Monday, 25 September 2017

Job Opportunity At Diageo-Finance Director


Other Dar es Salaam District Dar Es Salaam
Application deadline

Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL) is a fully integrated beverage business in Diageo Africa (supply and demand for beer and spirits) It is a subsidiary of East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL), the largest business unit in Diageo Africa and the second largest listed company on the NSE in Kenya.
This position’s primary accountability is for all Finance and Tax.
Purpose of the role
• Development & enablement of Business Strategy and finance functional strategies in partnership with MD, Exec and GFD respectively
• To ensure all financial controls are in place and lead the development & implementation of Controls, Compliance & Governance agenda for SBL
Leadership Responsibilities
• Bring rigour into decision-making across the Business in order to drive performance.
• People Performance – you have to create and establish effective working relationships across the business in particular with the Executive team and Extended Leadership team. Within this you have to be flexible in your interpersonal style and culturally sensitive. You also have to take the lead in actively developing your people.
• Edge – you must be strong willed and decisive. You have to be prepared to make the tough decisions and see them through in order to drive the performance of the business.
• Strong relationship with central functions in Diageo, understanding and leveraging of best practices, ability to manoeuvre through the complex processes and make sure that SBL accesses all opportunities.
• Living the values – Demonstrating infectious passion for the business, its customers, brands and people
• Manage external relationships including revenue authority, other authorities, banks, etc
Top Accountabilities
  1. Strategic Business Management
    • Constructively challenge, input and maximise value in key business areas and drive exceptional business performance (raise the bar), constantly seek improved value from existing Business e.g. Value Chain Analysis, cost to serve, brand value engineering, CAPEX investment appraisal
    • Drive robust strategic planning processes to deliver Mission & strategic plans for the business and drive cost centre variance reporting, tracking overheads across the business to ensure control of overspends.
    • Ensure solid and constructive relationships with external stakeholders, particularly banks and government institutions
  2. Strategic Finance Management
    • Ensure financial reports are accurate, timely and within the EABL/Diageo reporting standards on monthly, quarterly and year end and network with Subsidiary Finance heads to ensure integrated financial management.
    • Measure working capital performance against set KPIs and take corrective steps when deviations occur, ensuring management of stores department that leads to optimal stock levels and reduces wastage.
    • Through relevant recruitment, training and development, maintain a competent and well-motivated finance team.
  3. Internal Controls Custodian
    • Energise and provide the mind set for the organisation around the business performance management ethic and enforce budgetary controls
    • Drive IFRS & CARM to be fully embedded across Business & track progress and action on areas of non-conformance and co-ordinate all audit work in business.
Qualifications and Experience
• MBA in Finance or equivalent.
• Qualified Accountant (ACCA, CPA (T)).
• Proficient in the use of ERP systems such as SAP.
• Proficiency in the use of finance reporting systems and advanced knowledge of excel and Presentation
• At least 10 years finance management experience, with at least 5 years in senior management in a reputable international organization. Experience in FMCG will be an added advantage.
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