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Jul 25, 2017

KWAL Finance Business Partner (Commercial) Vacancy in Nairobi, Kenya

KWAL is looking for well-organized and highly motivated individuals who are result-oriented to fill the following position:

Job Title: Finance Business Partner – Commercial Function

Function / Division: Commercial

Supervisor / Manager Title: Commercial Director
Location: Nairobi

Job Purpose: Working closely with the Finance Manager, the job holder will be the key liaison and trusted financial advisor to the Commercial Function in supporting the sustainable strategic growth of the business through the provision of various financial analysis to advise decision making.
Responsibilities and Accountabilities
  • Work with the Commercial team in the management of pricing and product costs through margin analysis, identifying acceptable margins and strategies for achieving these margins.
  • Work with the Commercial Director in developing, monitoring and controlling all commercial budgets by providing detailed analysis of all variances and recommending remedial interventions both in the short and long-term.
  • Analyse and advise on credit limits of both key accounts and distributors that drive business growth without high risk exposures for KWAL.
  • Develop, recommend and manage (financial perspective) customers and distributor promotional and incentive schemes to drive organisational objectives.
  • Direct responsibility to the revenue generated by the sales and distribution function through analysis and act as a link to between the sales and distribution department and the overall finance department of the organization.
  • Guide and help develop financial business cases for all investment projects undertaken by commercial function and guide in the monitoring of benefits by gathering data and calculating costs, benefits and returns.
  • In collaboration with the Marketing team, develop activity plans to ensure that Marketing activities are executed in line with targeted levels of investment and agreed cycle plans.
  • Provide input on budgeting and forecasting, challenge cost and revenue drivers within sales meetings and make suggestions to help improve the performance of the business.
  • Work with the Sales team in the development of profit stories to proactively manage delivery of a profitable brand mix in line with business objectives.
  • Build financial awareness to drive a cost conscious culture within the Commercial team.
Minimum Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or business related field.
  • Professional qualification in Accounting/Finance.
  • A minimum of year (5) years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Experience in a supporting a commercial function is an added advantage.
  • Qualitative and quantitative analysis experience
  • Strong analytical approach to problem solving that generates cost-effective and commercially viable solutions taking into consideration company targets.
  • Demonstrates an accurate and structured approach to meeting goals /KPIs.
  • Strong system knowledge is required, including Microsoft Excel and ERP systems.
Relationships and working contacts
  • Internal – The role has close interaction with the Sales & Marketing team within the Commercial function, Finance team and the Supply Chain team.
  • External- Customers, Distributors.
Work Environment: This is an office based role.

How to Apply
If you feel you meet the requirements for this position, send your updated CV with email & telephone contacts of three professional referees and the application letter quoting the Reference number & Title of the position as the subject to : 

The Human Resources Director, 

to be received not later than July 31, 2017. 

Do not attach any certificates/scanned documents to your application.
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
KWAL is an equal opportunity employer and promotes gender equity. 

Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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