performance by market that can be actioned by commercial team.
Directs the MCI international teams on defining and analyzing financial aspects of capital business case development for MCI via the pipeline management START Process (a cross-functional approval process for new packaging and products) and drives quality in decision-making for new products/innovations. This includes carrying out return on investment calculations for new customers and new channels for new products throught the SKU launch proposa,l assessing the profitability impact of the new SKU's for promotional activities, new overhead structures, marketing projects, and capital investments.
Cash Management and Treasury:
Complies with all relevant Coporate Treasuery guidelines as well as establishes and maintains an effective credit risk management, making sure that payment terms are in line with industry standards.
Sets up an effective cash management by minimizing working capital needs and proactively transfers surplus cash to the parent company
Aligns all financing (including leasing) and bank selection decisions with the Corporate Treasury department and ensures that reliable liquidity forecasts are delivered to Corporate Treasury on time.Manages all local insurance topics according to the guidelines and supports the MCI Support Center in the Enterprise Risk Management calculations
Leading the BPR (Business Performance Review) processes for the Commercial and Marketing teams, through P&L and Brand profitability analysis and the Risks & Opportunities for these markets.
Holding the business' accountable for value maximization and alignment with agreed strategies
Taking on the role of PACC Champion focusing on further imbedding PACC across the business' and incorporating into every decision.
Manages a Senior Analyst that focuses on data and reporting
Develops and updates regularly the job descriptions for finance staff
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